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Can You Prevent Sales Of Books That Are Going To A Bad Home?

, , , | Right | August 3, 2021

An elderly woman comes in and shoves a newspaper into my face.

Customer: “Do you have this?”

Confused, I glance at the newspaper and can’t see what she’s talking about.

Me: “What item, ma’am?”

She punches at a specific ad in the newspaper and yells at me.

Customer: “THIS BOOK!”

Me: *Looking it up* “I’m afraid we don’t have it.”

She doesn’t seem to believe me, so my coworker comes over and also checks, but no book. Then, the customer wanders around the store and then comes back with two books.

Me: “How are you today?”

Customer: “Not good.”

Me: “Oh, I’m sorry!”

Customer: “It was because of you!”

She huffed out of the store. Not my fault we didn’t have the random book she was looking for!

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Wireless, Clueless, Hopeless, Part 44

, , , , | Right | August 3, 2021

A few years ago, I was working as tech support for a security system company.

Me: “Tech support, this is [My Name]. How can I help?”

Customer: “I was just looking to get help with setting up my cameras.”

Me: “I would definitely be happy to help. First, you are going to need to go to the camera and press and hold the WPS button until the LED is flashing blue.”

Customer: “Okay, the little light is flashing.”

Me: “Okay. Now I need you to go to your router and press and hold the button for three seconds.”

Customer: “My what?”

Me: “Your router — it’s the box for your Internet.”

Customer: “But I ordered the Wi-Fi.”

Me: “I’m sorry?”

Customer: “I ordered the Wi-Fi; this system was supposed to have Wi-Fi.”

Me: *Facepalm* “Yes, the system is Wi-Fi capable, but you need to have Internet for it to work.”

Customer: “But is supposed to have Wi-Fi; that’s what I paid for.”

We go back and forth like this for a few minutes

Me: “Ma’am, you will need to get Internet for the cameras to work.”

Customer: “Then I just want to send them back.”

Me: “Sure thing. I will mail you a return label and you can send them back in the same box.”

Customer: “And could you cancel the Wi-Fi?”

Me: *Facepalm* “Yes, I’ll cancel the Wi-Fi.”

Customer: “Thank you.” *Click*

Me: *Long sigh*

Related:
Wireless, Clueless, Hopeless, Part 43
Wireless, Clueless, Hopeless, Part 42
Wireless, Clueless, Hopeless, Part 41
Wireless, Clueless, Hopeless, Part 40
Wireless, Clueless, Hopeless, Part 39

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One Day Customers Will Be Able To Do Shapes

, , | Right | August 3, 2021

A customer comes up to the counter with two perfumes she wants to have gift-wrapped separately. No problem.

The first round bottle I put in a pre-made gift bag. The second square box I gift wrap in paper.

I hand them to the customer who looks at them and asks:

Customer: “Do you remember which gift is which?”

I mentally slammed my head on the desk and politely explained it to her. And yes, a little part of me died.

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Good Luck Filling That Position

, , , , | Working | August 2, 2021

I am interviewing for an electrical apprentice job. I’m sitting in the office next to a woman who is also going to interview for a position. An older man — I presume the owner — walks past and spends a moment looking at the woman. He then pokes his head into the office of the person doing the interviews.

Owner: “Hey, [Interviewer], if you are going to hire chicks, at least hire ones who aren’t [lesbian slur]s and have big t*ts.”

The woman got up and left, and I followed her right out the door.

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Shot Yourself In The Foot, Didn’t You?

, , , , , | Working | August 2, 2021

I am dogsitting for a neighbor and am taking the dog for a walk. As I head back into the neighborhood, a driver very aggressively passes and honks at us while we are in the crosswalk. The driver turns down my street and parks in front of my parents’ house. As I approach her, she starts unloading things from her vehicle. 

Me: “Hey, that was really rude of you. You almost ran us over!”

The woman waves her hand at me and starts walking toward the house

Woman: “I’m late and I don’t have time for a stupid girl like you! You were in my way!”

I take the dog back to my neighbor’s house and spend about ten minutes there before going back to my house. I walk in the door and go upstairs to find my parents and the woman sitting at the table. The woman is trying to sell them some expensive appliances, and so far, my parents are interested in some items. She has her back to me, so I walk over to my parents with a big smile. 

Me: “Hi, Mom and Dad!” 

The woman’s face dropped and she turned pale. She very quickly finished her presentation and hightailed it out of there. Afterward, my parents asked why she started acting strange once I came in. When I told them what had happened, my dad called her company and explained to them why they wouldn’t be purchasing anything from her or the company.

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