This Is Soda-Pressing

| Twin Cities, MN, USA | Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

(I’m taking an order for delivery on the phone.)

Caller: “What kind of soda do you have?”

Me: “Coke, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, Mr. Pibb, and root beer.”

Caller: “Hmm… I’d like a Mountain Dew!”

Me: “I’m sorry; we don’t have that. We only have Coke, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, Mr. Pibb, and root beer.”

Caller: “Well, how about a Sprite then!”

Me: “We don’t have that either, only Coke, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, Mr. Pibb, and root beer.”

Caller: “Oh, Coke then!”

(The customer then shouts into the background.)

Caller: “Honey, do you want a soda? They have orange!”

A Spelling Konflict

| Melbourne, VIC, Australia | Language & Words

(A customer is looking for an icy-pole maker.)

Me: “Okay, now you said you were after a certain brand name?”

Customer: “Yes, all I know is that it starts with a ‘K’.”

(We do not currently stock any icy-pole related products by brands starting with a ‘K’, but we do have some starting with a ‘C’.)

Me: “Are you sure it wasn’t one of these ones here, miss? We have—”

Customer: “No, no! I’ll know it when I see it. It definitely starts with ‘K’. Oh look, there it is!”

Me: “Um… are you sure, miss? That machine is by the Zoku brand.”

Customer: “Yes, that’s it! Zoku! It start’s with a ‘K’! ‘K’ for Zoku!”

The ‘D’ Is Silent, The Customer Won’t Be

| Los Angeles, CA, USA | Movies & TV

(I am at the ticket counter in the lobby, when a customer leaves her movie, and wanders outside to take a call. A few moments later she pokes her head back in to SHOUT at us.)

Customer: “When is it over?”

Coworker: “When is what over?”

Customer: *disgusted sigh* “THE MOVIE!”

(The theaters are not visible from the ticket counter.)

Coworker: “Which movie?”

Customer: “Ugh! THE ONE I CAME FROM!”

Coworker: “Which was?”

Customer: “Um… DiGiorno…”

Me:Django Unchained?”

Customer: “Yeah.”

(The customer gets her information, and goes back outside to take her phone calls again.)

Me: *to coworker* “Because it’s not delivery, it’s Django?”