Color Me Stupid, Part 3

| Ohio, USA | Pets & Animals

Customer: “I have a new kitten for an appointment.”

Me: “Okay, let me get some information from you…”

(I get a lot of information and come to the question about color.)

Me: “And what color is the cat?”

Customer: “It’s cream.”

Me: “Cream and white?”

Customer: “No, just plain cream colored!”

(We get back to the room and I take the cat out of the carrier. It’s a black cat.)

Related:
Color Me Stupid, Part 2
Color Me Stupid

Intelligence May Be Of Equal Or Lesser Value

| Sydney, Australia | At The Checkout

(My store is going through a buy two, get the third free sale. A customer comes up with only two items.)

Me: “Hi. Just these ones today?”

Customer: “Yes, thanks.”

Me: “Did you want to grab another item of equal or lesser value for free?”

Customer: “How much will it cost?”

Me: “Nothing…it’s free.”

Customer: “What’s the catch?”

Me: “It’s of equal or lesser value of the items you have here.”

Customer: “So, how much extra do I have to pay for it?”

Me: “Nothing. It’s free.”

Customer: “No. There’s a catch, isn’t there? You people are always trying to sell me more stuff with some sort of catch behind it. I will probably end up paying more for it or something.”

Me: “No, it’s free, meaning you will pay no extra. You get it for nothing.”

Customer: “No! I refuse to give into your gimmicks.”

(The customer pays for two items and walks out of the store. She returns the next day.)

Customer: “Yes, I came in yesterday and wasn’t aware of the sale you had going on for buy two, get the third free!”

The Fine Wine Between Pleasure And Pain

| Tallahassee, FL, USA | Food & Drink, Health & Body

Me: “Thank you for calling Pain Management of Hamilton County. This is Pat, are you a new or existing patient?”

Caller: “This isn’t Branchville Winery?”

Me: “No, ma’am. This is Pain Management of Hamilton County.”

Caller: “I guess I’m looking for a different kind of pain management…”

Size Matters, Part 5

| Destin, FL, USA | Extra Stupid

(I work at the photo counter of a major retailer. This happens almost everyday.)

Me: “Hello, how can I help you today?”

Customer: “I was wondering how big is an 8 x 10 photo?”

Me: *holding up fingers to approximate size* “About this big.”

Customer: “So, how big is that?”

Me: “It’s 8 inches by 10 inches.”

Customer: “So, will that fit in a 4 x 6 frame?”

Related:
Size Matters, Part 4
Size Matters, Part 3
Size Matters, Part 2
Size Matters

A Dose By Any Other Name

| Belize | Health & Body

Customer: “Hey, I want some Tylenol.”

Me: “For children or for adults?”

Customer: “For adults.”

Me: “At the moment, we only have the generic kind available. You know, paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen?”

Customer: “No! I don’t want any acetaminophen! Give me the other one!”

Me: “Ma’am, they are the same thing, just different names for the same ingredient.”

Customer: “Well, I just want the first one you named. Just don’t give me the other one.”

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