Get In Line Or Get Out

| Duluth, MN, USA | Bad Behavior, Extra Stupid, Theme Of The Month

(It is the Christmas season, when our store closes at midnight. A shopper is still shopping in toys at 12:15 when we approach her.)

Me: “Ma’am, can I help you find something? We are closed now and need you to check out so we can go home.”

Customer: “No, I’m just looking.”

Me: “Well, then, we need you to check out. The store has been closed for 15 minutes.”

Customer: “Well, there was a line up there!”

Me: “So… uh… get in it?”

The Front End Is Affronted

, | Saratoga, NY, USA | Bad Behavior, Crazy Requests, Theme Of The Month

(I work in a grocery store in the back in the deli. We have telephones in each department to call other departments and customers and for them to call us. In the summer the deli stays open longer for the tourists than the rest of year. It is now fall so we are closing earlier. We are in the middle of cleaning the department. The phone rings and my coworker answers:)

Coworker: “Hello, deli department.”

Coworker: *pause before he answers* “We closed at eight.”

Coworker: *another pause, then:* “No, we currently close at eight.”

(He hangs up and then several minutes later it rings again. He picks up again.)

Coworker: “Hello, deli department.” *pause* “No, we do close at eight. We are not open to ten. We are open to eight.”

(He hangs up and turns to me:)

Coworker: “It was the same person and I am going to lose it if they call again!”

(The phone rings a third time and this time I pick it up.)

Me: “Hello, deli department. [My Name] speaking.”

Customer: “The other guy told me you close at eight. I know you close at ten.”

Me: “We used to close at ten. We are currently closing at eight. We were open later for summer but we are now closing at eight.”

Customer: “You should be open until ten!” *hangs up*

(The worst part was the customer was an employee from the front of the store!)

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A Minute Makes More Than A Minute Difference

, | Boise, ID, USA | Bad Behavior, Food & Drink, Theme Of The Month

(On Sundays, we close both dine in and drive thru at 9 pm.)

Customer: *in drive thru* “Hey, how late are you guys open?”

Me: “Well, it’s 8:58. We’re closing both dine in and drive thru in two minutes.”

Customer: “Okay, we’ll be right in!”

(The customers proceeded to come inside and took 20 minutes to decide what they wanted, then tried to stay and eat inside. My manager let them. I had to stay an hour late, with school in the morning.)

Let Me Know When You’re Really REALLY Closed

| WA, USA | Bizarre, Theme Of The Month

(Our mall closes early on Sunday, though some people don’t quite get the message. My coworker has gone to take out the trash and left a door unlocked but closed so she can get back in, as we normally do while my manager is closing the registers. A couple walks in after letting themselves in.)

Manager: “O-oh, hey, guys. How are you doing tonight?” *stops her counting and shuts the drawer to go around the counter*

Customer #1: “Hey there. We’re just looking.”

(My manager is confused but follows them, doing her normal sales thing until the couple finally catches on.)

Customer #1: “Are you guys closed?”

Manager: “Yes, we are.”

Customer #2: “No, like… Are you guys REALLY closed? Not just saying it?”

Manager: “… Yes. I’m closing down the registers and I can’t process any more transactions.”

Customer #1: *snippy suddenly* “Well, we just want to look, anyway!”

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