have worked retail most of your life, then you
know there is that "special" customer
that comes along, and leaves
that lasting impression.
I'm hoping everyone will get a kick out of this,
especially those of us who have worked retail.
I'm really afraid to tell ya, but get a life.
|Today this guy around his
mid 20s comes in, one of those who look like they
don't get out of their house too often, and
doesn't say a word to any of us. He stars playing
a sports game, and all of a sudden this dude
starts jerking around getting into the game. Then
he's talking to himself like he's a sports
analyst. If that's not weird enough then get this...
He stayed in the store and played our games for 3
hours strait not even talking to a single
employee in the store, and didn't leave until we
were turning consoles off to close the store.
know where it's at now!
|I'm now newly employed at
a console based store that sells new/used video
games, It's a great job and i love it, but we get
some strange people here. Anyway to the story.
This nice very thin lady comes into the store
looking for computer games. Unfortunately we are
just a video games store so we don't carry any. I
suggest to her CompUSA. She replies she's not
sure where it is at so I tell her all these
places around it... Applebees, Lone*Star, S&K
Mens Ware, by this around that. The very last
thing I say is "It's right next to Jenny
Craig." Her light bulb lights up, and she
says, "Ohh! I know where it's at now!"
I think to myself "Haha! Jenny Craig tipped
|Today was a pretty slow
day. I didn't expect to see much excitement, but
boy to my surprise... First the shedding now this!
Anyway to the point. A nice guy and his lady walk
up to my register. As usual I ring him up and he
whips out his Credit Card. I take a look at the
name on his card to make sure it's a males name,
then a long double take. I swiped it fast through
the reader, and place it in the credit card
imprinter. I'm standing there trying not to
laugh, but I failed, and said to the greeter,
"Dave, I just got that one. Hahaha!"
Dave is standing there like, What the hell? The
couple leaves then I say to Dave "The dude's
name is, Peter Job."
Thought Animals Started Shedding in the Summer...
Heh. She Proved Me Wrong.
|An old lady in a fur coat,
not really having a clue to the world, walks up
gives me her items. I notice that there is a hair
on the table. Thinking nothing of it i started
ringing her up, then I saw a clump of hair on my
counter. She starts writing her check, I send it
through, give her the receipt. Well she picks up
her stuff walks away like everything's normal
toward the door, and their is fur all over where
she was standing. I turn to the other cashier
shaking my head, and pointed at the fur all over
my counter, then wiped it off.
|This lady walks up like
normal to my register. I start ringing her out,
she writes her check and gives me her driver's
license. Then as I'm taking down her info from
the license she starts staring at me with her
eyes wide open. I acted like I didn't notice her,
and just went on. I put her check in my drawer,
and all of a sudden she was in a big hurry. The
register started printing the receipt, and she
kept trying to walk away. I told her twice to
hang on because it wasn't finished printing. Then
she took it and rushed out the door. I sat there
wondering why all of a sudden was she in such a
hurry. Well, while I was standing there
wondering, I finally found out why... She let a
raunchy fart! =)
This Guy Hit a Couple Pet Peeves...
|This guy was second to
last coming out of the store after we had been
closed for a good 15 minutes. He had two large
check transactions, and was obnoxious. The guy
had his wife write out the check and he'd write
the total then sign it. (Odd.) I need his drivers
license for info I required. I have most of it
written down then he starts reading off what I'm
writing down. (A pet peeve of mine) I get to the
DOB, he does it again. (Grrr.) Well since it's a
large amount I have to call it in. He's talking
loud to other people less than a foot away. I can
hardly hear so, I turn my volume up on my phone
while I'm on hold assuming that will override his
decibel problem. The check verification lady
comes back on the phone, but I can't here crap
because he is so loud. I speak up hoping to give
this guy a clue to lower the volume of his voice.
(Heh, that didn't work.) I cover my free ear, and
speak even louder. He doesn't get the picture and
just carries on. (Prick.) I struggle to hear her
then get the authorization code. (Darn... I wish
they would have declined it.) Not realizing it, I
had another transaction to do with him! (Nooooo!)
