Lack Of Register Does Not Register, Part 6

| CA, USA | Right | September 7, 2015

(At my store, the place you punch in is at the registers. However, the storage for the employee’s items is in the back. You need to go to the back to put your items in before punching in. I have just clocked in and am going up to my supervisor to see what register I’m on and what duties I have. Before I get to her, I’m stopped by a customer.)

Customer: “Are you an employee?”

Me: “Yes.”

Customer: “Why aren’t you at a register?”

Me: “I just clocked in two seconds ago. I’m going to—”

Customer: “Well, I saw you walking past. Why weren’t you on the register?”

Me: “I’m sorry. It’s store policy for the employees to put their things in the back before clocking in.”

Customer: “Have you seen this line? I want your manager. There need to be more employees on the register. What I want to know is why you aren’t on a register now.”

Me: “Because I’m busy talking to you.”

(In the time it took for her to complain, I could have gotten on my register and checked her out.)

Related:
Lack of Register Does Not Register, Part 5
Lack of Register Does Not Register, Part 4
Lack of Register Does Not Register, Part 3

This Joke Has Been Used

| Tilehurst, England, UK | Right | September 7, 2015

(I overhear the following conversation in the pharmacy:)

Customer: “I’d, um, like some, er, suppositories, please. Sorry, but I’m not really sure which ones. They’re for my wife, who called out for me to get some when I was half-way out the door on an errand to do something else.”

Pharmacist: “Certainly, sir, let’s go and look for some. Here: would they be these?” *offering him a particular brand*

Customer: “Pff. Not sure. Could be; I know she suffers from the H word, but on the other hand…”

Pharmacist: “You can bring them back for a refund and replace them with the other kind.”

Customer: “What, even if…” *at this point he cracks up laughing* “Even if…” *and he’s laughing so hard he can’t say what he’s trying to say*

Pharmacist: *knowing exactly what he’s trying to say; it’s an old joke, but so funny she can’t help laughing herself* “…even if they’ve been used?”

(Both customer and pharmacist laughed like grade school children.)

The Kind Leading The Blind

| St. Louis, MO, USA | Right | September 6, 2015

Customer Service Rep: *to me* “This woman needs help getting these items. Help her through the store, please.”

Me: “All right. Hello, ma’am!”

Customer: “I’m so sorry, I’m almost legally blind; I didn’t want to trouble anyone.”

Me: “It’s no trouble. I’ve guided for the blind before.”

(I lead her by the cart she’s holding onto so she’s more comfortable. The customer reads off her list as I get everything for her while she’s on the phone to double check the items. After we head to customer service she starts crying.)

Me: “I’m sorry; are you okay?”

Customer: “I’m sorry. I’m so embarrassed. It’s so odd to need help.”

(My heart breaks a little and I rub her arm in a comforting manner.)

Me: “It’s okay. It’s nothing you could control and no sense in being embarrassed or ashamed in needing help. It will be hard to adjust but you should get an amazing guide dog and be okay…”

Customer: “Oh… thank you… You are an angel… You’re so blessed… and I’m glad they called you to help me.”

Me: “No, I’m just a decent person unlike a lot of others in the world. Now after we check with customer service I’ll help you to your vehicle.

(Later…)

Me: “Now what kind of vehicle am I looking for?”

Customer: “A white truck.”

Me: “Okay… What kind of truck?”

Customer: “My friend will see me.”

(After a few moments a man comes and starts pulling her by the cart, I follow and keep a hand on her back in case of ice, as it’s a very snowy lot.)

Customer: “You’re such a big help. Can I give you a tip? I should, this means so much…”

Me: “No, it’s okay. I can’t and won’t take tips. I am helping you more than I was told because I want to. Now, you are all set.”

Customer: *cries, thanks me profusely, and hugs me until her friends helps her into the truck*

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Taste Of Your Own Fast Acting Medicine

| NC, USA | Right | September 6, 2015

Customer: “I want a number-one-medium-with-a-coke-and-a-large-frosty-with-a-kids-meal-chicken-nuggets-and-apple-slices-and-orange-juice—”

Me: “M—”

Customer: “—also-a-number-seven-with-a-diet-coke-large-and-an-apple-salad.”

(Fortunately I am able to type all of that in and keep up with her despite that and speak it back to her just as fast as she had said it.)

Me: Okay…so you want a number-one-medium-with-a-coke-and-a-large-frosty-with-a-kids-meal-chicken-nuggets-and-apple-slices-and-orange-juicealso-a-number-seven-with-a-diet-coke-large-and-an-apple-salad?”

Customer: “Wait… what?”

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Eating And Hair

| Right | September 6, 2015

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