Unfiltered Story #146030

, , | Unfiltered | April 5, 2019

I am one of the assistent managers at our store when the phone rings.

Me: Good morning, you’re speaking to [Name of the store].

*Note: the name of the store is the general name of the retail chain, combined with the name of the town we’re in, because we have about 500 stores spread around the country. Our store is part of a very well-known Dutch retail chain and doesn’t sound at all like the first name of a person.*

Caller: Hello, good morning miss [Name of my store]! You are talking to [business that sells kids-toys]. Recently you’ve filled out a survey at our website and I’d like to thank you by sending a free kids puzzle book full with fun and educational puzzles. Would you be interested?

Me: Ehh, thank you, but you know you’re calling the [Store], at [Town]. This is not my first and last name. My name is [Name].

Caller: Oh, I already thought that [Store] was a strange name for someone. Well, would your employees still like to have one of the puzzle books, maybe to use in their lunch breaks?

Me: *laughing* No, but thank you very much for calling! I have no idea why someone would fill in the name, address and phone number of our store at a website for toys! Have a nice day.

Caller: Have a nice day too!

Unfiltered Story #140384

, , | Unfiltered | February 16, 2019

I work in a well known store in the Netherlands. It is a store that sells pretty much everything, so I’m used to people asking me about strange things. But not this one. Once in a while we have customers that don’t speak Dutch. This Asian looking woman was walking towards me with a baby in a stroller.

Me (in Dutch): Welcome, how can I help you today?

Woman (in English with a bad accent): Hi, I am looking for cahh-bon.

Me (English): I’m not sure what you mean, can you explain what you use it for?

Woman: *tries to explain and point to her daughter in the stroller* For the babies, my baby! Cahh-bon.

I still don’t understand her so she pulls out her phone and tries to translate the word from English to Dutch. Her phone reads the word ‘carbon’.

Woman: Cahh-bon!

Me: Oh, carbon! What would you need that for with a baby?

Woman: For the baby!

I wasn’t very good with chemistry in school but I do know that carbon is not very healthy for a child. I tried to ask my co-worker who is a mother of a newborn but she also didn’t know.