JustUsBoys.com gay porn forum

logo

Page 4 of 19 FirstFirst ... 3459 ... LastLast
Results 151 to 200 of 945
  1. #151
    Chief Meteorologist jdcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dallas-Fort Worth
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    6,103
    Blog Entries
    12

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric View Post
    Who eats a hot dog at 6 am, anyway?
    Oh, believe me, you'd be friggin' surprised.

    Quote Originally Posted by JackinSea View Post
    Was he in the habit of actually buying a hot dog at 6:03 AM - or did he seize on the machine's being off, when it didn't matter to him personally?
    Honestly, I think it was a little bit of both. Yes, he was in the habbit of getting the hot dog in the morning, but he has a history of being nitpicky and making mountains out of molehills. My store manager joked to me that she felt sorry for the guy's wife, saying that his wife must have a heart of gold to put up with him. Honestly, though, she must.

    Quote Originally Posted by JackinSea View Post
    What does he buy at 6:03 AM (now)? Did he buy a hot dog last night?
    He didn't get a hot dog last night. So far, he has stopped coming in, in the mornings. But given his exact words that he'd *never* come to my store again, he did break his word on that when he came in last night.

    Swaggering US Olympic Gymnast Sam Mikulak

  2. #152
    Chief Meteorologist jdcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dallas-Fort Worth
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    6,103
    Blog Entries
    12

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Well, I got off at 11.30, and worked my 3pm-to-11pm shift. If I may make an observation on the day that was today...

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAA
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAA
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAA
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAA
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAA
    HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHH
    HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHH
    HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHH
    HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHH
    HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHH
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    Ah, that was thoroughly satisfying. Ah yes, I see the men in white coats are here for me with a straightjacket. Good evening, gentlemen. One favor to ask, doctors >> Would you be so kind as to give me something to sedate me before we hit the road. By the time we get to the looney bin, I want to be good and knocked out. Thanks.

    Swaggering US Olympic Gymnast Sam Mikulak

  3. #153
    Chief Meteorologist jdcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dallas-Fort Worth
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    6,103
    Blog Entries
    12

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    On a shift that typically sees about 100 customers, My register tape report for tonight said I had 383. Goooood Laaawwwddd!

    I will say though, that most people were very nice, like, super nice. I can't tell you how many times I got told, "Thank you for working on Christmas..." "We really appreciate you being open on Christmas for the rest of us..." etc., which made the day a lot more pleasant for me than it would have been otherwise.

    At times, I literally had lines halfway across the store. The only times anyone got agitated or slightly grumpy was when someone would write a check, or when someone wanted tobacco products from behind the counter, or lottery tickets, and didn't know what they wanted, and took forever to decide.

    One fight almost did break out when one lady did come in wanting cigarettes, and couldn't make up her mind. I politely asked her if she'd like a minute to decide on what she wanted. When she replied, "No, wait a minute...", one man behind her just flat-out told her, "Look, lady, I got people waiting on me, etc." That's when the local sherriff's office deputy walks in, and asks me, "Everything OK?" I look at both the man and the woman who were arguing, smiled at them both, and said, "Naw, everything's fine." They got the hint that they'd both better settle down. Amazingly the woman quickly made up her mind, paid for her smokes and left.

    And here's a thing I don't understand. Christmas does not change. It's not one of those floating holidays that moves around like Easter, etc. It's the same day every year. And people know that stores will be closed on this day. Therefore, common logic would dictate that you stock up on things you need before hand. And still, there are people who apparently (still) didn't get the memo. The things I got asked for: milk, bread, eggs, flour, sugar, shortning, cooking oil, foam plates, lemon juice, gas cans, paper towels, bathroom tissue, etc. For some, this day had "planning fail" written all over it.

    Swaggering US Olympic Gymnast Sam Mikulak

  4. #154
    JUB Addict
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Seattle
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    4,996

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    well some people are too busy working during the holidays to do any shopping at all. i work at a store that sells pretty much everything and i still forgot stuff.

    i did have a few random idiots on the 23rd shopping at my register. but on xmas eve i did pretty much anything i could to waste time (like talking to customers) so i had to do less work. it was extremely busy of course and people need to grow the fuck up, hurry up, and be patient.

    just because you are 2nd in line doesn't necessarily mean you will be served any faster than being 3rd, 4th, 5th in someone elses checkout line.

    i make no guarantees that because you were too lazy to walk to the proper checkout line you will be served faster, because it doesn't say anywhere "express lane".

    buying one item could take 10 minutes where i work and too bad so sad the SOB that is waiting in line behind my customer. if you get attitude you only have yourself to blame.

  5. #155
    Chief Meteorologist jdcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dallas-Fort Worth
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    6,103
    Blog Entries
    12

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Quote Originally Posted by willilikeit View Post
    This is so right on every level.
    You are a credit to your store and to the human race for rising above the situation like this, keeping your cool in tough situations, and working on Christmas day with such
    calm.
    I admire you greatly JDCNOW.
    Thank you, Will. Aw, shucks!

    I've been in storefront retail for the past 9 years (way too damn long for anybody to be in this profession). My old store manager boss at Dollar Tree always believed (and still does) that working in retail ought to be like the draft >> By force of law, everyone should be made to do one Christmas Season (Halloween to New Year's) just once in their life, just so they'd get a taste of what we go through. It does teach you patience, courtesy, and class, if nothing else.

