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Category: At The Checkout

The customer has seemed normal and maybe even intelligent throughout the shopping purchase. But then they get to the checkout and as soon as human interaction is required it all falls apart. The checkout operators really are our first line of defense against the stupid customer!

A Thought For Your Pennies

| IL, USA | At The Checkout, Bizarre, Math & Science, Money

(I’m a pharmacy tech working the drive thru. An older customer pulls up, and we go through getting her prescriptions.)

Me: “Okay, your total will be $67.29.”

Customer: “Okay.”

(I go and grab her prescriptions from our waiting bin and come back to finish the transaction.)

Customer: “Was that $68?”

Me: “$67.29.”

Customer: “$67.34?”

Me: *now trying to not laugh* “$67.29”

Customer: “Oh, 29.”

(I looked back at my pharmacist and he’s trying to not crack up while in view of the customer. I finish the transaction and close the window.)

Pharmacist: “Where on earth did she get 34 from?!”

Must Have Really Needed That Food

| CA, USA | At The Checkout, Bizarre

(I’m working the drive thru this particular day, I have just handed a customer the last of her order and she seems a bit distracted by getting it all stowed away safely.)

Me: “Have a lovely day.”

Customer: “I love you, too.” *drives off*

Keep All Your Baggage At Home

| England, UK | At The Checkout, Bizarre

(I am working on the tills next to my colleague. He has just finished ringing everything up for the customer. At this point we offer bags to customers to try and cut down on the amount we use.)

Colleague: “That will be [total]. Would you like a bag?”

Customer: “No, thanks. I’ve got one at home!”

(After the customer paid and left, we just looked at each other trying not to laugh.)