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10 Stories About Customers Getting Lost In Time

, | Right | June 23, 2022

Dear readers,

According to some dictionary I found online, “time” is defined as: “the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.” Time is a complex concept to contemplate.

Telling time, however, is generally less difficult to understand… unless you’re one of the people in these stories. We’ve rounded up 10 stories from our archives about people who just don’t quite understand how to tell time!


Close-Minded – What part of “always” did you not understand?

Time Waits For No Ham – Who just casually waits three hours for a sandwich?

As Easy As 1, 3, 2 – Hits from the comments: “Obviously the customer was a time traveler. Just, not a very smart one.”

Now With Smarch And Gebruary! – They missed “month” month in kindergarten.

Dim Witted And Off The Deep End – We’ve heard a lot of things called rude, but this one…

Talk About A Long Weekend – If some people had their way, Halloween would last for three October Saturdays.

Military Intelligence, Part 5 – In before everyone and their mother reminds us that twenty-four-hour time is super common outside the USA.

Happy Holidaze – Hits from the comments: “Guy needs coffee, not milk.”

It Will Be Kilo-Hours Before He Gets It – Time is just a social construct, anyway.

Lost In Time And Retail Space – Is… is this customer okay?


We hope you enjoyed this Telling-Time-themed roundup! Want to send in your own story? Submit your story here!

Some other roundups to check out if you liked this one:

13 Times Customers Seriously Didn’t Get The Concept Of Closing Time


15 True Stories About Why Millennials Are The Absolute Worst

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