    A little though >> They call it "retail" because of having to deal with all the customers, and all the crap that it entails. The "re" comes from the word "reception", as in to greet. The "tail" comes from having to deal with all the shit, lmao!

    Swaggering US Olympic Gymnast Sam Mikulak

  6. #156
    Back to Creepy Old Fart Yooper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Northern Colorado
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Partnered
    Posts
    5,502
    Blog Entries
    16

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    The one I'm sick of while unlocking the doors in the morning:

    "Are you Open?"




  7. #157
    In Loving Memory Lefty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Curious
    Status
    Married
    Posts
    43,836

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Yoopie,

    Thats when you turn on your mega watt smile, clear your throat,

    brush your hand lightly across your chest to crotch and say.....

    (in a low and sultry voice) well....that depends on what you

    have in mind and how much you can afford. EH?

  8. #158
    Back to Creepy Old Fart Yooper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Northern Colorado
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Partnered
    Posts
    5,502
    Blog Entries
    16

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    Yoopie,

    Thats when you turn on your mega watt smile, clear your throat,

    brush your hand lightly across your chest to crotch and say.....

    (in a low and sultry voice) well....that depends on what you

    have in mind and how much you can afford. EH?
    Believe me, I sincerely HAVE considered it...

    But to date, there's been no BODY worth the effort

    (Give me a Hot Dude and I would...)

  9. #159
    JUB Addict
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Seattle
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    4,996

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Yooper View Post
    Believe me, I sincerely HAVE considered it...

    But to date, there's been no BODY worth the effort

    (Give me a Hot Dude and I would...)
    whatever, you know hot or smart dudes will always get the best service, they do from me. they are more likely to be your boss someday. yes its sexist and unfair but its the damn truth.

  10. #160
    Chief Meteorologist jdcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dallas-Fort Worth
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    6,103
    Blog Entries
    12

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    I know what you all mean. There's been a few people come in on night watch that I would love to give my *extra special service*.

    Swaggering US Olympic Gymnast Sam Mikulak

  11. #161
    Virgin
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    23

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    I've never really worked in retail (at least not since working in parent's clothing store back in the early 80s as a teen). But I've sisters who have. I'm trying to get some stories from them.

    As a customer - especially on a recent trip during the holidays - I was very conscientiousness of how I treated the guy or gal behind the register at every convenience store where I stopped. I for one appreciate the hard work you guys put in and enjoy the rants and raves expressed in this thread. I must admit though, I have thrown out one or two of those tired old jokes you don't want to hear

  12. #162
    Chief Meteorologist jdcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dallas-Fort Worth
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    6,103
    Blog Entries
    12

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Quote Originally Posted by voyeurboy View Post
    As a customer - especially on a recent trip during the holidays - I was very conscientiousness of how I treated the guy or gal behind the register at every convenience store where I stopped. I for one appreciate the hard work you guys put in and enjoy the rants and raves expressed in this thread.
    Mmmmwwwaaaaaa! Bless you.

    Believe me, it ain't as easy as it looks.

    I had one this morning, and thank my lucky starts, this guy only comes in once a week. The nicer and more polite I am to this guy, the shitter and pissier he replies back. A simple "How's everything, this morning?" will earn me a guaranteed, "Shitty, I have to get up and go to this damn job, blah, blah, blah..."

    I just stand there and look at him...

    Swaggering US Olympic Gymnast Sam Mikulak

  13. #163
    Chief Meteorologist jdcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dallas-Fort Worth
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    6,103
    Blog Entries
    12

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    (Continuing with my last post, because the system had timed me out before I finished editing and adding on...)

    One of my assistant manager bosses and I were just discussing this, this morning before I got off work. I don't care what type of business you work in - store, convenience store, mail-order/over the phone, restaurant, etc. ...People who have never worked in retail or customer service don't realize just how thankless a job this really is. People sweat in a hot kitchen just so you can sit down for anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes and eat a meal. People clean toilets in public restrooms just so other people can come in and pee all over the floors again, shit on the toilet seat instead of in the toilet bowl, and scatter toilet paper everywhere. People go out in the rain, lightning, hail, heat, snow, and whatever else the weather can throw at us, just so you don't have to carry your own groceries to your car by yourself. People pick up merchadise to put it back where it goes, so that customers have an easier time finding what they need. But it's hard to put everything back where it goes when people are constantly coming right in behind you, and letting their little demon kids pick up, chew on, slobber over, steal, tear open, spill stuff on, step on, and otherwise break things.

    A good example of that last statement is back when I was assistant manager at Dollar Tree. I worked the evenings, and usually, I split the duties of cleaning the store with my cashier under me. I take one half of the store, and the cashier takes the other half (we were a small 5-aisle store). One night, my cashier had the toy aisle grand opening perfect. Everything was picked up, put back, organized, neat, well presented, etc. It would have made Sam Walton proud. Not 10 minutes later, these people with their little kids come in, they let the kids run wild, and when the family leaves, it literally looked like nothing had been done. In fact, her side of the store looked worse than it did before she first started to clean. My cashier was almost in tears - almost 2 hours worth of work gone straight to hell. It was all for nothing. She might as well have stood behind the register and read the newspaper for two hours. I helped her out, but we had to stay late to get it done...just for the store to be torn up again, the next day by the next round of shoppers.

