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    Yogi Says Yum To Spicy Humans

    , | Edmonton, AB, Canada |

    (Note: Bear spray is basically just pepper spray that you use if you are attacked by a bear.)

    Me: “Hello, thank you for calling [outdoor supply store]. How can I help you?”

    Customer: “Yeah, um…I bought some bear spray from you earlier today and now my skin is burning.”

    Me: “Your skin is burning? Did the bear spray come into contact with your skin?”

    Customer: “Of course! I sprayed it all over myself!”

    Me: “Did you read the instructions?”

    Customer: “No, I thought it was like bug spray.”

    Me: “Sir, you’re not supposed to spray it on your skin. You’re supposed to spray it in the bear’s eyes. You should probably go take a shower.”

    Customer: “So I can’t repel the bears by putting bear spray on my skin?”

    Me: “No, sir…are you sure bear country is the right place for you?

    Always Right, Even When Ripping Themselves Off

    | Albany, NY, USA |

    (The store I work has two deals: a buy three, get the cheapest item free promo, and a 40% off the most expensive item coupon. The customer comes up with three equally priced items and hands me the coupon.)

    Me: “Sorry sir, you can’t combine offers so you’ll only be able to use one promo–buy two, get one free or the 40% off. You’d save more if you use the buy two, get one free offer so you can keep the coupon for another time.”

    Customer: “Well, let me do two transactions then.”

    Me: “I could, but then you’d be spending more than you’d need to.”

    Customer: “Nooo…I’d get one free and one for 40% off!”

    Me: “No, that’s not how it works. See, if you buy these two, you’d get this third item free. So you’d only be paying for two items. However, if you split them up, the “buy two, get one free” offer is no longer valid because you need three items to get one free. So you’d pay for two items and then on your second transaction, you’d be paying for a third item.”

    Customer: “Yeah, but it’d be 40% off.”

    Me: “Yes, but if you did it in one transaction, you wouldn’t have to pay for a third item at all.”

    Customer: “Just let me do two transactions!”

    Me: “Okay, okay, sorry, I’ll ring you out now.”

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    For Everything Else, There’s TasterCard

    , | United Kingdom | Top

    Me: “That’s ¬£26.50, please.”

    Customer: “Can I pay by card?”

    Me: “Sure. Please enter your card into the machine, and then put in your pin code.”

    Customer: “Right, are these machines waterproof?”

    Me: “I’m sorry, sir?”

    Customer: “I wouldn’t get an electric shock from one, would I?”

    Me: “Err, no?”

    (Suddenly, the customer bends his head down and uses his mouth to cover up the keys. He then uses his tongue to try and push down the numbers of his pin code.)

    Me: “Sir, I’m afraid I’m going to have to ask you to stop! That’s incredibly unhygenic.”

    Customer: “But it’s the only way to keep it safe!”

    Me: “Have you considered covering the keys with your hand instead of your mouth?”

    Customer: “Yes, but it’s not as safe!”

    Me: “I’m afraid we’re just going to have to risk that. We can’t have you licking our machines.”

    Customer: “Bah!”

    Now With Smarch And Gebruary!

    | Massachusetts, USA |

    Customer: “Do you have any calendars?”

    Me: “Yes, they’re right behind you.”

    Customer: *looks at several calendars* “This says 16 months. What does that mean?”

    Me: “Well, it has the last four months of 2008, and then all of 2009.”

    Customer: “But there are only 12 months in a year.”

    Me: “I know. It has a whole year on it and then part of the previous year.”

    Customer: “So what are the extra months again?”

    The Logic Is Weak In This One, Part 2

    , | New Jersey, USA |

    (I’m ringing up a fairly high-end video card for a customer.)

    Me: “That’ll be $211.98 please…”

    Customer: “But the display showed it as $49.99.”

    Me: “Are you sure it was this card? This is a fairly new card.”

    Customer: “Yes, I picked it up, and it says the price is $49.99 below it.”

    Me: “Can you show me?”

    (We walk over to the video cards, and he shows me where he picked it up from. The shelf is marked $49.99, and it is the same manufacturer. However, it is a lower end card than the one he is holding.)

    Customer: “See, $49.99!”

    Me: “Sir, that price is not for that video card. You’re holding this one…”

    (I point to another shelf with the video card he picked up; it’s priced at $199.99.)

    Customer: “Well, it was on this shelf, so it was advertised at this price and you have to sell it to me for that.”

    Me: “I’m sorry for the confusion, sir, but sometimes customers pick things up and then don’t return them to their proper location.”

    Customer: “That’s not my fault! It was on this shelf, so you should sell it to me for $49.99.”

    Me: “Sir, how do I know it wasn’t you who put it on that shelf? Or for that matter, that it was on that shelf at all?”

    Customer: “…”

    Me: “So, do you want the $49.99 one instead?”

    Customer: *defeated* “Yeah…”

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