Category: Money

A Centless Amount Of Gas

| Murfreesboro, TN, USA | At The Checkout, Bad Behavior, Money, Transportation

Me: “Welcome to [Gas Station]. What can I get for you?”

(The ‘customer’ scoops the ten cents out of the leave a penny take a penny and hand them to me.)

Customer: “I need this in gas on pump three.”

Me: “I’m sorry, sir, but you need at least 86 cents in order to purchase gas.”

Customer: “Oh. Well, I just need this in gas.” *tries to hand me the ten cents again*

Me: “I’m sorry, I can’t put that low of an amount on the pump. It won’t let me.”

Customer: “Oh. Well, can I bum a dollar?”

(My coworker gave him a dollar, so he got $1.10 in gas.)


Doesn’t Appreciate The High Five

| OH, USA | At The Checkout, Crazy Requests, Money

(I work as a cashier. Management is cracking down on miscounted drawers, so I’ve resolved to be extra careful when counting back change. This is my first customer of the day, an older woman.)

Me: “Hello, what can I get for you today?”

Customer: “Do you have any deals right now?”

Me: “We have [deal items] for a dollar from two to five.”

Customer: “Let me get three of those and a [dessert].”

Me: “Okay, ma’am, your total is $3.99.”

(The woman rummages through her purse, and then scowls.)

Customer: “I guess I’ll just have to give you this.”

(The woman hands me a $50 bill. My eyes go wide. We don’t store any twenties at the front, and my register had just been changed, so it only has fives and ones. I start counting back her change, checking twice to make sure I hadn’t screwed up the math on such a large movement of cash. I hand her her change. The woman sneers.)

Customer: “Really? All fives?”

Some Customers Should Come With An Early Warning System

| CO, USA | Crazy Requests, Money, Popular

(We open at 8:30 am and I am usually here about 8:20 to open the office. This morning, I got here about 8:10 am to finish up a few last minute things I didn’t get to do last night before closing. Our office hours are posted VERY large on the door. There is a car already parked in the lot when I get to the office. As I’m walking up to the door to unlock it, a lady I’ve never seen before leans out her window and screams:)

Lady: “You’re late!”

Me: *laughing* “Actually, I’m 20 minutes early! But I can help you just as soon as I get the lights on.”

Lady: “That’s bull****! You’re just covering for yourself! I need to pay my bill RIGHT NOW! How dare you be so late?”

Me: “Ma’am, with all due respect, we don’t open until 8:30. It’s barely after 8 right now. I am willing to let you in early and take your payment.”

(She follows me in and sits at my desk. I walk around the office and turn on the lights, which takes all of three seconds.)

Lady: “HURRY UP! This bill needs to be paid NOW!”

(I pull up her information on the computer.)

Me: “Ma’am, you do know that this bill isn’t due until July 30th, right? If we take the payment now, there’s a chance the system may issue you a refund. Are you sure you want to pay it this early?”

Lady: “July 30th? H*** no, I’m not paying it early! Thanks for wasting my time!”

(She stormed out of the office, leaving me to wonder if she should really be driving…)

Got This Money-Saving Thing Wrapped

| Los Angeles, CA, USA | Money, Popular

(Our store does complimentary gift wrapping. We are required to ask if the gift is for a man or woman. A man comes up to the register and purchases a gift. He mentioned while looking around earlier that he is a little low on cash.)

Me: “Your total comes to [Price]. Do you need this gift wrapped?”

Customer: “Is it free?”

Me: “Yes, sir.”

Customer: “Then yes.”

Me: “Is it for a man or woman?”

Customer: “Why, would it be $0.70 cheaper if it was for a woman?”

(I almost dropped his purchase I was laughing so hard. I gave him a 10% discount for making my day!)

The Decks Are Set Against You

| Cambridge, MA, USA | Game Store | Money

(We’re running a promotion where customers who buy cards for a specific game get a free deck box. I’ve just finished ringing out a customer.)

Me: “…and you get this deck box with your purchase today!”

Customer: “Whoa, really?”

Me: “Yup! One per customer, while supplies last.”

Customer #2: “It’s free?”

Me: “Yes, if you buy a pack or a deck.”

Customer #2: “So, if I get multiple packs…”

Me: “Sorry, just one per customer.”

Customer #3: “Did I just hear something about free deck boxes?”

Me: “Yes. One per customer; you just have to buy a pack.”

Customer #3: “Wow, one per pack?”

(…and so on. This went on through a good half-dozen customers, all in rapid succession.)

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