I ring it up, he pulls out another check. (Joy!)
I had to go through all that crap again. (Yes!!
He read it to me & talked like he was a mile
Grumpy Old Man
|OK. On checks we need an
area code along with the phone number. Recently a
few area codes changed in the area, so to be safe
I'll ask rather than assume. So like normal, in
my nice voice I ask the guy for his area code. He
hears me and just stands there. I ask him nicely
again for the area code as if he didn't here me
the first time. He rudely says, "Any idiot
could find out an area code." (Indirectly
calling me an idiot.) I say, "It's required
here for me to accept your check." He says,
"It's in the phone book." (Well, duhh!
Along with everyone else in this urban area) I
say, "Is it 937?" The dummy stands
there again and doesn't answer me. I say, "Sir?"
nicely yet again. He finally says "Yes."
(yeah! woohoo! hurray! Give this guy a round of
applause for this grumpy old man.) I look at the
cashier next to me, then I flip the bird to the
customer behind his back as he was leaving. HE!
He! he! =)
It's Mommy's Credit Card
|We are strict on credit
cards at the store and this guy in his early 30's
comes up to buy a few products. Well this guy has
a card with a females name on it, and come to
find out it's his Mom's. Being polite I ask him
if he authorized user by the bank, then tell him
I need to call to verify. I call... I'm on hold
for a bit... My line builds up... The bank says
no he's not on the card. The guy blows up... He's
saying profanities and says, "Your making a
fool out of me in front of all these people"
many many times. Well he stomps out with his
temper tantrum, and all the customers in my line
start laughing after he left. It Ruled! Customers
behind him come up and say stuff like: "So,
how's your day going?" "Your not
making a fool of him, he's making a fool of
the Most Annoying Windows 95 Problems I Have Ever
|This sweet older gentleman
came up to me and asked, "Does your tech
service answer questions?" I tell him,
"I'm not sure how they handle it there, but
I'll go ahead and try to answer your question."
He says, "Well, every time I turn on my
computer it says Starting Windows 95 for the very
first time, and I've had it for a year now."
My eyes get wide and I tell him to go to tech
service that is a pretty bad problem. He walked
over there, and I'm sure they helped him solve
his problem. I though to my self, "That poor
guy, he probably never shut down his computer."
Later I herd that there is a file the Windows 95
deletes so that it doesn't go through that
|It was a slow day and I
was waiting for a customer to come to my register.
Well eventually this guy comes up and says,
"The first thing I think of when I look at
you was Tight End." I stand there dumb
founded wondering is this guy gay or not then he
says, "You know... A Tight End for football."
Trying with all my might not to laugh in front of
this guy, I tell him, "I'm not much of a
football fan, but played a bit of Basketball in
High School." Standing there in silence
waiting for his receipt to finish, he leaves and
the greeter and I bust out laughing.
|I ring up this guy then
told him his total. I was holding out my had to
receive his credit card, and he throws down his
credit card on the opposite end of the counter. I
reach across to get it... swiped his card... gave
him his receipt & watched him sign it because
we double check that the signatures match... I
handed him everything, but set his card down on
my side. He stood there waiting for me to hand it
to him. Then I started talking to the other
cashier. He finally reached across to my side of
the counter to pick up his card. As he left I
told him, "Have a nice day."
Kind, The Generous, The Paranoid
|This was not right... I
was working software one day and this very kind
guy comes up to me. He has a Hallmark card making
program, and asks me, "Does this print the
Hallmark quality seal on the back?" I
started laughing thinking he was screwing around,
but he wasn't. So I went around asking the other
employees if they knew for him. Come to find out
it does?! I feel that is pretty bad that a
company has people running around paranoid about
what type of greeting card they should get
Move People... There is Nothing More to See
|This is a good one I herd
from a Tech. This guy had brought his PC in to be
worked on, and the background of his Windows
desktop was a picture of two guys going at it. I
guess that's where they get the term "Personal