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Posted: 03 Jul 07, 21:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just came back from PetSmart, where we had this crazy woman in front of our line buying tons of cat food and complaining about everything. She held the line for a solid 10-15 minutes, and she kept whining about how expensive cat food was even though all her items were on sale and she had a ton of coupons. Then she was asking for a bunch of bags and she put only a few small cans of cat food on each bag because according to her "they were too heavy" and she wasn't old by any means.

All I'm going to say is that I'm more than glad that I'm not a cashier anymore. However, I feel very bad for those poor kids who have to deal with nutcases like that woman. Every single day I worked at the supermarket I always found some asshole who made my day miserable. I particularly hated the germ freaks and the extremely cheap people the most.

If anyone has any horror stories from dealing with customers, feel free to share.

P.S. Whoever said that "The Customer Is Always Right" is a fuckin' asshole.


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Posted: 03 Jul 07, 21:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I might be getting a job as a cashier soon and I'm not looking forward to it.

I hate selfish ignorant people.


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Posted: 03 Jul 07, 21:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Surely in every single job, as in every single walk of life, you're forced to deal with twats?

Of course, the level of twat you encounter depends on the type of job you do, but regardless: you'll encounter cretins wherever you work.

Such is life.


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Posted: 03 Jul 07, 21:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I worked at a drugstore, Eckerd to be exact. Anywho, this old lady returned a used douche...not the disposable kind, and she had put the receipt in the box with it. *barf* She proceeds to tell me how she had to return it, cause "It didn't fit." TOOOO much information!

I have lots of stories of idiot customers when I used to work at Blockbuster. I had people cuss me out over late fees a good bit. I'm talkin' $3.00, people.

We had this one craaazy, old guy that would call up like every day wanting to order this movie called "Summer of '42" and "Shaft in Africa." LOL

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Posted: 03 Jul 07, 21:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've got a great story about my mom.

Me, my mom, and my sister were going to see a movie and my mom was a bit on edge about the ticket prices and the price of popcorn. We were in line for a while as well, so that didn't help. When we got to the front of the line, the guy who worked there took our ticket, looked at it and said, "Sorry, this is a ticket for the 4:00 show," (we were at the 3:00 show). It's understandable to ask for a new ticket (they were far from sold out) but my mom didn't handle it well. She started yelling at the guy saying "I bought a 3:00 ticket" "Get me a 3:00 ticket" ya-da-da-da-da and the guy seriously looked scared as my mom got the whole line staring at her as she went off. I had to walk away for a second. It was ridiculous, I felt so sorry for the guy.

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Posted: 03 Jul 07, 21:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Once, this lady came in to the shop and she had a bag with her. I thought I saw her slip something in her bag without paying for it, so I asked to check her bag. Not kidding here, a live chicken flew out! Bloody hell it gave me a fright! I didn't really want to take back the packet of chewing gum she stole.
It's hands-down the weirdest thing that's ever happened to me at work.



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Posted: 03 Jul 07, 21:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh yeah I carry chickens in my purse all the time! Doesn't anybody else? Haha.


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Posted: 03 Jul 07, 22:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When I was little, I always wanted to buy gum when I went shopping with my mom. My mom would never buy me gum though. So I would start to cry and ask the people who worked at the store to give me gum. I got free gum every time :D


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Posted: 03 Jul 07, 23:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i had to help someone find their tounge ring in the trash can....yuck! >,<


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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 05:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am working for a gigantic store here called Ikea, and they are in retails now... believe me, being a person who does help the customers with problems with their credit cards isn't that great here -.-'


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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 08:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pricks with their fucking credit cards. You fucking bastards. Just fuck right off in to the fucking Sun. Use money, you turds.

A couple came in to my local store and purchased $296.90 worth of good. Fair enough. He was a Kiwi. An angry looking Kiwi. Anyyyyyyway I noticed the card was American Express and I said to them 'I don't think we accept American Express' to which Mr. Kiwi-Man says 'What the fuuuuuuck! We rang up this store and a girl said you did!'. I tried, it didn't work and the woman was quite angry and so was the other fuckwit who was eating olives he hadn't actually paid for. She kept saying 'That's the only card I have, that's the only card I have! I have no other money'...trying to get me to 'give' her the goods. I didn't, called the supervisor and they left. Yay.