    Yes, we get paid to deal with what we have to deal with in retail/customer service. And yes, we ought to be thankful to at least have a job, because millions of others do not. But for the sheer thanklessness of this line of work, we don't get paid nearly enough. At least, not what we deserve.

    Swaggering US Olympic Gymnast Sam Mikulak

  14. #164
    In Loving Memory Lefty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Curious
    Status
    Married
    Posts
    43,836

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Hey JD, you texas two-stepper..........

    But one of the perks is the stories you can tell.

    That accounting guy/gal or other office drudge

    is going to be so boring telling work stories.

  15. #165
    Chief Meteorologist jdcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dallas-Fort Worth
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    6,103
    Blog Entries
    12

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    Hey JD, you texas two-stepper..........
    Thanks


    Swaggering US Olympic Gymnast Sam Mikulak

  16. #166
    Chief Meteorologist jdcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dallas-Fort Worth
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    6,103
    Blog Entries
    12

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Well, I had another winner, Sunday morning.

    One of my coworkers comes in with her teenage sons. She buys gas, pays for it, then moves out of the way to let the guy behind her come on up, and pay for his things.

    I ring his stuff up and it comes to between $5 and $10. Now, although I try my very best to keep mistakes from happening in the first place, I can screw things up just like the next person. Well, I gave him back his change, thinking that he gave me a $10 bill - when, in fact, he gave me a $20 bill. Now I had absolutely no $10 bills in my drawer at the time. All he needed to do was say, "Hey, I think you shorted me $10." I would have popped open my till and seen that there were no $10s in the drawer, and that in fact, he *really did* give me a $20. I would have apologized, gave him his money, and that would have been the end of it. If you've been playing the home gave version of this thread, you can probably guess that that's not was happened. And you would be correct.

    The man shot back in a rude tone, "Where's my other $10?" I did pop open the till, and low and behold, there weren't any $10 bills in there. He really did pay me with a $20 bill. When I gave him two $5 bills to make $10, and give him his money, he replies as I open the drawer, "You must be saving up for a car..." - implying that I needed to intentionally cheat him and steal from him to get the $10. Wow.

    First off, I don't need to steal from anyone. Least of all, him.
    Second, the fact that I am behind the counter indicates that I work here and that I have a job. Common sense would dictate that they pay me some kind of monetary compensation for that job. Of course, I live by the saying that 'Common sense isn't common, anymore."
    Third, I have several tickets for the Mega Millions drawing, tomorrow night. If lightning should strike and I win (STRIKE ME, PLZ!!! ), it will instantly make me probably one of this country's wealthiest people. Why on earth do I need to cheat him out of $10? Seriously...



    I've been in this business over 9 years now, and some people's abject stupidity still blows me away.

    Swaggering US Olympic Gymnast Sam Mikulak

  17. #167
    In Loving Memory Lefty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Curious
    Status
    Married
    Posts
    43,836

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    JD,

    two choices..............look him straight in the eye and say....actually, the tuition
    for my accounting course is due Monday and I am a bit short.

    or

    Actually, I got my new truck last June 19th for Emancipation Day. Now I'm saving for a ski boat for Independence Day this March.

    Either way, then you smile and say

    Thanks for the Business.

    (grow some hair dude....pull the Nike and Just Do It.... IRetail)

  18. #168
    In Loving Memory Lefty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Curious
    Status
    Married
    Posts
    43,836

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Honestly,

    A professional friend in his photography studio in Reno.

    actually used this old cliche on a bitch customer.....

    " Lady, you bring me a better face, I'll give you a better

    portrait".......yes, we had been Fuming in the dark room

    and he didn't need her business.

  19. #169
    Chief Meteorologist jdcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dallas-Fort Worth
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    6,103
    Blog Entries
    12

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    Honestly,

    A professional friend in his photography studio in Reno.

    actually used this old cliche on a bitch customer.....

    " Lady, you bring me a better face, I'll give you a better

    portrait".......yes, we had been Fuming in the dark room

    and he didn't need her business.
    NNNiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiicccceeee!!!!!!!!!!!! Lmao, Lefty.

    Swaggering US Olympic Gymnast Sam Mikulak

  20. #170
    In Loving Memory Lefty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Curious
    Status
    Married
    Posts
    43,836

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    J.D.

    The guy is in his early 80's now and a well known artist for his

    photography....portraits and creative stuff as well as a minor

    but known dabbler in oils.

    Straight sexually but fucking BENT every other way.

  21. #171
    Back to Creepy Old Fart Yooper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Northern Colorado
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Partnered
    Posts
    5,502
    Blog Entries
    16

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    (Overheard conversation between two older shoppers)

    'Boy, they sure keep it cold in here.'

    'Probably to sell more coats.'

    'That's why I keep my house warmer than I used to. They aren't putting as many BTU's in the Gas these days.'



  22. #172
    Back to Creepy Old Fart Yooper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Northern Colorado
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Partnered
    Posts
    5,502
    Blog Entries
    16

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    (Question I got while working the floor today)

    'Do you have any Cashmere Sheets?'

    'No, I'm sorry Sir, just sweaters, gloves and scarves.'

    'Oh. Well, if you did, they sure would be soft.'


  23. #173
    Back to Creepy Old Fart Yooper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Northern Colorado
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Partnered
    Posts
    5,502
    Blog Entries
    16

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    (Question from yet another visibly distraught shopper)

    'Don't you carry ANY appliances from Montgomery Ward?'



