About To Have A Fire Sale

| Clovis, NM, USA | Crazy Requests, Technology

(I work in a call center doing tech support for a well known fast food chain. A coworker is the one that actually took this call. They were complaining about a piece of equipment that functions as a surge protector and battery backup for the computers that run the store.)

Caller: “My [piece of equipment] is smoking.”

Coworker: “Sir, I need you to unplug everything from it and move everything away from it until it cools down.”

Caller: “But that will bring down our store! I’ll do it later when we slow down or after closing.”

Coworker: “Sir, you realize it could burst into flames and burn down your store, right?”

Caller: “And? We are busy!”

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 31

| Lewiston, ME, USA | Extra Stupid, Money

(Working at a telesales company, I sold credit cards to people who wanted them.)

Me: “So, I need your total annual income. What is it?”

Customer: “$1200.”

Me: “That’s… $1200 annually?”

Customer: “Yup!”

Me: “And…. now I need to know how much you pay for rent or mortgage each month.”

Customer: “$500 a month.”

(We go through the rest of the call rather well. At the end of the application we can usually see if they are approved or not. In this case they were not approved, so this is the rest of the conversation.)

Me: “I’m sorry but you weren’t approved.”

Customer: “What?! Why?”

Me: “Well… it’s probably because you pay more in rent or mortgage in three months than you make in a year.”

Customer: “No, I don’t! I make $1200 each month!”

Me: “Oh! So you meant that $1200 was MONTHLY and not ANNUALLY?”

Customer: “What does annually mean?”

Me: “It means yearly. How much you make a year.”

(The customer hung up. They were too stupid to be trusted with a credit card anyway.)

Related:
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 30
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 29
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 28

Gives New Meaning To ‘Phone Bill’, Part 2

, | CO, USA | Crazy Requests, Extra Stupid, Money, Technology

(A customer calls in to a bank call center.)

Customer: “I need to make a deposit.”

Me: “I can certainly help you with that deposit. What do we need to deposit? Cash, check, money order?”

Customer: “I need to deposit money.”

Me: “What type of deposit? There are different ways to make a deposit depending on what you need to deposit.”

Customer: “I need to deposit cash.”

Me: “I can find you the closest ATM so you can make your cash deposit.”

Customer: “You mean I have to go somewhere to make the deposit?”

Me: “Yes, if you are depositing cash.”

Customer: “Well, can’t I just deposit it over the phone?!”

Me: No, I’m sorry. There is not a way to deposit cash over the phone.”

Customer: “What kind of service is this?” *click*

Related:
Gives New Meaning To ‘Phone Bill’