May Also Cancel Brain Waves

| St. Cloud, MN, USA | Musical Mayhem, Uncategorized

(I am helping a customer looking at headphones. He reads one of the tags out loud.)

Customer: “Black noise canceling headphones. There’s such a thing as black noise?”

Me: “Sir, those are the color of the headphones.”

Customer: “Oh, because I’ve heard of that white noise, are you sure it doesn’t just cancel the black noise?”

Funds Are Not The Only Thing Lacking Here

| Chicago, IL, USA | At The Checkout, Uncategorized

Me: “So, your total comes to $47.63.”

(The customer swipes their card.)

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am, but it seems your card was declined.”

Customer: “Declined? Why?”

Me: “It says here because of ‘insufficient funds’.”

Customer: “But what does that even mean?”

Cooking In High Definition

| Adelaide, Australia | Uncategorized

Customer: “I will take one of these.” *points to a small white microwave oven*

Me: “Certainly, sir. Come right this way.”

(The customer goes to the checkout counter and pays for goods.)

Customer: “So, will I need an antenna for this?”

Brain On Recess

| Saskatchewan, Canada | Uncategorized

(I am helping a customer apply for financing to purchase some items.)

Me: “Oh, I’m sorry. Your application was denied.”

Customer: “Wow. I really didn’t expect that.”

Me: “Well, they’re a lot stricter with who they give credit to because of the recession.”

Customer: “The what?”

Me: “The recession.”

(Customer looks very confused.)

Me: “Hundreds of people foreclosed on their houses. The government had to pay billions of dollars to bail out the banks.”

Customer: *shrugging shoulders* “Hmm. Well, I must have missed that!”

Too Cool For School (Of Thought)

| Illinois, USA | Uncategorized

Me: “Hey, how we doing today?”

Customer: “I have a question.”

Me: “Okay, what can I help you with?”

Customer: “If  I buy a phone from you guys, do I still have to pay for the service?”

Me: “Yes, we deal with the contracts for the providers.”

Customer: “Oh. I thought you guys were cooler than that…”

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