Unfiltered Story #160104

, , , | | Unfiltered | August 13, 2019

In the UK the American Express credit card has never taken off, most likely due to the higher fees charged compared to Visa or Mastercard, despite their extensive TV marketing with the phrase “American Express, don’t leave home without it!”.

I was waiting in line at Dominoes Pizza to order a take away and stuck behind two business types chatting away. One of them was keen to impress the other and spoke with an american accent.

After placing their order the cashier confirmed the amount and the oh so keen American gent piped up “Oh, let me get these!” and pulled out his wallet. He produced his American Express card and offered it to the cashier who looked it over and said “I’m sorry, we don’t accept american express”.

The American chap was a bit lost for words and clearly didn’t have alternative payment, while his English companion stood silent weighing up the situation… does he offer to pay but potentially embarass his visitor or wait to see the outcome.

Stood behind I couldn’t help myself, I leant forwards and said “American express? You should have left home without it”.

Unfiltered Story #150993

, , , | | Unfiltered | May 16, 2019

I usually start work early in the morning doing the delivery shift. As we are there until the store opens, I usually have to open up and act as front door security while putting out stock at the front of the shop. The first customer of the day walks in. She’s a white middle aged lady…
Customer: “Excuse me, can you show me where the baseball caps are?”
Me: “Of course.”
I point out the caps which are close by. A few minutes later, she returns to me.
Customer: “Sorry to bother you again, I just want to know if you have any that are not made by nike or adidas?” *Before I can answer she quickly rattles off” “I can’t buy there products as they support the KKK.”
Me: *Taken aback and trying not to chuckle* “Certainly ma’am. They should be mixed with the other caps in that area.”
She leaves 10 minutes later with what I swear was a nike cap.

A Walking Joke Becomes A Running Joke

, , , , , , | Working | April 24, 2019

I was laptop shopping with my Dad, looking for a small laptop to take on my travels. This was ten years ago or so before iPads were really a thing, so I needed a small laptop to keep in touch with home.

We were browsing the different laptops when a member of staff came up to ask if we needed any help.

Dad had already noticed that there were higher-spec laptops for less money, but they were too big for my use, so he queried with the member of staff why they were cheaper.

The reply was that bigger laptops are heavier; therefore you can’t walk as fast with them, so people won’t pay as much for them.

I had to walk away to stop myself from laughing in this poor guy’s face. It’s still a running joke; when I added an extra SSD to my laptop today we said it has lost its value now as I won’t be able to walk as fast with it.

Unfiltered Story #107406

, , , | Unfiltered | March 19, 2018

(In our store we have two levels: downstairs for food/drink, health and beauty and cleaning products, and pstairs for household items, clothes and greeting cards. Normally I only work downstairs so only know items are upstairs, but not directly where they are. I work as a personal shopper picker so I commonly get asked where items are.)

Customer: “Excuse me, could you please tell me where [Kitchen Appliance] is?”

Me: “Of course, they’re found upstairs.”

Customer: “Thank you.”

(Without asking any more questions on the matter she walks off around the corner and I go back to working. A few moments later I overhear my coworker giving directions:)

Coworker: “…of course, ma’am, they’re upstairs. I can show you where they are if want.”

Same Customer: “No thank you, I’ll be fine.”

(My coworker turns into the same aisle I’m in so I approach him to check if he was giving directions to what I thought he was.)

Me: “Were you just saying where to find [Kitchen Appliance]?”

Coworker: “Yes I was, why?”

Me: “She just asked me the same question and I told her the exact same thing.”

Coworker: “You must just have an untrusting face then.”

(We share a quick laugh and go back to work.)