A Closing Time Is Half Open Kinda Caller, Part 2

| USA | Extra Stupid, Time

(For the company I work for, the call center is open 24/7.)

Customer: “When do you guys close? I want to make sure I place my order before then.”

Me: “You are in luck. We are open 24 hours.”

Customer: “Which 24 hours?”

Me: “Um, we don’t close. We are open all day and night.”

Customer: “But which hours?”

Me: “Sir, we don’t close.”

(This goes on for several minutes.)

Me: “Mr. [Customer]. We… do… not… close.”

Customer: “Well, [My Name], why didn’t you say so?”

Me: “…”

Related:
A Closing Time Is Half Open Kinda Caller

The Final Cherry On Top

| Interlochen, MI, USA | Food & Drink, Health & Body

(I work at the retail store of an arts camp. Since the campus is about a half hour away from the annual Cherry Festival, we sell a number of cherry products. One of these was a bottle of cherry concentrate. It is about $20 for a 12 oz bottle. Being concentrate, not juice, you don’t drink it by itself. You take about a teaspoon of it and add it to water to make it into juice. Most people, though, think that it is just normal juice and so it doesn’t really sell well.)

Camper #1: “What is this? Juice? Geez! Why would anyone buy juice for $20?”

Camper #2: “THAT’S NOT JUICE!”

Camper #1: “What? Isn’t it?”

Camper #2: “NO! THAT IS CONCENTRATE! IF YOU DRINK IT BY ITSELF YOU WILL POOP FOREVER!”

The Twilight Of Our Literacy, Part 14

| CA, USA | At The Checkout, Bizarre, Books & Reading

(I’m working at the register when a regular customer (who is a man) approaches me.)

Regular: “[My Name], I have a question for you.”

Me: “Yeah, what is it?”

Regular: “Um… have you read Twilight?”

Me: “No, I haven’t actually read it.”

Regular: “Oh, thank God! I like you.”

Related:
The Twilight Of Our Literacy, Part 13
The Twilight Of Our Literacy, Part 12
The Twilight Of Our Literacy, Part 11

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