When Is A Sale Not A Sale…

| Dubuque, IA, USA | Working | November 16, 2015

(It’s the day after Halloween, and the drugstore still has a few bags of trick-or-treat candy, but there’s no sale sign up. I see a bag of my favorite candy, which is hard to find, so I grab it.)

Cashier: “I’m afraid these are not on sale.”

Me: “Yeah, I didn’t see a sign, so I figured they’d be regular price.”

Cashier: *stares at me for a moment, as if he’s waiting for me to throw a tantrum* “You know what? I’m going to give them to you for the sale price.”

Chivalry Survives The Morning After

| PA, USA | Romantic | November 12, 2015

(I’m ringing up a woman about my own age with just a few items, including Plan B, aka “the morning after pill.” As she goes to pay, the guy with her blurts out…)

Male Friend: “That is NOT my fault!”

Me: “Huh?”

Customer: *grinning and also blushing* “Oh, my God…”

Male Friend: “Just wanted you to know, like, if I was responsible for her need for… uh, THAT… I would, you know, pay for it.”

Customer: *dryly* “Oh, how sweet of you.”

Me: “And they say chivalry is dead.”

Refuses To Have A Good Day

| Albuquerque, NM, USA | Right | October 9, 2015

(I am behind an elderly man who is buying a case of water.)

Cashier: *to elderly man* “That will be $2.99.”

Elderly Man: *sneers* “Well, I’m fresh out of three dollar bills.” *turns to me and gives me a creepy smile*

(He rifles through his wallet all the while searching for the elusive three dollar bill and talking about the non-existent denomination. He finally pulls out a five dollar bill and THROWS it at the cashier, and then turns and gives me another creepy smile. The cashier is very polite.)

Cashier: “Here is your change. Thank you for coming to the store and have a good day.”

Elderly Man: *snarls* “Have a good day? Who are you to tell me that? Why should I have a good day because you told me to?””

Me: “Then go ahead and have an a**-hole day because that is what you’re being.”

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Not Doing Some Fine Coin

| CA, USA | Working | September 18, 2015

(My cashier is helping a customer and frantically waves me over to the register.)

Cashier: “Am I allowed to accept these as payment?”

(He holds up a US gold dollar coin.)

Me: “Is it legal tender?”

Cashier: “Yes?”

Me: “Correct. Have you ever seen one of them in the till drawer before?”

Cashier: “Yes.”

Me: “So how do you think they got in there before?”

Cashier: “Um… I’m not sure.”

(I give up at this point.)

Me: “Yes, we take them.”

Cashier: “Oh, okay!”

Not Sleeping On The Job

| Jersey City, NJ, USA | Right | September 4, 2015

(A man comes up to my till to purchase a few items. He has his two children with him, a boy and a girl, both of which I suspect are no older than five years old. The man and his children are very nice, friendly, and overall good customers. As I ring his purchases, the children are excited and happy, with the boy even giving me his own saved up money for a snack, with his father’s permission.)

Me: “Okay, sir, your total is [Total].”

(Just as he’s about to swipe his credit card, the little girl looks up at me and smiles sweetly.)

Girl: “Do you all sleep here?”

(Her father and I couldn’t help but laugh at this point.)

Me: *laughing, but politely* “No, no, we don’t sleep here. We just take turns coming here. In fact, someone else is coming when we all leave tonight.”

Girl: “Okay!” *she happily skips away with her father once the transaction is completed*

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