An Act Of Kindness Fit For The Movies

, , , , | AB, Canada | Hopeless | March 23, 2016

(I am seasonal associate around Christmas time. An elderly customer is purchasing items at my register.)

Customer: *hands me a DVD* “Do you know if [Movie] is any good?”

Me: “Well, I have heard great things, but sadly I haven’t seen it.”

Customer: “Why not? A young guy like you doesn’t go to the movies with his girlfriend?”

Me: “My boyfriend used to take me to the movies all the time, then we broke up and I just haven’t been able to afford to go to the movies. I’m saving my money for Christmas presents for the family. Alright, sir, your total today is [total]; will that be cash, debit, or credit?”

Customer: “Oh, I see… debit please.”

(Because the customer never says a word to me when I tell him I’m gay, I think he might just be someone who thinks that it is wrong. He pays, walks off, and five minutes later comes back with another shopping bag and hands it to me.)

Customer: “Merry Christmas.”

Me: “Sorry?”

Customer: “Merry Christmas; you are probably one of the kindest cashiers that I have met. Merry Christmas, and I hope your soulmate sweeps you off of your feet.”

(After the customer left, I opened the bag and there were a bunch of new release DVDs in the bag, with the receipt as a proof that they were paid for. I asked my manager what to do and she told me to keep them. I still have them, and I watch them every Christmas!)

Good News For (A Heckuva Lot Of) Change

, , , | NY, USA | Hopeless | March 22, 2016

(The following happens when a well-dressed man comes in with bags full of sweets and gifts.)

Customer: “What’s your favorite flavor?!”

Me: “I like the lemon.”

Customer: “Then, give me that! A large! It’s for my wife!” *shakes with excitement*

Me: “I guess those presents and sweets are for her, too?”

Customer: *shakes with even more excitement* “YES! Yes they are!”

Me: “Here you go. That will be five dollars—”

Customer: *unable to contain himself* “MY WIFE IS PREGNANT! PREGNANT! I’m going to have a little son or daughter! HIGH FIVE!”

(The customer proceeds to high five me over the register and throws a bill onto the table.)

Customer: “I’m going to be a dad! Keep the change!” *skips out of the store*

(The bill he threw? It was $50!)

Alls Well That Bookends Well

, , , | Fort Worth, TX, USA | Hopeless | March 22, 2016

(A sharply-dressed man comes to the counter with a woman of his age and a 5-year-old kid walking near them.)

Me: “Can I help you, sir?”

Man: “Yes, can you tell the price of those books, please?”

(He hands me a list, and I use it to calculate the total price of the books in question.)

Me: “Okay, the total comes to $242.14.”

Man: “Alright. Do you take debit cards?”

Me: “Excuse me?”

Man: “Ten years ago, when I was a teen, we stole those books in your shop with my wife here as a student prank. Now that we both have a good job, we want to show my kid that you must fix your errors in life.”

(I stayed speechless for a good minute before taking his payment. If there’s a “Customer of the Month” award, this family takes the cake!)

Grandma Won’t Be Outmatched

, , , , , | IL, USA | Hopeless | March 22, 2016

(I’m a customer and am standing in line at the checkout behind a very sweet-looking little old lady. She’s a stereotypical, blue-haired, tiny woman dressed in a very nice yellow and pink pantsuit. The cashier is a nice-looking young man in his late teens or early twenties.)

Little Old Lady: *to the cashier* “You know, you’re a very handsome young man, and you can hold down a job. That’s a good thing.”

Cashier: “Thank you, ma’am.”

(The lady then proceeds to chat in a very friendly manner to the cashier. While talking, she’s very slowly and carefully placing one item at a time on the conveyor.)

Little Old Lady: “So, I think my granddaughter would be perfect for you. She’s just turned nineteen, she has a nice job of her own, and she’s pretty. You boys like redheads, right?”

Cashier: *dazed look*

Little Old Lady: “You really should meet her. I just know you two would be perfect for each other! I know these things!”

Cashier: “Um, ma’am—”

Little Old Lady: “So, what do you say? Would you like to meet my Linda?”

Cashier: “Ma’am, I’m gay.”

(At this, the sweet-faced little old lady just blinks and smiles.)

Little Old Lady: “Okay, so you need to meet my grandson instead!”

I Have A Good Feeling About This

, , , | FL, USA | Hopeless | March 21, 2016

(Our shop sells a lot of space-themed items, including a good deal of Star Wars merchandise. I am approached by two guys in their early 20s.)

Guy #1: “Excuse me, miss, but we’re about to get kicked out of your store.”

Me: “For what?”

Guy #2: “Lightsaber fighting!”

(They turn to a Star Wars display, each take a lightsaber off the rack, and spend a second figuring out how to turn them on. Right away, I duck behind the registers and return with two open lightsabers we have behind the counter from returns.)

Me: “Here, try some without the packaging.”

Guy #1: “SWEET!”

(They activate the lightsabers and proceed to have a high-energy duel in the middle of the shop, to the amusement of my coworkers and the other customers. When one wins, they deactivate and hand the lightsabers back to me.)

Guy #2: “Best. Store. Ever.”

(They left without buying anything, but with huge smiles on their faces!)

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