Not All Re-Cycling Is Good

| California, USA | Criminal/Illegal, Family & Kids, Top

(I am in a public park, riding my quad. A little girl comes up and asks for a ride. Since I’m not accustomed to giving strangers rides, I politely decline. A few minutes later, an angry woman storms up.)

Woman: “Excuse me!”

Me: “Uh, yes?”

Woman: “Why won’t you give my daughter a ride?! You made her cry!”

Me: “Well, I’m sorry about that.”

Woman: “So you’ll give her a ride?”

Me: “No, ma’am, I’m sorry. I just don’t feel comfortable giving strangers rides.”

Woman: “What terrible service! I am going to report you!”

(I hear her on the phone with the police.)

Woman: “Yes, this person refuses to give my daughter a ride on her quad. No, I don’t know her. What?! No, I am not on drugs!”

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Deli-cate Situation

| Chicago, IL, USA | Food & Drink, Rude & Risque, Uncategorized

Me: “Hello, this is–”

Caller: “Baby, what are you doing? Want to come over later?”

Me: “Excuse me?”

Caller: *laughs* “You heard me, baby.”

Me: “Sir, I think you may have the wrong number. This is a deli.”

Caller: “Woah, are you serious?”

Me: “Yes, sir.”

Caller: “I’m so sorry!”

Me: “It’s okay.”

Caller: “So…do you want to come over?

Non-Plussed With Tax

| Washington D.C., USA | At The Checkout, Politics, Uncategorized

Me: “Your total is $22.15 with tax.”

Customer: “What? How can that be?”

Me: “Well, you had one stamp at $13.95, and one candle at $6.95.”

Customer: “That doesn’t add up!”

Me: “Fourteen plus seven is twenty-one, and then with sales tax.”

Customer: “I still don’t know how that adds up. Oh well…I guess math has changed with inflation and all.”

It’s All Dutch To Me

| Eindhoven, Netherlands | Canada, Language & Words, Tourists/Travel, Uncategorized

Customer: “Hey, can I buy these, please?”

Me: “Sure. That’ll be 10 euros.”

(The customer hands me 10 Canadian dollars.)

Me: “I’m sorry, I can’t take that currency.”

Customer: “What? Why?”

Me: “Because this isn’t Canada.”

Customer: “But I thought you guys use Canadian dollars? My friend said they use Canadian dollars outside the US.”

Me: “We don’t. We use Euros here.”

Customer: “Since when?”

Me: “Since 2002. Although before that, we used guilders, so your dollars would still be useless.”

Customer: “But they’re Canadian dollars!”

Me: “But this isn’t Canada.”

(At this point, I take a second look at the magazines he’s trying to buy.)

Me: ” Excuse me, but do you speak Dutch?”

Customer: “No.”

Me: “Then why are you buying Dutch magazines?”

Customer: “I thought they’d be in English.”

Me: “Because they speak English in Canada?”

Customer: *blushing* “Yeah.”

Twilight Vs Holy Light

| Chicago, IL, USA | Books & Reading, Movies & TV, Religion, Top

(A young woman, about 20 years old, comes up to the counter holding a copy of The Bible.)

Me: “Hi, did you find everything you needed today?”

Customer: “Yeah, hey, can you tell me what this is about?”

Me: “The Bible?”

Customer: “Yeah, what’s it about?”

Me: “The Bible has two parts, the Old Testament which is scriptures and the New Testament, which contains the story of Jesus’ life and works as told through the gospels, written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.”

Customer: “Huh. Is it any good?”

Me: “It’s pretty popular.”

Customer: “Nah, I’ll just get this one instead.” *puts a copy of Twilight on the counter*