His Psychotic Two Cents

| MI, USA | At The Checkout, Bizarre, Money

(Two customers—who seems to be friends—are checking out a few small items. Customer #1 has already paid and is waiting while Customer #2 pays.)

Cashier: “That’ll be $11.97.”

Customer #1: “Ooh, you get pennies!”

Customer #2: “Oh, I love pennies!” *suddenly very serious and angry* “Unless they’re Canadian! God help him if he gives me Canadian!”

(Customer #2 is cheerful again, smiles at cashier as he gives her the three pennies.)

Cashier: *nervously* “Have a nice day…?”

Customer #2: *cheerful* “You too!”

A Mother Goes Out Of Her Way To Get In The Way

| FL, USA | Bad Behavior, Family & Kids, Top

(I’m about seven years old, shopping with my mom at the grocery store. My mother had stopped to look at something, and I am looking at a display in the center of the aisle. Out of nowhere, a very large old customer nearly rams her cart in to me.)

Old Customer: “You better move out of my way, ’cause I ain’t movin’ for you.”

Me: *terrified* “I’m sorry!”

(I quickly run to my mom.)

Me: “Mommy, I didn’t mean to! I moved as quickly as I could.”

Mom: “You didn’t do anything wrong, but next time someone acts like that; don’t move. You tell them to ask politely.”

Me: “Yes, ma’am.”

(We finish our shopping, and then my mother takes off nearly in a run. She comes to a stop in front of a shopping cart. I see the rude customer.)

Mom: “You better move out of my way, ’cause I ain’t movin’ for you.”

Old Customer: “Excuse me?”

Mom: “You heard me! How dare you act like that in public! How does it make you feel to talk to a seven-year-old that way?”

Old Customer: “But he—”

Mom: “If I ever see you treat my son like that again, you will have to answer to me. I bet you’re probably old and alone, if you’re that rude!”

Old Customer: *walks away in a huff*

Sewing The Seeds of Anger

| Belgium | At The Checkout, Crazy Requests

(I started sewing a few years ago, and got good enough at it to make most of my clothes myself, which has resulted in a wardrobe consisting of some unusual prints. A regular customer comes up to me.)

Customer: “I love your dress! You’re always wearing such special clothes! Do tell me where you shop!”

Me: “Actually, I made this one myself. Thanks for the compliment!”

Customer: “Really? That’s great! Can you make one for me?”

Me: “Um… I have never made anything for someone else, and besides, I don’t have any of this fabric left, so I’m afraid I can’t do that!”

(The customer suddenly gets angry.)

Customer: “Now that’s just rude! Why would you do that? You’re just making pretty clothes for yourself so you can tell other people they will never have them!”

(The customer slams the money on the counter, and leaves in a huff.)