Being That Stupid Is Quite A Feet

, , , , | Right | February 17, 2010

Customer: “How big do people usually make fleece blankets?”

Me: “For people under six foot they’re usually 2 1/2 yards, and for over six feet, three yards.”

(The customer is silent for a moment, giving me a confused stare.)

Customer: “I’m just no good with metric yards.”


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Blind To Reason

, , , , , | Right | February 17, 2010

(A customer walks in with a small dog in her purse.)

Me: “Excuse me, miss, but you can’t have your dog in here. You’ll need to leave it in your car.”

Customer: “Why? Chanel is my baby! There is no way I could leave her in my car!”

Me: “Miss, having your dog in here is unsanitary. She has to go back into your car before you can shop.”

Customer: “That is so dumb! Let me speak to your manager!”

Manager: “What seems to be the problem, miss?”

Customer: “This girl says I can’t have my dog in here! But I totally should be allowed to. Babies are allowed in, and Chanel is my baby!”

Manager: “Babies are a different story, miss.”

Customer: “My dog could die if I leave her in the car!”

(A clearly blind man now comes in with his seeing-eye dog.)

Customer: “You let that guy with his dog in! This is sexual discrimination!”

Manager: “Miss, that man is blind. We can’t tell him to leave his dog outside.”

Customer: “So, only blind people can have their dogs in the store?”

Manager: “That’s right.”

(The customer leaves, and my manager disappears. 10 minutes later, the customer returns. She is wearing sunglasses and has her dog on a leash.)

Me: “Miss, I’ve already told you this. You need to leave your dog in your car.”

Customer: “But I’m blind and this is my seeing dog!”

Me: “You weren’t blind ten minutes ago, and you aren’t blind now. Please leave, or I will have you escorted out.”

Customer: “Fine, I’ll shop somewhere else! God, you people are so dumb!”

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Passing It Forward

, , , , | Right | February 17, 2010

Me: “How are you today, sir?”

Customer #1: “Ahhhhh… well, I’m pretty good now!”

Me: “Now?”

Customer #1: “I’ve just had a horrible stomach ache all day, but I just farted and I feel much better!”

Me: “That’s… nice…”

(The relieved customer leaves, but another customer approaches. They’re unaware of the previous conversation.)

Customer #2: “Can you smell something? Do you think it’s the meat? Does it smell off to you?”

Me: “No, miss. I don’t think it’s the meat.”

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The Five-Minute Fan

, , , | Right | February 17, 2010

(At the bookstore where I work, we sell tickets for local events.)

Customer: “Hi. I’d like tickets.”

Me: “All right, for which show?”

Customer: “I don’t know. I heard about it on the radio today, but I can’t remember who it is.”

Me: “Did they say when the concert was?”

Customer: “Um…”

Me: “Was it coming up soon?”

Customer: *shrugs*

Me: “Do you remember anything at all about it?”

Customer: “I think the guy’s name was…” *spews out a couple syllables as he tries to guess a name*

Me: “Is it [Name]?”

Customer: “Yeah! That’s the one! I want tickets for that show!”

Me: “Unfortunately, that show is tonight, and it’s been sold out for the past week.”

Customer: “Huh?”

Me: “There haven’t been tickets available for a few days now.”

Customer: “You’ve got to be kidding me! I’ve been waiting ages to go see this show, and now you’re telling me I can’t? This is ridiculous!”

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Thinking Outside The Box

, , | Right | February 16, 2010

Me: “Thank you for calling [Restaurant]. Can I help you?”

Caller: “I just picked up an order from you and it is completely wrong. It should not be so difficult to get an order right.”

Me: “I’m very sorry. What was the name on your ticket and I’ll see if I can fix this for you.”

(I pull the customer’s ticket and read the order to her.)

Me: “Is that what you ordered?”

Caller: “Yes, but I didn’t get it and my husband said he is very upset as well!”

Me: “What did you get, ma’am?”

Caller: “Well there’s a large container of soup in here that I did not order and I haven’t even opened the Styrofoam boxes but I’m sure they’re wrong!”

Me: “Could you open the boxes and check for me?”

Caller: “Your d*** restaurant screwed up! There is no reason for me to open the boxes!”

Me: “I’m just trying to find out what happened to your order.”

Caller: “Fine!” *checks boxes* “Well, the food in the boxes is right but I did not order any soup!”

Me: “Don’t worry. The soup was placed in your bag by mistake. You weren’t charged for it.”

Caller: “I’m still not happy about all this. I want to speak to a manager!”

(My manager took the phone, and listened to the woman’s story.)

Manager: “Just so I’m clear here, ma’am, you’re angry because you got free soup?”

Caller: *click*

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