A Clean Break From Customers

| Newcastle, NSW, Australia | Awesome Customers, Theme Of The Month

(I work as a sales person. It’s about ten minutes until and I am vacuuming the back of the store. I can’t do the front because of a customer.)

Customer: “Vacuum.”

Me: “Excuse me?”

Customer: “Go ahead, vacuum. I don’t mind.”

Me: “Are you sure?”

Customer: “Yeah. I’m the owner of a shop. I know what it’s like when idiots like me come in right on closing and you’re trying to clean.”

From The Mouth Of Babes

| MI, USA | Family & Kids

(I work at a major retail store in the deli. Two children aged 8 and 5 come up to order food. The 5 year old is close to touching the lower part of the hot case.)

Me: “Careful sweetie, this is kept very hot and you could burn yourself.” *to the 8 year old* “You’d be surprised how many people burn themselves on this thing.”

8 year old: “Well, they all obviously need glasses, because there’s a warning that says ‘Caution: Hot!’ right in front of their faces.”

Me: “You’re more intelligent than most adults who come up here!”

Intelligence Abhors A Vacuum, Part 3

| CO, USA | Liars & Scammers

(I am working at the guest service desk at a big box store. It is customary when a box is returned that we open the box and check that all the content are inside.)

Me: “Hi, what can I help you with today?”

Customer: “Yeah, I’d like to return this vacuum. It doesn’t work very well. I have my receipt.”

Me: “Okay, let me see what I can do for you…”

(I take the opened box and as I’m trained to do, look inside. Instead of the vacuum picture on the size, there is a different vacuum inside. In fact, this vacuum is a different size and brand, and is very much used.)

Me: “Ma’am, it seems that you have placed the wrong vacuum inside this box. It looks like you are trying to return your old, used vacuum and keep the new one.”

Customer: *picks up box and runs out of the store*

Related:
Intelligence Abhors A Vacuum, Part 2