Unfiltered Story #91939

, , | Unfiltered | August 24, 2017

(I work at a small store that’s part of a local nonprofit that provides services to the blind and visually impaired. All the items we sell in the store are aids for the visually impaired. We have a fairly large stock of white/red canes for the blind and there are actually a lot of traits that will affect the price of a cane: length, material, number of folds, type of cane tip, brand, cane style, etc. I get a lot of weird calls, but this one is my favorite.)

Me: “Thank you for calling [Our Nonprofit] Store, how can I help you?”

Customer: (it sounds like she’s standing on the side of a highway and she is yelling) “HOW MUCH ARE YOUR CANES?”

Me: “Well, that depends. We carry a wide variety of canes. Are you looking for a graphite or an alu–”

Customer: “CANES!”

Me: “Yes, what materi–”

Customer: “CANES FOR BLIND PEOPLE.”

Me: *realizing this is going nowhere* “They’re $25. Thanks.” *hangs up*

(In reality, a cane could cost anywhere from $15 to $65, depending on what you want.)

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