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When You’re REALLY Eager To Go On Vacation

, , , , | Right | CREDIT: reditrewrite | November 14, 2021

My best friends run a beautiful high-end bed and breakfast. They close it every February to go on vacation. I used to work there but haven’t in the last two years due to health; however, when they go out of town, I stay there and pet-sit for them.

This last time I was pet-sitting I heard a knock on the door. Assuming it was a friend or neighbor, I went to open it and saw two people I didn’t know, which is rare because we live in a tiny town and have the same friend group.

Me: “How can I help you? The owners are out of town.”

Customer: “Okayyyyy… Well, we have a reservation for tonight, and we need to get to our room immediately.”

Me: “That’s not possible; these dates are blocked off years in advance. I can call the owners and have them check.”

I gave the owners the customers’ names, and the owners found the reservation… for March 11, not February 11.

Me: “You’re a month early, I’m afraid. But I’d be happy to give you the names of some other inns that are open in the off season.”

Customer: “No. We made a reservation here and are staying here. Move!”

Me: “I’m sorry, sir, but if you check your reservation confirmation, you’ll see it’s for March 11, and we don’t have any rooms available, as the owners are out of town.”

They checked their emails on their phones and then quickly shoved them in my face.

Customer: “See?! 3/11! Now let me into my room!”

Me: “Sir, February is the second month, not the third.”

After realizing his mistake, he suggested that it was obviously the software’s fault and demanded I allow them to stay anyway. Uh, no. No rooms were made up, I certainly don’t cook, and there were no supplies in house. I told him for all those reasons and more that wouldn’t be possible. He became quite irate and started calling me all sorts of names — lazy, entitled, fat even — all while demanding a room. I shut and locked the door while his tirade continued, and I walked away.

Forty-five minutes later, I heard another knock. This time, it was the wife alone. I spoke to her through the window. She apologized and meekly asked me for the name of any open inns. I provided them to her, as I felt bad for her having to deal with this a**hole day in and day out.

They didn’t show up for their reservation in March but were charged full price for it.

El Idiota De Mayo

, , , , | Right | CREDIT: macabrejaguar | October 27, 2021

I was working the register at a hardware store. As a customer went to pay, they pulled out a checkbook and asked me for the date. The customer behind them chimed in:

Customer #2: “It’s Cinco De Mayo!”

Customer #1: *Agitated* “I know that. I’m asking for the date!”

[Customer #2] and I just kind of looked at each other for a moment, speechless. The customer paying looked at me.

Customer #1: “Well?!”

Me: “The fifth of May.”

I wondered if my phrasing would make it click. They wrote their check and left. I have no idea if it ever dawned on them. The next customer and I had a good chuckle about it.

April Showers Bring Confused Flowers

, , , , , | Right | CREDIT: Rina-yah | October 2, 2021

In the middle of each month, we get bombarded with calls from people whose phone plans have been suspended for not paying them.

Customer: “I want to know why my phone is not working. I just paid my bills!”

Me: “One second, please; let me look into that for you.”

I look up his account.

Me: “Thank you for your patience. I see that your payment has arrived; however, that was for the bill due in January. Unfortunately, since your bill from February hasn’t been paid yet, your phone plan has been suspended.”

Customer: “But I just paid those bills. This is ridiculous.”

Me: “Yes, I see right here that you just paid a bill; however, you still have one that’s overdue by almost two months already.”

Customer: “Two months? It was due in February!”

Me: “Yes.”

Customer: “How is that two months? It’s March!”

Me: “Sir, it’s the twelfth of April.”

Customer: “Oh… You’re right.”

After that, he was actually pretty nice, and we had a pleasant conversation. I even exempted him from the reactivation charges as he seemed genuinely sorry and I could sympathise with being so lost in time.

Needs A Tint And A Time Machine

, , , , | Right | July 19, 2021

I work at a small family-owned business that tints car and office windows. I am fairly new and still getting the hang of checking customers in. A guy walks in at 9:15 on September 15th.

Customer: “Hello, I need to drop off my car; I have an appointment.”

Me: “Good morning, let me get the sche—”

Customer: “Well, I might have an appointment.”

Me: *Confused* “Okay.”

I check the calendar and see we are tinting a house today — no cars at all for the next five days.

Me: “Um, sir, I am sorry, but who did you speak to?”

Customer: “A woman.”

Me: “Okay, well, we are tinting a house this week. Did they say they would squeeze you in today? Perhaps they forgot to leave me a note.”

Customer: *Frowning* “Well, check another day, then!”

Me: “Okay, what kind of car do you have?”

We list everything by year, make, and model.

Customer: “A truck.”

Here we go.

Me: “Okay, year, make, and model?”

Customer: *Huge sigh* “It’s a two thousand and three Ford. Can you hurry this up?”

I desperately look and cannot find this truck on any days for the next two weeks, so I type in 2003 into the search bar. Lo and behold, there he is. His appointment was one month ago.

Me: “Sir, your appointment was on August 19th.”

Customer:Well, fine! I guess I’ll just take my business somewhere else that can get this done when I need it.”

He stomped out the door as I called after him. When I told my bosses, they just rolled their eyes and sighed. Can’t please everyone.

1980 Was Twenty Years Ago And That’s What We’re Sticking With

, , , , | Right | June 12, 2021

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

Customer: “I just have a simple question for you. I would like to know when my loan will be paid off.”

Me: “Certainly, ma’am, I can definitely take a look into when your loan should be paid off.”

I collect the necessary info to pull up her loan.

Me: “Okay, ma’am, I have your loan pulled up here in front of me and it looks like your projected maturity date is October 2040, which is wonderful considering it was originally 2042; you’ve shortened it two years!”

Customer:What?! How can it be 2040?! This is a thirty-year loan! How do I still have thirty years?!”

Me: *Slightly confused* “Yes, ma’am, you do have a thirty-year loan. It was opened in 2012. It is now 2020. You have paid ten years off your loan so far.”

Customer: “2040 is in thirty years! You guys are scamming me! Something is not right and I’m very upset. Someone will fix this right now!”

Me: “Ma’am, I’m sorry that you are upset, but 2040 is in twenty years, and you are right on track on paying off your loan, even paid ahead.”

Customer: “What are you talking about?! What year is it, then, huh? Do you not know math? What year is it?” 

Me: “It’s 2020, ma’am.”

There’s an awkward silence, and I assume she is now doing the math.

Customer: “Oh. Oh, you’re right. Well, good.”

Me: “Any other concerns I can address for you today?” 

Customer: “No.” *Quickly hangs up*