Talking About A Whole Other Animal

| Trier, Germany | Funny Names, Language & Words, Tourists/Travel

(Trier is an ancient city with many Roman ruins. At the moment there is a traveling show in town showing lizards, snakes and amphibians. I’m on my way home.)

Tourist: “Excuse me. We are looking for the amphibian theater.”

Me: “The lizard show? It’s all the way on the other side of the city.”

Tourist: “No! The amphibian theater! The Roman gladiators!”

Me: “Oh! You mean the Amphitheater. Just 50 meters that way.”

Taxing Faxing, Part 11

| OK, USA | Extra Stupid, Technology

(A customer calls into my place of employment asking a question about her laser printer.)

Customer: “Hello. I need to know what my fax number is.”

Me: “Fax numbers are issued by your phone company. You would need to contact them to find out the number.”

Customer: “What? You mean they don’t come through the air?”

Me: “No, ma’am. They do not come through the air.”

Related:
Taxing Faxing, Part 10
Taxing Faxing, Part 9
Taxing Faxing, Part 8
Taxing Faxing, Part 7
Taxing Faxing, Part 6
Taxing Faxing, Part 5
Taxing Faxing, Part 4
Taxing Faxing, Part 3
Taxing Faxing, Part 2
Taxing Faxing

Deciding On Which Managerial Post Is Splitting Pink Hairs

| TX, USA | Crazy Requests, Health & Body, Theme Of The Month

(I have bubblegum pink hair. I manage two stores in the general area, and I am an assistant district manager. Our products are quite pricey, so we tend to have ‘higher end’ customers.)

Me: “Welcome to [Company]. How can I help you?”

Customer: “What the h*** is wrong with your head?!”

Me: “I’m not sure. Is there anything I can help you find?”

Customer: “H***, no! You should be ashamed of that hair color!”

Me: “I’m quite sorry, but, again, do you need any help?”

Customer: “Your hair is obscene! Let me talk to your manager!”

Me: “I am the manager, ma’am.”

Customer: “What?! Fine, you smarta** b****! Let me talk to YOUR manager!”

(I calmly bend down and switch to my ‘assistant district manager’ tag, and face the customer again.)

Me: “All right. How can I help you?”

(The customer turned red and she left without a word.)