Some People Can’t Handle Their Sugar

| Kansas City, KS, USA | Bad Behavior, Bizarre, Food & Drink, Theme Of The Month

(I am stocking coke in the aisle. A very perturbed customer comes up to me.)

Customer: “Young man, my doctor said I can’t drink coke anymore.”

Me: “I’m sorry to hear that.”

(I continue stocking the coke.)

Customer: “Young man, I just told you that I can’t drink this stuff.”

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am. Would you like me to help you find something else?”

Customer: “I said I can’t drink this stuff!”

(She grabs a two-liter bottle and throws it to the ground. She puts her hand into the shelf behind the product and starts walking down the aisle, scooping all the soda on the floor.)

Customer: “I can’t drink coke! I can’t drink coke!”

(She begins stomping on the cans and bottles and kicking them around. By the time she’s worn herself out, the floor is covered. The cans are spraying little jets of cola. She looks at me, then over my shoulder at the liquor dept.)

Customer: “He said I can’t drink whiskey either!”

(She starts to charge the liquor dept. Thankfully, that is when the security guard steps in front of her, takes her hand, and leads her out of the store.)

Shaming Special On The Pre-Wedding Aisle, Part 2

| Omaha, NE, USA | Family & Kids, Food & Drink, Health & Body, Top

(I’m taking care of my younger sister, who is 10. We’re having a movie night, and are grabbing some snacks at a nearby store. I am 19 and female.)

Me: “Okay, pick out what you want.”

Sister: “Can I have whatever I want?”

Me: “Of course! You can pick out anything.”

(Another customer notices my sister picking out some candy.)

Customer: “Humph! You should be ashamed of yourself.”

Me: “Excuse me, ma’am?”

Customer: “Having a child at your age. It’s disgraceful. And now you’re wasting your welfare money on junk food. It’s your fault the economy is so terrible.”

Me: “I’m afraid you’re mistaken. She’s not my daughter, she’s my sister. I’m babysitting for the night.”

Customer: “That’s just the lie you tell people so you don’t get strange looks. I’ll bet your kid’s spoiled rotten.”

Me: “Actually, she is my sister. This is our night to have fun together. And I’m not on welfare. I actually work part time, and have a large scholarship for the university I attend. My sister isn’t spoiled. She’s very sweet and very smart.”

Customer: “You’d like to think that wouldn’t you?”

(My little sister interjects by talking to me.)

Sister: “How old are you?”

Me: “I’m 19.”

Sister: “And I’m 10. If I was your baby, you’d be a mom at nine, right?”

Me: “That’s right.”

Sister: “She can’t be my mom. She’s not old enough. Maybe you should get new glasses.”

(The other customer sputters for a moment, then walks away.)

Me: “I think we should get some ice cream too.”

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Shaming Special On The Pre-Wedding Aisle

Common Sense Has Checked Out

| MI, USA | At The Checkout, Extra Stupid, Money

(I finish a customer’s order, and they ask for a pen so they can write a check.)

Me: “Oh, sure. But you don’t need to fill it out.”

Customer: “Okay.”

(The customer continues to write the check.)

Me: “You can just fill out the information you need, but you don’t need to fill out the check. You can leave it blank if you’d like to.”

Customer: “What’s the date today?”

Me: “It’s the 30th, but you don’t need to write it down, unless you need to.”

(The customer completely fills out the check. I run the check, and when the transaction’s complete, I give the customer her receipt and check back.)

Me: “There you are. Have a great night!”

Customer: *looking at the check in her hand* “Oh, you didn’t need this?”

Me: “Nope, it’s run electronically.”

Customer: “Why didn’t you say anything!?”

Some Customers Are A Blessing

| AB, Canada | At The Checkout, Religion

(I am a cashier, helping a customer. She sneezes.)

Me: “Bless you!”

Customer: “Are you a priest?”

Me: “I’m sorry?”

Customer: “Are you a priest?”

Me: “Um… no. I am a cashier at the moment.”

Customer: “Well, then you have no right to bless me!”

Me: “Okay… my apologies?”

About To Get A Slice Of Life

| ON, Canada | Family & Kids, Food & Drink

Customer: “Hi, I’d like to get this cake, please.” *points at one*

Me: “Sure, would you like anything written on it?”

Customer: “Yeah, can you put ‘Happy Birthday Daddy’?”

Me: “Daddy?”

Customer: “Yes, please.”

Me: “Sure, just one second.”

(I get my icing bags.)

Me: “Okay, so that was ‘Happy Birthday Daddy’?”

Customer: “Actually… could you just put ‘Happy Birthday Tom’?”

Me: “‘Tom’?”

Customer: “Yeah…” *pauses* “…I’ll tell him eventually.”

(My heart melts. I don’t know how to react, so I just write on her cake and send her on her way. I never did find out how things turned out for that woman, but I wish her all the best.)

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