You Can’t Combat Stupidity

| Baltimore, MD, USA | Right | March 10, 2014

(I teach a martial art sport. A girl starts in August, completes the beginner test, and graduates up into the competitive group. I advise her and her mother in writing and verbally that the girl must upgrade her national association membership from a learning one to a competitive one in order to continue her training and compete. A few months later, the girl is entering her first official tournament.)

Tournament Manager: “I see that your daughter has a learning membership, not a competitive one. She will need to upgrade her membership before she can compete. I can offer you the use of my computer to do so.”

(While the manager sets up the computer, I walk up to the desk and ask what’s going on. The manager tells me. The mother looks from him to me saying, with a perfectly straight face:)

Mother: “I wasn’t told that I had to do that.”

(I am sure my face twitches a bit when I bite my tongue. I keep quiet and maintain eye contact. The mother squirms a moment then adds:)

Mother: “I mean, you told me to do it, but, you know, you didn’t really tell me to do it.”

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Returnaholics Themed Giveaway Roundup

| Not Always Right | Right | March 9, 2014

Returnaholics Themed Giveaway Roundup! Here’s a final roundup of stories from last month’s themed giveaway!

  1. Popped Off (800 thumbs up)
  2. Don’t Discount The Customer’s Ability To Discount (1,246 thumbs up)
  3. The Return: Uncut (770 thumbs up)
  4. South Of The Border Of Unreason (895 thumbs up)
  5. Some Returns Make You Have Kittens (726 thumbs up)

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Hoping To Bend The Law

| USA | Right | March 9, 2014

Me: “Good morning. [Law Firm].”

Caller: “I was wondering if [Lawyer] could give me some advice on getting alimony after my divorce.”

Me: “I’m sorry. [Lawyer] does not offer free legal advice. Her hourly rate is [rate], and I can schedule you a meeting for [set price].”

Caller: “I’m not really looking to pay. Can you give me advice?”

Me: “I am not a lawyer, thus am not qualified to give legal advice. I would hate to steer you wrong.”

Caller: “Well, what if I told you what I wanted to know, you asked [Lawyer], took notes, and then you called me back?”

Me: “No, ma’am. I will not do that.”

Caller: “This is very poor customer service!” *hangs up*

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Making A Fare Point

| Canada | Right | March 9, 2014

(I’m riding a bus watching people get on. One of the passengers walks past the fare box without paying.)

Driver: “Excuse me! Do you have your fare?”

Passenger: “Yeah. Here.” *shows the driver a handful of change*

Driver: “Okay.”

Passenger: “Okay.” *starts walking away again without putting the fare into the box*

Driver: “Excuse me! What about your fare?”

Passenger: *annoyed* “I have it right here!” *shows the handful of change again*

Driver: “The fare goes in the box!”

Passenger: “But I have my fare!”

Driver: “And it goes in the box!”

Passenger: *puts the change into the box, grumbling* “But I have my fare…”

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Returnaholics Themed Giveaway Roundup

Not Always Right | Right | March 9, 2014

Returnaholics Themed Giveaway Roundup! Here’s a final roundup of stories from last month’s themed giveaway!

  1. Popped Off (800 thumbs up)
  2. Don’t Discount The Customer’s Ability To Discount (1,246 thumbs up)
  3. The Return: Uncut (770 thumbs up)
  4. South Of The Border Of Unreason (895 thumbs up)
  5. Some Returns Make You Have Kittens (726 thumbs up)

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

PS #2: Read more roundups here!

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