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    The Problem With Blank Checks, Part 2

    | Nebraska, USA |

    (I’m standing behind my counter when a man comes up to me with a prepaid phone and airtime card in his hand.)

    Me: “Can I help you sir?”

    Customer: “I wanna buy this.”

    (I usually make people tell me what they want before I just “hop to.”)

    Me: “That’ll be $63.55.”

    Customer: *sets check down in front of me* “Just fill that out for me.”

    Me: *thinking about writing a check for $20 over for a tip*

    The Problem With Blank Checks

    Maybe If I Just Dial Random Numbers

    | Suffolk, UK |

    Me: “Good morning, thank you for calling ***** Pet Insurance. My name is Barry, how can I help?”

    Customer: “I’m not happy!”

    Me: “And why is that?”

    Customer: “I don’t know the sort code for my bank account!”

    Me: “Okay…have you tried calling your bank?”

    Customer: “If I did that I’d end up talking to somebody in India! Can’t you just tell me?”

    Me: “Well, I sell pet insurance, so unfortunately, I don’t have that kind of information. I only have information on how much it will cost to insure a cat or a dog. I guess you could find it if you went to your bank’s website.”

    Customer: “Oh great! Could you do that for me?”

    Me: *sigh*

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