This Is Soda-Pressing, Part 2

| Staten Island, NY, USA | At The Checkout, Bad Behavior, Food & Drink, Money

(I am standing in line when a customer comes up behind me with two boxes of about 20 cans of soda each.)

Customer: “Can I go ahead of you?”

Me: “You want to cut in line?”

Customer: “No, I just need to talk to the woman in front of you!”

(The customer in front of me doesn’t seem to know him. However ,he only has two items, and I have forgotten to grab oranges anyway, so I say sure and dash back to the produce section. When I return, I hear the tail end of their conversation.)

Customer: “So if you let me put my soda on your bill, I can get a discount because you’re spending more than $20, and I’ll pay for the soda!”

Customer In Front: “Okay, fine.”

(The cashier finishes ringing the customer in front’s order, makes a note of the price, and scans the two boxes of soda. The customer in front of me pays her share, and then the cashier turns to the man with the soda, after carefully subtracting the customer in front’s cost from the total.)

Cashier: “You owe $17.70.”

Customer: “What? That’s ridiculous. It’s too much! I’m not paying that!”

Cashier: “Are you kidding? You can’t do that.”

Customer: “Just take it off!”

Cashier: “You cut in line, held everybody up while you explained this, made a big fuss, and now you’re going to hold everybody up again while we call a manager to void this?”

Customer: “F*** you! I didn’t do anything wrong.” *storms out*

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Raisin Awareness Of Her Problem

| MI, USA | Bizarre, Food & Drink, Health & Body, Theme Of The Month

(I give out free samples. I am serving a variety of grapes when I see a well-dressed woman in her 60s nearby with her daughter and grandchild. Listening to them talk, she seems very educated and well-spoken, and I see her approach my cart.)

Me: “Hello, would you like to try some of our grapes today?”

Customer: “Oh, no thank you, dear.”

(I wish her a good day, and go back to preparing more samples. I realize a few seconds later that she is still just standing there, staring at me.)

Me: “Is there anything I can help you with, ma’am?”

(Suddenly she gives me a death glare, jabs her finger toward my bowl of grapes and yells at me.)

Customer: “DEY GIVE ME DA POOPIES!”

(She then stomps off in a huff, leaving me to wonder what the heck just happened.)

Maybe Crazy Is In Her Nature

| Portland, OR, USA | Bizarre, Theme Of The Month, Wild & Unruly

(I have fairly long hair, which is dyed dark forest green. I am looking in the produce section, when someone grabs a handful of my hair and pulls on it as hard as they can. I cry out in pain and turn around to see an old woman glaring at me.)

Me: “That hurt! Why would you do that?”

Old Woman: “That didn’t hurt you, ya’ big baby! Anyone can see that hair ain’t real!”

(She reaches for my hair again; I back up and almost knock over a small wire display rack.)

Me: “Don’t touch me!”

(By now we’ve attracted the attention of a nearby manager.)

Manager: “Is there a problem here?”

Old Woman: “Yes there is! This is a natural market! I come here to see natural things, and that hair ain’t natural! I want her out of here!”

Manager: “I can’t do that, but I can call the police because I’m pretty sure pulling someone’s hair counts as assault.”

(The old lady looks stunned, and hurries away. The manager makes sure I’m alright before she goes on her way.)