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    Getting To The Meat Of The Issue

    , | New Orleans, LA, USA | Food & Drink

    Customer: “I would like to buy some top round meat. Are those good for grilling?”

    Me: “No, ma’am, not really. It’s part of the leg and they’re better to marinate first because it’s kind of a tough muscle.”

    Customer: “Oh, no I don’t want the muscle. Just give me the meat!”

    Right Next To The Pee Not And Cabinet, Part 2

    | Massachusetts, USA | Food & Drink

    (I work in the wine department of a well known grocery chain.)

    Customer: “Can you show me where the Charbonnay is?”

    Me: “Ah, you mean Chardonnay. It’s right over here.”

    (I hand her a bottle.)

    Customer: “That’s not Charbonnay. Charbonnay is RED!”

    Me: “Oh, sorry. Here you go!”

    (I hand her a bottle of Cabernet sauvignon.)

    Customer: “That’s more like it!” *waddles off grumbling about how stupid I am*

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    Flirtings & Salutations

    | Indiana, USA | At The Checkout

    (An older customer and his wife approach the register.)

    Me: “Hello! How are you today?”

    Customer: “Good. How are you?”

    Me: “Oh, I’m pretty good!”

    Customer: “You got the ‘pretty’ part right, but I’m not so sure about the ‘good’ part yet.”

    (The customer’s wife glares at him. I feel pretty uncomfortable and start to scan his groceries.)

    Customer: “Hmm…you’re pretty fast. Good, good…”

    (I hurriedly scan the rest of their groceries and turn my attention elsewhere.)

    Not Exactly The Sweetest Customer

    | Toronto, Canada | At The Checkout, Food & Drink

    (My store has a brand of cookies on sale for half price. On the shelf above them is a smaller pack of the same brand that is not on sale).

    Customer: “Excuse me, why do these bigger cookies cost less than these small ones?”

    Me: “Those cookies are on sale this week. They usually cost more.”

    Customer: “Yes, I know they’re on sale, but why doesn’t the smaller pack cost less?”

    Me: “Only the cookies in the larger size are on sale. The other ones are at regular price.”

    Customer: “But aren’t they the same?”

    Me: “Yes they’re the same brand, but only the larger size is on sale.”

    (At this point, the customer grabs hold of my arm.)

    Customer: “Yes, but why are the bigger ones cheaper? That’s more sugar! If you have too much sugar you can get diabetes! It’s not healthy!”

    Me: “Um, sorry?”

    Customer: “I don’t want to buy the bigger pack. I just want the smaller one. It’s too much sugar for me. Why should I have to buy the bigger one?”

    Me: “Er, well, you don’t HAVE to buy the bigger one.”

    (The customer sighs, shakes his head, and grabs the bigger pack of cookies. He leaves muttering about how everything has so much sugar in it.)

    Skimmed Milk, Skimmed Brain

    | Toronto, Canada | At The Checkout, Food & Drink

    Customer: “Excuse me, I need 2% milk.”

    Me: “Yes, it’s just right there on the shelf behind you.”

    Customer: “No, not that. That’s the 2% PARTLY SKIMMED milk. I want just the regular 2% milk.”

    Me: “Oh, but all 2% milk is partly skimmed. That’s what it means.”

    Customer: “What are you talking about? I don’t want that light stuff. I want just regular 2% milk.”

    Me: “All 2% milk is partly skimmed. That’s what is means.”

    Customer: “No! I buy regular 2% milk all the time at [competitor].”

    Me: “Well, you probably just never noticed the label before, but I’m sure if you do, you’ll see it says partly skimmed.”

    Customer: “I can’t believe they don’t have regular 2% milk here. What kind of grocery store is this?!”

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