(A customer comes up to my register ranting about how “Kids today don’t know math!” I’m in high school.)
Customer: “Kids today are just so ignorant! I’ll bet this girl here doesn’t even know any basic math!”
(She then starts quizzing me on mental math as I’m trying to ring out her order. By the grace of God, I get all of them right.)
Customer: “Well, I guess you’re the exception to the rule, then.”
(She then counts out her change for me.)
Me: “Your total was $10.60. You only gave me $10.50. I think you miscounted.”
Customer: *embarrassed* “Oh.”
(She quickly recounts her change and leaves.)
Coworker: “That was the best thing ever.”
Me: “Hiya! What can I do for you?”
Customer: “Yeah, I’d like to exchange this peanut butter.”
(She hands me the peanut butter and the receipt.)
Me: “Oh, okay. Any reason? Is it bad?”
Customer: “Oh, no, it’s not bad. It’s just that it’s the chunky kind, and I need creamy.”
Me: “Oh! Well, if you want to go grab the one you want, I’ll get you fixed up and on your way!”
(She goes and gets the creamy peanut butter and comes back. I check the prices and hand her the right one.)
Me: “All righty, you’re all set! Have a good day!”
Customer: “Thank you!” *laughs* “I can’t believe I picked this up. I can’t have the one with the chunks in it. I’m allergic to peanuts!”
(She walked off and my manager and I exchanged very confused glances.)
Introducing December’s Theme Of The Month: The Holidays & The New Year!
Entering is easy:
- Submit a funny or interesting story about this month’s theme: The Holidays & The New Year. Share a story when telling them you don’t work here, doesn’t work!
- At the end of the month, we’ll feature our favorite Theme Of The Month stories in a roundup!