Too Taxing For Them To Understand, Part 2

| Lancaster, PA, USA | Hotels & Lodging, Money

(A teenage guest goes into our snack shop and picks out two drinks.)

Guest: “These are $4.00, right?”

Me: “$4.24.”

Guest: “$4.24?!”

Me: “Yes, with the tax.”

Guest: “I don’t like tax!”

Too Taxing For Them To Understand


The Concert Was For ‘Lady Georgia-Georgia’

, | Language & Words

(A customer has reached our call center to ask for more information about his tickets. Often, seating designations may be abbreviated on the tickets we mail out, and, in this case, the abbreviation is similar to another state’s two-letter postal abbreviation.)

Customer: “I have a question on my tickets. I can’t find the Georgia Standing area on the map.

Me: “I’m sorry; I’m not familiar with the Georgia Standing area. Is that how it’s written on your tickets?”

Customer: “Yeah, it says ‘GA STANDING.’”

(Now whenever our concerts have a General Admission Standing area, we all call it Georgia Standing!)


Trying To Manufacture A Different Price

| LA, USA | Crazy Requests

(The store I work at sells appliance parts. I take a phone call.)

Me: “Thank you for calling [Store]!”

Caller: “Hi, I need a price on a pump for my washing machine.”

Me: “All right, do you have the model number?”

(Amazingly she does, and the call proceeds normally as I look up the part for her and quote the price.)

Me: “Okay, ma’am, I have this pump in stock, and your price would be $102.71, plus tax.”

Customer: “Oh, wow, that much? Um… would you be able to refer me to someone who might have it cheaper?”

Me: “Uh… not really… That’s the manufacturer’s price, and—”

Customer: “So, non-negotiable, right?”

Me: “I’m afraid so.”

Customer: “D***! Okay, thanks anyway.”

(She hangs up.)

Me: *to coworker* “Apparently people want us to send them to our competitors and still stay in business!”