Unable To Find The Path

| Kansas City, MO, USA | Funny Names, Transportation

Customer: “I need a part for my ‘pad sander.'”

Me: “I am sorry, sir, but we sell automotive parts, not tools.”

Customer: “No, I need part for my pad sander. ‘Pad sander!'”

Me: “Again, sir, we only sell automotive parts. Perhaps you should check with [Other Store]?”

Customer: “No, no, no. I need part for my ‘pad sander.’ My Nissan ‘Pad Sander.'”

Me: “Do you mean Nissan Pathfinder?”

Customer: “Yes! Are you an idiot or deaf?”

Open Is Open To Interpretation

| Pasadena, MD, USA | Awesome Workers, Bizarre

(It’s Easter Sunday, and we are open until six pm. All morning we have had people calling to make sure we are open. It’s mildly annoying, but I understand why they are calling, so I decide to have a bit of fun with it.)

Me: “Thank you for calling [Company]. How may I help you?”

Customer: “Just calling to see if you’re open.”

Me: “No, sir, I am a pre-recorded message.”

(I hear the guy laughing until he hangs up. I get another phone call.)

Me: “No ma’am, but you can leave a message after the beep. Beep.” *customer starts laughing*

Coworker: “Did you really just answer the phone like that?”

Me: “Yes, and will continue to do so.”

Watch And Burn

| Lynn, MA, USA | Crazy Requests, Theme Of The Month

(Although we are not supposed to lock the doors until exactly 9:00 pm, it had been a long, busy day and the manager and I were both tired, so I locked the doors at 8:58 pm. We closed down the last register and were both in the back office counting the till. At 9:05 pm we hear someone banging incessantly at the door, which is not unusual. Almost every night, we have customers banging on the door after close, hoping we’ll let them in. If it’s an emergency, and going to guarantee a large sale like a new car battery, we’ll let them in and help them. So, I go to the door to investigate.)

Me: “Sorry! We’re closed! We closed at 9:00 pm.”

Customer: “You locked the door before 9:00! I was here and I watched you!”

Me: “If you were here before 9:00, why didn’t you come in?”

Customer: “I was finishing my cigarette! I want to buy an air freshener!”