A Pound And A Half Of Jerkface

, , , , | Right | October 16, 2020

I only have four days left at my current store before I transfer to another. There’s a rude customer that comes by once a week to get ham shaved. Ham is really hard to shave.

He wants a pound and a half of honey turkey this time, which is so close to ham that it’s just as hard to shave. I put it on the scale; it is 1.535 lbs.

Customer: “I wanted a pound and a half.”

Me: “Sir, that is a pound and a half.”

Customer: “No. I want exactly 1.500.”

I sigh and take off little pieces until it’s exactly that. The printer is, of course, out of labels. So, I carry it to the other one and he follows me. For some reason, the other printer adds an extra .15.

Customer: “Why is that one weighing different?!”

Me: “I don’t know, sir. Maybe they need to be calibrated. Don’t worry; I’ll fix it.”

I adjust it so it’s exactly 1.500 and hand it to him.

Me: “Here you go.”

Customer:Why was it different?!”

Me: “Sir, I don’t know. I charged you only for exactly the pound and the half you asked for.”

I turn to my coworker, not hiding the attitude in my voice.

Me: “I’m going home.”

I’m often commended on how polite I am to customers, but this guy gets off on bullying retail workers. I walked away and he looked like I had slapped him. I hope he comes in next week to lodge a complaint; I won’t be there.

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