A Good Time To Excuse Yourself

| | Right | December 15, 2007

(This conversation between a Returns Employee and a customer was overheard by me and others.)

Employee: “Hello, how may I help you?”

Customer: “Yes, I would like to return this.” (Heaves a large propane tank, the kind used for barbecue grills onto the counter.)

Employee: “Why?”

Customer: “It’s leaking.”

(At this point me, 4 managers, the employee, 2 other customers, and 3 other employees all within earshot, slowly turn their heads towards the leaking tank careful not to make any sudden movements.)

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  • Nerdman51

    Um? And why? What should the Customer do? It’s their job to do which such stuff. Yes, propane is flammable, but I hope no one is so stupid to have a lighter nearby.

    • Gerhard Mack

      Leave it outside, or better yet call first and ask what to do.

      Propane is extremely flammable and in an enclosed room there is risk of an explosion that can be set off by anything that generates a spark, meaning some running electrical equipment could set it off.