Bad Jokes Make A Good Customer

| KY, USA | At The Checkout, Awesome Customers

Me: “Keep in mind, sir, these items are a three day return!”

Customer: “Well I don’t think I will wait three days in line just to return some shirts.”

Me: “Haha, very clever, sir. However do not worry; I wouldn’t make you wait three days. But if they don’t fit right when you get home, bring them back to me within three days so we can get you a refund.”

Customer: “And you know what? I was eating at a fast food joint the other day. I noticed on the door in the bathroom it said that employees must wash hands. So I stood there and stood there, and no employee ever came in to wash my hands. I really didn’t think it was good service.”

Me: “Thank you, sir; that made my day.”

The Text Signaler Concurrence

| Ashford, Kent, UK | At The Checkout, Geeks Rule, Theme Of The Month

(I am on the checkout, chatting away to a woman and her daughter whilst putting their shopping through. Suddenly, the woman gets a text message on her mobile.)

Phone: “Bazinga! Bazinga!”

Me: “Um, did your phone just ‘bazinga’?”

Woman: “Oh, yes, I have a text. Sorry about that.”

Daughter: “You’re the first to recognize the word.”

Me: “Oh, we love The Big Bang Theory. My dad has that as his text alert too.”

Daughter: “I have the theme as my ringtone!”

Me: “So do both my parents!”

(We all talk about the show for a few moments before parting ways. The next customer comes up, having overheard the last part of our chat.)

Next Customer: “I’m glad they’ve gone. They were in my spot.”

Me: “Another fan?”

Next Customer: “Oh yes…”

First Aisle Problems

| Long Island, NY, USA | At The Checkout, Bad Behavior, Geography

(I’m a customer in line waiting to pay, when suddenly the registers freeze and have to reboot. There are two impatient customers in line behind me.)

Employee: “Sorry, but the registers just froze. Please be patient while we reboot them.”

Impatient Customer #1: “What did she say?”

Impatient Customer #2: “The registers froze.”

Impatient Customer #1: “Ugh, it’s like living in a third world country!”