Young And (Alcohol) Free

| MI, USA | Uncategorized

Customer: *holding a bottle of wine* “Are you old enough to sell me this?”

Me: “Yes, I am.”

(I reach out to take the bottle, but he refuses to hand it to me.)

Customer: “Are you sure that you’re old enough?”

Me: “Yes. I wouldn’t be a cashier otherwise. I’m pretty sure you only have to be eighteen.”

Customer: “Are you eighteen?”

Me: “Nineteen, yes. Would you like me to sell you it?”

(The customer finally releases his hold on the wine. I begin to scan.)

Customer: “Are you sure you’re allowed to? You look pretty young.”

Me: “I’m old enough.”

Customer: “Do I get a discount for calling you young?”

Peppered With Mistakes

| Richmond, BC, Canada | Uncategorized

Customer: “Is that chicken?”

Me: “No, they are stuffed jalapeños.”

Customer: “Oh, it’s pork?”

Me: “No, it’s a stuffed jalapeño.”

Customer: “What’s that?”

Me: “A pepper.”

Customer: “Is that so?”

(The customer’s husband approaches and sees the stuffed jalapeños.)

Customer’s husband: “What is that?”

Me: “Stuffed jalapeños.”

Customer’s husband: “Oh, so it’s fish?”

His Argument Will Lose Him Ground

| Beaverton, OR, USA | Uncategorized

Customer: “Excuse me.”

Me: “Can I help you?”

Customer: “I don’t understand what this sign says.”

(The customer points to a sign above the organic section. It indicates that all produce needs to be washed thoroughly.)

Me: “It means that before you eat any product, you should wash it.”

Customer: “Why?”

Me: “Because there might be dirt or other things on the item.”

Customer: “But these are organic!”

Me: “Organic means they were grown only with natural substances.”

Customer: “Dirt isn’t natural!”

Not Economically Gifted

| PA, USA | Uncategorized

Customer: “Excuse me.”

Me: “Yes, sir?”

Customer: “Do you sell gift cards that can be used anywhere?”

Me: “Do you mean something like a gift card that can be used in a certain mall?”

Customer: “No. Gift cards that can be used wherever someone wants to use them.”

Me: “Do you mean money?”

Customer: “Yes. Just like money…only a gift card.”

I Do Work Here, Does Not Work Here

| NJ, USA | Uncategorized

Customer: “Do you work here?”

Me: “Yes.”

Customer: “Can you help me?”

Me: “Of course!”

Customer: “Come with me.”

(The customer proceeds to take me to the office and speaks to my manager.)

Customer: “Does he work here?”

Manager: “Yes.”

Customer: “Can he help me?”

Manager: “Yes.”

Customer: “Okay. I just wanted to make sure he wasn’t lying to me.”

Related:
I Don’t Work Here Does Not Work Here, Part 3
I Don’t Work Here Does Not Work Here, Part 2
I Don’t Work Here Does Not Work Here