A Different Kind Of Gum Disease

, , , , , | | Right | July 21, 2019

(The store I work at has a suggestive-selling program. The item changes every month, but it’s usually certain candy bars or gum. Whenever we are selling gum, the following exchange takes place at least once a day, per cashier:)

Customer: “Can I get three packs of [cigarettes]?”

Cashier: “Sure! Would you like to add a pack of [gum] for 99 cents?”

Customer: “No! Gum is so bad for you!”

This Job Is A Dump

, , , , , | | Working | July 20, 2019

(The convenience store where I have been working for about a year and a half is sold and the new owner decides to keep me for my regular opening shift. I am glad to have new bosses because the last boss/owner was hard to work for and one of the other employees never did anything because she was friends with the owners. This story happens about two weeks after the new bosses take over.)

Boss: “Somebody has been bringing all their garbage and throwing it in our dumpster after we close. Let’s go out here and go through the bags and see if we can find some mail or something with their name on it.”

Me: “Okay, do we have any gloves?”

Boss: “No, just wash your hands when we’re done.”

(We go to the dumpster and open several bags, going through them and getting really nasty and wet doing it. Finally, after about twenty minutes of searching, we get a clue.)

Me: “Here’s an empty cigarette carton.”

(It’s a brand that we only sell to one customer. She’s in once a week to get two cartons of those cigarettes.)

Me: “It has to be her. Nobody else buys these.”

Boss: “Maybe, but just to be sure, keep looking.”

(We dig through bags for about ten more minutes when my boss finds something.)

Boss: “Here it is. It’s [Regular Customer] mail with her name on it.”

Me: “Good, are we done? Her brand of cigarettes and her mail. Are you going to tell her to stop?”

Boss: “No, better not. She spends a lot of money here. I’ll figure out something.”

(After all of the crap we went through and as dirty as we got, then he decided to let it go. After three more weeks of her filling our dumpster, he finally got a lock and that solved the problem. I worked for him for another year before I finally quit.)

Cigarettes Are Nasty But You Don’t Have To Be

, , , , , | | Right | July 10, 2019

(I am the customer here. The convenience store I go to can’t break a $50 and I don’t have any other cash. I go to the tobacco store next door.)

Me: “Hey, can you break a $50 for me? They didn’t have change next door.”

Cashier: “Yeah, what did you want to buy there?”

Me: “Just two packs of [Cigarettes].”

Cashier: “Well, you can buy those here.”

Me: “Yeah, but they’re cheaper next door…”

(It suddenly dawns on me how terrible I’m being.)

Me: “Can I just have two packs of [Cigarettes]?”

Unfiltered Story #155588

, , , | | Unfiltered | June 30, 2019

In the store that I work at, if the customer is using a credit/debit card to pay, the customer has to select debit or credit on the card reader, and the cashier also has to select debit or credit on the cash register. Then the card reader will display a message asking “is ($ amount) correct? Y/N”

Occasionally, if we both hit the credit/debit button at the same time, the card reader will freeze and not ask if the amount is correct. At that point, the cashier cancels the transaction and the customer must swipe their card again.

Me: “Debit or Credit?”
Customer: “Debit”

(we hit the buttons simultaneously and the card reader freezes)

Me: “Is it doing anything?”

I turn the card reader toward me and see that it’s frozen. I begin to cancel the transaction…

Customer: “It’s processing. Just wait! IT’S PROCESSING!!!”
Me: “No it’s frozen, swipe your card again”

Before he even finishes swiping his card…
Customer: “SEE?!? SAME SCREEN!!! IT WAS PROCESSING!!!”

Then the screen changes and asks “Is ($ amount) correct? Y/N”

He presses yes, enters his PIN# and the transaction is complete.
He kind of smirks at me, snatches his receipt from my hand and mutters “idiot” under his breath.

I thought about explaining it to him, but just shrugged my shoulders and figured “not worth it”

Meet-Cute At The Checkout

, , , , , , | | Romantic | June 29, 2019

(My boyfriend has traveled to America to visit me. While checking out at a shop, he and the cashier are making conversation about that.)

Cashier: “So, what brings you to America?”

Boyfriend: “Him.” *points at me*

Cashier: “That’s nice. Are you planning on doing anything special here?”

Boyfriend: “Not really. I’m just going to relax and spend some time with my sweetie.”

Cashier: “Ooh, did you meet a cute girl here?”

Boyfriend: “No, him.” *points at me again*

Cashier: “…”

Cashier: “OHHHH.”

(We all laughed about it.)

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