Some Stupidity Is Just Organic

, , , , | Right | October 1, 2017

(I’m a front-end supervisor for a high-end, organic grocery store. We have a very open return policy and will refund pretty much anything, for any reason. This one takes the cake… err, pie.)

Customer: “I’d like a refund on some apples I purchased here last week.” *waves her receipt in my face*

Me: “Oh, I’m sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with our apples! What was wrong with them?”

Customer: “It was terrible! I made a pie and my guests were all spitting out stickers! Stickers! I was so embarrassed.”

Me: “Stickers, ma’am? Did you wash the apples before you made your pie?”

Customer: “Of course not! They were organic!” *gestures at receipt*Organic! That means you don’t have to wash them!”

Me: “Ma’am, I’m happy to refund your purchase, but please be aware that organic doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wash your produce; it just means that it wasn’t raised with pesticides. You should always wash your fruits and veggies!”

Customer: *snatches her money out of my hand* “That’s ridiculous! Of course it means you don’t have to wash them! Why would anyone pay so much otherwise?”

Me: “…”

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