Category: Math & Science

Everyone needs basic math and science skills to survive. However, these customers were definitely sleeping their way through class!

Drive (Thru) The Price Up

| TX, USA | Food & Drink, Math & Science, Money

(For my drive-thru customers, I try to give them the price from memory. Also, some of our customers try to be funny by being outraged at our prices.)

Me: “That’ll be [price].”

Customer: “How much?!”

(As I’m getting his items, I notice that one of them costs slightly more than I remembered.)

Me: “It’s [correct, slightly higher price].”

Customer: “D***, I should have kept my mouth shut!”

No Helium For The Airhead, Part 2

| TX, USA | Crazy Requests, Extra Stupid, Math & Science

(Because of a helium shortage, we currently have a limited amount of tanks to use on balloon orders. We run out in the middle of a day that has a special event going on.)

Store Owner: “I’m sorry to say we can’t fill any more balloons unless it’s with air. If you want any helium balloons, you will have to go to [other store known for its poor service].”

Customer: “That’s ridiculous! I need 20 balloons and you’re telling me I can’t have them now?”

Store Owner: “I’ve called in for more tanks, but I won’t have them in before tomorrow, so if you need them you’ll have to go elsewhere.”

Customer: “That’s ridiculous! You should have planned better and ordered more tanks to begin with.”

Me: “We could try that, but we’re only given four tanks a week. Hospitals have a priority on helium for their machines, so their demands come first.”

Customer: “If the hospital needs helium so badly, why don’t they make their own?”

Me: “Helium isn’t man-made. That’s why.”

Customer: *scoffs* “Yes, it is. How else do you think they put it in those tanks?”

Store Owner: “They trap it when they mine, but—”

Customer: “That is the dumbest thing I’ve heard. I can’t believe you idiots believe that shortage crap. I’m going to [other store]. I bet they won’t make up crap to get out of work!” *storms out*

Store Owner: “I bet he also thinks H2O is an energy drink.”

Related:
No Helium For The Airhead

The True Appliance Of Science

| Indianapolis, IN, USA | Awesome Customers, Math & Science, Top

(I volunteer at a children’s museum in their dinosaur area, where I work in the lab. We work behind a glass window that we keep open so the kids can ask us questions about the bones we are cleaning.)

Every Kid: *completely ignoring me* “Wow! A real dinosaur bone!”

One Awesome Kid: *staring directly at me* “Wow! A real scientist!”