    (For you young 'uns, MW went under around 20 years ago.)

  24. #174
    In Loving Memory Lefty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Curious
    Status
    Married
    Posts
    43,836

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    hey larry,

    i still look for weinstock hales....

    but i don't say nothing.

    and what about ben franklin

    or the 5 and dime?

    old folks home time i guess.

  25. #175
    Chief Meteorologist jdcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dallas-Fort Worth
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    6,103
    Blog Entries
    12

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Hey, Yooper and Lefty, I still remember Monkey Ward's (that was what we called it around here, at least), and Western Auto, and all of them.

    Some of us young-'uns ain't that old!

    Swaggering US Olympic Gymnast Sam Mikulak

  26. #176
    JUB Addict
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Seattle
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    4,996

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    i dont think people realize the amount of work it takes to keep a large store operating. many of the things my store provides are a courtesy such as CLEAN bathrooms, shopping karts, bags, check cashing, cigarettes, the bag boy etc.

    you can think of it as a "full service" store and those things are not free. people have become accustomed to full service. people leave their dirty underwear in our fitting rooms, leave their trash in our parking lot, etc etc.

    even the shoplifters and credit card fees, check processing, its not free.

    go into wal-mart and good luck getting service or a quick check out. they provide very minimal service and their prices are lower. their parking lots are trashy, so it all depends on what you are willing to pay for.

    i dont even know if my employer could survive on a wal-mart model, people have become so accustomed to the full service and quickness, cleanliness that if my company tried to do it the wal-mart way it could be risky.

  27. #177
    In Loving Memory Lefty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Curious
    Status
    Married
    Posts
    43,836

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Does you be remembering Woolworths? How about S.S. Kresge?

    or maybe when Sears had a Roebucks attached? Or when K-Mart

    didn't own them?

    Remember hell Clarabelle, some of us shopped them. Oh, we watched

    Cowboy Bob and Howdy Doody too.....................

    or maybe just a vivid pre-cinemascope dream.

  28. #178
    Chief Meteorologist jdcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dallas-Fort Worth
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    6,103
    Blog Entries
    12

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Oh, I still remember as a preschooler, going to Woolworth's with my mom and brother on our shopping trips. They had some nice stuff, back then.

    Swaggering US Olympic Gymnast Sam Mikulak

  29. #179
    Chief Meteorologist jdcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dallas-Fort Worth
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    6,103
    Blog Entries
    12

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Elegant, I'm glad you're all right, bud.

    A teensie request to stupid-ass careless drivers everywhere:

    When you are behind the wheel of a vehicle that is moving...
    GET OFF YOUR MOTHERFUCKING CELL PHONE AND PAY SOME GOD DAMNED ATTENTION, PLEASE!!! BEFORE YOU HURT SOMEONE OR WORSE!!!

    Swaggering US Olympic Gymnast Sam Mikulak

  30. #180
    Chief Meteorologist jdcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dallas-Fort Worth
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    6,103
    Blog Entries
    12

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Well, I had one that literally took the cake. In the 6 months I've been in this gig, I don't think I've come across anything like this.

    Homedude walks into my store, comes straight to me at the register, while I'm doing lottery ticket inventory, and asks..."Where are your cold drinks?"



    Seriously. Not kidding, not making this up, we have it on tape - the guy really asked me this. I told my store manager this, and she about died laughing . She literally went to go pull it up on the security cameras just to hear him ask me that.

    What makes this brain fail even worse, is that not only do we have a back wall cooler with doors, but there is fancy white wooden letters against a blue background that literally says, "COLD BEVERAGES", and "SOFT DRICKS!!!

    OK, I really think have seen it all now. Time to go to the looney bin. Or, as it's more popularly known, "The Retail Worker's Retirement Center".


    Swaggering US Olympic Gymnast Sam Mikulak

  31. #181
    Back to Creepy Old Fart Yooper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Northern Colorado
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Partnered
    Posts
    5,502
    Blog Entries
    16

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    I was discussing an important procedure with 4 Sales Associates at a cash register station with *4* count 'em *4* registers. We all were dressed in similar clothing (there's a dress code) and all four sales associates are wearing nametags.

    Customer: "Excuse me, do any of you work here?"



    Me: "How can we help you out today?"

    Customer: "Where do I pay for this?"


  32. #182
    Chief Meteorologist jdcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dallas-Fort Worth
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    6,103
    Blog Entries
    12

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    ^^ Rotflmao, Yooper! Check this out, I think I've got one that can top that!

    This one woman comes up to our coffee pots this morning, five minutes before time for me to go home for the day. I'm not bullshitting, I'm not making this up, this lady honestly for the life of her did not know how to pour a cup of coffee! From a self-service coffee pot!

    She looks our setup over and all. Now our coffee pots look like this:

    ...and we have 3 of them side by side, next to each other. Now the red spigot on the upper-left is used to dispense just plain hot water. Ours even says, "Lift Here for Hot Water".

    This woman puts her cup underneath the spigot and sees that only hot water is coming out. So she puts the cup down starts pushing the buttons next to the hot water spigot at the top of the machine. Now one of the buttons (the black one in the middle, in the picture above) is the one we use to start brewing another new pot.

    If you've been playing the home game version of this thread, you probably guess what happened next. This crazy woman literally starts flipping every switch at the top - including the one to start a new pot!

