A Competitive Throwdown Of The Stock

| UK | Money, Theme Of The Month, Wild & Unruly

(An older customer is looking at the sweets.)

Old Customer: “How much is this bar of chocolate?”

Me: “That’s [amount].”

Old Customer: “Really? it is only [smaller amount] at [competitor].”

(The old customer puts the chocolate bar down, and picks up a packet of crisps.)

Old Customer: “How much are these?”

Me: “Those are [amount].”

(The old customer huffs and throws them down.)

Old Customer: “That is outrageous! They are only [smaller amount] at [competitor]!”

Me: “I am sorry, but because they are a large chain store, they can charge a little better than us. Because we are independent, our prices are a little higher.”

Old Customer: “You are just trying to rob an old lady! These are cheaper at [competitor]; you should be ashamed!”

(The old customer starts to throw the chocolates around.)

Me: “You’re more than welcome to shop there, ma’am. Please stop throwing those on the floor.”

Old Customer: “Why would I go there! It’s half way across town! You expect an old lady to walk all that way! You are a disgrace with no respect for your elders!”

(She starts to walk out of the shop.)

Old Customer: “You are robbers! Daylight robbers!”

(She leaves by throwing more stock on the floor.)

Think Small

| CT, USA | Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

(I am working the pay window at a fast food restaurant.)

Me: “Hi, how are you?”

Customer: “Why did they ask me small, medium, or large?”

Me: “For the size of your combo.”

Customer: “That is too complicated for drive-thru.”

Can’t Handle The Weight Of Girl Power

| ON, Canada | Crazy Requests, Health & Body

(I am a girl, and so is the customer.)

Customer: “I need a guy to help me get some boxes of paper.”

Me: “Oh, they’re all busy, but that’s okay; I can get it for you.”

Customer: “No! Girls shouldn’t be lifting heavy things!”

Me: “Why not? I lift heavy things all the time.”

Customer: “You shouldn’t be!”

Me: “Why not?”

Customer: “Because you are a woman! Women can’t lift heavy things! You’ll hurt your back!”

Me: “Not if I lift it properly. I carry boxes of paper all the time as part of my job. I can lift it no problem.”

Customer: “But I need five of them!”

Me: “That’s okay; I’ll put them on a dolly.”

Customer: “No! Women shouldn’t be lifting things as heavy as that!”

Me: “Okay, seriously. Women can lift whatever they want. Just because I’m a woman doesn’t mean that I can’t lift paper. If I wasn’t a strong woman, maybe I wouldn’t be strong enough to do it, and then I would hurt myself. But I am strong enough to lift that paper, so I won’t hurt myself.”

Customer: “I’M NOT BUYING THE PAPER UNLESS A MAN LIFTS IT FOR ME!”