Death Goes Shopping

| Sydney, NSW, Australia | At The Checkout, Crazy Requests, Language & Words, Top

(I am working behind the register on my first ever day of employment. It is also a particularly busy day. I am finalizing the purchase and handing the customer her bag…)

Me: “Thank you for shopping at [Store]; have a nice day!”

(The customer snaps her head up, gasping, while simultaneously dropping her bag of goods to the floor.)

Customer:What did you say?”

Me: “I thanked you for shopping here, and told you to have a good d—”

Customer: “I know what you said! You told me to have a good DEATH!”

Me: “Ma’am, I can assure you that I did not say anything of the kind.”

Customer: “You DID! You DID and it’s YOU that should be dying, YOU B****! I can assure you that I’ll be taking this further!”

(There is an unimpressed looking customer next in line.)

Next Customer: “Lady, pick up your s*** and get out of here, or I’ll kill you myself.”

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Retail Access Memory

| Foley, AL, USA | At The Checkout, Awesome Workers, Math & Science

(I have an excellent memory. I work at a tool store and have memorized every model number. When customers walk up to the counter, I type in the numbers and give them the total before they put the items down. )

Me: “That’ll be [total].”

Customer: “How did you do that? You didn’t scan anything.”

Coworker: “He’s ‘Rain Man.’ He has everything in this store memorized.”

(The customer grabs a random saw blade from a nearby stack.)

Customer: “What about this?”

(I rattle off the price, UPC, and price with tax.)

Customer: “Ha! That isn’t the model number.”

Coworker: “Look at the barcode.”

(The customer reads the 12-digit number, and is dumbfounded.)

Me: “To be fair those things never scan. It’s one of the UPCs I have memorized.”

Customer: “So… want to go Vegas?”

(I’m now a network engineer and shock my coworkers constantly with how I have the entire network’s IP and subnets memorized. I earned the nickname ‘Rain Man’ again.)