Me: “I would be happy to process that payment for you today. First, could I have the name exactly how it appears on the card?”
Customer: “Master Card.”
Me: “Oh, no, I’m sorry. I am looking for the human’s name that is on the card.”
Customer: “Capital One.”
Me: “No, not that one; the human’s name that is on the card.”
Customer: “I already told you, it’s Master Card!”
(A female customer who looks to be in her late thirties is at the counter asking about upcoming games releases for her 10-12 year old son, who is looking through the games on display. He runs up to the counter.)
Child: “Mummy, mummy, can I have this game?”
(He hands the 18+ rated game “Dead Island” to his mom, who looks at the back of the box.)
Woman: *disgusted* “You’re not having this! Look, it’s got a man hitting a zombie with an axe on the back! I’ve got no problem with you shooting people, but an axe?!”
(This happens during a small snow storm. West Yellowstone is at the top of Gallatin Canyon and the road can be very dangerous in the winter.)
Visitor: “Thanks for the directions! I’m heading for Bozeman.”
Me: “You’re welcome, and drive safe!”
Visitor: “How dare you?! I am a great driver! Don’t you ever again imply otherwise!”
(I’ve been helping a customer who’s about to get a great deal because of a BOGO promotion in the store. She also has a coupon for a free item. Even I am impressed with the amount of products she’ll get for free. I’ve been helping her select lotions and fragrances on the floor.)
Customer: “Well, I have so much already. I don’t know what to pick out next. What would you recommend? What’s your favorite fragrance?”
(I show her my favorite fragrance and she adds a lotion to her bag before she heads to the register to check out. She comes back to me after she makes her purchases.)
Customer: “Thanks so much for your help today!”
(Surprisingly, she hands me a bag from our store with an item in it. Inside is my favorite lotion; she had used her coupon to treat me!)
Prank You Very Much! Happy April Fools’ Day, readers! This week, we share five stories that show the foolish hazards of pulling a fast one!
- Impractical Jokes:
Guys, take note: a fake stabbing to freak out your wife might result in a real stabbing—by your wife!
- Bohemian Nobody:
Customer, oo-oo-oo-ooh // Didn’t mean to make you cry // If you’re not back again this time tomorrow // Go away, go away // Your pranks don’t really matter…
- Prankin’ Like It’s 1929:
This elderly caller’s prank is probably older than your grandparents, but he proves laughter IS the best medicine—especially when it’s at your expense!
- Your Prank Got Spanked, Part 2:
A caller learns the hard way that if you’re gonna prank an employee, at least be original!
- Morbid Curiosity Killed The Cat:
Note to prank callers: your cat is NOT a get-out-of-jail-free card!
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