Put Me In The Black With Green Or I’ll See Red

, , , , | Right | CREDIT: ish*tmyselfdaily | April 2, 2021

A guy comes to the register. He wants to buy a shirt and a pair of socks, but the shirt has a small, extremely washable stain on it, so we have to give him a 10% discount on that one item. I give him the total. He tells me several times that I didn’t put in the discount, but the discount only takes off $1, so he decides he doesn’t want the socks.

I hand him the receipt.

Customer: “Actually, I changed my mind. I do want the socks.”

So, I have to go through the whole process again. I hand him his change and shut the drawer, and he turns around and holds out one of the dollar bills and doesn’t say anything.

Me: “What’s wrong?”

Customer: “I don’t like the color of this dollar. It’s old and discolored.”

We had a max capacity of ten in our store, and the line had nine people waiting to checkout, but this dude was standing there demanding that I exchange the dollar for a greener one.

Thankfully, my coworker came out and traded him a dollar from his own wallet and the dude left.

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Can’t Walk A Mile In Those Charity Shoes

, , , , , | Right | April 1, 2021

I work at a thrift store that is known for being a non-profit organization. We get all of our items from donations, so we don’t go out and buy anything. Our prices are very cheap and have always been — $2 for a shirt, $3 for jeans, and so on. A customer places an item on the counter.

Me: “That’ll be ten dollars.”

Customer: “Ten dollars for a pair of shoes?!”

The shoes are brand new Converse that have never been worn; ten dollars is a steal!

Me: “Yes, ma’am.”

Customer: “That’s ridiculous! I thought this store used to help people!”

Me: “We do. All of our profits go to [Local Pregnancy Center]. We don’t keep a penny.”

Customer: “That’s still unacceptable; that’s too much for shoes.”

Me: “Well, ma’am, if we lowered the price, then the organization wouldn’t get as much.”

The customer decides that she doesn’t want the shoes anymore. She picks them up off of the counter, throws them at me, and storms out of the door.

Me: “Have a nice day!”

I haven’t seen her since.

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If They Never Work For You… Maybe It’s You

, , , , | Right | April 1, 2021

Customer: “Did those chips ring up for $1.79?”

I check.

Me: “No. They rang up at $3.79.”

Customer: “Your stupid digital coupons never work! Every time! They just never work!”

He now has his phone out and is gesturing at the coupon in the store app. I notice something important.

Me: “Sir, you need to ‘clip’ it first.”

The coupon has a button saying, “Clip to card,” which I point to. He presses that and I void the order because the system won’t recognize a digital coupon that was added after the order was started.

The whole time while I do this and re-ring him up, he keeps grousing about how our digital coupons never work, it’s just a waste of his time, and we need to fix our system. I ignore his ranting, give him his new total, and tell him that the coupon has gone through. He pays.

Me: “Thank you. Enjoy the rest of your day.”

Customer: “The coupons just never work.”

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Five Out Of Ten For The Memory Test

, , , , , | Right | March 31, 2021

I am buying groceries at the store, and when I pay, the self-checkout machine doesn’t give me my change. The employee comes over and opens the machine.

Employee: “How much did you put in?”

My mind goes completely blank and I pause.

Me: “Five dollars?”

Employee: “Are you sure?”

They take out a ten-dollar bill.

Me: “Yes.”

The confused-looking employee gave me change for five dollars, and I left, too embarrassed to admit that I put ten dollars in originally.

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Bookworming Your Way Into Her Heart

, , , , , | Working | March 31, 2021

My girlfriend’s birthday is coming up. She’s a huge bookworm, so I decide to get her a fifty-dollar gift card for a chain bookstore. The cashier seems very friendly as she rings me up.

Cashier: “Out of curiosity, who’s this for?”

Me: “My girlfriend. Her birthday’s next week.”

Cashier: “Oh, cool. What else are you getting her?”

Me: “Uh, this? This is her gift.”

Suddenly, the cashier is no longer so friendly.

Cashier: “This is it? The only thing you’re getting her is a gift card for a bookstore?”

Me: *Pauses* “Yeah. She loves books.”

Cashier: *Muttering* “Someone’s gonna be single next week.”

I was incredibly shocked. I tried not to let her response bother me, but since this was my first serious relationship, I couldn’t stop thinking about what that cashier had said. Plus, money was tight, so I had already spent time saving up for that gift card. Luckily, my girlfriend absolutely loved it and, knowing my money situation, even chastised me for spending so much money on her! We’re married now, by the way.

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