    I was busy at the register waiting on customers, when I start hearing a drip, drip, drip. I look to my right, and over at the coffee station, I see a coffee pot running over, onto the counter and coffee spilling onto the floor. To my horror, I realized what she had done. But I couldn't do anything because I have to deal with the customers in front of me.

    This other woman, bless her soul, goes over and stops the coffee pot - which is now running onto the floor. She literally has to show the first woman how to pour a cup of coffee from the coffee pot. My assistant manager boss is running behind in her procedures, plus trying to find a lottery shortage from yesterday's paperwork. So she has her own legitimate fish to fry, so I choose not to trouble her with it. I just get through with the customers, then go get the mop and bucket, and a filled hand bucket and cleaning rag, and get her mess up.

    But seriously, this woman didn't know how to pour a freaking pot of coffee, and had to have someone literally show her.


    Swaggering US Olympic Gymnast Sam Mikulak

  33. #183
    aww I wanted to explode looseliam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    infernis
    Posts
    16,975

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    The big one for me is when a client pulls-in complaining the tyre pressure warning light is on again after a drop in temperature.

    He, asshole! What do you do when the low fuel light comes on? You put gas in it and *gasp* the light goes off.

    Are you in here complaining that it's a new car and you've had to put gas in it 4 times now?

    growl

    Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day.
    Give a man religion, and he'll starve praying for a fish.

  34. #184
    JUB Addict roadtripboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    1,953

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    ^I have found in my Ford Focus you have to overfill the tires to get the light to go off. I hate those low tire pressure things, I wish the government hadn't made them install them.

    I have replaced 3 sensors on a 2008 car at $105.00 each.

  35. #185
    In Loving Memory Lefty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Curious
    Status
    Married
    Posts
    43,836

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Here, for your edification is a story from the customer side.

    We are having an issue with our cable provider. One box

    in one bedroom will only show snow on the set. The pro-

    vider service representative suggested that they could not find

    any problem from their end and that most likely the Co-ax from the

    box to the T.V. set is worn out and needs to be replaced.

    Yes, the 6 foot cable from the set to the box.

    Guess the customer isn't always the only stupid one.

    By The Way, a service tech with a new receiver will be here on

    Tuesday....Laugh, Laugh, Laugh, I thought I'd die...et cetera.

  36. #186
    Chief Meteorologist jdcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dallas-Fort Worth
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    6,103
    Blog Entries
    12

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Quote Originally Posted by mitchymo View Post
    OMG i can't count how many times this line as been spoken, each time you put on a fake little laugh as if they have been original. NO it does not mean its free, it means you're thick, taking a product with no bar code to the checkouts and hoping for the best.
    A to the Men, mitchymo!!! OMG, can we talk? Like, seriously. Because, I can't tell you how many times I've come across that, too. I think that the customers actually believe that we really do think that that tired old joke is actually funny. When in reality, we actually think the customer is a foolish, ignorant twat for saying such an idiotic comment. When they do say that, my items always have a tendancy to immediately ring up afterward. I reply back, "Nice try, though!"

    Quote Originally Posted by mitchymo View Post
    It is also incredibly annoying and far too common, when some product does not scan, the customer quickly lets you know what the price is. It doesn't matter what the price is, the computor doesn't care about the price, it needs a code to keep track of what the product actually is, not just its price, this is for stocktaking purposes.
    Oh good lord, again - can we talk? I kindly explain to people: "You're in the 21st century, everything is run by computer, and everything has a barcode. Everything must be scanned, and that's just the way the world works. "

    Mitchymo, I've got a feeling you and I would get along famously!

    Swaggering US Olympic Gymnast Sam Mikulak

  37. #187
    JUB Addict roadtripboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    1,953

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Off topic at bit...but I find bar codes interesting. We have a regional supermarket chain here that uses the same code for all it's apples. You'd think they'd want a better count of what kind of apples they sell.

  38. #188
    radical faerie ixthrock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Tallahassee
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    3,485
    Blog Entries
    3

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Today - guy is replacing two palms he had shipped from Miami (and how much did you pay for 8' specialty palms to be shipped from Miami to Tallahassee?!?!) because, surprise surprise, they're not doing well. Imagine, a tropical palm having problems with North Florida winters, who'da thunk?

    A week ago when he first approached me, he said he's been dealing with my Nursery Manager, Bert. Okay, so you're talking to me why? Apparently, he's decided to replace his two palms with the biggest crepe myrtle on our lot. I swear to god, the guy has been in 4 or 5 times to "look" at the friggin' thing. Twice today. He even 'phoned once - wants to make sure we schedule his install (we're doing the removal and install) on Tuesday. Every time he talks to me, he mentions the fact that he "wants to work" with Bert on the install cost, the price of the crepe... we'll have to load our bobcat and boom onto a trailer and drag it out to the man's house.

    "I can't believe how much he's charging me to install it!" He says.

    It takes everything I can do not to say, "How much is my manager charging you? Why, that's outrageous. I'm just a lowly grunt clerk, and not handling your account at all, but how about I knock $100 off the install price. My superiors will be so pleased I've made you happy that they are sure to give me a raise!"

  39. #189
    In Loving Memory Lefty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Curious
    Status
    Married
    Posts
    43,836

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Hey Rocker............

