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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!

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A Shocking Feat Of Counterfeit

| Athens, GA, USA | At The Checkout, Extra Stupid, Liars & Scammers, Money, Popular

(A customer walks in to get a coke and a candy bar.)

Me: “Good morning, sir.”

Customer: “Yeah, I want these.”

Me: *rings up his purchase* “Yes, sir, that will be [amount].”

(The customer lays down a bill. I pick it up and it’s a photocopied $500 bill that has no back. I stare in disbelief at the bill before looking back up at the customer.)

Customer: “Yeah, it’s real. Give me my change.”

Me: “Sir. Get the h*** out of my store.”

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A Really Depressing Sign

| France | At The Checkout, Food & Drink, Popular

(It’s 11 pm, and we have just got out of an amusement park. Before taking the train back we decide to have a good old junk-food dinner at a well-known fast food place. On the doors outside, there’s a sign taped which reads “sorry, no soda left.”)

My Friend: *I’d like Meal #2, and to drink I’d like a co—”

Me: *interrupting* “No, they have no soda. Remember the sign?”

Cashier: *looks up at me with amazement* “You’re the FIRST patron tonight to actually notice the sign.”

(My friend was embarrassed and I really felt sorry for the cashier, and wished her a good end of shift!)

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Lunch Rushing To Their Defense

| Oklahoma City, OK, USA | At The Checkout, Awesome Customers, Crazy Requests, Food & Drink

(I’m waiting for my order while the lunch rush is on. This lady had ordered before me, and was complaining to her friend.)

Lady: “It’s been ten minutes since I ordered. They’re taking too long.” *to workers* “What’s taking so long? It’s been ten minutes and I’m gonna be late!”

Me: “It’s the lunch rush, and they’re busy all around. Don’t yell at them for being popular.”

Lady: *gives stony, surprised glare at me* “I wasn’t talking to you.”

Me: “And I was defending them! It’s not their fault it’s the lunch rush.”

(She turned around and didn’t say much after that.)