Insert Common Sense Here

, , , | Working | September 1, 2017

(My new camera doesn’t come with a manual, but there is a “quick start guide.”)

Step #1: “Insert the battery – How to insert the battery: Open door. Insert battery.”

(When I took it back to the store and showed them this, the manager took a picture of it with his phone to show everyone who works there!)

A Picture Perfect Moment Of Misogyny

| Raleigh, NC, USA | Working | February 16, 2016

(I’m about 16 or 17 and a woman. I don’t like when people don’t take me seriously due to my age or sex so I try and go out of my way to be well spoken. Sadly, it doesn’t always work.)

Me: “I’m having some issues with my new camera. Whenever I plug it into my computer to try and upload the pictures my desktop doesn’t register the camera. It worked the first few times, but now it’s not showing up. Could it be something wrong with the cord or is it the camera?”

Employee #1: *takes camera, looks at it and takes a picture of me, and shows me the picture* “See, sweetie, your camera works fine.”

Me: *shocked into silence, I inhale slowly not knowing what to do next*

Employee #2: *rushes over* “Here, let me help you with that.”

Employee #1: *wanders off while Employee #2 helps me find a memory card reader*

Not The Brightest Question

| Australia | Right | December 9, 2014

(I’ve been talking to this customer for about five minutes already, answering questions about telescopes that we sell, and some of the questions just end up getting a bit silly…)

Customer: “So, with these telescopes would you be able to see meteors and other stars with them?”

Me: “You would be able to see meteors though they’re going to pass through your field of view so quickly it’d be pointless trying to find them, as you’d need to be aiming at the exact spot they’re going to pass through. As for other stars, they’re so far away that they will still just look like dots of light in the night sky.”

Customer: “What about our sun? Could you look at that?”

Me: “If you wanted to suffer eye damage, you certainly could, though it’s not recommended.”

Customer: “Doctors can fix blindness though, nowadays, can’t they?”

Attempting To Mask Out Stupidity

| Australia | Right | February 3, 2014

(Our store does basic restoration services.)

Customer: “I have these photos of a masquerade ball.” *holds up photos with people with full masks on* “I need you to photoshop the masks off.”

Me: “Unfortunately, sir, it is impossible for me to remove a mask of the person.”

Customer: “But I need to know who they are!”

Me: “If you have a different photo of the peoples faces, I can photoshop their face on, but it is impossible to remove a mask on a still photograph.”

Customer: “This is ridiculous. If CSI can do it why can’t you?”

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About To Get Charged For No Charge

| Minneapolis, MN, USA | Right | June 17, 2013

(My boss is helping a customer who is looking for a battery for his digital camera.)

Boss: “That will be $59.99 plus tax.”

Customer: “What! That’s crazy! I’ve only had this camera for a week, and the battery is already dead. Are you telling me I’m going to have to spend $60 every time it dies?”

Boss: “Only a week? The battery might be defective. How long did you leave it on the charger?”

Customer: “Charger? Um…”

(The customer grabs his ‘dead’ battery, and heads for the door.)

Customer: “I was never here.”

(My boss manages to wait until the customer is out of the store before cracking up.)

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