Taster’s Choice

| Right | June 24, 2009

(I was a customer at a store that engraves plaques, trophies, etc. and I witnessed this exchange.)

Employee: *to another customer* “Hello, can I help you find anything?”

Customer: “Yes, I’m looking for a specific plaque design.”

Employee: “All right, what kind of design are you looking for?”

Customer: “Uh… I don’t really remember what it looked like. But it tasted really bad.”

Employee: “…let’s just look over here, shall we?”

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Ah, The Wonders Of Osmosis

, , | Right | June 24, 2009

(A customer comes in to discuss care of his elderly, very ill cat. We talk about keeping the cat warm and hydrated.)

Customer: “So, I have this idea… I thought that if I put the cat in a bath, she’d stay warm and not be thirsty.”

Me: “Well, sir, I don’t think that that would be a good idea. She’ll get cold once you take her out of the bath. Also, putting her in water isn’t going to help her stay hydrated.”

Customer: “You mean that if I’m thirsty and I take a bath, I’ll still be thirsty when I get out?”

Me: “Yes, that is what I’m saying.”

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The Greater Of Two Evils

, , | Right | June 24, 2009

(A customer with a small child comes into our video game store and slams The Sims 2 down on the counter angrily.)

Customer: “Someone bought my son this game for his birthday. It’s completely unsuitable! Far too many adult themes!”

Me: “Well, provided you have the receipt, you can exchange it for a more suitable game if you’d like.”

Customer: “Okay, can you show me some games my son would like? Remember, he is only eight!”

Me: “Sure…”

(I show her a variety of games that would be fine for that age group.)

Customer: “What about this one?” *points to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas*

Customer’s Kid: “Yeah, mum! I want that one!”

Me: “Erm… I wouldn’t say that is a suitable replacement really…”

Customer: “Why not?”

Me: “Well, it’s about crime, and there are a lot of adult themes.”

Customer: “But you can have sex and children in The Sims!”

(I tried to convince her otherwise, but in the end she ended up buying GTA for her kid.)


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Now In Original & Extra Bandwidth Flavor

, , | Right | June 23, 2009

(I work at a sandwich place, where we have signs up promoting free Wi-Fi. An uninformed lady comes into the store.)

Lady: *looking the menu over and over* “How big is the serving of free Wi-Fi?”

Me: “I’m sorry, can you say that again?”

Lady: “The serving of Wi-Fi; how big is the free portion? Can I pay extra and get a bigger one to share with my husband, or can we get two cups for free?”

Me: “The Wi-Fi is a signal for computers that can connect to the Internet wirelessly… It isn’t something edible.”

(She looked around for a long time, checked her phone, and then walked out.)

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He’s Got The Look

| Right | June 23, 2009

Male Customer: “Excuse me, could I get some boyfriend jeans?”

Me: “Sorry, what?”

Customer: “You know, the baggy jeans – ‘boyfriend’ jeans.” *looks at me like I’m stupid*

Me: “You mean… normal jeans?”

Customer: *adamantly* “NO! My girlfriend calls them ‘boyfriend’ jeans.”

Me: “She’s female… for guys they’re just ‘jeans’…”

Customer: “Well, whatever they are, can you get me a pair?”

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