Speaking The Same Amount Of The Same Language

| ON, Canada | Awesome Customers, Awesome Workers, Language & Words

Customer: “Bonjour! Comment ca va?”

Me: “Ca va bien, et toi?”

Customer: “Ca va bien!”

Me: “That’s it. That’s all I got. That’s all I know how to say.”

Customer: “Me, too!”

Me: “Well, we really sounded like we knew what we were talking about, didn’t we?!”

Customer: “We sure did!”

This Time With Meaning

| ON, Canada | Bizarre, Pets & Animals

(I have on a pair of frog earrings. The face and arms of the frog are in the front, and the legs dangle from the back of the ear.)

Customer: “Oh, those earrings are so cute!”

Me: “Thanks, my boyfriend got them for me.”

Customer: “Oh you must love frogs!”

Me: “No… they’re just fun.”

Customer: “Oh. Well, then, he must love frogs!”

Me: “No, he just thought they were fun.”

Customer: “Well, are you French?”

Me: “Um, well, yeah…”

Customer: “Oh, okay. So that’s why he got them!”

The Great Intelligence Disconnect

| Austin, TX, USA | Bizarre, Extra Stupid, Technology

(I work at a gaming company and provide tech support to all of our customers that call.)

Me: “Thank you for calling [Company]. My name is [My Name]. How can I help you today?”

Customer: “I hope you can help me. I have been having connection issues all week with [Game]. I play for about 30 minutes and am disconnected. Can you fix it?”

Me: “I can try. First let’s open up the website to pull up some info that may help us resolve this.”

(About 30 seconds pass.)

Me: “Are you there, sir?”

Customer: “Sorry, the internet has been having issues all week. It is a bit slow right now…”