Category: Funny Names

If there’s one common mistake that all stupid customers have made, it is that simple error of getting a name wrong. Be it a product, a person, a store or a place, these simplest of gems often have the most horrific and memorable results…

A Link To Past Sales

| OH, USA | Funny Names, Geeks Rule, Popular

(I am working the pay window of the drive-thru. The terminal we run credit cards in displays the name on the card when a card is run. In the middle of a transaction for a customer, I notice something peculiar about his name.)

Me: “I’m sorry, sir, I almost laughed at your name.”

Customer: “Why?”

Me: “Do you know the Legend of Zelda series?”

Customer: “Yes.”

Me: “Your last name is similar to ‘Ganondorf,’ the main villain.”

(The customer lets out a loud laugh similar to the one Ganondorf makes in one of the games.)

Customer: “At last we meet, Link!”

(He took his credit card and receipt before driving off.)

Was ‘Meer’ly Asking

| Halifax, NS, Canada | At The Checkout, Funny Names

(I’m in an aisle returning items to the shelf when a customer notices my name tag, which says ‘Mir,’ and asks me about it.)

Customer: “Oh, that’s a different name. How do you pronounce it?”

Me: “Meer.”

Customer: *in a knowing tone* “And is that Middle-European?”

Me: “No…”

Customer: *confused and questioning look*

Me: “…it’s just short for Miranda.”

Customer: “That’s horrible! You tricked me! Here I thought I was being all clever, knowing where it comes from, and you tricked me!”

Me: *slightly stunned at her outburst* “I’m sorry… I didn’t mean to…”

(I have people ask about my name multiple times a day, but I’ve never had anyone else get mad at me for ‘tricking’ them when my answers weren’t what they expected!)

Needs A Ticket Out Of Monday Morning

| Wales | Funny Names, Transportation

(I’m not quite awake yet and getting the bus to town.)

Me: “Single to [Village], please.”

Bus Driver: “This is [Village].”

Me: “Oh… sorry. Single to [Town], please.”

Bus Driver: “It’s okay. It’s Monday morning.”

Macamoron

| Boston, MA, USA | Food & Drink, Funny Names, Popular

(I’m giving away samples of macarons, a French cookie. Many customers have been calling them “macaroons,” so I have a coworker bring me a box of those so I could show the products side by side and politely explain the differences. A lady approaches my counter.)

Lady: “Oh, macaroons!”

Me: “Actually, these are macarons, a Fr-”

Lady: *suddenly irate and smug* “WELL, IN AMERICA, IT’S PRONOUNCED ‘MACAROONS.’”

Me: *smiles politely and holds up both boxes* “Actually, these are macarons, and they’re completely different from macaroons. We happen to sell both right here.”

Lady: *looks extremely pissed and walks off without trying the product while I beam for a solid ten minutes*

Double Double Trouble

| Canada | Bizarre, Food & Drink, Funny Names

(I work drive-thru at a popular coffee shop, and for reference, a “double double” is two cream and two sugar. A regular customer comes through the drive-thru and orders her usual, a large double double. When she pulls up to the window the following exchange happens.)

Me: “Hello!”

Regular: “Good morning!”

(I take her money and get ready to hand her the coffee.)

Regular: “Why can’t you order a double double without sugar?”

Me: “Oh, well, double double means double cream and double sugar.”

Regular: “I know. I wish I could get it without the sugar, though. I don’t really like the sugar.”

Me: “Oh! Well, you can order a coffee without sugar in it. Did you want me to do that for you?”

Regular: “But then it wouldn’t be a double double, though.”

Me: *confused* “Err, that’s right…”

(I gave her the coffee and wished her a good day. Somehow I knew there was no winning this one.)

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