I’m thinking it’d be interesting to have a thread where those who have had, or currently have to, work with the public can offer some stories.
I’ll give a few of mine (all of these were from when I used to work at Circuit City).
Working at a mall based Circuit City I was in the front of the store and heard some yelling outside the store. I didn’t think anything of it because it’s a mall and sometimes that happens, but the yelling kept getting louder, and louder and it turned out to be some lady. She was pissed off like I’ve never seen anyone pissed off before. She was yelling, “SHERRY SUMMERS LIKES TO TAKE IT IN THE ASS!”
“WHERE IS THAT BITCH AT?! WHERE DAT BITCH AT!”
“WHERE’S THAT MOTHERFUCKIN HO SHERRY?!”
Well what happened was pretty obvious apparently this lady’s guy was cheating on her so she walked through the whole mall talking about how Sherry (who worked there) was a house wrecking ho that liked to take it in the ass. Security and one of our managers stopped the lady before she could turn the corner to where Sherry was working at, and she ran upstairs to hide, so nothing happened after that, but me and some of the other people who worked there were laughing our asses off.
I worked in the computer department, and a guy comes in looking for a printer. He says that he wants something that prints 11 x 8. I told him that all printers print 8 x 11. This wasn’t good enough for him. He insisted on something that printed 11 x 8, so I held up a piece of paper, and said “This is 11 x 8 [rotated it] this is 8x11,” and went on to tell him about landscape vs. portrait mode. While I was talking he looked over and saw a printer that printed 11 x 14, so of course that meant that it printed 11 x 8. He cut me off in the middle of what I was saying and said, “naw man that shit’s too complicated,” and demanded to buy that printer.
…That printer costed $800.