Welcome To The Expiration Generation

| Right | June 2, 2011

(A customer is paying by credit card over the telephone.)

Me: “And the expiration date of the card?”

Customer: “3 of 11.”

Me: “So, it’s expired then?”

Customer: “Why, is that a problem?”

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The Problem With Dirty Words

, , , | Right | August 2, 2010

Me: “How can I help you?”

Caller: “Is this a joke?”

Me: “Pardon me?”

Caller: “Your company just did some landscaping for us and the dirt that you put in is dirty.”

Me: “I’m sorry?”

Caller: “The dirt is dirty.”

Me: “Is there trash or rocks in the dirt?”

Caller: “No, the dirt is just really dirty.”

Me: “So you want us to come out and replace the dirty dirt with clean dirt?”

Caller: “Yes, and I need it done as soon as possible. I don’t want it to make the rest of my dirt dirty, too.”


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Digging Your Tree Out Of A Hole

, , | Right | September 28, 2009

(I’m a landscaper paying a visit to a customer; he had called in complaining about a 5-foot sapling I had planted that is now dying.)

Me: “What’s up with the tree?”

Customer: “It died, see? Lemme show you!”

(I follow the customer back to his lawn and notice that the sapling we planted a couple of weeks ago was now apparently two feet tall and very dead.)

Me: “Sir, what happened to this?”

Customer: “It was going to get too tall so I decided to bury it deeper.”

Me: “You buried it deeper?”

Customer: “I dug it out, dug a deeper hole until it was the right height and then buried it again. Now it’s dead!”

Me: “Sir, you do know you weren’t supposed to do that, right? If you wanted a smaller tree, you should have gotten a shrub.”

Customer: “But I want a small plum tree!”


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How About We Toilet Paper Your Lawn Instead

, , | Right | May 8, 2009

(Some landscapers are helping landscape our lawn. I’m also helping them move stuff when my neighbor comes over.)

Neighbor: “Hey, can you guys come over and help clean up some of our lawn?”

Landscaper: “No, we’re busy working over here.”

Neighbor: “It won’t take more than a couple of minutes. Just come in here, replace the grass with their sod, plant some extras; that’s all!”

Landscaper: “You mean redo your landscape?”

Neighbor: “Yeah, it won’t take too long. They’re not gonna notice!”

Landscaper: “I’m pretty sure he’ll notice since he actually lives here and is helping us.” *points at me*

Me: “Hi there!” *waves*

Neighbor: *retreats to her house*


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