Fax Me Up, Scotty

| California, USA | Technology

Facsimile, Not Facsteleporty

(A middle aged woman rushes in and hands me a sheet of paper.)

Customer: “Can you fax this page to [number] for me?”

Me: “No problem!”

Customer: “I’m just going to run next door for a coffee and be right back.”

Me: “Sure.”

(The customer returns after 10 minutes.)

Customer: “You didn’t fax it yet?!”

Me: “Yes, I did actually. It went through fine.”

Customer: “No, you didn’t! I can see my paper laying right there!”

Why You Always Bring Your Own Dinnerware

| Graham, NC, USA | Rude & Risque

(An elderly lady approaches the counter.)

Me: “Can I help you?”

Customer: “Yes, I need some dish bags.”

(Unaware of what dish bags are, I assume she means dish rags.)

Me: “I’m not sure what that is and if we carry it. I would look in the cleaning section.”

Customer: “Well, my doctor said I could get it here.”

Me: “Okay, well I would check that aisle.”

(The customer leaves and returns after a couple minutes.)

Customer: “I didn’t find them!”

Me: “Can you tell me again what it is you need?”

Customer: “Dish bags.”

Me: “And you say your doctor told you to get them here?”

Customer: “Yes!”

Me: “Well, I’m sorry. I’ve never heard of dish bags and I don’t believe I’ve seen anything like that here.”

Customer: “Well, this is ridiculous! What am I going to do?”

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am, would you like me to ask our pharmacist about them?”

Customer: “Yes!”

(I go get the pharmacist to assist me.)

Pharmacist: “So, what is a dish bag used for?”

Customer: “Jeeze! You clean your lady parts with it!”

Don’t Fool Around With Daycare

| Colorado Springs, CO, USA | Family & Kids

Caller: “Hey, you take care of kids?”

Me: “Yes. What ages and times are you needing?”

Caller: “Well, I got six kids and I need them outta here while I do my thang.”

Me: “Your ‘thang’?”

Caller: “Yeah, I can’t get my mack on with all them d*** kids runnin’ around. So, could you take them from like…8pm to 3 or 4am?”

Me: “I don’t do overnight care, sir. I’m sorry.”

Caller: “That’s okay. By the way, are you married?”

Their Parenting Is Nothing To Rave About

| Baytown, TX, USA | Family & Kids

(A customer that I served earlier this particular day walks in with small child of about one year. The child starts screaming and the mom puts the child down to run around unattended.)

Customer: “I need to return these shoes.”

Me: “Okay, was there anything wrong with them?”

Customer: “No, I just thought I had more money than I really did.”

Me: “Oh okay, that’s fine.”

Customer: “Yeah, I need that money so I can go to raves!”

Til Delivery Do Us Part

| Seattle, WA, USA | Health & Body, Spouses & Partners

Me: “Good morning, ma’am! It’s [my name] from [store name]! I wanted to let you know your order came in—”

Customer: “Oh! Yes, would you ship it—oh, hold on.”

(There’s long pause.)

Customer: “Actually, will you call me back in a couple days? I’m just sitting here waiting for my husband to die.”

Me: *taken aback* “Oh, my…I am so sorry your husband is ill, ma’am—”

Customer: “Yeah, yeah. Don’t forget to call me, okay? Bye!” *click*

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