Did Someone Say Pizza Park?

, , , , , | Working | October 26, 2017

(My husband and I are ordering pizza. It’s taking a while to get here, which doesn’t usually happen. I get a call from the pizza place.)

Delivery Guy: “I can’t find your house. There’s not a house here!”

Me: “What?”

Delivery Guy: “You’re at [number] 14th Street, right?”

Me: “No, our address is [number one digit off] 4th Street.”

Delivery Guy: “Oh, okay! Be right there!”

(Later, I tell my husband the address the guy went to, and he looks it up.)

Husband: “It’s a park. [Number] 14th St is a park!”

Me: “No wonder he was confused!”

Unfiltered Story #98569

, | Unfiltered | October 25, 2017

A customer brings a bunch of things from clearance to my register, but hands me three pairs of shoes first. They’re the same brand, same sizes, and the same type of shoe, but different colors: a bright coral, an off-shade white, and a simple brown.

The coral and white shoes are marked at $6.00 each on their boxes, but the brown shoes have no box, nor a tag.

Customer: *before I can say hello* What are the prices for these shoes??

I take the time to examine them to make sure the box matches the shoe since I’ve caught customers switching boxes to get a cheaper price, but sure enough the shoes match the boxes and I ring them up.

Me: The coral and white shoes are $6.00 each. Let me check the brown ones–

Customer: They’re $6, right?

Me: I can’t say for sure; it doesn’t have a tag, or a UPC.

Customer: But they’re the same shoes!

Me: I know, but they’re different colors, and they might be different prices.

I call my coworker who is in the Shoes department over, and she examines the shoes.

Coworker: That’s weird… I could have sworn there was a tag on these shoes. I’ll go check if it maybe fell off in the clearance section–

Customer: It’s $6, right??

Coworker: ….I can’t say. I need to look for the price first.

I ring up all the customer’s things while we awkwardly wait. My coworker calls my manager to see if she can look it up at customer service, but since it’s been on clearance for a while we can’t find it anywhere.

Me: *sighs* Manager, can I just put the Style code in and put it in for $6.00? They are the same shoe, just different colors.

Manager: *a little hesitant, but she agrees* Okay. We did the best we can do, but we’ll have to give it for that price since we can’t find the actual one.

Customer: *gleeful* $6.00??

Me: Yeah, since we can’t find the price tag. I’m so sorry for the wait.

I realize the customer is short a few bucks to take advantage of a sale, so I let her know, and she quickly leaves the register with her things still on my counter, unpurchased. It’s a slow day and there aren’t any customers, so I didn’t mind waiting a few minutes.

My coworker in the shoe department takes the customer’s now empty cart to wheel it away when she stops and pulls something out. It was the tag for those brown shoes, torn off and left at the bottom. It says it’s on clearance, but for $15.

Coworker: Uh, manager?

Manager: *sees the tag* Ooh, that stinker!!

Coworker: *to me* Did she buy the shoes already?

Me: No.

Coworker: You’re going to have to tell her that we can’t sell her the shoes for that price since we found the tag. *shakes her head in disappointment* She knew what she was doing.

The customer comes back, and sure enough that gleeful smile falls when she realizes we found the torn off tag at the bottom of her cart, and explain that it’s $15.

Customer: But they’re the same shoe!!!

Manager: Yes, but they’re different colors, so they’re going to sometimes be different prices…

Customer: *stares at the shoes forlornly, like she was giving up her firstborn child* I don’t want them then.

The stupid part in all this was that had this lady been honest and asked if we can just honor the shoes for the cheaper price, we would have done it. But because she wanted to be sneaky and dishonest about it, she didn’t get it for that price. Lesson learned, hopefully.

That’s A Pretty Good Question

, , , , , | Right | October 24, 2017

(I’m a cashier at an arts and crafts store, and one of my jobs at the register is to answer the phone. This particular day I happen to get a call from a telemarketer.)

Me: *answers phone* “Thank you for calling [Store]. This is [My Name]. How can I help you?”

Caller: “Why, hello there, [My Name]! You look very pretty today!”

Me: “We’re talking on the phone; how do you know what I look like?”

The Things You Do For A Donation

, , , , | Right | October 23, 2017

(I work at an arts and crafts store. We are doing a fundraiser involving a kids’ after-school program, and I am explaining this to a couple in hopes that they might make a donation.)

Me: “Maybe your kids can join. Who knows? It could be fun for them.”

Woman: “Oh, no thanks; we don’t have kids.”

Man: “Well, we can make some, tonight…”

All Relationships Start Out Cheesy

, , , , , , | Romantic | October 20, 2017

(My fiancé has recently proposed to me. We rent our home next door to my father in an effort to save money. This can be convenient at times, if my father or I run out of something, if one of us can go to the store for the other, etc. My fiancé and I are sitting at home for the evening when I get a call from a family friend, who is currently visiting my father.)

Friend: “Hey, [My Name], do you guys have any cheese?”

Me: “Yeah, but it belongs to [Fiancé].”

Friend: “Oh. Do you think I could have some? Wait… Your dad wants to talk to you.”

(My father comes onto the line and asks the same question, saying that our friend is out of the usual snacks we keep on hand for her when she visits, since she is allergic to gluten.)

Me: “Hey, [Fiancé], can [Friend] have a couple slices of cheese?”

Fiancé: *rather reluctant since it’s an expensive brand* “Ehhh, I dunno.”

Me: *to my father* “[Fiancé] wants to be compensated. What does he get?”

Father: “He gets to marry my daughter. How about that?”

Me: “Okay!” *to fiancé* “My dad says you can marry me if you give [Friend] cheese. What do you think? You wanna buy me for two slices of cheese?”

(Our friend got her cheese!)

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