Unfiltered Story #169619

, , | Unfiltered | October 16, 2019

So, I was working the cash register in the garden center. and this girl came threw my line. she had some gold spray paint and it was the kind/brand that wanted their age. since they had to be 18 to get it. now this girl looked under 18

me: can I see your ID, I need it for the paint
customer: I don’t have it with me, can’t I just give you my birth date
me: no,
customer: but I’m over 18, i need it for a wedding
me: I could get in trouble for not checking. without an ID i can not sell it to you.

so she ends up buying the flowers and leaves. she goes to her car in the parking lot and drives off. so she was driving around without an licenses or

shortly after my co-worker walked by and i asked them if they could bring the paint inside and i told them what happened. It was in case she came back and tried anything funny.

co-worker: Did you know that Gold is the most common color people use to huff paint.

The Zombies Are Already Among Us

, , | Right | September 24, 2019

(I’ve finished work. I’m wearing smart black business attire, with my company’s logo on my coat.)

Customer: “Do you work here?”

Me: “No, the staff here wear green and beige. In fact, there is a hut over there—” *twenty feet away* “—with ‘customer help’ written on it; I can see that there is someone in there. You should probably ask him.”

(The customer pauses.)

Customer: “Yeah, well, I wanted to know about these sprayers. Can I—”

Me: “No, I’m sorry; I don’t work here so I couldn’t possibly tell you.”

Customer: “Oh, okay.” 

(The customer paused again, and then walked off in the wrong direction.)

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Unfiltered Story #163223

, , | Unfiltered | September 12, 2019

(I am the Garden Center cashier. I have just scanned two large, urn-shaped flower pots for a customer)

Customer: *Glancing at screen* Is that what they cost?

Me: *Checks screen as well* Yes sir, they came up as $21.00 each.

Customer: I found those in the Clearance section. They shouldn’t be $21.00. These don’t have labels, so I’ll go get another.

(It isn’t far, so he’s back shortly with an identical pot with the clearance sticker displayed)

Customer: *Shows me the pot smugly* See, now what does that one say?

Me: Well, that’s clearly a clearance sticker, and it says $21.00.

Customer: Oh.

(He decided not to get the pots, and was pretty quiet for the rest of the transaction. It isn’t often that I can prove a customer wrong, and it sure felt good!)

Just Give Him A Triffid And Let Nature Take Its Course

, , , , | Right | August 19, 2019

(I’ve been asked this question so many times. Customers often walk into the greenhouse looking lost. I ask if I can help them find anything.)

Customer: “Do you have any plants that don’t need a lot of water, can live in complete shade, and won’t die?”

Me: “A plastic plant.”

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Trying To Plant A Seed Of Doubt

, , , | Right | July 15, 2019

Customer: “No! You’re not ripping me off! The sign said that this hydrangea was $19.99, not $25.99! What kind of scam are you trying to pull?”

Me: “I’m sorry, sir, but the computer said—“

Customer: “I don’t care! Fix it now! This always happens to me!”

Me: “Can you show me where the sign is?”

(I angrily follow him to the pots of hydrangeas. There is a sign stuck in the pot for $19.99.)

Me: “Well, sir, this is for a two-gallon plant, and the one you bought is three-and-a-half gallons.”

Customer: “And you expect your customers to know the difference?”

Me: “No, sir, but I do expect them to know the difference between a hydrangea and a gardenia.”

Customer: “Can I have it marked down anyway?”

Me: “No, sir.”

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