Miserable Mondays Spread Into Terrible Tuesdays

, , , , | Right | December 16, 2018

(I work at the deli counter of a grocery store. We have a deal on Sundays and Mondays where deli meat is $2 off.)

Customer: “Today is Tuesday, and the deli meat is on sale on Sunday and Monday.”

Me: “That is correct.”

Customer: “I want the Sunday/Monday price.”

Me: “I’m sorry, but that is only on Sundays and Mondays.”

Customer: “But today is Tuesday.”

Me: “Yes.”

Customer: “I want the Monday price.”

(I pause as I try to process what was not clear, but the customer continues.)

Customer: “Why did they pick Sunday and Monday for the sale?”

Me: “I’m not sure why those days were picked.”

Customer: *in an outraged tone* “But today is Tuesday; that would mean I would have to wait until Sunday for the sale price!”

Me: “Yes.”

(I am confused about their confusion since they have just given me the definition of a Sunday/Monday sale.)

Customer: *still outraged* “Well, that is ridiculous!” *leaves*

(The best part is that I later learn from a coworker that the same customer returned once I left for break.)

Customer: “Now that the mean deli lady is gone, I will take the Monday price.”

Coworker: “I’m sorry, but I can’t help you.”

Customer: “Well, I won’t be here on Sunday!” *leaves in a huff*

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