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…

Not Quite A Toast To Intelligence

| Extra Stupid, Food & Drink, Funny Names

(Two employees who speak minimal English seemed to be having difficulty dealing with a customer. I go over to see if I can help.)

Me: “Hi. Is there anything I can help you with?”

Customer: “Yes. I’m looking for uncooked toast.”

Me: “You mean bread? Our bakery de—”

Customer: “No. uncooked toast.”

(I am momentarily stumped. Then…)

Me: “Can you describe uncooked toast?”

Customer: “Yeah, It comes in slices, and you can put four of them in the toaster.”

Me: “Yeah, I think we have that…”

(I show him a package of sliced bread.)

Me: “Is this what you’re looking for?”

Customer: “Yes, finally.”

(He leaves. I turn to coworkers.)

Me: “Sliced bread. He wanted sliced bread…”

Failed The Name Game, Part 2

| CO, USA | Bizarre, Funny Names

(My company handles hardware and software issues for several well known fast food chains. We get a ticket that I need to call the store on to confirm some information.)

Me: “Hello, I’m with [Company], your hardware company. Is the manager on duty available?”

Customer: “Umm, no [Manager] left and [Other Manager] left.”

Me: “Okay. What is your name?”

Customer: “I don’t know. Let me check.”

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Gave Them A Sporting Chance

| Pittsburgh, PA, USA | Funny Names

(I work at a shop that sells sports memorabilia near Pittsburgh, and I am a huge sports fan. A teenage girl walks in with her friend.)

Customer: “I’m looking for a birthday present for my dad and I was thinking about getting him a Steelers jersey”

Me: “Okay, did you have a particular player in mind?”

Customer: “Yes, I was wondering if you have any O’Harris jerseys.”

Me: “I’m sorry, who?”

Customer: “O’Harris…” *changes to a patronizing tone* “You know, Frank O’Harris…”

Me: *trying not to laugh, I speak clearly to help her realize her mistake* “Oh, Franco Harris.”

Customer: “Yes, that one.”

(Still smiling to myself I start looking through our vintage jerseys.)

Customer: *to friend in a carrying whisper* “She must not be a sports fan. I wonder how she got a job here…”