    Take comfort in knowing the bastard will be crying soon about what a filthy

    (but pretty at times) fucking plant a CRAP myrtle is. I still have 2 on the

    side yard we don't use but the filthy thing by the pool is history along

    with 4 Oleanders. (I thought my pool guy was going to throw me down
    and make love to me for that)



    BTW, post 248 is a true story and happened 30 minutes before the posting.

  40. #190
    Chief Meteorologist jdcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dallas-Fort Worth
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    6,103
    Blog Entries
    12

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Quote Originally Posted by huntneo View Post
    ^ LMAO! Your customers are the best!
    Believe me, it ain't always easy.

    I love this one stupid customer story from one of my store's regular customers. She gave me her permission to share this one with you all, so enjoy.

    This regular used to work at a place that made headstones for cemetary plots, etc. Well, whenever they got customer phone calls that were difficult to handle, they would always hand them off to her, because she had a knack for handling them well, and could calm the unruly customer down.

    Well let me tell you about this one woman she had the misfortune of getting on the phone. It basically went like this...

    The customer caller >> (Starts ranting and raving that the monument she ordered was all wrong...)

    Now they were having real technical issues with the phones that day, so the phone rep got the caller's phone number so that, if they got disconnected, the phone rep could call the customer back. Well they did get disconnected. The phone rep calls the woman caller back, to which the caller went on the warpath about why she got disconnected.

    The phone rep finally gets control of the call. She acertains why the customer is so upset. Again, keep in mind that this is a business that makes headstones and monuments for cemetaries, etc.

    The phone rep >> "Ma'am, what seems to be the specific problem?"

    The caller >> "There's no end date on my monument!"

    The phone rep (and this is priceless...) >> "Lady, that can be arranged..."

    The caller >> "What did you say to me?!"

    Phone rep (calms down...) >> "Ma'am, if you're on the phone still talking to me, chances are that you aren't dead yet. We can't put an end date on your monument until you die."

    After a few seconds, the caller realized that the phone rep is right. The caller profusely apologies for being so hard on the rep, and promptly hangs up.


    It ain't happening, lady. You can't get an end date on your monument until you die.

    BRAIN FAIL!!!

    Swaggering US Olympic Gymnast Sam Mikulak

  41. #191
    Chief Meteorologist jdcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dallas-Fort Worth
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    6,103
    Blog Entries
    12

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Oh, believe me, huntneo, some of this stuff we in the business can barely deal with, with a straight face.

    Honestly, sometimes you want to ask these folks, "OK, what turnip truck did you fall out of???"

    Swaggering US Olympic Gymnast Sam Mikulak

  42. #192
    Chief Meteorologist jdcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dallas-Fort Worth
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    6,103
    Blog Entries
    12

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    Guess the customer isn't always the only stupid one.
    Lefty, I owe you an apology so bad, becase nowhere was what you just posted ever truer than it was this last week. So I'm off 4 days this last week. I come back last night (Friday) only to learn that my counterpart on the overnight shift almost got himself fired over something that was fair-D, A-1, first-class dumb! And it was entirely preventable.

    This woman calls him up and convinces him to sell her some cell phone PIN Numbers over the phone. Selling cell phone PIN Numbers over the phone is a HUGE no-no. No way, no how, no chance. We are never allowed to sell cell phone PIN Numbers over the phone. I don't care if they are on their cell phone calling from their car out in the parking lot. If they physically cannot come into our store, stand face-to-face with us, and buy cell phone minutes in person, and pay for it in person, then the answer is No. Period.

    But here's what makes this a world-class brain fail. Take a look of this image of a counter, because I want to show you something...


    ^^ This pic above is basically a rough illustration of our checkout counters at my store. Now, in the lower right, you'll see an inset pic of the backside view of the counter - what we employees see. Our counter on top also has a backsplash, just like in the pic. Posted on that backsplash at both registers is a memo from corporate explicitly saying that we are never supposed to sell cell phone airtime over the phone.

    Now take a look at this...


    ^^ This is the specific machine we obtain the PIN Numbers from for the customer's cell phone airtime, when they buy it. Why do I post this pic? Because our cell phone PIN Number machine literally has a yellow sticker with red lettering at the top (on the receipt paper compartment casing) that literally says, "DO NOT SELL OR GIVE OUT PIN NUMBERS OVER THE PHONE.

    A copy of the very same memo that is on the backsplash behind our registers is on the information center bulletin board in our back hallway, where our work schedules are posted. I mean, it's posted EVERY FREAKING WHERE!!!

    And of course, the morning the cashier did this, quite naturally our District Manager pops in for a store visit. Our store manager begs and pleads (successfully) for the District Manager not to fire this kid. Oy Freaking Veh! Has somebody out there got a bottle of Heineken they wouldn't mind sharing? And I don't even drink!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Cell Phone Pin Reload Machine.PNG  

    Swaggering US Olympic Gymnast Sam Mikulak

  43. #193
    In Loving Memory Lefty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Curious
    Status
    Married
    Posts
    43,836

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    No apology needed....by the way...the tech almost wet his pants when my

    partner..."innocently inquired as to how often we needed to change the

    co-ax to keep it fresh. It got him 10 bonus points for trying to stay in a sort

    of professional mode.........especially after the details were explained....

    BTW, how much is $5.00 worth of cell time and can I put it on my e-mail

    account?

