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    The Liquidation Of Our Education

    | Cedar Rapids, IA, USA | Extra Stupid

    (I am a cashier at a well-known home improvement store. I’m working the closing shift in our garden register during summer, and am the only register open. We have a wide range of displays of water fountains up for customers to see them working, to decide if they want to buy one for their yard. A customer walks in and stands in front of fountains for several minutes looking at them before coming over to me.)

    Customer: “Hey, I’m trying to get a fountain for my yard, and I had a quick question. Do you know much about them?”

    Me: “Well, I’ve only been trained as a cashier but I’ll answer what I can.”

    Customer: “Great! I just wanted to know, is the water included?”

    (I can’t believe the customer is asking this question, so I joke with him.)

    Me: “No, sir. You buy the water separate.”

    Customer: “Oh, how much is it?”

    Me: “Do you have a sink at home?”

    Customer: “Yes. Why?”

    Me: “Then the water is free.”

    (The customer looks confused until he suddenly realizes what he’s asked.)

    Customer: “Oh!”