Unfiltered Story #134125

, , , | Unfiltered | December 23, 2018

(I work in a cheap shop. Everything is under a pound unless there is a sign stating otherwise. Also the price of everything we sell, it’s the name of the store. Pretty simple concept. We also have no say in our stock. What you see on the shelves in what you get. And yet I still get the stupid questions)
Customer 1: How much is this?
Me: Everything here is 99p unless marked otherwise.
Customer 1: Well there are no signs on anything to tell you that!
(There are literally signs on every shelf and a big one on the front of the store.)
Customer 2: Can I get this chocolate for 60p?
Me: No ma’am it’s 99p.
Customer 2: What about this chocolate?
Me: No.
(Repeated conversation)
Customer 3: Do you have any of those individual rice pots?
Me: Not currently sir.
Customer 3: Well can you say that a customer has complained?
Me: Sir, we have no control over our stock.
Customer 3: Well can you at least ask?
(What makes Customer 3 worse? He comes in every few weeks, somehow finds me and complains to me, even when I’m leaving for my break!)

Should Have Espresso’d It Clearer, Part 4

, , , , , | Right | March 25, 2018

(I work in a store where everything is the same price, unless we have a label on it for deals, so I answer a LOT of stupid questions. I also have to answer a lot of odd questions, but even those get repeated. This one is new. I’m currently serving at the tills.)

Me: “Hi, ma’am. Would you like a bag?”

Customer #1: “That tea over there says, ‘decafé.’ Does that mean it hasn’t got coffee in it?”

(Both [Customer #2] and I look confused.)

Me: “Ma’am, that says, ‘decaf.’ It means decaffeinated.”

Customer #1: “So, it hasn’t got coffee in it?”

Me: “Tea never has coffee in it. ‘Decaf’ means it hasn’t got caffeine in it.”

Customer #1: “What’s caffeine?”

(I don’t know the dictionary definition of caffeine; all I know is that it gives people a boost of energy and shouldn’t be consumed in large quantities when pregnant. So, I explain the best I can, but I can see she doesn’t understand. Still, my manager is always asking us to get customers to buy more.)

Customer #1: “So, it means it doesn’t have coffee in it?”

Me: “Yes, ma’am. Would you like a box?”

Customer #1: “Yes, I’ll just go get it.”

(Looking at the growing line, and as I’ve already seen how fast she walks — not very — I decide this is a bad idea.)

Me: “That’s okay, ma’am. I’ll get it.”

(I get the box and get [Customer #1] swiftly away before I turn to [Customer #2].)

Customer #2: “Well…”

Me: “Sorry about the wait. I’ve never had to explain what caffeine is before.”

Related:
Should Have Espresso’d It Clearer, Part 3
Should Have Espresso’d It Clearer, Part 2

In For A Penny, In For A Pound

, , , , | Right | December 18, 2017

(I work in a shop where everything is 99p or less, and while I often get customers asking me how much something is, this guy takes it to a whole new level. I am by our fridges, putting out the delivery, when a customer walks up and picks something out of the fridge.)

Customer: “Hey, is this really 99p?”

Me: “Yes, sir, it is.”

(The customer picks up another item.)

Customer: “And this as well?”

Me: “Yes, sir, that, too.”

(This continues for a few more items until the customer just leaves, not buying anything. My coworker who has been at the tills the whole time, listening, walks over:)

Coworker: “I can’t believe you just kept answering him.”

Me: “Neither can I.”