Pac-Man Runs On Fruits

| Tacoma, WA, USA | Uncategorized

(I work at a game store that sells board games, card games, RPGs, and puzzles. We sometimes get unknowing customers who want video games or handheld electronic games.)

Customer: “Hi, I was wondering if you have any of those Pac-Man games that you plug into the TV?”

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am, we don’t carry any electronic games here.”

Customer: “What do you mean? I’m just looking for the Pac-Man game. It doesn’t need electricity.”

Me: “I’m sorry, but what you are looking for is indeed electronic. We don’t carry those kinds of games here.”

Customer: “I still don’t understand what you are saying. It’s just a Pac-Man game!” *walks away*

Employee Of The Century

| Little Rock, AR, USA | Top

(I’m a customer at the checkout stand of a grocery store. I overhear the following conversation between a manager and an employee.)

Manager: “We’re giving you a raise, from $7.25 to $8.25.”

Employee: “Since when is what I do suddenly worth a dollar an hour more?!”

Manager: “Since you’ve been here 3 years, you’ve never taken a sick day, never taken vacation, and never been late. Heck, you haven’t even taken a holiday off!”

Employee: “Your point? That’s expected of me. Required of me. I don’t know why that’s worth that much more.”

Manager: “So…you don’t want the money. I don’t understand.”

Employee: “No. I don’t think it’s right. I’ve been doing the same thing, 40 hours a week, every week.”

Manager: “What about a promotion? Assistant Manager?”

Employee: “Why? I’m perfectly happy here where I am at.”

(The manager stands there, completely shocked and in total disbelief.)

Employee: “Seriously…” *randomly points at another employee* “…I’d give it to him. ”

Manager: “Alright.”

(The manager calls the other employee in, gives him the promotion and the raise. The other employee hasn’t been there 8 months, but of course promptly accepts and is dismissed by the manager.)

Employee: “May I get back to sweeping now?”

Manager: “Yeah. Sure, whatever…”

Not Getting To The Meat Of The Issue

| Christchurch, New Zealand | Food & Drink

(At the sandwich shop I work at, pretty much all the meat is cold and we only heat it at the customer’s request. I am working the first position on the sandwich line, greeting people, and starting their sandwiches for them. An older customer comes up to the line.)

Me: “Hi there, welcome to [store name]. What can I get you today?”

Customer: “I’d like a sandwich, please.”

Me: “Sure! What would you like in it?”

Customer: “Cold meat.”

Me: “Ma’am, all the meat is cold. What meat would you like?”

Customer: “Cold meat. I already said that!”

Me: “Well, what type? We have ham, chicken, beef, turkey—”

Customer: “How hard is it for you to just put cold meat in my d*** sandwich? Are you new here?! They always put cold meat in my d*** sandwich! For f***’s sake, just put cold meat in my sandwich!”

Me: *speechless* “Okay, how about I get you the person who regularly serves you to help you out?”

Customer: “No! F*** it! You’re useless at this!” *leaves store grumbling*

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Getting To The Meat Of The Issue

Has A Problem Espresso-ing Himself, Part 3

| North Carolina, USA | Food & Drink

(A latte is steamed milk with espresso. Without espresso, it’s just a cup of milk. Our small lattes have two shots of espresso.)

Customer: “I’d like a small latte with a shot of espresso.”

Me: “A single-shot latte?”

Customer: “Yes.”

(My coworker makes the latte and gives it to the man.)

Customer: “Is there a shot of espresso in here?”

Coworker: “Yes, did you want it on the side?”

Customer: “No, I wanted a latte with espresso in it.”

Me: “But you just wanted the one shot, right?”

Customer: “No, I wanted a regular latte with a shot of espresso.”

(I begin thinking maybe he actually wanted a latte with an extra shot to bring the total number of shots to three.)

Me: “So did you want an extra shot on top of the two included shots? Three shots?”

Customer: “Oh no, two is fine.”

(The customer leaves.)

Me: “I still have no idea what he wanted.”

Coworker: “Me either!”

Related:
Has A Problem Espresso-ing Themself, Part 2
Has A Problem Espresso-ing Herself

Just Roll With It

| Arizona, USA | Food & Drink

(I wait tables at a sushi place. I’m currently serving two male customers.)

Customer #1: *to customer #2* “Look at her eyes. Just look at them!”

Customer #2: *to me* “Can I get a lunch combo?”

Me: “Of course.”

Customer #1: *to customer #2* “Did you not f***ing hear me? Look at her eyes!”

Customer #2: *to customer #1* “I did. They’re beautiful!”

Customer #1: *to me* “Can I have a lunch combo? Also, I love you!”

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