Little Console-ation In This Situation

| Baltimore, MD, USA | Right | October 14, 2013

(Two customers stumble in the doors a bit drunk. They proceed to knock display cases off of a few shelves and even disrupt a display stand. It all seems to be accidental, so I let them be. My coworker just cleans up behind them. Finally, they come up to the counter.)

Customer #1: “Hey, we were looking to buy a Playstation 3, an Xbox, and an extra controller for each, and all new.”

Me: “Ooh, lots of games to catch up on, huh?”

Customer #2: “No, we’re just gonna—”

Customer #1: “DUDE! It’s a secret man; you can’t blow it!”

Customer #2: “OH DUDE! Sorry, man!”

(I’m a little confused, but I ring them up and see them off. An hour later, they come back in with the torn, destroyed boxes.)

Customer #1: “Hey man, these don’t work. We want our money back.”

Me: “Oh, that’s unfortunate. Let me open everything up and see if I can figure out why they didn’t work.”

(The objects inside are CLEARLY not the systems I just sold them. They are older versions of each console, beaten up and broken. One is even missing the wires that come with it.)

Me: “These are not the ones I sold you. I couldn’t even take these as trade-in; they’re in terrible condition.”

Customer #2: “S***! AND WE ALREADY SOLD THE OTHER ONES TO—”

Customer #1: “Uh… well our new ones were just stolen from our car, actually. So we’d like a refund or like, a free game.”

Customer #2: “That’s not gonna WORK, man! We should just go, man. Before they call somebody!

Customer #1: “UH… Well we’re gonna file a report with the police and we’ll be RIGHT back!”

(They walk out the door, leaving me and my coworker stunned.)

Coworker: “There is no way that just happened…”

Me: “Is there a hidden camera here? This can’t be real life…”

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Can’t Help Those Who Won’t Help Themselves

| CA, USA | Right | October 10, 2013

(The entire network for my store and the stores in my district have gone down, preventing us from looking up customer accounts and values for electronic devices. A customer comes in to have an estimate for selling an iPhone.)

Customer: “How much can I get for this?”

Coworker: “Our system is down right now, so unfortunately we cannot look it up.”

Customer: “You can’t even try?”

Coworker: “Well, let’s give it a shot.”

(My coworker starts loading the screen, and the system only loads about halfway before failing.)

Coworker: “Since it’s still not working, I can give you the number of another store that does have their system functioning so they can give you an estimate.”

Customer: “So you mean I have to call them, and you can’t tell me here?”

Coworker: “We cannot.”

Customer: “Why not?”

(I have just clocked off, but decide to interject to help explain the situation.)

Me: “Our system is down, preventing us from looking up the estimate. However, this store can give you an estimate. Additionally, you can go onto our store website and find an estimate there.”

Customer: “So you’re telling me you can’t help me?”

Me: “Through our system we cannot, but I have provided you two alternatives to help you out.”

Customer: *starts leaving* “Dumb-a** b****, won’t even help me out and look it up for me.”

Another Customer: “Their system is down lady! Gosh, what is her problem?”

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Call Of Duty: Misogynist Warfare, Part 5

| USA | Working | October 7, 2013

(I love video games. My brothers and I were basically raised on video games by both parents. My brother and I head to the local game store near our house to check out the wares. I’m a girl.)

My Brother: “We are going to look for more Bioshock Infinite stuff today.”

Me: “Okay.”

(He and I begin looking at shirts, DLC and other items related to the game. All the while, I am getting dirty looks from the male clerk. I assume he is new, as I’ve never seen him before.)

Clerk: “You’re a girl that plays games? Don’t you know girls are supposed to be in the kitchen?”

Me: *shrugs* “So? I play video games all the time dude, so chill out.”

Clerk: *scoffs* “I heard you and your brother talking. I bet you don’t play Bioshock Infinite.”

My Brother: *chimes in* “She beat it before I did.”

Clerk: *glares at me* “Prove it.”

(I’ve had enough of the clerk’s attitude, and tell him the ending to the game. He remains silent for a while, and doesn’t bother me again until my brother has me buy him another game.)

Clerk: “So, I don’t believe you. Where are you in the game?”

Me: “Stuck on Lady Comstock’s second battle—”

Clerk: “Ha! I knew it!”

Me: “—on ‘1999 mode.'”

(‘1999 mode’ is the extra-hard version of the game that is unlocked only by completing the game once. The clerk shuts up, rings up my brother’s game, and then asks me for my phone number.)

My Brother: “Back off a**-hole; she’s got standards and no way in h*** would I let you treat my sister like you did today.”

Me: “I don’t date dudes anyway.”

Related:
Call Of Duty: Misogynist Warfare, Part 4
Call Of Duty: Misogynist Warfare, Part 3
Call Of Duty: Misogynist Warfare, Part 2
Call Of Duty: Misogynist Warfare

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Call Of Duty: Misogynist Warfare, Part 4

| Port Lincoln, SA, Australia | Working | September 23, 2013

(My older sister and I are buying ‘Ape Escape 3’ to play together. We go up to the counter and a worker I’ve never seen before is there.)

Me: “Hi, could we please buy this? I also have [store reward card].”

(I give him the game and card. He puts the game back where it was on the shelf.)

Sister: “What are you doing?!”

New Employee: “That game would be too hard for a couple of stupid girls like you.”

(I am offended, as I love video games and I am intelligent.)

Me: “Okay, I don’t want to deal with this. Is [employee I am friends with] here today?”

New Employee: “Fine, but he will just say the same thing.”

(The new employee gets my friend, and my sister gets the game again.)

My Friend: “Why did you call me out here?”

(The new employee explains what has happened.)

My Friend: “Okay, let me get this straight: you aren’t letting [Me] and her sister buy a video game just because they’re girls?”

(The new employee nods.)

My Friend: “You idiot. [My Name] is a frequent buyer here! She loves RPG games like Dragon Quest, Pokémon and Ape Escape, so let her buy the d*** game!”

(We get the game and take it home. A week later I go back to get ‘Dragon Quest VI,’ and I see that the new employee isn’t there. I ask my friend about it.)

My Friend: “Yeah, apparently he did the same thing to heaps of other girls, and he even got an extra $300 from an old man who was buying a video game system for his grandson’s birthday. He got fired!”

Related:
Call Of Duty: Misogynist Warfare, Part 3
Call Of Duty: Misogynist Warfare, Part 2
Call Of Duty: Misogynist Warfare

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Grand Theft Promises

| Oxford, MS, USA | Right | September 20, 2013

(I am a customer at a video game store, when a mother and her child, who can’t be more than seven, walk in.)

Kid: “I want these games, Mom!” *hands her several sports games*

Mom: “Okay, well, we’re gonna get them used because they’re cheaper.”

Kid: “I also want this game!” *hands her ‘Grand Theft Auto IV’*

Mom: “Well, here’s a used copy, so I guess it’s okay.”

Me: *quietly, so the kid doesn’t hear* “Ma’am, I hate to interrupt, but Grand Theft Auto isn’t a game for children. In that game, you can buy a hooker, beat her up with a baseball bat, and steal her money.”

Mom: “You can do what now? What’s this game about?”

Me: “It’s about stealing cars and killing people. It’s not a game for children.”

Mom: *to kid* “Hey! You promise you ain’t gonna do none o’ that?”

Kid: “YEAH!”

Mom: “Well, okay then!”

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