Unfiltered Story #169597

, , | Unfiltered | October 14, 2019

I work for a well known electronics store. I work in mobile phones. I sold an iPhone 6S (the newest iPhone) to a customer. A few days later, he came in with a tablet, showing our ad for the weekly sales. If something goes on sale within 10 days of purchase, we will refund the difference.

Customer: I read this ad this morning, and it shows the iPhone and Apple TV now have $70 off. I want to get $70 refunded from my purchase.

Me: Can I see that ad?

The customer hands me the tablet. My supervisor walks up, overhearing our conversation.

Customer: I bought this phone 2 days ago. I want my $70! That’s your policy.

My Supervisor: Sir, to get the $70, we’d have to return the phone and re-sell it to you. Since this phone is attached to your (cell phone company) contract, it will take some doing.

Customer: I shop here all the time. I need a new refrigerator. I want my $70!

I look closer at the ad, and see that the $70 is for the iPhone 6, last year’s model. The customer bought the iPhone 6S. It’s a different phone.

The customer is going on about this, and getting more agitated and demanding. He threatens to take his business elsewhere.

Me: So what you are saying is that you want us to give you a $70 refund that pertains only to the iPhone 6, which you did not purchase?

Customer. *silence*

My supervisor offers to him $70 off when he plans on buying a refrigerator. He agrees. It makes me mad that he bullied his way into that discount when he read the ad wrong!

The Needs For Biscuits Usually Follows After The Bong

, , , , | Right | October 14, 2019

(I walk down to the corner store to pick up a few things. While I am browsing, a young woman enters the store.)

Customer: *to cashier* “Do you have biscuits? Like, dough-in-a-can type biscuits?”

Cashier: “No, we don’t, sorry.”

(The woman pauses to look at the glass case at the front counter containing various smoking paraphernalia.) 

Customer: “You do have bongs, though… but I need biscuits!”

(She then exited the store.)

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Unfiltered Story #169573

, , | Unfiltered | October 12, 2019

(I work as a cashier at a popular department store. I am 20 years old but look young for my age. I call the next guest over to my register.)

Customer: Oh my God!
Me: Is everything alright? I can help-
Customer: Are you even allowed to work here?!
Me: I’m sorry?
Customer: You’re like…13!
Me: Actually, I’m-
Customer: You’re just a baby!
Me: Ma’am, I can assure you that I-
Customer: I’ll wait for someone of age to help me.
Me: Ma’am, I am 20 years old and I can also help you right here myself.
Customer: No you are not! Don’t lie to me, little girl! I’ve raised enough babies to know when I see one! Now please find an adult to help me with my purchase.
Me: *getting irritated* I am an adult that can help you with your purchase.
Customer: I don’t like your tone! I am old enough to be your grandmother! Don’t you know to respect your elders?! I don’t have time for this. Frankly I don’t think you should even be behind that register. Where can I find a manager?!
Manager: *overhears the customer summoning him* Yes ma’am. What can I help you with?
Customer: *mocking tone* “What can I help you with?” Don’t you know that it is against the law to hire children? Are you not aware of child labor laws?
Manager: Yes, of course. We do not hire anyone under the age of 16. Now-
Customer: I knew it! This little girl is pretending she works here! *shouting* Have none of you even realized that a child has gotten into a register?!
Manager: *looks at me confused* [My name] is…what, like, 20 years old? She can and definitely works here.
Customer: Liars! You’re lying! You’re just so desperate to hire that you’ll even hire children! Believe me, I am calling the police about this! This is unacceptable!
Manager: Ma’am, once again, she is of age and legally works her. Now, If you’d like to start your transaction then-
Customer: Unbelievable! *turns to storm out* Just wait until the police know about this!
(My manager and I look at each other in disbelief before we burst out laughing)

Technological Advancements In Dad Jokes

, , , , , | Right | October 10, 2019

(I’m working the front desk at a chain hotel when a couple with a baby comes in. They check in without issue and head up to their room. About ten minutes later, the father enters the lobby and approaches me looking nervous.)

Father: “I found a mouse under the heater in our room.”

Me: “Oh, my. Sir, I am—”

Father: “No, it’s okay. It was dead.”

(He places a wireless computer mouse on the counter; I am very relieved.)

Father: “Sorry. I’m a dad now. I couldn’t resist that.”

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The Writing’s On The Wall

, , , | Right | October 9, 2019

(I have just gone through a breakup, I have not been sleeping well, and I’m just finishing a full shift at work.)

Customer: “Excuse me. Do you have those letters you put on the wall?”

Me: *thinking of vinyl letter stickers since another customer asked about them recently* “Do you mean the kind you stick on the wall? Like with the adhesive—”

Customer: *interrupting* “Yeah, yeah. Those.”

Me: “Unfortunately, we don’t carry those.”

Customer: “Where can I get them?” 

Me: “It’s possible another location has them. We’re much smaller than the others, so we carry fewer products.”

(It just so happens another customer comes up right after, asking about another product our location doesn’t carry, so I tell her the same thing. Meanwhile, the first lady comes back.)

Customer: *to the other customer* “Oh, he’s feeding you the same line!” *to me, with an attitude* “You said you don’t have them? You need to learn your store! I’ll show you!”

(I follow her. I’m annoyed with how she’s speaking to me, but I’d be the first to tell you I don’t know all the products in the store.)

Customer: *pointing down an aisle* “See? You got them right here!”

Me: *looking down the aisle and then at her* “The wood aisle? With our wooden letters?”

Customer: “Yeah!”

Me: “I asked if you wanted the adhesive kind, like the vinyl stickers, and you said yes—”

Customer: *interrupting* “No, you didn’t! You need to learn your store!”

Me: “All right!” *smiling brightly and walking away before I say something I’d regret*

(The customer spent the next few minutes loudly talking to the second customer about how I fed them both the same line, etc.)

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