Who ONLY has an American Express card? Do they just give them out!? Huh?! Shitbag people and their problems.

I felt like stabbing them so very, very, very much. I would have loved to have been in


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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 09:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I waited tables all my life until I graduated from college and got in to "the real world." As far as I'm concerned, everyone should have to wait tables at one point in their life. I've encountered every type of personality there ever was while I was in this profession. But I learned from those around me, I watched them come back to the server's area and cuss, throw things, get so frustrated and angry. I decided there was no way I was going to let strangers get me so upset and waste my time. When you're waiting tables, time is money. I always killed them with kindness. People who behave like that want a reaction out of you, they want you to fuel their fire, much like the trolls on here that everyone is STILL feeding despite suggestions on how to deal with them. People can't argue with you if you're being nice and rational with them. If you can't get anywhere with them, call the manager, that's what they get paid the big bucks for. Make the bucks, I pass the buck to you!!!


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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 09:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

iGSM wrote:

Pricks with their fucking credit cards.


Oh pleeease! I know it's a bit annoying when people pay for bubblegum with a credit card, but that's nothing compared to the people who still use checks. Especially the technologically impaired old people who take fuckin' forever to write one.

The good thing about annoying people who give checks is that their home address is written on the check, so if you feel like getting some payback you can always go late at night and toilet paper their house or something. One of my co-workers once went to the house of this annoying cunt and left dog turd in her front lawn.


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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 09:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We used to have this family that would come into the store I used to work in when I was in Scotland that would stink so bad that we had to spray the entire store with air freshener when they left.

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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 09:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lisser wrote:

I waited tables all my life until I graduated from college and got in to "the real world." As far as I'm concerned, everyone should have to wait tables at one point in their life. I've encountered every type of personality there ever was while I was in this profession. But I learned from those around me, I watched them come back to the server's area and cuss, throw things, get so frustrated and angry. I decided there was no way I was going to let strangers get me so upset and waste my time. When you're waiting tables, time is money. I always killed them with kindness. People who behave like that want a reaction out of you, they want you to fuel their fire, much like the trolls on here that everyone is STILL feeding despite suggestions on how to deal with them. People can't argue with you if you're being nice and rational with them. If you can't get anywhere with them, call the manager, that's what they get paid the big bucks for. Make the bucks, I pass the buck to you!!!


True. I did the same. Most people were very nice. I agree, you can't have a reaction to mean or nasty people. My first waitress job was at a Pizza Hut. The manager was a hot headed guy from the middle east (I won't say which country) and when one of my customers complained about the pizza being watery, he held up a large knife and waved it over his head (the manager, that is) and yelled to the customer, "That is what you get when you order onions on a pizza!" He was fired shortly thereafter.

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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 11:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yikes, scary manager! ^ I was an assistant manager at Blockbuster and had to TRAIN the new manager that was taking over. A few weeks later he was busted adding overtime to his hours and was fired. HA!

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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 12:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone ever gives me a check and I will cut their throat.

Then there's people who don't want watermelons on eggs. Fuckin' hell... oh wait. That's a good thing.

Sadly I'm probably a poor consumer/customer. I'm too nice, always have correct change (or damned close to) and always peppy. I don't think I've ever, ever, ever been down to someone. Ever.

Although there was one old lady I started to raise my voice to. She had some goods that came to 3.40 and our store has a policy of a $5 dollar minimum purchase in order to use EFTPOS facilities. I told her that and she said 'Oh, it's a savings card, that's ok'. I replied 'It doesn't matter if it's a savings card or VISA/Mastercard. The minimum is to cover a fee the bank will incur on us for us of facilities'. She seeeeeemed to understand so she said 'Ok, try this one' and gave me her credit card. I repeated my diatribe again...slightly higher in amplitude this time. I could SEE her money BULGING out of her coin purse but noooo, use the cunting plastic. In the end she said 'OH! Do not worry about it then! I will tender services at another market' (actual words). I laughed and said 'FUCK OFF YOU HORNY OLD SLUT!' and shot her in the mouth.




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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 13:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One benefit I had was playing all the new releases out loud when the store closed and before they were released.


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