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Time To Face The Hard Candy Truth

| Lafayette, LA, USA | At The Checkout, Family & Kids, Food & Drink

(A woman and her family come in to buy some candy. One of her daughters is eating it before paying, but because they’re buying so much and she’s only eating one small piece, I don’t really mind. After a while, the woman comes up to pay.)

Me: “Okay, that’s [price] for yours.” *I gesture towards her daughter* “And I’ll just need to see hers real quick, too.”

Woman: “Oh, she already ate one.”

(She tries to hand me her money. I pause for a moment, trying to process the situation, and then gesture to her daughter again.)

Me: “You still need to pay for the rest of them, though.”

(The mother got mixed up between letting me know her daughter had eaten something and actually paying for her daughter’s bag of candy.)

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Sweet Out Of Luck

| Canada | Bad Behavior, Food & Drink, Liars & Scammers, Popular

(I work at a chocolate shop. Lately, every morning that I open, an older woman has been coming in and demanding free samples. We do have a sample tray so I’ve been obliging, even though she never actually buys anything. When I mention her to my manager she warns me that this woman has been doing this for a while and is suspected to also have stolen a number of items.)

Shoplifter: “Any samples for me this morning?”

Me: *having already hidden the sample tray, not wanted to indulge her anymore* “Sorry, none today.”

Shoplifter: “Aww, I want chocolate!”

Me: “Actually we do have a sale on right now, buy one get one free!”

Shoplifter: “I’m not paying for chocolate! I have no luck.” *she pouts but eventually leaves*

(Next day:)

Shoplifter: “I need a sample!”

Me: *getting incredible irritated but sticking a smile on my face* “Sorry, no samples today.”

Shoplifter: “Why not?”

Me: *making up an answer* “Well, corporate hasn’t told us what product to sample yet and we can’t just pick product at random to sample.”

Shoplifter: *sulking* “Aww, I want chocolate! You could give me one of those.” *points to chocolates in our display case*

Me: “Sure I could, for 1$!”

Shoplifter: “I don’t want to pay.”

Me: “Well, I can’t just give you free chocolates.”

Shoplifter: “Why not?”

Me: *starting to lose patience* “Because we’d go out of business.”

(The shoplifter continued to sulk and moan and started wandering through the store, turning around often to check if I was watching her. I basically followed her around the entire place until finally she left, muttering about how she had no luck!)

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I Believe The Flavor You’re Looking For Is ‘Irony’

| Lafayette, LA, USA | Lafayette, LA, USA | Bad Behavior, Food & Drink

(I’ve seen as many as three people a day do this…)

Customer: *picking through multi-flavored candy in order to only get the “good” flavors* “How come people keep picking through this and only taking the good flavors?!”

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Don’t Let Children Take The Children

| Lafayette, LA, USA | Family & Kids, Popular

(The store I work in sells plush toys, and it’s sometimes a struggle for parents to convince their children to leave without buying any. However, one customer manages to come up with a wonderful story.)

Customer: “We can’t take them, honey! They’re the lady’s children! We can’t take her children!”

(I am amazed at her ingenuity, and decide to help by playing along.)

Me: *doing my best not to laugh* “I’d be SO SAD if somebody took my babies!”

Customer: “See! You don’t want to make the lady cry! So, we’ll leave the lady’s children with the lady!”

(They paid for their candy and left, without any plush toys. I burst out laughing as soon as they were gone.)

Just Run With It

| Lafayette, LA, USA | At The Checkout, Awesome Customers

(I’m ringing up an older woman.)

Me: “That’ll be [price], please!”

Customer: “Well, since you said ‘please’…”

Me: *laughing* “What, if I hadn’t, you’d have grabbed it and run?!”

Customer: “Yeah!”

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