A Thick Slice Of Humble Pie, Part 2

| MO, USA | At The Checkout, Food & Drink, Math & Science, Money

(I’m working at the cash register of a pizza place. A customer storms in and demands his pizza.)

Me: “Sorry, sir, it seems I don’t have anything in here by that name or phone number. Are you sure you called the right store?”

Customer: “YES! The person who took my order refused to honor this coupon, and so I hung up on them!”

Me: “Well, sir, that’s probably why it isn’t in here. Should I place a new order?”

Customer: “Fine! But I want it delivered to my house!”

(The customer proceeds to place the order, as more customers are lining up and watching the spectacle. I read him the final total.)

Customer: “That’s not the total! What is wrong with you people?! Can’t anyone do math? It says here I get two pizzas for $11.95.”

Me: “Actually sir, it’s two pizzas for $11.95 each. Do you still want to place the order?”

(Everyone is watching at this point. The customer throws the coupon at me.)

Customer: “WHAT DOES THIS SAY?”

Me: “Two pizzas for $11.95 each, no limit, expires [date].”

(The customer’s tail is between his legs, and he’s red with embarrassment. With an entire crowd watching, he reluctantly mumbles and pays the bill.)

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This Is Soda-Pressing

| Twin Cities, MN, USA | Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

(I’m taking an order for delivery on the phone.)

Caller: “What kind of soda do you have?”

Me: “Coke, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, Mr. Pibb, and root beer.”

Caller: “Hmm… I’d like a Mountain Dew!”

Me: “I’m sorry; we don’t have that. We only have Coke, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, Mr. Pibb, and root beer.”

Caller: “Well, how about a Sprite then!”

Me: “We don’t have that either, only Coke, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, Mr. Pibb, and root beer.”

Caller: “Oh, Coke then!”

(The customer then shouts into the background.)

Caller: “Honey, do you want a soda? They have orange!”

Paying it Forward Credits Everyone

| NC, USA | At The Checkout, Awesome Customers, Food & Drink, Money, Top

(My school’s residence hall is going on a fast-food run. My friend is really hungry, but has no money to go, so I give him all my cash to pay for it, as I intend to pay by debit. Most of the group goes to one specific fast-food place, but I am dropped off first to pick up some Taco Bell.)

Cashier: “Cash only.”

Me: “Excuse me?”

Cashier: “I’m sorry, but the card machine is broken. We can only take cash at this time.”

(I turn around to see the bus driving off to the other fast-food place.)

Me: “Darn, I was really craving Taco Bell recently. Guess I’ll wait for the bus to get back.”

(The only other customer walks up to me.)

Customer: “Don’t worry. I’ll pay for you.”

Me: “No, it’s fine; I’ll get picked up and go somewhere else.”

Customer: “No, it’s fine; I’m paying for you. End of story.”

(Without hesitating, she pulls out her pocketbook, and pays as I order. When I see my friend, I tell him the story, and tell him he doesn’t owe me a penny.)