Stubs To Be You

| CA, USA | Crazy Requests

(I’m at a podium on a busy weekend afternoon tearing tickets. A customer comes back to the podium.)

Customer: “I’d like my ticket back.”

Me: “The ticket stub I gave you when you passed through is actually all you need.”

Customer: “No, I need the other half back. I want to get a refund.”

Me: “You actually don’t need the other half to do that. You can just go back up to box office with what you have and get a refund.”

Customer: “I don’t see why it’s so hard for you to just give it back to me. I was here just a minute ago. Give it to me now!”

Me: “I’m sorry, but I’m not going to be able to find your ticket. Dozens of other people have passed through behind you.”

Customer: “Why won’t you just give me the other half of my ticket? It can’t be that hard. I want it back!”

(I don’t know what to say at this point, so I open the drawer full of hundreds of torn tickets and look back up at her.)

Customer: “Oh…”

Tourists & Travelers Themed Giveaway Roundup

Not Always Right | Roundups, Theme Of The Month, Tourists/Travel

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

  1. Canada: America’s Hat, Part 7 (1,245 thumbs up)
  2. Yukon Freeze It, Part 3 (1,115 thumbs up)
  3. No Vocation For Location, Part 7 (1,029 thumbs up)
  4. Having A Light Bulb Moment, Part 3 (843 thumbs up)
  5. Dumb By Any Metric, Part 2 (1,150 thumbs up)
  6. Ye Olde Fool (1,498 thumbs up)
  7. Waiting For That Light Bulb Moment That Never Comes (1,174 thumbs up)
  8. No ID, No Idea, Part 12 (1,000 thumbs up)
  9. A Large Intelligence Gulf (Of Mexico) (1,170 thumbs up)
  10. Loonie Over A Toonie, Part 3 (802 thumbs up)

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

PS #2: Read more roundups here!

A-Salted By The Flavor

| Hyannis, MA, USA | Food & Drink, Health & Body, Top

(I own a small cookie bakery on a busy main street on Cape Cod. A customer and his wife have purchased a cookie and some coffee and sat outside to enjoy it. I am having a conversation with my son, when the customer walks back in after they’ve finished.)

Customer: “Excuse me. Just a little constructive criticism.”

Me: “Okay. Sure!”

Customer: “The cookie we had was too salty.”

Me: “I’m sorry about that. Which cookie did you purchase?”

Customer: “The lace cookie.”

Me: “You mean the one topped with sea salt?”

Customer: “I’m not sure why it tasted so salty!”

My Son: “But it’s… it’s topped with sea salt.”

Customer: “You know, you REALLY need to be careful about stuff like that when there are people like us who are watching our salt intake!”

Me: “Well then, sir, I’m not certain you made the best decision. Out of our 14 or so varieties, you chose to purchase a salted cookie.”

Customer: “But it was—” *reads description* “—OH! I see. Um, okay, have a great day!”