Bird Brained, Part 9

| Norway | Extra Stupid, Pets & Animals

(I work in a pet store, and only one staff member is male. We also have a chatty amazon parrot.)

Customer: “Excuse me?”

Me: “How may I help you?”

Customer: “Does the parrot say anything?”

Me: “Yes! He can say many things! Greetings and lots of random nonsense!”

(I wave at the parrot and he responds by saying ‘buh bye,’ and basically setting him off on a chatting rampage.)

Customer: “I thought you said it was a he?”

(I stare at the customer, somewhat confused.)

Me: “Excuse me?”

Customer: “Well… that’s clearly a woman’s voice!”

(I just stand there for a moment before explaining the principal behind parrots speaking. Needless to say, the customer was sort of embarrassed as he left.)

Related:
Bird Brained, Part 8
Bird Brained, Part 7
Early Bird Brained
Bird Brained, Part 6
Bird Brained, Part 5
Bird Brained, Part 4
Bird Brained, Part 3
Bird Brained, Part 2
Bird Brained

Call A Doctor If He Starts Chirping

| Clay, NY, USA | Bizarre, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink, Pets & Animals

(We have a variety of animals, such as reptiles. Some reptiles require crickets as a main staple of their diet. Most people buy more than they need, and keep them in containers with special foods and drinks to feed the crickets to keep them alive. I receive a phone call.)

Me: “[Pet Store], can I help you?”

Caller: “Yeah I have a question about the [Brand] cricket food. Do you know which one I’m talking about?”

Me: “Yes I do.”

Caller: “Well my 17-year-old son ate some, and I was wondering if it was safe for human consumption?”

Me: “C-come again?”

Caller: “My 17-year-old son ate some, and I was wondering if it was safe for human consumption?”

Me: “To be honest, I’m not entirely sure. Let me look at the ingredients real quick.”

(I go to read the label on the jar, and there are no indications on the label that it would be harmful to people.)

Me: “Well, I read the ingredients and I don’t really see anything on here that would make him sick.”

Caller: “Is this something we should call the doctor about?”

Me: “I honestly don’t know, but I would definitely keep an eye on him and see if he seems fine.”

Caller: “Well, he’s fine, but he’s got diarrhea.”

Me: “That’s probably why.”

Caller: “Oh.”

Me: “I don’t know what else to tell you other to keep an eye on him; I’ve never been asked about that before.”

Caller: “Okay, well we’ll let you know. Thank you for the help.”

(I texted my coworker and boss later. Apparently in their years of experience, that was a first for them, too.)

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