Some Things Just Don’t Add Up, Part 5

| Omaha, NE, USA | Money

(I work at grocery store that happens to be running a sale on milk. I overhear another customer arguing with his spouse.)

Man: “Okay. We need a gallon of milk.”

(He reaches for the gallon jugs that are priced at $3.59.)

Woman: “Honey, the half gallons are on sale. They’re 10 for $10.00.”

Man: “That makes no sense.”

Woman: “Just grab two half gallons.”

Man: “But that’s more expensive.”

Woman: “No, they’re 10 for $10, while a gallon is $3.59. We don’t have to buy ten for the discount.”

Man: “That’s ridiculous.”

Me: “Look at it this way: You can buy a one gallon jug of milk for $3.59 or two half-gallon jugs for $2.00. It still equals one gallon.”

Man: *confused*

(The woman and I just exchange glances and shake our heads.)

Some Things Just Don’t Add Up, Part 4
Some Things Just Don’t Add Up, Part 3
Some Things Just Don’t Add Up, Part 2
Some Things Just Don’t Add Up

Parts & Laboring The Obvious

| Warwick, RI, USA | Extra Stupid

Customer: “I need a tire for a 2010 Honda Accord.”

Me: “What do you have on there now?”

Customer: “A flat tire.”

Here Today, (Not) Gone Tomorrow

, | Melbourne, Australia | Extra Stupid

(A man approaches the counter.)

Me: “Hello, sir, what can I get for you today?”

Customer: “Yes, I was wondering what days you guys are closed.”

Me: “We’re open everyday.”

Customer: “Yes, but which days aren’t you open?”

Me: “None. We are open every day.”

Customer: *irritated* “Are you deaf? Which days AREN’T you open?”

Me: “Sir, we are open on days that end with the letter Y.”

Customer: “Right! So you’re open 4 days a week! Why didn’t you just say that?”

Them’s The Kakes

| Canberra, Australia | Language & Words

(The stationery store I work for sells badges with letters on them. A lady comes in with a list of letters she needs, one of them being K. After pulling out all the K’s, she seems confused.)

Customer: “Oh, wait, K isn’t what I need.”

Me: “What letter do you need, then?”

Customer: “C. Cake is spelled with a C right?”

Additional Charge For Unlimited Sexism Plan

| Arkansas, USA | Bigotry, Technology

Me: “Good afternoon! Welcome to [store name]. How may I assist you?”

Customer: “My phone’s not working, and your service is crap.”

Me: “Well, I’d be more than happy to help you. Sorry for your inconvenience.”

Customer: “Just fix the d*** thing and stop talking!”

Me: *shocked* “Yes, sir.”

(After a few minutes of testing his device, I figure out the problem is that the phone simply has not been charged.)

Me: “Sir, your phone is dead. It needs to be charged. That’s why you weren’t able to place a call or turn the device on.”

Customer: “That’s bulls***. I want to talk to your manager!”

Me: “I am the manager, sir.”

Customer: “But you’re a woman!”

Me: “Yes, sir, last time I checked, I was.”

Customer: *very condescendingly* “Your place is in the kitchen. I want to speak with a male!”

Me: *speechless*

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