Unfiltered Story #67360

Unfiltered | November 17, 2016

I work at a popular ice cream chain. That day, it was only myself and our head manager in the store. I was in the front handling customers while my manager was in the back. I had been helping a nice couple and we were chatting while I made their ice cream. Meanwhile, another customer had entered the store and promptly joined our conversation.

Me: (To the first customers after ringing them up) Have a nice day! (Now to the other guy) Hi there, what can I get for you?

Customer: Yeah can I try [Ice cream flavor]?

(He proceeds to try multiple flavors)

Customer: So how much does a small cost?

Me: It costs [price].

He then goes to sit at one of our tables. More customers have entered so I take care of them. I can still see him sitting at the table with some change that he’s counting. I finish up with the others and he walks up to the counter again.

Customer: Um…can I just get a half a shake?

Me: Yes, but you’ll still have to pay for the whole thing.

Customer: Oh…um…

At that point my manager comes out to the front and the man quickly leaves the store.