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    Honesty Against The Best Policies

    | Staffordshire, England |

    (We have a 5-item max policy for our changing rooms. One lady walked out with arms full of stuff, then went back for more.)

    Me: “Excuse me, it’s only 5 items in the changing rooms.”

    Customer: “Well, it’s never been that before.”

    Me: “Actually, we’ve been enforcing it for the last 18 months. See, there’s a sign.” *points at sign on wall*

    Customer: “I don’t actually read signs.”

    Me: “Well, at least you’ll know for next time.”

    Customer: “Oh, I won’t read it next time, either.”

    Open Sesame (Bun)

    | Omaha, NE, USA |

    (I’m collecting carts from the parking lot. A woman abandons her cart near her car, so I go to pick it up. Note that she’s also munching on some bread.)

    Customer: “Oh! I think I locked my keys in the car.”

    Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am. Please feel free to come inside and use the phone to call a locksmith or someone that can bring you another key.”

    Customer: “Look! The window is open just a little.”

    Me: “Unfortunately, I can’t help you get into the vehicle unless you are able to prove that it’s yours. I’d recommend calling a locksmith because that opening seems too small.”

    Customer: *ignores me* “Maybe if I can just get something in?”

    (The woman rips a piece of bread off the loaf she is eating and stuffs it in through the car window.)

    Me: “I’m sorry, I don’t know how that is going to help.”

    Customer: “I thought…maybe if I could just get something in there?”

    Once You Go Front-Load, You Never Go Back

    | Ithaca, NY, USA |

    (I sell home appliances at a national store chain. I’m talking to a married couple interested in a washer and dryer.)

    Me: “So this is one of our top-rated washers in terms of reliability, price, and capacity.”

    Wife: “Does it come in other colors?”

    Me: “Yes. You’ll notice on the sign here, there’s a listing of the colors available and the price difference, if any. So, for instance, this machine also comes in another color.”

    Husband: “I bet that machine has a much bigger capacity.”

    Wife: “Ugh, why is it always about sex with you?”

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    He’s Ho-Ho-Home For the Holidays

    | Chillicothe, OH, USA |

    (A customer comes up to us shortly after our mall Santa has finished for the season.)

    Customer #1: “Hey, is Santa here?”

    Me: “No, yesterday was his last day.”

    Customer #1: “When will he be back?”

    Me: “I think he’s done for the season.”

    Customer #1: “Well, do you know where he is?”

    Me: “Um…the North Pole?”

    Customer #2: “Hahaha!”

    Customer #1: “…okay, I walked in to that one.”

    Please Do Not Creep Out The Employees

    , | Bozeman, MT, USA |

    (A male customer comes into our lingerie store and wanders around, looking at the merchandise.)

    Me: “Good morning, welcome to [lingerie store]. How can I assist you today?”

    Male customer: “I need to get my wife a gift.”

    Me: “Okay, what were you thinking of?”

    Male customer: “Oh, you know, underwear or something.”

    Me: “Okay, what type? Special occasion? Casual everyday?”

    Male customer: “Definitely something special. It’s our anniversary.”

    Me: “Do you know her sizes?”

    Male customer: *moves towards me* “About your size…” *looks at my chest*

    Me: “Okay, then…why don’t you show me what you’ve seen that you like?”

    Male customer: “I like…you.” *leering*

    Me: “I think you’ll like my manager then, too!” *run away to get my manager*

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