Taxing Faxing, Part 25

, , , , | Right | May 11, 2019

(I work in a small office supply and copy shop that provides services like printing, faxing, scanning, etc. A customer comes in asking to send a fax:)

Customer: “I need to fax some money. How do I do that?”

Me: “Fax… money?”

Customer: “Yeah, I need to send somebody money, and I need it to get there right away. You do faxes here right? I need to fax money.”

Me: “Oh, do you mean you want to do a money transfer? We don’t do money transfers here, but [Nearby Grocery Store] does.”

Customer: “Why can’t I just give you the money to send through the fax? They’ll get it, right?”

Me: “That’s… not how a fax works.”

(I suggested several nearby stores that provide money transfer services, and she left. My coworkers were just as baffled as I was, and about a week later, she came in again asking to fax money. That’s still one of the weirdest customer encounters I’ve had.)

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