    No Heinie , but I can make you a mean and spicy Bloody Mary (with vodka),

    or the kid sister, a Bloody Shame (same drink, hold the vodka)

  44. #194
    Inactive RonR18's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Uranus
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Dating
    Posts
    4,398

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    McDonald's manager uses pot of hot french fry grease to encourage unruly Drag Queens to take their business to Burger King.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT2UmZxzmjs&feature=related[/ame]

  45. #195
    Chief Meteorologist jdcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dallas-Fort Worth
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    6,103
    Blog Entries
    12

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Well, I had a couple of stupid customers, and then an awkward moment for me. Now that I'm off until Thursday night, here's a look back at this last work week (weekend) for me at my store.

    I start late on Saturday night. These two older guys come in, and buy snacks. They go out to their truck, which is parked at one of the gas pumps. Now, a lot of people do this >> They park at the gas pumps instead of in the parking spaces right at the front door. And they do this, even when they aren't getting gas. Why? I don't know. (shrugs) So they pay for their snacks, and then walk out. Crazy me, I thought that would be the end of it. Wrong! One of the guys comes back in, "Oh, I forgot to get gas." He then stops, and reconsiders what he just said. He then tells me, "You didn't sell me any gas. That way, it sounds like it's your fault." WTF?! I'm polite of course, but inside my head, I'm somewhere in between...

    ...and...

    Later Saturday night / early Sunday morning, the same shift, during the 3.00am hour, I have a car outside getting gas. This woman then comes in. It's one of our more obnoxious regulars. She's a young, rude, loud-mouthed girl who works, I believe at one of the nursing homes in a neighboring town - God help the poor patients who have to deal with her! (I believe I may have mentioned this girl in a previous post.) So, she come's in. "May I help you?" "I got gas," she replies loudly. OK, so I wait them to get through outside. A minute or two later, this older guy walks in, comes up to the counter, and buys the last pack of KOOL cigarettes we have. He gripes about the price, and has me to run a price check on several brands of cigars, and cigarettes. He gripes about how high everything is priced (never mind that we're the only place within 20 miles to buy anything at all from at this hour). He then asks me if we have any J.O.B.'s. I ask him what they are. They're cigarette papers (the papers you use to roll your own cigarettes with). I know for a fact that we don't have them, so from 9+ years of retail experience, I know to try and sell him a similar product that we do carry. We do carry the Joker brand cigarette papers. I pull one pack and show them to him. The man asks, "Are those J.O.B.'s?" I reply back, "No, sir, these are Jokers, J-O-K-E-R." My assistant manager boss almost died laughing when I told her I said that to them, because it sounds so much like something she'd say. She thought it was hilarious. So I run a price check on the pack of Joker papers, and the guy gripes about how high they are. He doesn't say whether he wants them or not, he just complains about the price. So I don't add them to his purchase. I ring up his gas and KOOLs, tell him his total, then takes his money. I key into the register the amount he gave me. No sooner than when the drawer pops open, he picks then to chime in, "Did you charge me for the Jokers?" I tell him, "No sir. You didn't tell me yes or no when I ran the price check, and you acted like you didn't want them, so I didn't charge you for them." After I make his change, I grab the receipt from the printer to show him that I didn't charge him for them. "I don't want that receipt," the man replies. I ring up his Jokers, he pays for them and they both leave. After their gone, I find the receipt I gave them laying on the floor in front of the counter where they stood. Yeah, real nice, folks.

    Last night, (Sunday night) at 10.55pm, right before I came in at 11 o'clock, a man comes in buys some snacks and KOOL cigarettes, and prepays for $7.00 on our number 8 gas pump. At about 12.45am, he comes back and puts forth the notion that he actually forgot to get his gas after he prepaid. Now, coming back a few minutes after the fact, yeah, I could see that. But seeing as this guy waited almost 2 hours to come back and tell us that he forgot his gas...I smelled a rat, needless to say. So, when he comes back and tells me this, I go into the register's receipt lookup program, and pull up his receipt. At first, he tells me just that he prepaid for $7.00 in gas. He didn't tell me at first that it was part of a larger transaction. So I'm in my system looking for a $7.00 transaction. I don't see one. He asks me why I'm not on the other register looking it up. I tell him that my register and the other register are two interconnected computers, and that I can see all of the receipts that were done on the other register. I look and look for his transaction. I politely tell him that I can't just take his word for it, that I have to see in the receipts. I don't see anything, so I go back to cash register mode on our touch-screen computer cash registers. In cash register mode, we have a section of our screen called 'the gas boards" which controls all functions of our 10 gas pumps, as well as monitors and keeps a record of all gas transactions. I found a not-really-good pic of our what our screens look like, if you can see...



    If you'll look at the screen, that bottom-center large grey area is our gas boards. If any gas that was prepaid was left ungotten, it would have showed up. There was nothing. The whole station was empty, except for this guy. There is nobody there except him, and there is nobody getting gas according to my gas boards on the register. I go back into receipt lookup, as he tells me, "You're not even trying..." At that point, I tried so hard not to just click on him, but I did wiggle my finger at him for him to come to me, and told him, "Come here, come here..." while trying not to sound flat-out pissed off at him. I literally pick up this heavy touch-screen monitor and turn it around for him to look at. I hold it up and show him each line-item on the screen representing each receipt that was done. *Then" he tells me that he bought other things, and points to the $19+ transaction that was done at 10.55pm. I highlight that line, and print that receipt. It does show that $7.00 was paid for. But when gas is prepaid for and has not been gotten yet, the receipt will say. "PREPAID RECEIPT", and will not show the number of gallons of gas on it. When all of the prepaid for gas *has* been gotten, the receipt is no longer a "prepaid receipt" and will show the number of gallons of gas that were purchased and gotten. I show him the receipt, and it had 2.36 gallons for a total of $7.00. I tell him this, and that if he didn't get his gas, apparently someone else did, and that there was nothing I could do for him. I told my store manager about this, this morning when she came in at 4.00am. She pulled up the security cameras, and sure enough, I was right to smell a rat. He did indeed get his gas, and was trying to pull a fast one. I'm not just another pretty face, people. I know BS when I see it.



