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Category: Health & Body

Stupid customers in stories are bad enough. However, dealing with a customer’s health issues may be hazardous to your own health! Please consult your doctor before continuing.

Don’t Lose Shut-Eye Over A Bad Eye

| Ottawa, ON, Canada | At The Checkout, Bigotry, Health & Body

(I’m considered legally blind. I can see, but not well enough to drive, etc. I also have to look very closely when reading, especially small print. It’s something I was born with, so now at age 24 I joke around about it, even with customers, unless, like this guy, you’re a d***head. His credit card won’t read so I’m keying in the numbers manually, and he notices how closely I’m reading.)

Customer: “I’m surprised they let you work the cash.”

Me: “They’ve even made me a cashier supervisor, but why do you say that?”

Customer: “Well, you know, because of your eyes.”

Me: “What about them?”

Customer: “Well you have to look so close.”

Me: “And this is a problem?”

Customer: “Well… umm…”

Me: “Tell you what, if you ever see me driving a forklift in the store, then you can comment about my eyes. Until then, don’t lose any sleep over it.”

The Final Cherry On Top

| Interlochen, MI, USA | Food & Drink, Health & Body

(I work at the retail store of an arts camp. Since the campus is about a half hour away from the annual Cherry Festival, we sell a number of cherry products. One of these was a bottle of cherry concentrate. It is about $20 for a 12 oz bottle. Being concentrate, not juice, you don’t drink it by itself. You take about a teaspoon of it and add it to water to make it into juice. Most people, though, think that it is just normal juice and so it doesn’t really sell well.)

Camper #1: “What is this? Juice? Geez! Why would anyone buy juice for $20?”

Camper #2: “THAT’S NOT JUICE!”

Camper #1: “What? Isn’t it?”

Camper #2: “NO! THAT IS CONCENTRATE! IF YOU DRINK IT BY ITSELF YOU WILL POOP FOREVER!”

Hopefully His First Name Isn’t John

| North Wilkesboro, NC, USA | Crazy Requests, Funny Names, Health & Body

(I work in a well-known national chain pharmacy. The particular store that I work in provides medicine to at least half of our well-sized county, so we stay rather busy and have a lot of customers. This exchange happens far more often than it really should:)

Customer: “I’m here to pick up a prescription.”

Me: “All right, what’s the name?”

Customer: “Johnson.” *or some other common last name*

Me: “Okay, and the first name?”

Customer: “There’s more than one?!”

Me: “…”