Weekly Roundup: Black Friday & The Holidays

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Black Friday & The Holidays! This week, we feature five stories about every employee’s nightmare (at least in the U.S.): Black Friday and the winter holiday shopping season!

  1. Ask And Ye Shall Receive (5,285 Thumbs Up)
    Customer wants to pay for an empty display box? CUSTOMER GETS EMPTY DISPLAY BOX!
  2. Overlord PX53A-Z Is Not Pleased (4,261 Thumbs Up)
    Ever since the Robot Rebellions of 2025, customer service hasn’t been the same.
  3. Rated I For Immature (1,198 Thumbs Up)
    An impatient video game customer gets a lesson on maturity!
  4. Not Quite As Provocative As I Recall (1,225 Thumbs Up)
    Wanna silence a chaotic Black Friday crowd? Just ask for a Totally Inappropriate Elmo.
  5. Because Everything On The Internets Is Private (2,931 Thumbs Up)
    Asking what’s on sale on Black Friday is like… asking what’s on sale on Black Friday!

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The Situation Is Escalating

| Salt Lake City, UT, USA | Bizarre, Extra Stupid

(Our down escalator is stopped for repairs, but customers are free to walk down it. There is also a clearly marked elevator near me as well as a staircase.)

Customer: “Excuse me, miss, do you work here?”

Me: “Yes. How can I help you?”

Customer: “Your escalator has stopped.”

Me: “I am sorry about that. It should be fixed soon.”

Customer: “So, am I stuck up here?”

Me: “…Sorry?”

Customer: “Do I have to wait here until it is fixed?”

Me: “Of course not. You can go anytime. We won’t hold you hostage.”

Customer: “But the escalator is broken.”

Me: “Yes, and we are sorry for the inconvenience.”

Customer: “How do I get down stairs?”

(At this point, we can both clearly see other customers walking down the broken escalator.)

Me: “Well, you are allowed to walk down the escalator, but if you feel uncomfortable with that, you can take the elevator or stairs behind me.”

Customer: “Well, when do you think it will be fixed?”

Me: “I’m sorry, I really don’t know. They don’t tell us that much about what is happening in the store.”

Customer: “I want to see a manager!”

Me: “Let me call one down for you.”

Customer: “What is your name?!”

(My coworkers have come to watch, and are trying not to laugh. Other customers have begun to laugh.)

Me: “My name is [name].”

(I call the manager, she comes down, and tells the customer the same thing I said.)

Customer: “Well, this place is trash!”

(Believe it or not, she found a chair and sat there for an hour until the escalator was fixed!)

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Trying To Inspire Change

| Europe | Money

(At our gas station, you can either fill first and pay with cash inside, or use a credit card at the pumps. A customer stomps into the station and glares at me.)

Me: “Hi!”

Customer: *glaring continues*

(I assume he is there to pay for his gas. It happens all the time that the customers expect me to know this without them saying anything.)

Me: “How can I help you today?”

Customer: *still glaring*

Me: “Alright, pump 5, is it? That will be $23.50, please.”

(The customer sighs loudly, whips out his wallet, and begins to furiously go through his cash. He then throws a 20 at me before finally speaking.)

Customer: “Well, I don’t have that much!”

Me: “Oh, do you happen to have a credit card perhaps?”

Customer: “NO!”

(For a few seconds we stand there staring at one another. I can tell that this situation won’t get any better.)

Me: “…You know what, I’ll just pay the rest for you.”

Customer: *turns and stomps out in a huff*

Me: “YOU ARE VERY WELCOME, SIR!”

The Fringes Of Sanity

| London, England, UK | Bizarre

(I am shaving my head in public for charity at a school fair. Because my hair is too long to shave straight off, anyone at the fair can pay £1 to chop a chunk of my hair off, putting said hair in a bucket afterwards. A man walks into the fair, sees my stall, and makes a beeline for it.)

Me: “Hello! I’m raising money for charity. Would you like to cut a lump of my hair off for £1? It’s all being shaved at 9pm.”

Man: *smiles, says nothing, and puts £1 on the table*

Me: “Great, here are the scissors.”

Man: *takes the scissors and cuts some of my hair*

Me: “Nice one! If you’d just like to put the hair in the bucket ove—”

Man: *smiles, looks at my newly cut hair, and walks out of the fair with it*

Me: *speechless*

Currently Cannot See Currency

| ON, Canada | Tourists/Travel

(A customer comes to my till to pay for a fax.)

Customer: “I hate this country!”

Me: “Oh?”

Customer: “How much for my fax?”

Me: “It comes to $1.68.”

Customer: “Oh, no! I don’t have enough Canadian money left to pay for it. All I have is my American money.”

Me: “That’s okay, we accept American bills.”

Customer: “Oh, okay.”

(He hands me an American 5 dollar bill, and I give him his change is Canadian coins.)

Customer: “What’s this!?”

Me: “Your change.”

Customer: “But it’s Canadian!”

Me: “Yes, we are in Canada, sir.”

Customer: “But I gave you American money!”

Me: “Yes, but I have to give you Canadian money back.”

Customer: “But if I pay you in American, you have to give me American back!”

Me: “No, we don’t have American money.”

Customer: “Why not!?”

Me: “Because we’re in Canada.”

Customer: “Well how do I know you’re not screwing me for the exchange!?”

Me: “The till calculates it for me.”

Customer: “Well what am I supposed to do with this stupid Canadian money?”

Me: “You could buy things with it, or you could exchange it at the bank.”

Customer: “I hate this stupid country! Why would you give me Canadian change!?”

Me: “Like I said. Because we’re in Canada.”

Customer: “But I paid with American money! How can you accept it but not give it back!?”

Me: “We accept it for the convenience of customers. If that’s all they have, then they can still pay for their items. But we don’t stock American money in our tills to give back to them.”

Customer: “Why not!?”

Me: *pause* “Because… we’re in Canada.”

Customer: “Oh, I can’t wait to get out of this stupid country!”

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