Unfiltered Story #155085

, , | Unfiltered | June 17, 2019

I’m a customer in this story.  I had some packages to mail, and found myself in line behind a young man who needed to fax something.  This was taken care of quickly, and as the man is paying he says this:

Customer:  So, I have, like, 15 pages to fax.  If I’m faxing them to a toll-free number, do I still have to pay you?

Postal employee:  Yes, it’s a dollar a page.

Customer:  Even if it’s to a toll free number?

Postal employee:  Yes, even if it’s a toll free number.

Customer:  But it won’t cost you anything to fax it!

Postal employee:  …

Wrong Number, Wrongest Attitude

, , , , , , , | Right | June 6, 2019

(The phone rings.)

Me: “[Store], [My Name] speaking.”

Customer: “Sorry, I wanted [Competitor].” *hangs up*

(About a minute later, the phone rings again.)

Me: “[Store], [My Name] speaking.”

Customer: “Argh, I wanted [Competitor]!” *hangs up*

(Less than a minute later, the phone rings again.)

Me: *sigh* “[Store], [My Name] speaking.”

Customer: “F***, why can’t I get [Competitor]?”

Me: “Well, if you keep calling the same number, you’re going to keep getting the same store.”

Customer: “But this is the number I was given!” *hangs up*

(Seconds later, the phone rings again.)

Me: “[Store]—“

Customer: *cuts me off* “F***, if you say you’re [Store] again, I’m going to come down there and kill you.”

Me: *pauses* “Yeah, I still work for [Store], and I should tell you that as soon as we are done here, I will be forwarding your phone number to the police. Have a nice day.” *hangs up*

(I called the police immediately after. It turns out he had a long history of making threats, and was currently out on bail for a similar charge. I’m guessing it was revoked.)

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A Big Bag Of Obvious

, , , , | Right | May 29, 2019

(A lady comes up to the cash with a pair of clearance boots which don’t have a box. The transaction goes normally until the end. After handing her the receipt, she looks from the receipt to the boots to me.)

Customer: “What am I supposed to carry these with?”

Me: “Would you like to buy a bag?”

(Thanks to years of customer service, I managed to keep from blurting, “WITH YOUR HANDS?!” at her.)

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Unfiltered Story #152454

, , , | Unfiltered | May 29, 2019

[My sister and I are Americans, in Ottawa for a couple of days.  She is the stupid one in this story.  It is approximately 11 hours after we left home.  Our hotel is very nice, and is located a couple of blocks from Parliament Hill]
Sister: Can we change our money here?
Male Desk Worker: Yes, I can do that. [He starts to type things in on the computer terminal.  He turns to the female worker]  How do I do that?
[They go through the process, and a couple of minutes later, he is ready for the actual exchange]
MDW:  How much do you want?
Sister: $40 American
MDW [as he is opening his cash drawer and pulling out the appropriate Canadian Currency]  That will be $42.50
[At this point, my sister is pulling out more than the $40, causing the worker to be confused]
MDW:  I meant that you give me $40, I give <i>you</i>$42.50
We all laugh (we were exhausted from driving all day).  It was a [email protected]#t exchange rate, but we were OK with that.

A Garbage Excuse

, , , , , , | Friendly | March 16, 2019

(A guy on the bus throws some garbage on the ground.)

Me: “Do you really need to do that?”

Guy: “Huh?”

Me: “Throw your garbage on the ground? It’s really inconsiderate.”

Guy: “It might be inconsiderate, but think of it this way: if nobody did it, there would be no jobs.”

Me: “That’s really not true… like, really not true.”

Guy: “It might not be true, but you can see where I’m coming from.”

Me: “I really can’t. It’s just plain rude.”

Guy: “Okay, sorry about that.”

(He still didn’t pick it up, and he kept apologizing the rest of the time he was on the bus. He didn’t even use the thing he was unwrapping; he just threw it back in his bag!)

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