Having Several Blonde Moments In A Row

, , , | Right | October 18, 2018

(I’m working in electronics when two older women call me over for help. They appear to be mother and daughter.)

Daughter: “Can you help us with the routers?”

Me: “Yes, of course! What’s the question?”

Mother: “We want to know which one is better. Is that blonde-haired boy working today? He helped us last time.”

Me: “No, I’m sorry. He’s not in today.”

(I help them make their selection.)

Daughter: “Do you know anyone we can call to set this up?”

Me: “I’m sorry. I do not.”

Mother: “What about that blonde-haired boy? Can’t he come to our house and set it up?”

Me: “I don’t think he’s allowed to.”

Daughter: “Well, as long as [Store] doesn’t know, he can.”

Me: “No, I really don’t think he’s allowed to do that.”

Mother: “But it’d be his free time! We’d pay him.”

Me: “I’m sorry, but I really, really think he’s not allowed to.”

(After they left, I texted my “blonde-haired boy” coworker to tell him what happened. He said he definitely wasn’t allowed to go to their house to set it up. That, and he didn’t feel comfortable with it.)

Maxxed Out

, | Right | October 18, 2018

(I am working away putting stock out when a customer pops up behind me.)

Customer: “Do you know if TK Maxx is open today?”

(TK Maxx sells completely different stuff to my shop and is on the other side of the city in a completely different place.)

Me: “Erm, no…”

Customer: “No, it’s not open, or no, you don’t know ?”

Me: “Well, I don’t work there so I wouldn’t know…”

(She turned and walked away with a huff. Maybe she thought all retail workers have some kind of hive mind?)

Yes, I Am Now!

, , , , | Right | October 18, 2018

(I work at a pretty popular gas station chain. This happens more often than I can count, at times when we need more than one person on register.)

Me: *getting on register and looking for the nearest person who looks free* “Hello, have you been helped yet?”

Customer: “Yes.” *slides their stuff over towards me*

Idiots Have Reached Their Pee Total

, , , , | Right | October 18, 2018

(Whenever the women’s or men’s restrooms are being cleaned, a sign is put up directing them to the family restroom, which is only one stall. Normally, people are smart enough to use the family one or wait their turn; however, we get a few idiots. I am on my lunch and have taken off my employee lanyard to go the bathroom. When I come out, I see a woman trying to get into the women’s bathroom.)

Me: “Ma’am, you can’t go in there. It’s being cleaned.”

Customer: “How was I supposed to know?”

Me: “Well, his cleaning cart and garbage can are parked right in front of the door, blocking your way, and there is a sign saying to please use the family one, as this one is being cleaned.”

Customer: “But you were in there!”

Me: “Yes, but you could’ve waited. Instead, I see that you squeezed between the garbage can and his cart and since the floor is wet in there, you could have slipped and fallen. Also, if you would’ve gotten hurt, it would have been entirely your fault since he has properly placed signage stating this restroom is closed.”

Customer: “But I had to pee!”

Send, Wait, Ask, Repeat

, , , , | Right | October 18, 2018

Me: “Okay, so I just sent you out an email. There are a few steps within that email we need to complete now. Let me know when you receive it, so I can walk you through the steps.”

Caller: “Okay, I’m waiting for it now.”

(A few minutes will pass without hearing anything.)

Me: “Have you received the email yet?”

Caller: “Oh! I was supposed to open that now? Let me log into my email.”

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