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    Give Me Good Ol’ Inefficiency Any Day

    | Utah, USA |

    (I’m one of the fastest cashiers and often receive positive feedback from customers.)

    Me: “… and your total is $***.**.”

    Customer: “Wait, that can’t be right. I added it up. It should be less than that! You need to change something!”

    Me: “Alright, sir, but it will take me a minute to bring your transaction back up. Your receipt is already printed.”

    Customer: “Are you kidding me? This is ridiculous! This is your fault–you rang me up too flippin’ fast! I’m sick of these stores and their flippin’ fast cashiers!” *takes receipt and storms away*

    Next customer: “Did that guy seriously just yell at you for being fast?!”

    Ah, Grandmothers

    , | Ohio, USA |

    (I was working in the fitting room and overheard an obviously frustrated grandmother and her 7 year old granddaughter yelling at each other.)

    Grandmother: “Put on your d*** pants!”

    Girl: “No! I don’t want to!”

    Grandmother: “1…2…3…”

    Girl: “Nooooo! I hate you!”

    Grandmother: “Well, I hate you too, so we’re even!”

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    Howard Hughes Goes Shopping

    | Plainville, MA, USA |

    (I had just finished a customer’s transaction, and was gathering up the change.)

    Me: “All right, your change is ****.”

    Customer: “Wait…I don’t like people touching my money…is there any way I can just take it out of the drawer myself?”

    Me: “…um, no.”

    Customer: “But what am I supposed to do? I don’t want you to contaminate it with germs!”

    Me: “…get a debit card?”

    (He leaves with his contaminated money, quite annoyed.)

    When Political Causes Collide

    , | Victoria, BC, Canada | Top

    Customer: “Excuse me, where is this table made? It’s not made in China, is it?”

    Me: “Yes, I do believe it’s made in China.”

    Customer: “I can’t believe you would sell things from China.”

    Me: “Well, we have a factory there that makes custom furnishings directly for us. I assure you they’re of the highest quality.”

    Customer: “Well, I can’t shop here! This is an outrage!

    Me: “I don’t see the problem…”

    Customer: “The problem is that they do animal testing in China!”

    Me: “Um, this is a table.”

    Customer: “They still do animal testing!”

    Me: “Well, I assure you no animals were harmed during the building of this table.”

    Customer: *storms out*

    Speak For Yourself, Part 3

    , | Los Angeles, CA, USA |

    Customer: “Excuse me.”

    Me: “Yes, may I help you?”

    Customer:“What is this?”

    Me: “A t-shirt.”

    Customer: “Who’s the d*** picture of?”

    Me: “That’s Grizzly Adams, sir.”

    Customer: “No, it’s Charles Manson! How can you sell this in your shop? It’s disgusting!”

    Me: “It’s not my shop.”

    Customer: “You work here, why don’t you find a real job that doesn’t promote murderers and killing!”

    (The customer hands me a card: “Bill ***, Army Recruiter.”)

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