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Freedom To Make The Choice I Want You To Make

, , , , , , , | Friendly | September 10, 2022

This was just after our province lifted the mandatory mask mandate but still stated that masks were optional. I have an autoimmune disorder where I have to actively kill (suppress) my immune system so it doesn’t kill me. I wore masks into crowded places during really bad flu seasons before it became a topic of argument.

My province had a lot of people who did not believe in mandates or masks, so they started trucking convoys to block roads and even managed to shut down cities so people couldn’t get around. The organizer always said, “We are doing this for freedom of choice.”

After one of these convoys, the mask mandate went away, so of course, they took the credit. This annoying exchange took place after that.

I was about to walk into a store where I knew it was going to be crowded, so I put on a mask. A guy came up to me.

Guy: *Very angry* “HOW DARE YOU?!”

Me: “What?!”

Guy: “HOW DARE YOU WEAR A MASK AND RUIN WHAT I FOUGHT FOR?!”

I didn’t know what to say, and he was blocking my path.

Guy: “I was with the convoy! I fought for us to no longer have to wear masks, so take it off!”

Me: “I thought you guys were fighting for freedom of choice?”

Guy: “Uh… well…”

I quickly bolted past him before he could think of a reply.

This Customer Has A Latte Problems, Part 4

, , , , , | Right | August 24, 2022

I work at a popular chain of coffee shops.

Customer: “Hi. I’d like a venti latte with oat milk, please.”

Me: “Okay, great.”

I press the button on the register for “Oat Latte”.

Customer: “No, not an oat latte. A latte with oat milk.”

Me: “Right. I mean, it’s the same thing. I just have a button for ‘oat latte’ instead of ‘latte with oat milk’.”

The customer is stone-faced.

Me: “All righty, then. That’ll be [amount], and it will be up on the left for you.”

When the drink is put up on the bar for the customer to grab, he reads the label.

Customer: “Excuse me. This is an oat latte. I specifically asked for a latte with oat milk.”

Coworker: “Yes, sir, that’s what it is. It’s the same thing.”

Customer: “NO, IT IS NOT. REMAKE IT!”

My coworker ended up remaking the drink — exactly the same way — but when she handed it to him, she said, “Latte with oat milk,” and the customer was finally satisfied. It’s become a joke in our family now that if you’re being irrationally obtuse, someone says, “Okay, oat milk!”

Related:
This Customer Has A Latte Problems, Part 3
This Customer Has A Latte Problems, Part 2
This Customer Has A Latte Problems

Switching Off All Sense Of Reason

, , , , , | Right | August 1, 2022

This story takes place a few months after the Nintendo Switch was released. A lady came in with a Switch which was, frankly, melted. It turns out that her son had apparently decided that trying to microwave his brand-new Switch was a brilliant idea.

It was not.

Customer: “I deserve a free replacement! Something should have been done to prevent Switches from being microwaved. Since nothing prevented my son from microwaving the device, it is your fault that this happened!”

Naturally, she could not clarify what precisely should have happened to stop her son from wrecking the device, just that “something” should have stopped him.

I am incredibly thankful that I have a manager who actually has a spine, so when he got called over to deal with her ever-increasing volume as she shouted about how “something” should have been done, he sent her away empty-handed.

That’s Not How Hotels Work — Or Days of The Week, Either

, , , , , | Right | July 27, 2022

While house hunting, my husband and I stay in a hotel. One evening, my husband is passing through the lobby and overhears this gem.

Hotel Clerk: “Ma’am, I understand you made a reservation, but that reservation was for Wednesday. Today is Friday. We don’t have a room for you.”

Woman: “But I tried to make a reservation for Friday and [Third-Party Website] wouldn’t let me! So, I made the reservation for Wednesday instead and opened a ticket with them. So why don’t you have my reservation?!”

Apparently, she was quite incensed and couldn’t figure out why the clerk couldn’t just magically pull up her non-existent reservation. My husband left before hearing more, but I feel for that poor clerk!

They’ll Be Saying Grazie For That One

, , , , , , | Right | July 23, 2022

Customer: “I’m looking for a white wine I had years ago. It’s popular and I think it’s French.”

My store has a limited selection of French wine and none of it is terribly popular. On a hunch, I skip the French section altogether and show him our second-most-popular Italian wine.

Customer: “Yes! That one! I thought I’d be searching for ages. Thank you.”

I’m still proud of myself for that one.