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Thinking Outside The Box, Part 3

| Ottawa, ON, Canada | At The Checkout, Holidays, Spouses & Partners, Theme Of The Month, Top

(I work for a big box retail location. It has been a busy day and I have been alone for a lot of my shift. I have been helping an elderly couple look for a TV for their grandchild for Christmas.)

Wife: “I think this is the one that we want. Can we test it out to make sure it works?”

Me: “Sure, just give me a couple minutes to set it up…”

(I set every thing up and get everything going for them. This whole time, the husband hasn’t said a single thing.)

Me: “Every thing seems to be in working order, but just in case, you do have 90 days to return it.”

Wife: “That sounds great! By the way, do you have one that hasn’t been opened? We’re giving it as a gift.”

Me: “Umm…”

Husband: *to wife* “Are you a moron? You had him open it up to make sure it worked and now you want one that he didn’t open? We’re taking the open one and if she doesn’t like it, we’ll return it.”

(The wife had a shocked expression on her face but didn’t protest it. I, on the other hand, wanted to shake that man’s hand for being the smartest person I had dealt with all day.)

Thinking Outside The Box, Part 2

A Real Life Cookie Monster

| New Zealand | Bizarre, Food & Drink, Spouses & Partners

(A middle aged couple comes to my checkout.)

Me: “Hello, how are you?”

Wife: “Fine, thank you.”

Husband: *grumbles*

(I proceed to pack their shopping, when suddenly the male customer starts looking angry.)

Husband: “I think you hate your job! I think you want to quit!”

Me: “Um, no… I quite enjoy it.”

Husband: “Well, you will get fired! You don’t show a proper respect!”

Wife: “Henry, calm down.”

Me: “I don’t know how I offended you, sir.”

Husband: “No, not to me! Show proper respect to those biscuits!”

Light On The Brain Cells

| Willow Grove, PA, USA | Bizarre, Family & Kids, School

(I am working in the office supplies section in late July.)

Customer: “Excuse me, miss, do you have any more of these pencil boxes?”

Me: “Right over here.” *points*

Customer: “Great. I need 29 more. I’m a first grade teacher.”

Me: “That’s nice of you.”

Customer: “There’s only five left in the blue.”

Me: “I apologize, but we do have 20 black ones left. Except for the color, they are identical.”

Customer: “I can’t get black for first graders. It will scare them.”

Me: “Okay. Well, you can try the back to school area, but I doubt they’ll have more than one or two blue left. You’ll have to keep coming back throughout the summer to get 29 more in the blue.”

Customer: “Okay, thank you.” *scoots off to school section*

(Not 15 minutes later, the customer is back putting black cases in her cart.)

Me: “I see you decided to get the black ones after all; excellent choice.”

Customer: “I know. Now I have to cover them in stickers so the children won’t be scared!”

Should Have Kept A Record Of The Record

| Brisbane, QLD, Australia | Crazy Requests, Musical Mayhem

(I am working in the music section of a department store.)

Customer: “I’m looking for a song, but I don’t know who it’s by.”

Me: “That’s okay. Do you remember how it goes or any of the lyrics?”

Customer: “No.”

Me: “Was it a male or female singer?”

Customer: “I don’t remember.”

Me: “What type of music was it? Fast, slow, rock, etc?”

Customer: “I’m not sure.”

Me: “Do you remember anything about the song?”

Customer: “I think it had an ‘A’ somewhere in it.”

In The Pubic Eye

| Singapore | Rude & Risque

(I work at a underwear store that sells both female and male underwear and sleepwear. I’m a female and the customer is a male. The shop is quite small.)

Me: “Hi, welcome. How can I assist you?”

Customer: “Er, do you have any new pyjama shorts?” *points at the ladies section*

Me: “Sorry, we don’t have any new stock currently. Is there something else you would like to buy?”

Customer: “What about the panties?”

Me: “Oh, yes. We have new stocks for those; they just came in yesterday. They are all there.”

Customer: “Oh, yeah, they are new! What size do you think I’m wearing?”

Me: *already in a state of shock* “Oh, I think if it was you a size ‘M’ would be alright.”

Customer: “But I was previously wearing size ‘S’!”

(He pulls down his pants and “shows” me. Some things you can never unsee.)

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