    Now, for the awkward moment for me. So one of our store's regulars comes in. And this guy is H.A.W.T. I mean, he's like friggin gorgeous. He's a short guy about 5'4" or 5'5", about 2 or 3 years younger than me (and I'm 28 ), stocky, blond, keeps a very trimmed beard, and he's heaven! (And he's also married, damn it! ) Well, when he walks up with two Dr Pepper 20-ouncers and a small pack of donuts, I accidentally let out an whispered moan. He looks at me with that adorable smile of his, and a chuckle. I smile at him back, and ask him, "What?" He replies to me, "I can only imagine what you're thinking about." I realize right then and there that I'd better think fast. I feed him some baloney story about how the Dr Pepper looks so good, and how I wish I could get me one, but I'm trying to lay off the soda pop. I think he bought it. Or at least I hope he did.

    Swaggering US Olympic Gymnast Sam Mikulak

  46. #196
    Chief Meteorologist jdcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dallas-Fort Worth
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    6,103
    Blog Entries
    12

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Quote Originally Posted by huntneo View Post
    I would never get so upset about it that I'd complain though. it's not that serious.
    Don't be too sure...

    Occasionally, my store will have actual mystery shoppers come in. And we get docked on our score, if we don't greet them. That's actually one of the criteria they grade us on.

    Of course, if we get a 100 perfect score, we get a $100 bonus on a future paycheck. But we do have to make sure everybody gets greeted when they walk into my store.

    Swaggering US Olympic Gymnast Sam Mikulak

  47. #197
    Back to Creepy Old Fart Yooper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Northern Colorado
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Partnered
    Posts
    5,502
    Blog Entries
    16

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Not a stupid customer story, but you know you're in Retail when you






    when the place is getting a new copier/printer machine tomorrow.



    Our current machine has over three MILLION copies on it and it takes me about twenty minutes to make a copy or print anything. It's rated for one million so I'm about it!


  48. #198
    Be My Baby... Esquire0399's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Baltimore
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Partnered
    Posts
    2,162
    Blog Entries
    3

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    *Girl brings 2 pairs of socks to cash register, each costing $11*

    Me: Hey, did you know the socks are 3 pairs for $18? You can go and grab another pair if you want.

    Girl: (in a bitchy tone) Uh yeah, I know, I don't want more.

    Me: Okay well just so you know it's gonna cost you $22 for these two pairs of socks, whereas you could grab another pair and actually spend less money.

    Girl: (in an even bitchier tone, giving me the dumb look) Yeeees, I said that's fine. *roll eyes*

    I understand that a lot of the people shopping at my store are wealthy and have money to blow, but I can't think a single person on this Earth who would be so stubborn and so determined to be right that they would actually buy less merchandise for more money. Arrogant little...
    "To be nobody but yourself--in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else--means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." -- E.E. Cummings

  49. #199
    JUB Addicts Dobson73's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Melbourne
    Orientation
    Gay
    Status
    Single
    Posts
    2,007
    Blog Entries
    4

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    I was working in a reservations department for Air New Zealand years ago when this lady called to enquire what time a certain flight was due to arrive from Sydney. When I told her, her next questions floored me.

    "And what time does First Class arrive?"

    After years of working in retail travel, the one question that to us was not only stupid but also damned rude was "Are you sure"? after we'd quoted someone a price. "No, stupid person, I'm not sure, but the number sounds good, don't you think?"

  50. #200
    In Loving Memory Lefty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Gender
    Male
    Orientation
    Curious
    Status
    Married
    Posts
    43,836

    Code of Conduct

    Re: retail workers: tell us your stupid customers

    Dobbie

    I was monitoing a new deservations agent when she took a call.

    The lady asked several questions about flights between L.A. and

    Sacramento, about service with Western Airlines and PSA (this was

    a long time ago too). Wrapping up he call, the customer asked how

    the passengers got from the L.A. Airport to the International One.

    My new agent almost choked....bit her tongue and said...probably

    on the shuttle flights....Woman said Thank you and hung up. I took

    the agent for coffee........my treat.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | About JustUsBoys.com | Site Map | RSS | Webmasters | Advertise | Link to JUB | Report A Bug on this Page

Visit our sister sites: Broke Straight Boys | CollegeDudes.com | CollegeBoyPhysicals.com | RocketTube
All models appearing on JustUsBoys.com were over 18 at the time of photography. The records for sexually explicit images required by U.S. 2257 are kept by the
individual producers of the images. The location of the records is available by clicking the Custodian of Records link at the bottom of each gallery page.
© 2012 JustUsBoys.com. The JustUsBoys.com name and logo are registered trademarks. Labeled with ICRA and RTA. Member of ASACP and The Free Speech Coalition.