Grand Theft Innocence, Part 10

| France | Bad Behavior, Family & Kids, Technology, Underaged

(I work in a video game store where you can give back old games to get a discount on other ones. It’s a slow day, and a somewhat older female customer comes to the counter.)

Me: “Oh, hello, ma’am. What can we do for you?”

Customer: “Well, I’ve found my son’s old educational games while dusting off shelves, and I’d like to buy him something new.”

(I pass the games to a coworker, so she can check out prices and the disks’ states, while I help the customer with choosing a game.)

Coworker: “Err, ma’am, there’s something wrong with the games.”

Customer: “What?”

(My coworker shows us the disks. It’s actually stuff like ‘GTA,’ ‘Call of Duty,’ ‘Saints Row’ and other 18-rated games.)

Me: “How old is your son, ma’am?”

Customer: “He’s 14… Why?”

Coworker: “Well, those games are not for people under 18. Due to violence, nudi—”

(The customer storms out, leaving the games on the counter. 15 minutes later, she comes back dragging her son by the arm and with the original boxes.)

Customer: *to her son* “These. 18-rated games. Explain.”

(The customer’s son explained that he asked a friend’s older brother to go and buy the games for him. His mother left us the 18-rated games and their boxes.)

Related:
Grand Theft Innocence, Part 9
Grand Theft Innocence, Part 8
Grand Theft Innocence, Part 7

This Family Business Is A Joke

, | Calgary, AB, Canada | Bad Behavior, Funny Names, Theme Of The Month

(I work at a well known shoe store. We wear tags bearing the name of the store, but not our names. A customer comes in and looks at my tag.)

Customer: “So… your name’s Rockport?”

Me: “Yep, it’s a family name. My dad started the business, and he wants me to learn it from the ground up.”

Customer: “Really? That’s so admirable!”

(I gesture to a few coworkers wearing the same name tag.)

Me: “Yup, all the Rockport kids learn the business this way.”

Customer: “All of you? Wow!”

(I can’t quite believe she hasn’t caught on by this point, so I take pity.)

Me: “What can I help you find…?”

Taking The Man Out Of Spiderman

| Canada | Bad Behavior, Bigotry, Health & Body, Pets & Animals

(I work as a receptionist for my dad’s chiropractic office. Most of the patients are lovely, but we do have some odd ones. One patient in particular is a little bit sexist, but because he’s never intends to be outright rude, I just try to ignore his somewhat sexist comments. Today when he comes in he tries to play a little joke on me.)

Patient: *comes up to the desk and starts pointing at a random spot on it* “There’s a spider! Get it! Get it!”

(I casually look around, as I have had spiders sneak their way to my desk before, but I don’t see anything.)

Me: “Where is it? I don’t see it.”

Patient: *gives a bit of an odd look* “Right there! Get it!”

Me: *look again but still doesn’t see anything* “I still don’t see it. I guess it got away.” *shrugs*

Patient: *gives me another weird look* “Why aren’t you freaking out?”

Me: “Spiders don’t really bug me.”

Patient: “Oh… should I have said it was a snake?”

Me: “They don’t bug me either. I actually like snakes.”

Patient: *looks baffled* “What kind of woman are you?!”

Getting A Call From The Idiot Factory

| USA | Crazy Requests, Food & Drink, Health & Body

Customer: “So what’s in this supplement? I don’t want the product label; tell me what it’s MADE OF.”

Me: *after five minutes of searching and her complaining how long it was taking* “It’s made from chicken cartilage. Is that what you were wondering?”

Customer: “Oh, I knew that. I just wanted to know if you knew.”

Me: “…”

Customer: “So, where are your factory locations? Do you work there? You better work there if you’re selling me these products.”

Me: “Ma’am, I don’t work in the factory. I take phone call orders. We don’t release our manufacturing locations.”

Customer: “Well, what kind of shady company are you?!” *hangs up*

Running Out Of Consideration

| Marengo, IL, USA | At The Checkout, Bad Behavior, Food & Drink

(I work at an ice cream and grill. It’s small so it usually doesn’t take long to close up. It’s 8:59 and I’m just about to lock the door when a customer runs in.)

Me: “You know we close in 20 seconds, right?”

Customer: “I know; that’s why I ran! I’d like [several meals].”

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