Category: Extra Stupid

This site is full of Customers; their stupid and moronic exploits that make us laugh. But these gems contained within are for those special cases, the extra stupid, the ones that make you wonder how they have survived this long!

In Need Of Some Self-Consolation

| MI, USA | Extra Stupid, Technology

(I own a hobby game and used video game store wherein discussion of games, systems, merits, and issues is common. A pair of guys, each with their girlfriends, are in. The girls aren’t gamers but are having fun. The guys are acting like they know what they’re talking about but clearly don’t. I tolerate it for a bit before one of them is an a** toward the young woman he’s with.)

Woman: *looking at display boxes* “Which one’s better? Xbox or Playstation?”

Guy: *over-dramatically, condescendingly, with zero sarcasm* “WELL! THE PLAYSTATION OBVIOUSLY!”

Me: *less than thrilled with the condescending tone toward a legitimate question from a non-gamer* “Well, each of them have their merits.”

Guy: “Yeah, well, the Playstation is the best one! It kicks the XBox’s a**!”

Me: “It’s technically the more powerful, but people are pretty happy with the XBox’s network, especially after the Playstation network was hacked.”

Guy: “Oh yeah? Well, nobody can hack me! Someone hacks me, know what I’d do to them?”

Me: “No, they’d didn’t hack the users. They got into the network, credit cards, and accounts. Stuff like that.”

Guy: “No. You know what I’d do to them? I’d hack them back! I’d send them a Trojan horse virus!”

Me: “O…kay?”

Guy: “Yeah, I’d send them a Trojan horse virus that’ll set their computer on fire!”

Me: “O…kay?”

Guy: “Yeah. I got these two Trojan horse viruses, see. One that’ll totally wipe them out and if that doesn’t work, the other one will set their computer on fire! You know something? That virus is illegal in all 50 states except one. Michigan. And you know who wrote it? I did.”

Me: “O…kay. Right then.” *goes back to working counter*

Guy: *a little while later* “You know what I hate? People who act like they’re better than you. Like they know more than they think you do. I know stuff. I got a nursing degree from Washington State Community College!”

Me: “Yup. Sure thing…”

A Credit Score As Strong As Jell-o

| Littleton, CO, USA | Crazy Requests, Extra Stupid, Money

(I work at a call center selling TVs. All customers have to have a credit check performed to see what they’re eligible for as far as equipment. One caller has terrible credit, so the price is higher. I leave her my office number if she changes her mind. She calls me back.)

Me: “Thank you for calling. How may I be of assistance?”

Caller: “Hi. I called yesterday and the price was stupid high. I finally got the letter in the mail telling me about all the free upgrades and s***. I want the better price now.”

Me: “That sounds great! Can I ask, did they run your credit score yesterday?”

Caller: “Nuh uh.”

Me: “Not a problem. So I can land you the best offer, let’s knock that out real fast.”

Caller: “I already gave all this information! Why the h*** do I have to give it again?”

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am, but I thought you hadn’t run a credit check prior to our conversation.”

Caller: “Yes, I have! I just told you that! OPEN YOUR EARS!”

Me: “My mistake. When was the score checked?”

(I know when it was checked: yesterday, by me.)

Caller: “Jesus F****** Christ! I want a manager on the phone!”

Me: “Ma’am, a manager will tell you the same thing. I’m only trying to make sure we get you the best possible deal.”

Caller: “Fine…” *provides information*

Me: “Based on what you told me, this will be your price.”

(It’s something high because her credit is awful.)

Caller: “That’s the same price as yesterday! This is false advertisement! I’m going to sue!”

Me: “Ma’am, on the bottom left of your advertisement, you’ll see that all prices are based off a credit score.”

Caller: “That doesn’t matter! The flyer says I get a free upgrade and a better DVR!”

Me: “Upgraded from what exactly, ma’am?”

Caller: “From what you’re giving me today! That’s why I called! Now give me the f****** deal!”

(Dumbfounded, I figure I might as well argue insanity with insanity.)

Me: “I’m a big fan of green jello.”

Caller: “WHAT THE F*** ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? I WANT A MANAGER!”

Me: “Yes, ma’am. Please hold.”

(I explain everything to our team lead and he gets on the phone.)

Team Lead: “Hi, ma’am. This is [Name]. How can I be of service?”

Caller: “You need to get your people in order. They don’t know s***!”

Team Lead: “Ma’am, are you saying you dislike green jello? Because we just won’t tolerate that.”

Caller: “WHAT THE F*** ARE YOU PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT!?”

Team Lead: “An advertisement in the mail doesn’t change your credit score. That’s what my team member was telling you but you continued to act like a child. Do not call our department again unless you’re willing to be more polite to my team.”

Caller: “Y’all are trying to play me! I’m getting my momma. She’ll straighten you out!”

Team Lead: “I bet, considering the great job she did with you.”

A Sign Of Things To Come

| New Zealand | At The Checkout, Extra Stupid, Technology

(I’m on my very first day of in-store training, going over the basics of what is done. My boss mentions that no matter how big or how close to your heads the signs are, customers will always ask us something that’s written on the signs.)

Me: “They can’t really be that dense. Can they?”

Boss: “You’d be surprised.”

(A customer comes up to the counter just then and my boss takes over, as I don’t know my job well enough to serve yet.)

Customer: “Hi. Can I put down a deposit for [game]?”

Boss: “Sure thing!”

Customer: “Great! When does it come out?”

(There is a poster for this game literally ten centimeters to the right of his head hanging from the ceiling with the release date on it in emboldened letters, just like each of the ten posters for this game hung throughout the store.)

Boss: “[Date].”

Customer: “Oh, cool. Also, how much is [upcoming major console]?”

(There is a very large wall poster for this console directly behind him, amidst a display of boxes for this console that also has the price in very large numbers.)

Boss: “Console will be [price], though we’ve pre-sold out of the first two shipments.”

Customer: “Okay, thanks a bunch!” *leaves*

Me: “… That did not just happen.”

Boss: “Get used to it. It happens.”

Managed To Serve Them With No Charge

| Hilleroed, Denmark | Extra Stupid, Technology

(I work at the service desk at a local electronics store. A customer walks up to the desk and lays his cellphone, complete with box, on the table.)

Customer: “There’s a problem with this phone. I bought it yesterday and started charging it as soon as I got home.”

Me: “Yes?”

Customer: “Even after about four hours of charging, the phone still can’t switch on.”

(I quickly grab the phone, plug in the charger and, sure enough, nothing happens. I remove the back of the phone and a light dawns on me. I open the box, grab the battery, place it in the phone and hands everything to the customer.)

Me: “There you go. It should work now.”

Customer: “Oh… uhm… Promise me you won’t tell anyone.”

Me: “I honestly can’t promise that. You just made my entire week.”

Putting Themselves Into A Sticky Spot

| Bismarck, ND, USA | At The Checkout, Extra Stupid, Liars & Scammers, Theme Of The Month

Customer: “I’d like to return this game.”

(He hands me a sports title, which is several years old.)

Me: “I’m sorry, sir, but we don’t accept open game returns, particularly games purchased at a competing store.”

Customer: “I purchased the d*** thing here!”

Me: “I’m afraid you didn’t. We don’t open games and put [competing company]’s stickers on the cases.”

Customer: “Well, why the f*** not?”