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A Spelling Konflict

| Melbourne, VIC, Australia | Language & Words

(A customer is looking for an icy-pole maker.)

Me: “Okay, now you said you were after a certain brand name?”

Customer: “Yes, all I know is that it starts with a ‘K’.”

(We do not currently stock any icy-pole related products by brands starting with a ‘K’, but we do have some starting with a ‘C’.)

Me: “Are you sure it wasn’t one of these ones here, miss? We have—”

Customer: “No, no! I’ll know it when I see it. It definitely starts with ‘K’. Oh look, there it is!”

Me: “Um… are you sure, miss? That machine is by the Zoku brand.”

Customer: “Yes, that’s it! Zoku! It start’s with a ‘K’! ‘K’ for Zoku!”

The ‘D’ Is Silent, The Customer Won’t Be

| Los Angeles, CA, USA | Movies & TV

(I am at the ticket counter in the lobby, when a customer leaves her movie, and wanders outside to take a call. A few moments later she pokes her head back in to SHOUT at us.)

Customer: “When is it over?”

Coworker: “When is what over?”

Customer: *disgusted sigh* “THE MOVIE!”

(The theaters are not visible from the ticket counter.)

Coworker: “Which movie?”

Customer: “Ugh! THE ONE I CAME FROM!”

Coworker: “Which was?”

Customer: “Um… DiGiorno…”

Me:Django Unchained?”

Customer: “Yeah.”

(The customer gets her information, and goes back outside to take her phone calls again.)

Me: *to coworker* “Because it’s not delivery, it’s Django?”

Politeness To Customers Is A Good Rule Of Thumb

| Tamworth, England, UK | At The Checkout, Bizarre

(I’m checking out a quiet, elderly customer.)

Me: “That’ll be £11.25, please.”

(The customer hands me a £20 note.)

Me: “Thank you.”

(I turn for a few seconds to sort his change, and get his receipt.)

Me: “Here’s your—”

(The customer is waving his partially amputated thumb in my face.)

Customer: “I lost that in the war you know! They gave me £30 for that! I bought my first bike with it!”

Me: “Th-that’s lovely, sir. Here’s your receipt and change; have a nice day!”