Tardy Tuesdays

, , , , , , | Right | August 7, 2018

(I work in a bakery that specializes in Jamaican products. For our wholesale customers, I provide a notice asking them to please call if they are unable to pick up their order. If we do not receive a call, their order will not be saved for them. We have one customer who NEVER comes for his order on the day he says he will, and so far he has received two notices, both of which I witnessed him read.)

Me: “I’m sorry, but we don’t have your order because it was supposed to be picked up last Saturday.”

Customer: “Oh, it wasn’t for pick up today?”

(Today is Tuesday.)

Me: “No, the invoice here says last Saturday. I can see if I have anything extra that I might be able to get you, but your order was used since you didn’t call.”

Customer: “Okay, okay, I won’t get mad.”

(I’m thinking to myself, “No, you can’t get mad, because I saw you read that notice and you never called, so you have no right to be mad.” I go check to see what I have available.)

Me: “Okay, here is what I was able to get you. I didn’t have any [bread]. Would you like to come for it tomorrow?”

Customer: “Okay, but not tomorrow.”

Me: “Okay, when?”

Customer: “The other day.”

Me: “Which other day?”

Customer: “You know, the other day.”

Me: “…”

Customer: *light-bulb goes off in his head* “Wednesday!”

Me: “Okay, sure, no problem. Have a nice day.”

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Unfiltered Story #117835

, | Unfiltered | August 6, 2018

When I was being trained for my current job I was doing supervised shifts where I either take the cash and being supervised or I’m observing a transaction being placed. (I’m currently observing at this time because we just opened), and a customer came in with the total gas price being $20.01.

Customer: I’m at Pump 2

Worker: Is that everything? and is it cash or debit?

Customer: Debit

Worker: Okay so that will be $20.01

Customer: No, its $20 even

Worker: you pumped $20.01 worth of gas and because your paying debit, the penny stays on the total price. The penny rounds only on cash payments.

Customer: NO, it applies to debit to.

Worker: It actually doesn’t.

This goes on for a few moments before the customer finally pays.

Customer: I’m going to be calling head office about this, this is ridicules.

Worker: You do that, have a nice day.

after the customer leaves he turns to me

Worker: The penny rounds only on cash payments, not debit or credit.

Me: I noticed.

Unfiltered Story #117827

, | Unfiltered | August 5, 2018

(It was late at night at the gas bar I work at, and because its a small store I’m the only one working there, a group of 4 kids walk in)

Me: Hi

Kid 1: Hi

Kid 2: -gesturing to kid 3- its his birthday

Me: Okay

Kid 1: can you say happy birthday to him?

Me: Happy Birthday

Kid 3: Thanks

they proceed to leave and this is still one of the strangest moments of my job for me.

It’s A Cottage Industry

, , , | Right | August 2, 2018

(I work in a coffee shop in cottage country. It’s the weekend of May 1st when this happens in the drive-thru.)

Customer: “Oh, my God! I was in the line-up for ten minutes! Why is this taking so long?”

Me: *looks at the line-up of cars backed out to the road* “Sir, it’s our busiest weekend of the year.”

Customer: “So?”

Me: “The store is packed, the drive-thru and inside.”

Customer: “Really?” *peers inside*

Me: “This is cottage country, and everyone is heading up for the weekend.”

Customer: “Is it?”

Me: *sighs* “Here’s your total. Have a nice day.”

Customer: “Yeah! You need to speed up; this store sucks!” *drives off*

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It’s A Whole Lot Of Charcoal Now

, , , , | Right | August 1, 2018

(I have just started my internship in a newsroom when I overhear this conversation my editor has over the phone.)

Editor: “Newsroom, editor speaking.” *pause* “Yes?” *pause* “Oh, I’m sorry to hear that; what did we get wrong?” *pause* “Really…” *pause* “Well, we apologize; mistakes do get made. We’ll fix that right away.” *hangs up*

Me: “What was that?”

Editor: “Some lady was screaming at me for a correction in an article about a house that burned down.”

Me: “What did she say we got wrong?”

Editor: “We said the house was white. It was actually white with a bit of brown.”

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