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Security Insecurity

| Albany, NY, USA | Uncategorized

Customer: “I want to pay my cell phone bill.”

Me: “Sure. May I have your wireless number?”

Customer: “Oh, I don’t give that out.”

Me: “Well, I’m sorry, sir, I need your wireless number in order to pull up your account.”

Customer: “No! I don’t give anyone my number. That’s personal and private. Let me give you my social…”

Even Poltergeists Worry About Identity Theft

| Weatherford, TX, USA | Uncategorized

(A lady came and returned a paper shredder to the store because the one she had was running its motor at odd intervals when no one was in the room. I exchanged her shredder for a new one and offered to carry it out to her car for her.)

Customer: “You know, if I hadn’t moved recently, I wouldn’t have thought twice about my old shredder acting up.”

Me: “Really? Why is that?”

Customer: “Well, my old house was haunted!”

Me: “Really…”

Customer: “Really. My old house was haunted by the ghosts of my ex husband and his crazy, dead aunt. You know, most people would think I’m crazy, but you seem really receptive to this!”

A Sweet Tooth…And Sweet Legs, Sweet Arms…

| Ontario, Canada | Uncategorized

Customer: “Hello, I’d like to return this cookie jar.”

Me: “Do you have your receipt?”

Customer: “Yes.” *hands receipts over*

Me: “So why are you returning this?”

Customer: “Oh, my husband didn’t fit into it.”

Me: “What do you mean?”

Customer: “Well, my husband recently passed away. He loved cookies, so I figured that I would get him something like this for an urn, but when I tried to put him in there, he didn’t fit.”

Me: “Ah.”