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Caught Red-Handed, Part 3

| Chicago, IL, USA | At The Checkout, Liars & Scammers, Top

(Note: I work at a thrift store. It’s quite common for people to pull off price tags in an effort to get a lower price. Most of the time it works, but occasionally we’ll catch someone doing it. This night, my boss approaches me holding a tag that says “$6.99”.)

Boss: *hands me a tag* “I just watched a family in housewares pull this tag off of a metal basket. So, if they ask what price it is, it’s $6.99.”

(Just as my boss predicted, the family comes up ten minutes later with the metal basket, just before closing. The husband begins talking to me.)

Customer: *feigning ignorance* “Oh, so what’s the price on this basket?”

Me: “It’s $6.99.”

Customer: *indignant* “Really?!”

(I pull out the $6.99 price tag they ripped off earlier.)

Me: “Yeah, really.”

Customer: “Oh, s***.”

(I love my work sometimes.)

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Robbing Peter To Connect Paul

| Milwaukee, WI, USA | Technology, Top

(While working for a customer service department, I get this call.)

Caller: “How do I hook up my cable box to the VCR, and the VCR to the TV?”

(I walk her through the process, TV out from the back of the cable box, to TV in on the VCR, TV out on the VCR, to antenna in on the television.)

Caller: “No, not getting anything.”

(I explain it to her again.)

Caller: “Still nothing.”

(I walk her through the process: “A” to “B”, “C” to “D”. I do this for the next half hour with no result. Finally, I give up.)

Me: “Ma’am, how many cables do you have?”

Caller: “One.”

Me: “So, when I ask you to attach the cable to each point, where do you get the cable from?”

Caller: “Oh, I just disconnect it from the previous spot!”

The Great State Of Confusion, Part 4

| Los Angeles, CA, USA | Geography, Top, Tourists/Travel

(Note: my job at the airport is to give information to tourists as a courtesy.)

Me: “Hi, how may I help you?”

Customer: “How do I get to New Orleans from here?”

Me: “You’ll need to take a flight. It’s on the other side of the country.”

Customer: “No, it’s not.”

Me: “Yes, it’s in Louisiana.”

Customer: *getting mad* “Well, I’m from Houston and I’d be pretty pissed off if I went all this way for nothing!”

Me: “Wait…if you wanted to go to New Orleans, why did you take a plane to Los Angeles?”

Customer: “Because I’ve been wanting to visit my old pen pal for awhile to surprise him. Every time I send him a letter, I write ‘New Orleans, LA’ on the envelope. That’s L.A.! That’s where I am, and I know you’re lying!”

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