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Ask A Stupid Question …

, | Right | November 5, 2007

Bookstore Customer: “Do people donate all these books to you?”

Me: “Yes. We show up for work every morning and there are boxes of valuable books sitting at the front door.”

Bookstore Customer: “Wow, really! I could open a book store?”

Me: “Sure!”

Bookstore Customer: “If I opened a store, how would people know where to leave the books?”

This One’s In Another Timezone

, , | Right | November 5, 2007

Customer: “Hi, I’ve been here for fifteen minutes and I’m trying to find the Ben Sherman shirts.”

Me: *looks behind her and points* “Ma’am, it’s right behind you.”

Customer: *turns around* “No, I’m looking for Ben Sherman shirts.”

Me: “Ma’am, the Ben Sherman items are right behind you; there are tons of shirts on the racks right there.”

Customer: “Oh! Do they have any shirts?”

Me: *deep sigh* “What kind of shirts are you looking for?”

Customer: “I don’t know, any kind as long as they’re Ben Sherman.”

Me: “Button downs? Polos? T-shirts?”

Customer: “You know what, I’m just gonna find someone else to help me.”


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I’m Sure We Have A Book On That Topic

| Right | November 5, 2007

Customer: “Excuse me, how do I get up the stairs?”

Me: “If you don’t already know, I’m afraid I can’t help you.”

I Think She Wants A Discount

, , , , | Right | November 5, 2007

Trainee: “Hey, this woman would like to buy an iPod Touch. But she’s asking for a discount.”

Me: *to the lady customer* “Hi, so you’re interested in an iPod Touch?”

Customer: “Discount?”

Me: “Sorry, I can’t offer anything below our tagged price. It already has a guaranteed low price.”

Customer: “Discount?”

Me: “If you’re worried about money, you can choose to apply for a store credit card. With it you can buy this iPod Touch and have three months to pay interest-free.”

Customer: “Okay, so I get a card and get a discount?”

Me: “No, but you have three months to pay.”

Customer: “What’s the price in three months?”

Me: “It’s the same price as now.”

Customer: “Okay. What’s the price after the three months?”

Me: “It is the exact same price as you see here now. But with the card you get three months to pay for it.”

Customer: “Discount?”

Me: “Okay, let’s ring this up for you.”


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Oh, You Mean THOSE Kinds Of Maps

| Right | November 4, 2007

Bookstore Customer: “Do you sell maps? You know, things with pictures of roads on them?”