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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Hope This One Ends Positively

, | Australia | Right | June 24, 2011

Customer: “Do you have a charger for this battery?”

Me: “We have a universal charger, which should work with it. It charges 90% of all batteries.”

Customer: “Could I have one which charges my batteries to 100%?”

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Acting Snappy

| Chicago, IL, USA | Right | December 16, 2010

Customer: “Do you have a 72mm lens cap?”

Me: “Yes. We do.”

Customer: “Is it a 72mm lens cap?”

Me: “Yes, it is. That is what you asked for, right?”

Customer: “Yes, but is it a 72mm lens cap?”

Me: “As I said, yes it is.”

Customer: “Are you sure?”

Me: “Actually no. It’s a 55mm but bring your camera in. I have a hammer and I’m sure I can make it work for you.”

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