He Gets No Credit For Having A Credit Card

, , , | Right | August 29, 2020

A middle-aged man has swiped his credit card to make a purchase of about $500. He’s already been fairly rude throughout, and I’m trying my hardest to be polite.

Me: “Okay, sir. Now I need to see your card and ID.”

The customer flips over his ID, so I can read the name. 

Me: “Okay, now I need to see your card.”

Customer: “Why do you need to see that?”

Me: “To be sure the names match, sir.”

Customer: “What card?”

Me: “The one you swiped.”

Customer: “I’m not dumb.”

Me: *Totally shocked* “Sir… I never said you were.”

Customer: “Yeah, but you’re talking to me like you are! You need to say credit card. I have a lot of cards! See?!”

The customer holds his ID and credit card literally two inches from my face.

Customer: “See? See?! Is that good enough for you?”

Me: “Yes, sir. Just trying to protect your identity.”

I quickly total out, and the man casts an annoyed look to the customer behind him.

Customer: “Can you believe they hire cashiers this stupid?”

Me: “Here you go, sir. Have a splendid evening.”

Customer: “Yeah, whatever.”

I take a deep breath and look nervously at the customer behind him.

Customer #2: “Oh, good girl! You handled that really well. I may be dumb, but at least I’m not an a** like that guy!”

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A Total Glasshole

, , , , | Right | August 28, 2020

I am pushing in shopping carts when I hear breaking glass and something sharp cuts into my ankle. I yell in surprise and look up at the customer there, who is watching me with a blank look. I notice a pile of glass from a Coke bottle at her feet.

Customer: “Oh! I was right; it was glass! Well, at least I wasn’t hurt!”

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When Key Cutting Is Truly Cutting

, , | Right | August 22, 2020

I work in a hardware store as a cashier. One of the things we do is make keys. To pay for the keys, we have to look them up in our system, even if they have a barcode on them. I, being new and not knowing this, scan the key.

Customer: “That can’t be the price. I don’t believe it.”

I am unsure of what to say.

Customer: “I don’t believe it. That’s not the price. Fix it.”

I call a coworker over and get it straightened out.

Customer: “That’s still outrageous.” *Starts to pay* “Doing that with the price wasn’t the way to get me to come back. You can’t just jack up the price. I’m old and I used to think I knew everything, but I didn’t. You’ll see, you don’t know everything.”

He continued to insinuate that I was trying to rip him off and finally left, by which point I was in tears.

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Unfiltered Story #205629

, , | Unfiltered | August 15, 2020

A couple comes up to the register — he’s got a tube of white caulk and some other random items, she’s got the wallet and speaks to me, the cashier:

her: He needed a lot of caulk.
him: (slightly embarassed) C-A-U-L-K.

– – –

Middle-aged guy comes to the register with a 3″ long bolt that he brought in and a nut partway down the threads that he is purchasing for fifteen cents.

him: I only have one nut.

(Coworker who overheard, after the customer left: “I am sooo sorry, sir.”)

Unfiltered Story #205591

, | Unfiltered | August 13, 2020

Customer: Excuse me, what foods do you sell?

Me: Food?

Customer: Yes, food. The nutritious stuff you put in your mouth.

Me: This is a hardware store…

Customer: Oh… *walks away*

Five minutes later…

Same Customer: *to another worker* What foods do you sell?