Unfiltered Story #99146

, | Unfiltered | November 4, 2017

This happened when I was dropping off shirts to the dry cleaners for them to be washed and pressed in four days. The dry cleaners offer 2 services washing and pressing in 4 days or in by 9 and out by 4 same day service. I am waiting in line with a woman at the counter and a man right behind. The person at the front asks How can i help you? The woman responded I need this shirt washed for a wedding. Ok this shirt will be done in 4 days. 4 days? the woman cried the wedding is today. Ok how about we just dry clean and it will be returned to you at 4PM.4PM I need at 1:00 mind you this is about 9:00 AM. Um I am sorry ma’am but there may be another place that can do it faster but we do not offer it. Fine huffed the woman. The woman then left the place promptly. When I looked at the shirt it just looked like she had just bought it at the store and needed a quick iron. The cashier then asked us do you happen to need to have a shirt pressed for a wedding today. The man said nope i have been married for 30 years haven’t been to a wedding in 20. No wedding for me I responded.

Not A Living State

, , , , , , | Related | November 1, 2017

(A close friend has recently had a family member pass away. My entire family knows this friend and has offered their condolences. One evening while I’m helping make supper, my niece comes into the kitchen, getting ready for work.)

Niece: “How’s [Friend]?”

Me: “She was okay last I heard from her, but I haven’t spoken with her today. I think she’s driving back down from Tennessee, though.”

Niece: *horrified* “Why is she in Tennessee?”

Me: “For the funeral?”

Niece: “Oh.” *she opens the fridge before scoffing* “Who lives in Tennessee?”

Me: “Well, they’re not living anymore.”

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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!”

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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?”

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