That’s One Vote For President Paranoia

| Right | March 30, 2012

(I work as an election official at an early voting polling station in Finland. Early voting slips have to be sent to the voters’ own electoral districts before counting them. This means they are enclosed first into one envelope to ensure anonymity, which is then enclosed into yet another envelope with the address of the voter’s district on it. I am processing a lady voter’s slip.)

Me: “Okay. Now that everything is stamped and signed, we just have to enclose your voting slip into these two envelopes, and then we’ll be good as done.”

Voter: “What?! You can’t talk about the candidates here. This is supposed to be a neutral situation!”

Me: “I beg your pardon?”

Voter: “Don’t you know that it’s illegal to try to influence voters at the polling station? How can you not know that if you work here?”

Me: *confused*

Voter: “This is just unprofessional, you talking about the candidates’ numbers. I demand you discuss this with your coworkers at the end of the day!”

(The voter leaves, looking quite appalled. We did discuss the episode at the end of the day and onto the next day. The only conclusion we can arrive at is that the phrase “two envelopes” is clearly propaganda for candidate number 2!)

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Vote: What Is A “Not Always Right” Customer?

| Right | January 17, 2012

What do you think is the best definition of a customer who is
“Not Always Right”?

We’ve gathered the most popular entries from a previous Facebook post where we asked you, our awesome readers, what you think the best definition is!

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You Say Communist, I Say Consumerist

, , , , | Right | March 17, 2011

Customer: “Do you have any clothes that aren’t made in China?”

Me: “Well, we can–”

Customer: *whispers conspiratorially* “Don’t you know that they’re all communists there?”

(She grabs a shirt off of the rack, and looks at the tag.)

Customer: “Ah. Made in Vietnam. Much better.”

(She walks off triumphantly.)


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Tag, You’re President

, , , | Right | March 2, 2011

(I am helping out during the election in our region. A middle-aged man approaches the table to get his ballot papers.)

Voter: “Hey, who should I vote for?”

Me: “That’s your decision. Voting is about making your opinion heard.”

Voter: “I don’t know!”

(He waits for some time with his papers in hand before he enters a booth. He doesn’t come out for a few minutes. I am about to kindly ask him to hurry up.)

Voter: “Hey, can someone say ‘stop’, please?”

(The other voters snicker. A young woman looks at me. I shrug.)

Woman: “Stop!”

Voter: “Thanks! Once more, please!”

Woman: “Stop!”

(The man exits the booth and puts his ballot into the ballot box.)

Woman: *amused* “Got a good vote there?”

Voter: “Yes, thank you! This ‘making your opinion heard’ stuff is really hard!” *beams at everyone* “Well, I’ve done my duty now! It feels good!”

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Socially Acceptable

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(The shop I work in has a TV that plays the news 24/7. It has picked up a story about a judge ruling that the Obama healthcare bill was unconstitutional.)

Customer: “Well, good! It is unconstitutional! You can’t force anyone to get health care if they don’t want it. This country is becoming too socialist! We don’t need any socialist programs!”

Me: *avoiding the topic* “Your total comes to [total].”

Customer: “All right, here you go.”

(The customer hands me her food stamps card.)

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