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    , | Newington, CT, USA |

    (Our credit card machine went down, and we started to make signs for the doors alerting the customers to this. Before the signs were up, I had to ring up a customer’s order.)

    Me: “The total is ****. I’m sorry; our credit card machine is down.”

    Customer: “Well, I don’t see any signs!”

    Me: “The machine just broke five minutes ago while you were still in line. I was just telling my coworker to make signs a moment ago….”

    Customer: “I don’t have enough cash. How about debit?”

    Me: “Well, debit would use the same machine as the credit cards, but either way our store does not accept debit. Just cash today.”

    Customer: “How about a check?”

    Me: “Sorry, no personal checks. Just cash today.”

    Customer: *getting upset now* “Well, what do you expect me to do?”

    Me: “The last customer went next door to use the ATM to get cash.”

    Customer: “You’re being extremely rude, you know!”

    Me: “Ma’am, I’m just trying to explain to you that the credit card machine is down.”

    Customer: “Well, I don’t listen!”

    Me: “…”

    Finger Lickin’ Good Parenting

    , | Windsor, CA, USA |

    (A man walks up to our hot case with his wife and two little girls.)

    Me: “Hi! How may I help you?”

    Customer: “Hi – we wanted to get some chicken strips.”

    (As I am taking his order, I notice his daughters licking the hot case glass.)

    Me: “Excuse me sir, but your daughters are licking the glass.”

    Customer: “Yeah.”

    Me: “Well…aside from the fact that the glass is hot, we cleaned it this morning with a chemical cleaner to wash off a layer of grease build-up.”

    Customer: “So?”

    Me: “The chemical we used is a known carcinogen. I might suggest that you stop your daughters from ingesting it.”

    Customer: “Look, lady. You’ve obviously never been a parent. When you have kids, you’ll learn that it’s MUCH easier to just let your kids do whatever they want.”

    It Was Only A Suggestion

    , | Norcross, GA, USA |

    Me: “All right sir, here’s your meal.”

    Customer: “Thanks a lot!”

    Me: “Have a nice day.”

    Customer: *serious* “Don’t tell me what to do!”

    Customer Of The Week: The Epicure

    | Lithia Springs, GA, USA | Old Comics

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    So That’s The Difference…

    | Lithia Springs, GA, USA |

    Me: “Ma’am, are you ready to order?”

    Customer: “Yes…how many pieces come in the grilled chicken meal?”

    Me: “It comes with one, but we can put on a second for $2 extra, no problem at all.” ¬†

    Customer: “Okay, do that, then.” ¬†

    Me: “Yes, ma’am. That comes with two sides, what would you like?”

    Customer: “Just give me a double order of the steamed veggies, please. I’m a vegetarian.”

    Me: ¬†*surprised* ¬†”All right, well, are you sure you want the chicken, then? It’s made of actual meat….”

    Customer: *angrily* “I said I’m VEGETARIAN, not a damn VEGAN!”

    Me: “…yes, ma’am, my apologies.”

    (I then retreat to the back to enter in her order. As I do so, the manager walks up.)

    Manager: “You look annoyed; something wrong?”

    Me: “Just wishing we served alcohol…I could use a shot.”

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