Unfiltered Story #168998

, | Unfiltered | October 8, 2019

I was working the day after a public holiday. These are known for being hectic as people seem to think they need to stock up for a month when they hear the store is closed for a day.

An elderly man, who is known to be quiet polite and well mannered normally comes up to me while I’m stocking shelves.

“Excuse me, do you have any tinned red salmon? There’s none on the shelf.”

I go and check the shelf as sometimes there’s a few at the back. “Okay, I can’t see any there, so I’ll go and check the system and then come find you if you’d like to keep shopping?.”

He thanks me and I head off to check the computer. I find that there is none, and start searching for the man. I find him in the same place.

“I’m very sorry but we’ll have none until tomorrow. It’s been very busy today, I can offer you a raincheck if you’d like?”

“Well, that’s unacceptable. You’re a f######g blonde, you don’t know anything. Go and buy a gun and shoot yourself?”

I was so shocked I replied with the first rhing that popped into my head. “I’m sorry we’re out, but there still won’t be any salmon even of I shot myself here and now.”

He grunted and left, so I went back to stocking. The best bit: he complained, and when my manager asked I told him what happened. He laughed and I kept my good reputation!

Unfiltered Story #168996

, , , | Unfiltered | October 8, 2019

Customer: (staring at my screen) I don’t those apples were Royal Gala.
Me: Do you know what they are?
Customer: I don’t know, but they aren’t Royal Gala.
Me: They look like Royal Gala.
Customer: I don’t think they are Royal Gala.
Me: They say they are Royal Gala. (I show the customer the stickers on the apples that say Royal Gala)
Customer: I still don’t think they are Royal Gala. But they’re the same price so it’s ok.
(They were Royal Gala)

Crabby About The Prices  

, , , , , | Working | October 5, 2019

(This happens in a local supermarket known for its cheap prices. We aren’t posh or rich but my wife does have a love for cooking and is VERY good and adventurous at it. Her parents are coming round for tea so we’ve been food shopping, have just arrived at the till, and are bagging up.)

Cashier: *looking at a small pot of crab meat we’ve chosen* “That can’t be right. Do you know what this is? It’s coming up at £4.50! It’s only small — must have doubled scanned it or something…”

Wife: “No, that’s right. It’s crab meat; it is expensive but we thought we’d treat ourselves tonight.”

Cashier: “Oh, okay.” *scanned a few more things through including two bags of large frozen prawns* “Having anything nice?”

Wife: “We thought we’d try crab and prawn linguine tonight. I’ve got my parents coming round.”

Cashier: *looking puzzled and down her nose at us* “You what? What’s that? Sounds a bit posh to me.”

Wife: “Well, it’s just crab meat and prawns, and linguine is a type of pasta. It’s very nice; you should try it.”

Cashier: “I’m having shepherd’s pie for tea tonight. I always have a baked potato on Sunday and shepherd’s pie on Saturday, but I had some shepherd’s pie leftover yesterday so I’ll have that tonight, too.”

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You’re Not A Typical Off-The-Shelf Customer

, , , | Right | October 3, 2019

(I’ve just paid for my groceries at my local supermarket. I push my groceries to the end of the checkout region, where there is a small shelf you can pull out to put your bag on when loading your groceries into it. I use this shelf, and after putting my bag back on my back, I push the shelf back in. This makes quite a bit of noise as it doesn’t slide that smoothly anymore and it causes the cashier to look at me and smile. Then, she looks over to the cashier at the checkout opposite of hers.)

Cashier #1: *to the other cashier* “She actually pushed it back in!”

Cashier #2: “Really?”

Cashier #1: “Yep, no one ever does that!”

(I look up, surprised.)

Me: “I always do it.”

Cashier #1: *to me* “Then you’re one of the good ones. Most people leave it sticking out and then I have to get out of my bay to push it back…”

(It might be because I am the clumsy person always walking into them, but I really do always push them in. I don’t want to cause anyone bruises on their hips or thighs!)

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The Teller Machine Is Telling You Something

, , , , | Right | October 3, 2019

(Our ATM is managed by a very popular bank not associated with us. There is even a sign on it to warn customers that supermarket employees cannot deal with any ATM enquiries, and to contact your bank. An American man comes in with a British bank card that should allow him to withdraw money from any ATM. Note that I’m slightly hard of hearing but can generally understand people after they repeat what they have said.)

Customer: “My card won’t work in the ATM! It just comes up with an error.”

(I notice that his card is slightly bent out of shape and peeling at the edges. This is probably why the ATM won’t take his card, as it’s damaged.)

Me: “Oh, I’m sorry to hear that, sir. Unfortunately, we don’t have anything to do with the ATM as it is maintained by the bank you’re with. You could always try putting your card in again, or we do offer a cashback service. You do have to buy something for cashback, though, and it’s only a £50 limit.”

Customer: “Well, that’s no help! I need to do my shopping!”

(Some old-fashioned cards are only able to be used at ATMs, but it’s been many years since I’ve seen these. After some questioning, the customer tells me that his card can pay for the shopping but “he prefers to use cash.”)

Me: “I’m sorry, sir, but you can either try the ATM again or try paying with the card. Those are the options. There’s not much else I can do.”

Customer: *turns around to walk away* “Oh, to h*** with you!”

(He walked off and didn’t return. I’m not sure how his card being too damaged to be read by the ATM was my fault, but I guess that’s retail!)

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