A Thick Slice Of Disappointment

, , , , | Right | August 21, 2018

(A customer walks into the deli and requests that I cut her five pounds of turkey. I show her the first slice and proceed to cut it as she walks away. About twenty minutes pass until she returns.)

Me: “Here is your turkey! Anything else I can get for you?”

Customer: *analyzes each bag* “These slices are varying thickness. Why didn’t you keep it all the same?”

Me: “Well, the slicers rely on the weight off the meat, and since you got five pounds I had to open a new one. Also, the slicers are required to run on automatic, which makes the thickness vary slightly, as well.”

Customer: *long sigh*

Me: “If you are angry, I would be more than happy to re-slice it for you.”

Customer: “I’m not angry. I’m just disappointed.”

(I was rendered speechless as she walked away. I have never felt as bad as I did then at my job since.)

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