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Obviously Not A People Person

, , , , | Right | July 20, 2010

(We have booths at which we can only seat groups of three or more. There is a couple with their young child sitting in one. A couple comes in and I go to seat them.)

Me: “Hi, are you here to eat, or are you just having some drinks?”

Customer: “Eating. Can we take a booth?”

Me: “Sorry, but we need to save them for groups of three or more.”

Customer: “What about them?” *motions at the couple with their child*

Me: “They have three people sitting there.”

Customer: “What? Babies aren’t people!”

Not So Pretty In Pink

, , , , , , | Right | July 10, 2010

(A customer is trying on a black and white top by a well-known designer and it fits her very well. Her daughter is with her.)

Customer: “I just wish this wasn’t black and white. I want something brighter.”

Me: “Well, we do have a dress by the same designer which has the same silhouette in pink. I think it would look good with your complexion and hair color.”

Customer: “No, thanks. My daughter doesn’t think I look good in pink so I’m going to have to listen to her on this.”

(The customer’s five-year-old daughter solemnly nodded with approval.)


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The Dolly Llama’s New Groove

, , , , | Right | March 15, 2010

(As I am organizing books on a display, I overhear this exchange.)

Customer #1: *pointing at a copy of “The Path to Tranquility”* “Ooh, look! That’s the Dalai Lama! I saw him once!”

Customer #2: “You saw him?”

Customer #1: “Yeah! He was in Florida doing a thing! I saw him out walking with all his little llamas.”

Customer #2: “Um, little LLAMAS?”

Customer #1: “Or dollies, whatever!”


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A Real Oxymoron

, , , , , , | Right | February 1, 2010

(I’m putting a sale sign above a cooler containing shrimp when a customer approaches me.)

Customer: “Jumbo shrimp? That’s funny.”

Me: “Yeah it’s kind of an oxymoron, huh?”

Customer: “What the h*** did you just call me?”

Me: “An oxymoron is an English term, sir.”

Customer: “I don’t care if it’s a French term! Nobody insults me and gets away with it!”

(The customer suddenly grabbed me and put me into a tackle. He held me in it for a good few seconds before coworkers arrived to help!)


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