A Hundred Bucks Is All It Takes To Learn Telepathy

, , , , , | Right | February 19, 2019

(A lady comes in to buy ink for her printer. She buys a combo pack that has both the black ink and tri-color cartridge, and also gets one extra tri-color cartridge by itself. She then comes up to check out.)

Customer: *hands me a $15-off-$75 coupon*

Me: “Oh, right now your total is $63; did you want to get anything else?”

Customer: “I guess. Get me another combo pack.”

(I go get and another combo pack and ring it up.)

Me: “Okay, now your total is $107 before the coupon.”

Customer: “What? Why so much?”

Me: “Well, each combo pack was $42, and the extra color cartridge is $23.”

Customer: “Wait, why did you scan that extra color cartridge?!”

Me: “Oh, well, you brought it up with you. Did you not want it?”

Customer: “No! Why did you scan it?! A hundred dollars is way too much; you should have known I didn’t want it.”

Me: “Um… All right. I’ll remove it.”

(I remove the extra cartridge and apply the coupon.)

Me: “Your total is $63 now.”

Customer: “See, now isn’t that better and easier when it’s done right?”

Me: “Yep.”

Wish You Could Tell Them That You’re “Out Of Office”

, , , , | Right | February 11, 2019

(I work at an office supply store. I am walking towards the service desk counter when I see a confused-looking pair of customers.)

Me: “Hi. Is there anything I can help you find today?”

Customer: “Where are your office supplies?”

Me: *mentally screaming, “Everywhere!”*

(Sadly this happens more than you’d think.)

Unfiltered Story #139438

, , | Unfiltered | February 10, 2019

Customer: What’s the difference between these two papers?

Me: The paper itself is actually the same, they’re just forested differently.

Customer: So what’s the difference?

Me: The paper with the green stripe on the package is forested in a more environmentally friendly way, and the one with the yellow stripe isn’t. But the paper itself is actually exactly the same.

Customer: So why is this one cheaper?

Me: Because it’s on sale.

Customer: So there’s no difference?

Me: Not in the actual quality of the paper, no. Just the way it’s forested.

(Customer’s friend comes up)

Customer’s friend: What’s the difference between the papers?

Customer: I don’t know.

If You’re Feeling Guilty, Then That’s On You

, , , , | Right | December 12, 2017

Me: “And would you like to donate to [Local Charity]?”

Customer: “No. Would you like to donate to my wife and me?”

Me: “No.”

Customer: “There, now we’re even. You know, I can’t believe they would make you go through this. It’s not fair that they make you ask for donations.”

Me: *shrugging* “I don’t care if people say no.”

Customer: “Well, then, look at it from my perspective. I’m just trying to buy things that I need, and now you’re soliciting to me!”

Me: “I don’t think it’s a big deal to say no to people, either. It’s just their job to ask, and you shouldn’t have to donate if you don’t want to, and you shouldn’t feel bad for saying no. It’s not a big deal; most people say no.”

Customer: “Well! I guess I’m just old-fashioned.”