Unfiltered Story #67003

Unfiltered | November 13, 2015

In the holiday season a few years ago, I was hired on to fill online orders. As it grew closer and closer to Christmas, the weirder the orders were.

One night I received a call on the internal phone line.

Me: “Hello, This is the online agent, how can I help you?

Customer: “Hi, I’d like a to place an order for something at your store. I say it at -the next town over- and would like to order it here.

Me: “If you pull up our site, you can order it there. We don’t take orders unless they’re submitted online.”

Customer: “I saw it at the other store. Can you go see if you have it?”

I ask the customer what the item is and it’s something I’ve never heard of.It doesn’t help that they’re extremely vague about it. I also can’t take orders through the phone. We just don’t work that way.

Me: “I’m sure if you stop in we can help you find it. Unfortunately the item you’re looking for is one I haven’t heard of. Another department might know about it if you come and give us a visit.”

Customer: “I don’t have a car. Would it be possible for someone to pick me up?”

Me: “Sir, we don’t do that.”

Customer: ” I also don’t have a computer. Could you order the item for me?”

Me: “Sir, I can’t do that. I have no way of ordering the item for you.”

Customer: “But you’re the online person. You’re savvy with computers. Don’t you have one you an use? Like a personal one?”

Me: “I’m sorry sir. I can’t do that.”

Customer: “You guys don’t provide transportation or allow me to place an order. What kind of company is this?”

He proceeds to violently hang up. Good thing too, I just got another strange order.