Fresh Out Of Common Sense

, , , , | Right | November 14, 2017

(A woman orders an Americano, which is just espresso and water, and requests room for cream. As I am making the drink, I see her clearly pouring the cream pitcher.)

Me: “Is everything all right over there?”

Customer: *furiously wiping cream from counter* “Oh, yes. I was just checking to see if the cream was fresh! I hate when it’s been sitting out for like, five hours!”

Me: “Um… Next time, you could just ask!”

Too Much Coffee Will Kill You

, , , , | Right | November 10, 2017

(I work as a cashier at a coffee chain. One night, when things are relatively quiet, a middle-aged couple comes in.)

Customer: “Okay, weird request: can I have an empty cup?”

(I have no problem with this, and it is a routine question, especially when it gets hot and people want to give water to their dogs.)

Me: “Oh, sure! We actually have a bowl, if that would be better.”

(The man considers it before deciding on the cup. He asks if I have anything larger, and I say that we do, but it would be clear plastic for a cold drink, not a paper hot-drink cup. The couple considers this.)

Me: “Are you trying to pour something hot or cold?”

Customer: “Well, we’ll be putting someone’s ashes in it.”

(Bewildered, and hoping I misheard, I offered him a lid for the cup he had chosen, and he left with his wife, tipping as he left.)

Interview Technique Is Lacking An Interview

, , , , , , , | Working | November 8, 2017

(I have just finished an interview, so I am wearing a suit and nice shoes as well as carrying a laptop. I decide to stop in a well-known coffee shop to get a tea and a bagel. I sit down at an empty table to eat and play a game on my phone, with only a handful of customers in the store. A well-dressed woman walks up to me.)

Woman: “Hi.”

Me: “Hello?”

Woman: “Do you need a phone charger?”

Me: *confused* “No, thanks… Do you?”

(The woman shakes her head but doesn’t move. After a moment…)

Woman: “Could you move over there?” *points to a different table*

Me: *now really confused* “Uh, no? I’m fine right here.”

Woman: “You know, you aren’t making a very good first impression.”

Me: “Neither are you.”

Woman: *with a rude tone, points to clipboard in hand* “I’m marking this down, I hope you know.”

Me: “For what?”

(With a shocked expression, the woman turned around and disappeared into the back room. I figured that someone had an interview scheduled that day and the woman assumed I was the candidate. If that’s the case, it was pretty rude to not even introduce herself or ask me if I was there for the interview.)

A Face Like Soured, Full-Fat Milk

, , , | Working | November 7, 2017

Me: “Can I please get a large tea to go, Earl Grey, and one of those iced espresso shots?”

(My name is taken and I wait.)

Barista: “[My Name]! We only have full-fat and semi-skimmed milk today.”

Me: “It’s all right; I have tea without milk.”

Barista: “Which one?”

Me: “Neither.”

Barista: “Yes, but you have to choose. You can’t just leave me hanging.”

Me: “But I don’t want any milk.”

(She gave me a sour face and I got my drinks. There was also a small cup with my order that I checked when I was outside. Judging from the taste, the barista decided that I should have full-fat milk, on its own.)

Make That Mango Away

, , , , , | Right | November 1, 2017

(I work at a bagel and coffee shop and we have smoothies on our drink menu, but the only flavors we have are mixed berry and strawberry-banana.)

Customer: “I’d like a mango smoothie.”

Me: “I’m sorry; we don’t have mango smoothies. We have mixed berry and strawberry-banana.”

Customer: “But I want mango.”

Me: “I’m sorry. I can make you a strawberry smoothie.”

Customer: “Strawberries aren’t mangoes.”

Me: “I understand that, but we don’t have mango smoothies; we only have mixed berry and strawberry-banana.”

Customer: *walks out*

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