Sizing Up An Impossible Problem

, , , | Right | February 26, 2019

(I work in a custom jewelry store as the “repair guy,” sizing rings and fixing chains. We’re a small mom-and-pop shop and we have a doorbell to ring people in. It’s five minutes after close and I’m pulling the jewelry from the cases to put them in the safe for the night. The doorbell rings, and my boss walks to the door and opens it slightly.)

Boss: “We closed at six, but how can I help you? Are you picking up?”

Customer: “Oh, no! We just need a ring sized up. It’s just a small size.”

(The boss lets them in, and they are already asking how fast we can get it done.)

Boss: “We open tomorrow at ten, so I can—“

Customer: “Oh, good. We’ll pick it up in the morning!”

(I stop everything I’m doing to look at this guy, thinking, “Are you f****** kidding me?”)

Boss: “I need time to do it, so you can pick it up tomorrow afternoon.”

(They start grumbling about it.)

Customer: “Well, how much is it going to be?”

Boss: “$109 to have it ready by tomorrow after—“

Customer: “We’ll go somewhere else!” *snatches the ring and walks out*

Me: “Thanks for wasting our time.”

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