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No Good Deed Goes Unthreatened

| Right | February 27, 2012

(I am working for a non-profit charity. It’s right before Christmas and we’re calling our prior donors to wish them a happy holiday season and to thank them for their support.)

Me: “Hello, this is [name] calling from [organization]. We’re contacting our prior—”

Donor: “Don’t call this number, lady! Don’t you ever call this number again! I’ll find out where you live, drag you out of bed, and dump cold water on you. You understand? Do not ever call this number, you dumb b****!” *click*

All Karma’d Out

, , , , | Right | January 18, 2012

Customer: “Do you have any boxed Christmas cards?”

Me: “Yes, we have two shelves over there. Have you seen those?”

Customer: “Yes, but do you have any that don’t donate to charity?”

Me: “I don’t think so.”

Customer: “Fine, I’ll go shopping somewhere else!”


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Ignorance Really Is Bliss

, , , , , | Right | January 4, 2012

(This happens at the end of the transaction, which up to this point had gone perfectly normally. The customer has paid in cash, with 40-some-odd cents in change.)

Me: “There’s your receipt, sir. Would you like to donate your change to the Children’s Miracle Network today?”

Customer: “What?”

Me: “Well, if someone has less than 50 cents in change back, I usually ask them if they would like to donate their change.”

Customer: “Donate?”

Me: “Yes, our company exclusively supports the Children’s Miracle Network. At every store, we have donation jars like this red one. We collect change for the Children’s Miracle Network.”

Customer: “What’s that?”

Me: “The CMN? It’s a non-profit that helps sick kids find hospitals and treatment.”

Customer: “Sick kids?”

Me: “Yes, if a child is terminally ill or sick with a rare disease, the CMN will help them find treatments and even help with bills and such.”

Customer: “There ain’t no sick kids!”

Me: *confused* “Yes, sir, plenty of kids are diagnosed with illnesses like cancer or other diseases.”

Customer: “Why are you doing this?!”

Me: “I’m sorry? Why am I doing what?”

Customer: “Lying to me! I don’t wanna hear about no sick kids! I gotta go to work! All I wanted was to buy my coffee! I didn’t want no guilt trip! Let me see your manager!”

(My manager had already heard the ruckus as she was crouched behind the counter collecting checks from the safe.)

Manager: “Yes, sir, how may I help you?”

Customer: “I just want my coffee! I don’t understand about these sick kids! Why did she tell me about the kids?”

Manager: “Are you confused about the CMN, sir? I actually have some brochures in the back that talk about their non-profit services.”

Customer: *throws hands in the air* “Argh! There ain’t no sick kids! Shut up about the sick kids! I don’t understand!”

(The customer storms out with his coffee, leaving me holding his change in my hand.)

Manager: “It’s nice when the customers want to donate their change. Really gives them a good feeling, you know?”

Me: *drops the customer’s change in the jar* “Yes, ma’am.”


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Bleeding For A Cause

, | Right | October 3, 2011

(I call people to request for them to come in and donate blood.)

Me: “Hello! This is [name] with the blood center.”

Male customer: “Oh, is it that time of the month again?”

Me: *speechless*

Male customer: “I just realized what I said.”

You Bite It, You Buy It

, | Right | June 9, 2011

(I work in a charity shop selling used items. A customer walks up to me with a pair of gloves.)

Customer: “Are these gloves waterproof?”

Me: “They look it, sir.”

Customer: “I’ll just test them out.”

(The customer then proceeds to bite the gloves, covering them with his spit in the process, while everyone close to him looks on in horror.)

Customer: “Yes, I’ll take these.”