It’s Probably Not Flushable Anymore

| Dublin | Uncategorized

Me: “Hello, how can I help?”

Customer: “Hi, I need to know something very important, very quickly.”

Me: “I’d be happy to help. What’s the problem?”

Customer: “Is your toilet paper… is it flushable? Like, can I flush it down the toilet?”

Me: “I’m pretty sure if it’s toilet paper it’s flushable, yes.”

Customer: “Well *** brand says it’s flushable but your brand doesn’t say that anywhere on it.”

Me: “I think it’s assumed that toilet roll is flushable. What’s the alternative?”

Customer: “Well, okay. Since I wasn’t sure, I’ve just been letting it sit in the bowl…”

No One Ever Said It Would Be Boring…

| Peterborough, Ontario, Canada | Top

(This happened on my first day of the job.)

Me: “Welcome to [grocery store].”

Customer: “Take off your glasses.”

Me: “Pardon?”

Customer: “They’re all pink and red; I can’t see your eyes!”

Me: “That’s because they’re tinted that way for a reason. Red increases contrast, and I’m photophobic.”

Customer: “What? You’re afraid of light? D*** VAMPI–”

Me: “–NO, no, no. It just means bright light hurts my eyes.”

Customer: “All right, ring these up.”

(Looking down, I notice he has bagged peaches. A LOT of them. As it’s my first day, I have to search for the code for them, and they lack a barcode.)

Customer: “Well? They’re peaches.”

Me: “I know, let me just–”

Customer:Peaches! Come on, they’re peaches. Just ring them up.”

Me: “Sorry, just a moment.” *grabbing phone* “What’s the code for–”

Customer: “THESE. ARE. PEACCHEESSSS!”

(He grabs one of the bags of peaches, swings it around until it TEARS open and peaches go flying everywhere, then he runs out of the store.)

Coworker: *on the phone* “Aha, so you met the peaches guy on your first day? I remember my first time meeting him…”

Me: “…”

It Only Goes Downhill From Here

| Bedford, IN, USA | Uncategorized

(I’ve just finished bagging a man’s groceries in two paper bags.)

Me: “Have a great night!”

Customer: “Paper bags? NEVER bag my groceries in paper bags!”

Me: “…”

Customer: “If you ever do this again, I’ll kill you! I’ll blow your head off! I have guns!”

Me: “…”

(Two weeks later, the store hired him. I quit.)

Dog Tested, Employee Approved

| Tartu, Estonia | Uncategorized

(An old lady walks up to the counter.)

Customer: “Miss, is this dog sausage salty?”

Me: “Um…I don’t think so, ma’am.”

Customer: “Are you SURE?”

Me: “Well, yes. Dog sausages are mainly made without salt.”

Customer: “It better not be salty, because my dog does not eat any salty stuff.”

Me: “It’s not salty, ma’am.”

Customer: “But are you SURE? Have you TASTED it?!”

H2O: The Dampening

| Cleveland, OH, USA | Uncategorized

(Per our closing procedures, I have to mop the edges of the aisles every night before we close.)

Customer: “You know, it’s very wet.”

Me: “Yes, that is a common characteristic of water.”

Customer: “Well, isn’t there anything you can do about it?”

Me: “Well, ma’am, there are caution signs all around the store to tell you it might be slippery.”

Customer: “But can’t you do something to make the water less wet?”

Me: “I’m sorry ma’am, we’ve run out of our dry water, and only have the wet kind left.”

Customer: “Well, you should order more.”

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