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Age Is Only A Social Security Number

, , , , | Right | August 12, 2010

(I am ringing up a middle-aged man.)

Customer: “You go to school, son?”

Me: “Yes, sir, I’m a college student.”

Customer: “Good, good. Be sure to start paying into Social Security. I’m going to need it soon.”

No Signs Of Old Age

, , , , | Right | July 25, 2010

(An older customer approaches me.)

Customer: “Hi, the woman up front rang me up wrong. This shirt is supposed to be $17.99.”

Me: “Ma’am, I’m the one that put up the signs. I assure you they’re correct. Why don’t I go double-check it for you?”

(I check the signs.)

Me: “I checked the signs, and they’re correct. The shirts on the rack are $26.99, but the capris on the rack are $17.99.”

Customer: “But I read $17.99! The sign was right above the shirts!”

Me: “Yes, but there’s only so many spots for signs on a rack. The sign says ‘Capris’ right underneath the price. There’s also a sign for the shirts on the same rack.”

Customer: “Well, you should talk to your manager, because old people can’t read!”


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Humor Is Generational

, , , , , , | Right | July 21, 2010

(A customer who’s about 85 years old approaches customer service. It is Father’s Day.)

Customer: “Where do you keep your belts?”

Me: “Over in the men’s department.”

Customer: “And where do you keep your grooming sets?”

Me: “In the men’s department, as well.”

Customer: “Oh, thanks! I’m buying a Father’s Day present for my dad and grandfather!”

(I tell him he’s welcome and turn back to what I was doing. I notice a few seconds later that he’s still there.)

Me: “Is there something else I can help you with?”

Customer: *grinning widely* “Do you believe me?!”


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Couldn’t Handle The Screening Process

, , , , , | Right | April 14, 2010

(I am hosting a class for senior citizens to help them learn computing.)

Me: “Could I have everyone move their mouse to the top of their screens?”

(An elderly gentleman in the back row takes his physical mouse, places it on the screen, and pushes it to the top.)


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Shout Until You’re Bleu In The Face

, , , , | Right | March 5, 2010

(I work in the dining room at a retirement home. I’m offering an elderly woman soup.)

Me: “Hi there, [Woman]! Would you like some soup tonight?”

Elderly Woman: “What?”

Me: *raising my voice* “Would you like some SOUP?”

Elderly Woman: “WHAT?”

Me: *I put mouth right by her ear and basically yell at her* “DO YOU WANT SOUP?”

Elderly Woman: “Why are you speaking French?”