That’s Not How Sales Work; That’s Not How Any Of Them Work

, , , , | Right | June 27, 2018

(We put items on clearance when they haven’t sold in about eight months to a year. Our tags have small numbers on them that show when we got the item in stock, so even without a clearance sticker, it’s easy to tell if something should be on clearance or not.)

Customer: *approaches with a bath rug* “Excuse me. Is this on sale?”

Me: *checks tag* “I’m sorry, but we got this item in too recently for it to be on clearance anytime soon.”

Customer: “Oh.”

(She walks away for a couple minutes before coming back with the same bath rug as before, but this time she is also carrying one with a clearance sticker. The second one is the same brand as the first, but a different size, color, and style.)

Customer: “This one is on sale, though, so the other one should be, too!”

Me: “That’s… not how it works.”

Somehow… It Fits

, , , , , | Right | June 22, 2018

(I’m a customer, in line and waiting at the register. A woman is screaming at the cashier for so long that another lane is opened up for everyone else. As I’m putting my things on the counter, the lady stops shouting after the manager is involved, and I hear this conversation from a mom and her son behind me:)

Boy: “Can I have a candy?”

Mom: “No, you already have one.”

Boy: “What if I throw a fit?”

Mom: “When has that ever given anyone anything?”

Boy: “It gave that lady a discount!” *pointing at the lady from the other lane*

(Needless to say, she looked ashamed, and the rest of the small shop had a good laugh.)


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Salty About Your Health

, , , , , , | Working | June 16, 2018

(I am finishing up my order at a sandwich shop.)

Me: “…and salt and pepper, please.”

Worker: *maybe 15 years older than I am* “Ooh, you have to watch your salt intake. It can be bad if you have high blood pressure.”

Me: *caught off guard and not sure how to react* “Um, my blood pressure is fine. Can I have salt and pepper?”

Worker: “Well, it’s fine now, but when you’re my age, you need to watch these things. You got cheese on your sandwich, too; can’t have too much of that when you’re older because of the fat and cholesterol.”

Me: “Okay?”

Worker: “Yes, you really need to be careful with these things. I know you’re young now, but—”

Customer Behind Me: “Wow, I didn’t know sandwiches came with health lectures now! Hope it doesn’t take too long; I’m hungry.”

Worker: *pause* “Let me ring you up.”

Me: *more to the customer than the worker* “Thank you.”

Unfiltered Story #114599

, , , | Unfiltered | June 14, 2018

(I work at a call center that tries to give people information about schools around their area that have available classes. I’m helping a customer looking for a specific medical course. It took some convincing because she already did a search for schools and found something, but eventually I was able to get the necessary information out of her. We do our search by zip code to make sure people know the schools in a specific area. Sadly, no leads popped which meant we didn’t have any available courses in our system.)

Me: I’m really sorry, but unfortunately we weren’t able to find any matches with the information I have here. What else would you like me to search for you?

Customer: *noticeably irritated* I don’t understand why you couldn’t find the school that I was talking to in Washington!!

Me: Uhm, that’s because the zip code you gave me was in Michigan…

Anything Else But This!

, , , , , , | Working | June 9, 2018

(I pull up to a fast food restaurant’s drive-thru to order food for three different people.)

Employee: “Hi, welcome to [Restaurant]. Can I take your order?”

Me: “Sure, I will have a combo #7, large size, with a diet [drink].”

Employee: “Okay, anything else?”

Me: “Yes, several more items. I’ll also have a cheeseburger, no pickles.”

Employee: “Anything else?”

Me: “Yes, still, several more items. I will also have a ten-piece chicken.”

Employee: “Anything else?”

Me: “This will go faster if you stop interrupting me asking me anything else.”

Employee: “Sorry.”

Me: “I would like honey mustard sauce with those chicken pieces.”

Employee: “Anything else?”

(All in all it probably took twice as long as if he would have just listened to my order. In addition, I had to correct several things that he punched into the computer wrong. I wish drive-thru people would just listen to their customers instead of talking over them.)

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