Their Complaints Are As Fake As Plastic

, , , , | Right | July 3, 2020

Some time ago, the UK switched its £5 and £10 notes from paper to plastic. Most people are indifferent to the change, but some are very vocal about how much they hate the new plastic notes. I get at least three customers a day complaining about them, but this one stands out.

Customer: “I f****** hate these new plastic notes.”

The note in question was a £20 note. Still paper.

Taxing Taxing, Part 4

, , , , | Right | June 30, 2020

I’m working in the drive-thru. We have just brought back a sandwich we used to have, now on sale for 99¢.

Me: “Hi. May I take your order, please?”

Customer: “How much are them new chicken sandwiches?”

Me: “They’re 99¢.”

Customer: “Okay, I’ll take two of them and two of the regular dollar chicken sandwiches.”

Me: “Okay, pull around to the window and I’ll have your total.”

She arrives at the window. Her order has already been prepared and bagged.

Me: “Your total is $4.32.”

Customer: “Why is it that much?”

Me: “You wanted four sandwiches total right?”

Customer: “Yes, four of the dollar sandwiches.”

Me: “Right. They’re 99¢ each, so before tax, your total is $3.96, and after, it makes it $4.32.”

Customer: “I don’t understand how four of the $1 sandwiches come to $4.32.”

She finally pays after changing her mind to just get one sandwich.

Me: *To my coworker* “I’m glad I understand first-grade math.”

Related:
Taxing Taxing, Part 3
Taxing Taxing, Part 2
Taxing Taxing

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Awesome Siblings, Less Awesome Roomies

, , , , , | Related | June 27, 2020

My younger sister moves into her first apartment. I moved out of state a couple of years ago and mainly keep in contact with her through Facebook.

Sister: “Getting this apartment has cost a lot more then we estimated and our roommate hasn’t paid for anything.”

Me: “How short on money are you?”

Sister: “We paid everything for the apartment, rent and security deposit, but we don’t have any grocery money and I don’t get paid for a week.”

Me: “Well, why don’t you send me your new address so I can visit when I come down?”

That day, I arranged grocery delivery for the next day. I sent her enough groceries for at least two weeks. It was a nice little surprise when she got off work.

The roommate never did pay rent. She was also the younger sister of my sister’s husband, so that didn’t go over very well.

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This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 95

, , , , | Right | June 25, 2020

I am working in the call center at a bank, and a customer calls in. As soon as I access his account, I can see that it is overdrawn.

Customer: “I am supposed to have up to $500 overdraft privileges, and I am only overdrawn $320. You have to give me the other $180.”

Me: “I apologize, sir, but I can see that although you are currently overdrawn $320, you have pending charges that have not cleared your account. Once those clear, you will be overdrawn $498, and the system will not allow any more transactions to come through.”

Customer: “You don’t understand. I need that money to pay a bill. My kids won’t have electricity if you don’t release it.”

Me: “Sir, I cannot. You have already spent the money.”

Customer: “Fine. You can explain it to my kids when our lights are turned off.”

The customer hung up. I went back and looked at the transaction that he was attempting that declined. He was trying to withdraw money from a casino ATM.

Related:
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 94
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 93
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 92
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 91

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A Candy Cash Saga

, , , | Right | June 24, 2020

I work in a small video rental store almost outside of the city borders, so we have only a small amount of money in the till at a time. A customer is buying candy.

Me: “Okay, so it is €1 and 80 cents.”

The customer hands me €100. We just had some trouble with some customers using fake notes so we can’t take bigger than €20.

Me: “I’m sorry, I can’t take these big notes.”

Customer: “So, the candy is free, then?”

Me: *Confused* “Why should it be?”

Customer: “I have money but you won’t accept it! I should get it free, then!”

Me: “I’m sorry, I don’t have enough money to give you back. We have a policy to not take larger than twenties. Do you have another form of payment?”

Customer: “Oh… I think I have… Oh, yes, I have a card.”

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