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Cultural Diversity Is A-Dora-ble

, , , , | Right | March 30, 2009

(A customer wearing very affluent clothing walks over holding a “Dora the Explorer” plush doll.)

Customer: “Hello, can you help me?”

Me: “Certainly, what I can I do for you?”

Customer: “I’m looking one of these, but in white.”

Me: “Oh, you mean like this?” *shows the customer a similar plush toy but wearing a white dress*

Customer: “NO! NO! One that is WHITE!”

Me: *puzzled* “I’m sorry, but this is the only other one we have in stock… Did you see it on our website? Was it another style of clothing?”

Customer: “NO! WHITE, LIKE ME!” *points at her face*

Me: “You mean… a Caucasian Dora?”

Customer: “YES! Where do you have them?”

Me: “Ma’am, Dora was designed to help people from different backgrounds come to understand their common ground; Dora therefore doesn’t come in a different skin tone. She is what she is.”

Customer: “WHAT? That is RIDICULOUS! Give me a WHITE DORA!”

Me: “I’m very sorry, ma’am, but they simply don’t exist…”

Customer: “Fine! I’ll take my business elsewhere!” *storms out*

They Start So Young

, , | Right | March 4, 2009

(A girl of about eight years old is staring longingly at the display of stickers we have by the cash register.)

Girl: “I’d love to have some of these stickers, but I don’t have any money.” *sighs loudly*

Me: “I’m sorry to hear that.”

Girl: “So… are you going to give me some for free, or what?”

Me: “…”

No More Teddy In Beddy

, , , | Right | February 26, 2009

Me: “Hello, what brings you into [toy store]?”

Customer: “Just looking around… all of my grandkids are too old for stuffed animals.”

Me: “There are a lot of adults who come in who collect them.”

Customer: “I saw a lot of college kids in here over the summer getting them.”

Me: “Actually, I have a stuffed animal that I sleep with every night.”

Customer: “You know what you need to do… you need to get yourself a man!”

Generosity Which Knows No Bounds

, , , , , , | Right | January 20, 2009

(We are having a toy drive. If you buy and donate any $5 toy, you can receive 20% off your entire purchase. A woman wearing a fur coat is buying five bags of toys.)

Me: “Ma’am, would you be interested in donating a toy today? Since your total comes to $400, you’d save $80–”

Customer: *angrily* “My husband and I donate to CHARITY, so I don’t think I need to be guilt-tripped into your awful little toy drive!”

Me: “Your total is $400, then.”

Customer: “Is there any way I can get a discount?”

Me: “No… No, I’m afraid not.”


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Exorcisms Not Included

, , , | Right | July 23, 2008

(I’m a cashier at a popular toy store chain when a woman came up to the register with an opened Ouija board.)

Customer: “I’d like to return this, please.”

Me: “Is there anything, in particular, that’s wrong with it?”

Customer: “Well, no, it works. I’m returning it because it let evil spirits into my house!”

Me: *laughs*

Customer: “Why are you laughing? This game let spirits into my house, and I demand a refund!”

Me: “Uh, oh, alright then.” *I process the return*

Customer: *On the way out* “You really shouldn’t be selling satanic toys like this. What if a demon had come through and possessed one of my children?”

Me: “Yeah, you’re right. I’ll definitely pass that on to management.”