Not Firmly Rooted In Reality

| Vermont, USA | Uncategorized

(I work at a “cut your own” Christmas tree farm.)

Customer: “Are these locally grown?”

Threaten Differently

| USA | Technology, Top

(A customer is calling because iTunes can’t detect her new iPad. I pick up the phone and she speaks immediately.)

Customer: “I swear that if, at any point in this conversation, you tell me to buy a Mac, I will find you and kill you.”

Me: “Okay, well, I’m not telling you to buy a Mac, but you should know that they cut back on compatibility issues and-”

Customer: “Don’t do it. Just stop now. Make the PC work. I believe in you.”

For Some, Childhood Never Ends, Part 2

| USA | Food & Drink

(I work at a drive-in which is fairly popular in some parts of the country. Our kids’ meals are called Wacky Packs. The following takes place as I’m bringing the food out to a car.)

Me: “And here’s your wacky pack.”

Customer: “My what?”

Me: “Your wacky pack. Sorry, that’s what we call our kids’ meals.”

Customer: “A wocky pack?”

Me: “A wacky pack.”

Customer: “Oh! A wacky pack!”

(I continue to hand her the food.)

Me: “And here’s your apple juice. Sorry, we ran out of juice boxes so we poured some into a cup for you.”

Customer: “Oh, okay. I love juice boxes; they’re my favorite!”

Me: *laughs* “Yeah, I like them too. They’re fun.”

Customer: “To go with my wacky pack!” *giggle*

Related:
For Some, Childhood Never Ends

More Than You Bargained For, Part 4

| Georgia, USA | Uncategorized

Customer: “I’ll have one student ticket for [movie].”

Me: “It’s matinee right now. We don’t have student prices until after 6.”

Customer: “But I want my student discount!”

Me: “A student ticket is actually more expensive. Since it’s matinee right now, it’s only $5.”

Customer: “Do you just not want to give it to me because I’m [ethnicity]?”

Me: “No. It’s because the student tickets are more expensive.”

Customer: “GIVE ME MY DISCOUNT!!!”

Me: “Alright, that will be $7…”

Related:
More Than You Bargained For, Part 3
More Than You Bargained For, Part 2
More Than You Bargained For

Ignorance Really Is Bliss

| Kalamazoo, MI, USA | Uncategorized

(This happens at the end of the transaction, which up to this point had gone perfectly normally. The customer has paid in cash, with 40-some-odd cents in change.)

Me: “There’s your receipt sir. Would you like to donate your change to the Children’s Miracle Network today?”

Customer: “What?”

Me: “Well, if someone has less than 50 cents in change back, I usually ask them if they would like to donate their change.”

Customer: “Donate?”

Me: “Yes, our company exclusively supports the Children’s Miracle Network. At every store, we have donation jars like this red one. We collect change for the Children’s Miracle Network.”

Customer: “What’s that?”

Me: “The CMN? It’s a non-profit that helps sick kids find hospitals and treatment.”

Customer: “Sick kids?”

Me: “Yes, if a child is terminally ill or sick with a rare disease, the CMN will help them find treatments and even help with bills and such.”

Customer: “There ain’t no sick kids!”

Me: *confused* “Yes sir, plenty of kids are diagnosed with illnesses like cancer or other diseases.”

Customer: “Why are you doing this!?”

Me: “I’m sorry? Why am I doing what?”

Customer: “Lying to me! I don’t wanna hear about no sick kids! I gotta go to work! All I wanted was to buy my coffee! I didn’t want no guilt trip! Let me see your manager!”

(My manager had already heard the ruckus as she was crouched behind the counter collecting checks from the safe.)

Manager: “Yes, sir, how may I help you?”

Customer: “I just want my coffee! I don’t understand about these sick kids! Why did she tell me about the kids?”

Manager: “Are you confused about the CMN sir? I actually have some brochures in the back that talk about their non-profit services.”

Customer: *throws hands in the air* “Argh! There ain’t no sick kids! Shut up about the sick kids! I don’t understand!”

(The customer storms out with his coffee, leaving me holding his change in my hand.)

Manager: “It’s nice when the customers want to donate their change. Really gives them a good feeling, you know?”

Me: *drops customer’s change in jar* “Yes, ma’am.”

Page 1,792/2,916First...1,7901,7911,7921,7931,794...Last
« Previous
RANDOM
Next »