The Secret Language Of Customers

, | | Right | December 1, 2009

(An elderly customer approaches me while I make the rounds at the computer store.)

Customer: “Hello, young man! I would like one of those things…” *points to a laptop on display*

Me: “Sure thing! I have a couple of questions. What do you think you will mainly use it for?”

Customer: “Oh, I want to send screen mail.”

Me: “You mean email?”

Customer: “No! Screen mail!”

(Just as she says this, my supervisor walks up.)

Supervisor: “Oh, screen mail!”

Customer: “Yes, see? This young fellow gets it!”

(My supervisor points to a deli across the street)

Supervisor: “They sell screen mail over there.”

(She leaves and promptly returns after 20 minutes.)

Customer: “Thank you!” *holds up a bag of potato chips* “I got them!”

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  • Robert Reed

    PLEASE!!! Find out how to merge the old comments in! I want to see what others said about THIS one!

    • Dsru Bin

      Not much. IIRC, it was about 50% of, “huh?”-type comments, 30%-40% of, “why make fun of the poor man who probably has Alzheimer’s and/or dementia”, 9%-19% of, “nobody’s making fun of anyone, they’re just relating an odd story”, and 1% of “you’re an id-10-t/libtard/bush-lover/america sux/etc”

      • Robert Reed

        But . . . I’m an id-10-t . . . spending 2 or 3 days clearing out the malware i basically intentionally put on my own computer proved that! By the way, pro tip, if you download videos and the uploader says it’s a new codec that seems to only be available with a new video player? Delete the videos.

        • Dsru Bin

          Thanks for the tip 🙂 My theory of videos is, if it can’t be opened with VLC, it’s not worth watching.

  • Geki Gangar

    What? OP, please don’t post again

  • Abigail Hermione Irwin

    WTF …

  • Maggie B Lind