No Manners For Minions

| Colorado, USA | Bizarre

(Although it’s my first day at my job in the grocery department, I used to work in customer service in the same store. There’s a particular customer who often visited me in customer service. I fixed his transactions many times before and he has been nothing but nice. As I’m walking around putting stock in the aisles, this same customer approaches me.)

Customer: “Do you have split peas?”

Me: “What kind are you looking for? I believe we have some one aisle over with the canned food. We also have frozen peas with the frozen vegetables.”

Customer: “Okay, thanks.”

(A little while later, the original customer finds me.)

Customer: “I just want to let you know I found dry split peas in the same aisle we were talking in, on the lowest shelf. You don’t know your job.”

Me: “I’m sorry, sir, it’s my first day and I’m still learning.”

Customer: “WELL, YOU SHOULDN’T BE ALLOWED TO THINK! You should know where everything is before they hire idiots like you!”

Knowing Is Half The Battle, Part 2

| Michigan, USA | Bizarre, Extra Stupid

Me: “Hello! How are you today?”

Customer: “I don’t know…”

Me: “Well, is there anything I can help you find?”

Customer: “Yeah.”

(There’s a long pause.)

Me: “…Is there a specific style you’re looking for?”

Customer: “I don’t know…”

Me: “Maybe a color?”

Customer: “I don’t know…”

Me: “What size?”

Customer: “I don’t know…”

Me: “Um, I can’t help you unless you give me something to go on.”

Customer: *dejectedly* “Okay.” *leaves*

Boss: “What just happened?”

Me: “I don’t know…”

Related:
Knowing Is Half The Battle

Only If It Grows On Trees

| Nottingham, UK | Money

Me: “Hello, you’re through to the loans department. My name is [name]. How can I help you?”

Caller: “I’d like to check how much I could get on a loan, please.”

(I get the persons details and check the account.)

Me: “Thank you, Mrs. [caller]. You can have a loan of up to £900.”

Caller: “Do I have to pay that back?”

It’s Not Personal ‘Til It’s Personal

| Newfoundland, Canada | Uncategorized

(My coworker and I are standing in my department talking. An older lady comes up to my coworker.)

Customer: “Where can I find pants?”

Coworker: “I’m not sure, as I’m just a cashier. However my coworker works in this department, so she can help you.” *motions to me*

Customer: “So you don’t know?”

Coworker: “No, I only work on cash.”

Customer: “So, there’s no one that can help me?”

Coworker: “This girl can help you.” *motions to me again* “She’s worked in this department a long time.”

Customer: “I want you to help me!”

Coworker: “Like I said, I work on cash. She works in this department, so she can help you.”

Customer: “I don’t want HER to help me.”

Coworker: “Well, she’s the only one working in this department today.”

Customer: “I guess no one can help me, then!” *storms off*

Weekend Roundup: You Drive Me Crazy

, , , , | Not Always Right | Bizarre, Roundups

Your Drive Me Crazy! This week, we share five stories of customers who drive employees nuts—and the brave workers who are driven to serve them just the same!

  1. Drive Hoo:
    Woohoo! Drive-thru customers can really drive you crazy!
  2. Preserving Life, 1-Up At A Time:
    Proof that Pokémon-players take “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” VERY seriously.
  3. Copycats…and Copy Dogs, Copy Sheep…:
    A customer wanting to clone his dog? Just another day at the bookstore!
  4. That Was Random:
    One coffee shop customer takes a random walk on the weird side.
  5. We Can Thank Hollywood And “Hacker” Films For This:
    Tech support can fix your hard drive, but not the car you drive!

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