Unfiltered Story #115174

, | Unfiltered | June 21, 2018

[An older, completely Caucasian man walks up to be served.]

Me: Hello! What can I get for you today?

Old man: Can I get a quarter of roast chicken?

Me: Leg or a wing?

Customer: Wing.

Me: Would you like some rice or another side-dish with that? *I gesture to the fried rice, baked potato and pasta options, etc.*

Customer: Oh, yes! Rice! I love my rice! That’s why I’ve got these slanty eyes! *stretches out the corners of his eyes in an offensive fashion*

Me: …

Does Not Register Need To Not Register

, , , , | Right | May 30, 2018

(I work at a CD and DVD store that regularly tracks down hard-to-find titles for customers. On this particular occasion, a man asks us to get in an older film. As I’m putting through the order for him, the following conversation takes place:)

Me: “Have you done an order with us before?”

Customer: “No.”

Me: “All right, I just need a few details from you, then, for this order.”

Customer: “I don’t want to register.”

Me: “I’m sorry?”

Customer: “I don’t want to register. I just want my order.”

Me: “I’m sorry, sir; I just need your first and surname and a phone number for the order.”

Customer: “Yes, but I don’t want to register.”

Me: “I’m not registering you for anything; I promise.”

Customer: “Just order the movie for me and I’ll come and get it.”

Me: “Of course, sir, but as I said, I need your details for the order.”

Customer: “I’m not giving you those. I don’t want to register.”

Me: “I understand, but I’m not signing you up for anything. I just need these details so I know who the order is for.”

Customer: “Oh!” *gives name*

Me: “Okay, and a contact number?”

Customer: “You’re not listening! I. Don’t. Want. To. Register!”

Me: “Once again, sir, I’m not registering you for anything. I need a phone number so we can call you when your DVD comes into the store.”

Customer: “Oh!” *gives phone number*

(I finish up the order and give the man his receipt and tell him again how long he’s likely to be waiting for his order. Just as he’s about to go, though, he notices a stack of plastic cards on the desk.)

Customer: “What’s this for?”

Me: “Cards our loyalty program, sir. It’s a points reward system.”

Customer: “Can I get one of these, then?”

Me: *stunned* “You… want to register?”

Customer: “Yeah, I don’t have one of these yet. Do you need my details?”

Should Buy A Listening Game

, , , | Right | May 6, 2018

Me: *answers phone* “Trade and save at [Store], [Location]. This is [My Name].”

Customer: “Hi, is this [Store]?”

Me: “Yes, it is.”

Customer: “Do you trade games?”

Me: “Yes, we do.”

Customer: “Wait, is this the [Location] store?”

Me: “Yes, it is.”

Customer: “Wow, thanks a lot! You’ve been very helpful. Who was I speaking to?”

Me: “This is [My Name].”

Customer: “Thanks! Bye!”

Opening A Whole New World To Them

, , , , | Right | December 30, 2017

(I work for a supermarket filling shelves when a male customer, roughly mid-forties, approaches me.)

Customer: “Excuse me.”

Me: “Yes, sir?”

Customer: “This can of tuna doesn’t have a pull ring.”

Me: “Yes, some of the larger ones don’t.”

Customer: “Then how the hell am I supposed to open it?”

Me: “With a can opener?”

Customer: “A what?”

Me: “A can opener.”

Customer: “What the hell’s a can opener?”

Me: “Umm… It’s a metal kitchen tool used to open cans.”

Customer: “I’ve never heard of such a thing in all my life!”

(I took him to the kitchen section and showed him the can opener and exactly how to use it. He thanked me and walked away, looking baffled.)

Some Sales Are Worth Crawling For

, , , , , | Right | December 28, 2017

Many years ago I was working at a supermarket as night-fill staff, where we restock the shelves after closing time. It was about 10 pm, and the roller shutter was three quarters shut, the lights in the mall were off, and the front of the shop was full of boxes.

A woman crawled under the mostly-shut roller door, then asked if we were open and if she could buy a couple of things!

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