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Category: Holidays

Even during the holidays, customers don’t seem to take a break. With that many extra light-bulbs around you’d think a few extra would appear above their heads?

Santa’s Little Helper, Part 2

| Porterville, CA, USA | Holidays, Theme Of The Month

(I am five years old. My mom takes my two little sisters and I to see Santa. When it’s my turn to see him I pull a wrapped mini candy cane out of my sock and hand it to him.)

Santa: *laugh* “Thank you. No one has ever given ME a candy cane before.” *then he handed me a full sized candy cane*

(I’m 28 now and I still haven’t forgotten the Christmas I surprised Santa.)

Related:
Santa’s Little Helper

Full Of Holiday Sneer, Part 2

| England, UK | Holidays, Theme Of The Month

(I am on the till serving customers during the Christmas season, and am just finishing up with a customer.)

Me: *handing the customer his bags* “There you are. Your receipt’s in the bag. I hope you have a lovely day, and a merry Christmas!”

Customer: *sternly* “I don’t celebrate Christmas.”

(The customer then storms out.)

Me: *speechless*

Nearby Coworker: *trying her best not to crack up laughing*

(I’m on my third Christmas working in that store now, and that customer is (luckily) the only one I’ve come across to have that reaction! Even when I’ve occasionally slipped up and wished an obvious Sikh or Muslim a Merry Christmas, they’ve always appreciated the sentiment!)

Related:
Full Of Holiday Sneer

Unhappy Holidays, Part 4

| Tucson, AZ, USA | Holidays, Popular, Theme Of The Month

(I was raised in a household of old Shaman beliefs. While I enjoy certain Christmas decorations and even have a Christmas tree, I always remain neutral in how I speak with customers about this time of year.)

Customer: *cheerfully* “Merry Christmas!”

Me: *smiling* “Happy Holidays!”

Customer: *suddenly angry* “It’s Merry Christmas. Say it!”

Me: *still smiling, looking her dead in the eye* “Happy Holidays.”

Customer: *storms off*

(I always wonder would have happened if I had said “Happy Winter Solstice” instead.)

Related:
Unhappy Holidays, Part 3
Unhappy Holidays, Part 2
Unhappy Holidays