Saturday, July 22, 2006

This Must Be Shared...

So what if I said my posts would be spare for the next few days. I've got stories to tell so stories will be told...


-- A customer, early twenties, female, walks toward the information desk. Pat asks if she can help her find something. The customer says (I kid you not) "Yeah, I'm looking for a book that has, like, thoughts in it." Pat stands there and stares at her in shocked silence.

-- I get called to the front of the store to authorize a return. A gentleman in his early forties is wanting to receive money back for a dictionary he has purchased. The dictionary has obviously been ruined by sun damage and is sticky because a soft drink has been spilled on it. I tell the man I can't accept it back since it has been damaged. He asks me if I would accept it back after he takes it home to wipe the Dr. Pepper stain off if it, and I tell him no, the pages are wrinkled from the sun and stained beyond repair. The man angrily grabs the book, shoves it back in his bag and storms out of the store, wearing a polo shirt that is inscribed with the words "Promise Keepers: Men of Integrity."

5 comments:

Myles said...

i miss those customers.

Lisette said...

Those stories will never stop being funny to me. I am telling you, they should all be in a book!

amy said...

Craig, I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who has to deal with crazy people (or at least people who make crazy decisions) on a regular basis!

Tori said...

Then they come to JC Penney and try to return worn shoes to me.

Amazing :-)

Chris said...

Waiters get the same stuff. I once had a request to take back a burger that had one bite left. "This burger is undercooked." Humanity is odd.