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| Australia | Extra Stupid, Food & Drink, Math & Science, Technology

(I work in the kitchen department of a department store.)

Customer: “Excuse me, I have a complaint about your microwave-safe bowls.”

Me: “What seems to be the problem?”

Customer: “Well, I was cooking my lunch, when all of a sudden I see sparks inside the microwave. I quickly stopped it, took it out and the side of my microwave was burnt. This is disgusting; these are meant to be MICROWAVE SAFE. These are a hazard.”

Me: “Well, sir, many customers have purchased the same microwave-safe bowls as this and have not had any problems. It may have been a problem with the microwave, or maybe you had a bit of metal on the inside which caused the sparks? Did you perhaps accidentally leave a metal spoon or fork in the bowl?”

Customer: “There was no metal.”

Me: “Okay, what did you use to cover the food?”

Customer: “Aluminum foil.”

Me: “That would be the problem. Like having any other metal in the microwave, aluminum foil can cause sparks and possibly be a fire hazard. You need to use plastic, such as cling wrap.”

Customer: “But aluminum foil isn’t metal.”

Me: “Yes it is, Aluminum is metal.”

Customer: “Don’t be stupid; aluminum foil can’t be metal. It’s soft, so it is a plastic. Metals are hard.”

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Say Neigh To Demanding Customers

| ME, USA | Crazy Requests, Family & Kids, Pets & Animals, Top

(I work at a barn as a stable-hand, and keep my own horse there. My daughter comes to the barn after school, and if she helps with chores, I give her riding lessons on my horse. A customer approaches me while I’m giving her a lesson.)

Customer: “Excuse me, but what do you think you’re doing?!”

Me: “Teaching my daughter how to ride.”

Customer: “Well, this is my daughter’s lesson time, and that’s her lesson horse!”

(I pull out the lesson schedule.)

Me: “I’m sorry, but there are no lessons scheduled for this time.”

Customer: “Yes, there is! Now you get that grubby child off my baby’s horse before I get the manager!”

Me: “I’m not going to tell my daughter that she can’t ride my horse.”

(The customer storms off, and comes back with the manager.)

Customer: “There she is! That b**** right there put her grubby child on my daughter’s lesson horse, and won’t leave the ring so she can have her lesson.”

Me: “I’ve tried to explain to you already that there are no lessons scheduled for the rest of the day. That’s my horse, and she certainly isn’t a lesson horse.”

Customer: “Do you hear how disrespectful she’s being? I demand you fire her for being so rude to me.”

Manager: “You want me to fire my best hand for letting her daughter ride her horse on her own time, when there are no lessons planned?”

Customer: “Yes!”