Some Parenting Choices Can’t Be Made Up

| Yorkshire, England, UK | Bad Behavior, Family & Kids

(I am stocking the make-up aisle in a large drug store. A customer is next to me trying on lipstick at the stand I am filling, with her three-year-old son sat on the floor next to her. I see him take the lid off a tube of foundation and raise it to his mouth.)

Me: “Miss, you might want to stop your kid before he eats that. It won’t be good for him.”

Customer: “Oh, yeah.”

(Without looking away from the mirror she is using to try the lipstick, she pats the boy on the head.)

Customer: “Don’t do that.”

(The kid ate the foundation while his oblivious mother continued to test the products, and I moved away before I said something I’d regret.)

Can’t Keep Count Of The Account

| FL, USA | Crazy Requests, Extra Stupid, Technology

(This customer is part of a rewards program for the store and calls in immediately yelling with a list of complaints. He eventually says his main concern right now is that he got an email saying his password was being re-sent on the site and he didn’t want it to be.)

Me: “Okay. Well, I can delete your registration and give you your account number which you can use to create a new registration with the same account, so all your info will still be there.”

Customer: “I don’t have time for all of this or to go online. Can’t you just fix my password for me and I can hang up while you do it.”

Me: “I’m sorry, sir. It is against privacy laws for me to know your password. I cannot do that.”

Customer: “Then get me someone who can. Do you know how many accounts and passwords I have? If I have to do this all the time how can I live?”

Can’t Put A Dollar Value On Such Stupidity

| Centereach, NY, USA | Extra Stupid, Money

(I work in a store that only sells items for $1. There are signs that everything is only $1 all around. This customer came up to me and pointed to one of the products.)

Me: “Can I help you?”

Customer: “Yes, you can most certainly help me. I’m looking around and I don’t see any price tags.”

Me: “You do know what store this is right?”

Customer: “Yes, this is [Dollar Store Name] and I’d like to know the name of this product.”

(I sighed and pointed to the sign that said that everything was a dollar.)

Customer: “Well, why didn’t you just say that?”