Didn’t Know How To Cover Themselves, Apparently

, , , , , | Right | November 30, 2020

I have a reputation for making shoplifting difficult. Due to the global health crisis, masks are mandatory in my city. This is often forgotten, so I politely remind customers about it.

A well-known shoplifter comes into the store — one I have yet to catch red-handed, which is required to issue a ban — without a mask on.

Me: “Hi there! Do you have your mask or face covering with you today?”

Shoplifter: “Oh! I’m sorry, I forgot it. I need to leave now anyway, ‘cause you’re here!”

The shoplifter then stormed out of the store empty-handed.

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Tapping Into A New Vein Of Cheesy Humor

, , , , , , , | Right | November 18, 2020

Our store just got the TAP feature on our PIN pad machines about a week ago and both customers and associates are happy that we finally have it. I am working at the self-checkout. I scan a man and his wife through and click the payment screen for them.

Me: “All right, your total is [total]. You can either TAP or chip in the bottom here!”

The man starts tap dancing.

Wife: “What are you doing?”

Man: “Well, she said I could tap as a way to pay, so I’m tap dancing!”

His wife just shook her head at him and told him to just pay already! I thought it was silly, at least, and it was a nice little laugh for the day!


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Wait… Canada Has Sun?

, , , , | Right | November 14, 2020

I live in a town in Alberta that is popular in the summer for tourists. We have a desert-like climate: very hot and very dry. I’m a customer in this story and I overhear this between two customers as I wait in line behind them.

Customer #1: “Oh! We forgot sunscreen.”

Customer #2: “Shoot!”

[Customer #1] turns to the cashier and asks, straight-faced:

Customer #1: “Can people get sunburned in this town?”

I couldn’t help but stare at the man, hoping he was joking. No sign of sarcasm was present.

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Never Heard Of A Snack Tray Hoarding Dragon

, , , , , , | Friendly | November 10, 2020

I’m part of an Internet group that meets together to play board games. Our setup is that one person will host, and the rest of those who attend will bring snacks, potluck style, ensuring that there is plenty to go around.

My typical contribution is a meat and cheese mix on French bread slices. It’s pretty simple for me to throw together and a bit “fancier” than most snacks we have, and it is always a big hit. I will generally bring one or two trays’ worth.

One day, after a session, the host comes up to me as I am packing up and leaving.

Host: “What are you doing?”

Me: “Oh, I’m just going to be headed home.”

Host: “But why are you taking those?”

He points to the trays. I think he’s mixed them up with his trays.

Me: “Oh, I actually brought my snacks on these.”

Host: “But why are you taking them?”

Me: *Pause* “Because they’re mine.”

Host: “But you brought them. You can’t take them after you brought them.”

Me: “Uh…”

At that point, someone else distracted him with a question, and I quickly just scooted out of there.

He ended up making several posts about me and a few others “stealing” his stuff. We responded by pointing out the truth, that we were just taking the trays, bowls, and the leftovers of snacks we’d brought, but he ended up “rage-quitting” the group when people weren’t supporting him.

The really confusing thing was that he had hosted several times before and had never brought up any problem with us taking home what we’d brought.

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Jump Back!

, , , , , | Friendly | November 9, 2020

I’m not sharing this to make fun of any teenagers; I’m sharing it to comment on how old I felt when this happened.

I volunteer as a Sunday School teacher, and one day, I am chatting with some of the teenage helpers. We are discussing music.

Teen: “I love that song, ‘Footloose.’”

Me: “Me, too. It’s one of my favourite movies. Although, I haven’t seen the remake, and I don’t plan to.”

Teen: “It’s from a movie?!”

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