Totally Floored

| USA | Bizarre, Extra Stupid

(I am hanging up clothes as a customer walks up to me.)

Customer: “Hey, The elevators aren’t working, and the escalators aren’t working. How am I supposed to get down stairs?”

(I am a little shocked at the question, but before I can answer:)

Customer: “Never mind.” *walks away*

(About an hour later, I walk down the non-working escalator to the first floor in order to take a break. I see the same customer making a purchase. I wonder if it took the guy an hour to figure out how to get downstairs.)

Turning Them Red With Purple

| VIC, Australia | Bad Behavior, Health & Body

(I’m in the shopping centre queuing up to buy something. My hair is dyed bright purple for ‘World’s Greatest Shave.’ There are two customers in line behind me.)

Customer #1: “Teenagers these days. Dying their hair so they can ‘stand out.’ Well, they just look ridiculous.”

Customer #2: “I know! How on earth do their parents let them do this?”

(I turn around.)

Me: “Excuse me, but I have dyed my hair for the ‘World’s Greatest Shave’ because my younger brother has leukemia. My whole family either have shaved their heads or dyed their hair for support. I have not dyed my hair to ‘stand out.’ I have dyed it so I can contribute in helping those in need.”

(The two customers turned red and hurried out of the queue into another line.)   

Prices To Put You In The Black

| Denver, CO, USA | At The Checkout, Bizarre, Food & Drink, Money

(I am working as a barista in the coffee kiosk in the mall. We periodically get people complaining that our prices are higher than in the regular stores. Also, there is an extremely large sign posted on the register stating that we can’t take any bills larger than $20.)

Me: “Okay, sir, your total is $3.36.”

Customer: *grumbles* “Your drinks are so expensive!”

Me: “I’m sorry. We’re a franchise run through another company so our prices do average a few cents higher.”

Customer: *still grumbling, pulls out an $100 bill and shoves it at me*

Me: “Sir, I’m afraid we can’t take any bills larger than $20. Do you have another denomination or a card?”

Customer: *opens wallet, pulls out a black American Express card, and hands it over grumpily while I try not to stare*

Customer: “YOUR DRINKS ARE SO EXPENSIVE!”