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Maybe She Is Buying Lemongrass

| KA, USA | Right | December 15, 2013

(I work at a grocery store. I have just finished ringing up a customer who bought a few food items and some plants.)

Me: “Okay. That will be [amount].”

Customer: “Do you think I should get paper or plastic for my plant?”

Me: “Either one will work, ma’am. Which one would you prefer?”

Customer: “You’re just a sourpuss. Aren’t you?”

Me: “I’m sorry. What are you saying?”

Customer: “You’re such a sourpuss. I just asked you a simple question. You’re being so rude to me!”

(The customer grunts and walks over to the customer service desk. I overhear her talking to my manager.)

Customer: “That girl over there is a SOURPUSS! A SOURPUSS, I TELL YOU!”

(The manager comes back and delivers the items to the customer. She walks out the door with a sneer on her face.)

Customer: *screaming as she leaves* “SOURPUSS!”

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Shell Shocked

, | Rehoboth Beach, DE, USA | Right | December 15, 2013

(It is late at night, in the middle of summer. I’m working at the first window, taking orders as well as working the register. The customer I get sounds drunk, but I don’t think too much of it until he gets to the window. The customer is in the rear seat of the car; thankfully the driver is sober.)

Me: “Good evening. Your total is $[total].”

Customer: “Okay… so that’s… uh…”

(The customer stares at the money in his wallet for a moment before handing me a wad of bills.)

Me: “Alright. Here’s your change and your recei—”

(I turn to hand him his change, to see that he now has a large brown paper bag on his lap. He looks at me, then reaches in the bag and pulls out a crab covered in Old Bay seasoning.)

Customer: “D’you want a crab?”

Me: “Er… no thanks.”

Customer: “You sure? They’re really good!”

(The customer tries to hand me the crab anyways.)

Me: “I’m sorry. We’re not allowed to take… tips?”

Customer: “Aww… that sucks. Well, you have a nice night.”

Me: “Here’s your change. You have a good night, too!”

(My colleagues and I were all left wondering what he was doing getting fast food when he had something better!)

5 Stories of Returnaholics!

| Not Always Right | Right | December 15, 2013

Weekly Roundup: 5 Stories of Returnaholics! In this week’s roundup, we take a look at those customers who try and return anything and everything!

  1. Not Quite Getting What “Return” Means
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  2. Little Console-ation In This Situation
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  3. It’s What Grammy Would Have Wanted (1,452 thumbs up)
  4. Of All The Lies To Tell (6,363 thumbs up)
  5. Past The Point Of No Return (3,158 thumbs up)

PS #1: check out our Extras section, with pictures, videos, and news!

PS #2: Read more roundups here!

Say Namaste To Namaskar

| Finland | Working | December 15, 2013

(I work at a daycare run by an organization that originates from India. Most of my coworkers are international. I am in the office when the phone rings.)

Me: “[Daycare], this is [Name].”

Caller: “Hello, namaskar! Is [Boss’s Name] there?”

Me: “She’s not here right now. Can I give her a message?”

Caller: “Please have her call me back.”

(I write down the message. Later, my boss returns…)

Me: “[Boss’s name], Namaskar called for you.”

(My boss starts laughing, and at first I don’t know why.)

Boss: “‘Namaskar’ is a greeting!”

Out-Of-Date, Out-Of-Mind

| Toronto, ON, Canada | Working | December 15, 2013

(I call a hairdresser to make an appointment.)

Me: “Can you please tell me if you have any appointments left for Friday the 15th?”

Hairdresser: “Just one moment.”

(I can hear her ‘umming’ and ‘ahhing.’ After 15 or so seconds she comes back to the phone.)

Hairdresser: “You said Saturday, right?”

Me: “No, Friday.”

Hairdresser: “Oh!” *looks again* “We have an 11:30.”

Me: “Great. That will work.”

Hairdresser: “Okay. So that’s 11:30, Friday the 8th.”

Me: “No. I said the 15th.”

Hairdresser: “The 16th?”

Me: “You know what, forget it.”

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