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Weird customers

Posted Apr 22nd, 2008 at 08:20 PM by Zamboni
Working in a shop, you get all sorts of people at your counter. I was just posting a story on MTF which got me the idea to blog about it.
So, random stories about weird customers...

1:
There was this woman, who was always coming to the shop, sometimes twice or 3 times an evening (back then I worked evenings and saturdays - was still having classes) She lived over the shop, so it was easy for her. Anyway, usually she picked my counter, we used to chat a bit etc. Nice customer.
Now, 1 night, she first came to do shopping. Then she came back cause she forgot something, and she told me: God loves you.
I was like: err, ok, thank you
Then, about half an hour later, she came back again, gave me 10ct cause she claimed I had returned her too much money, and she gave me a card
I wasn't really sure what to do, was still shocked over the "God loves you" thing, so I just kind of thanked her, and she left.
Later, at a quiet moment, I read the card. It was a very Christian card, and she wrote about how she told me God loved me, and she assured me that he really did, and she found Jesus 2 years before, and God is like a papa, for me too. etc etc. She ended with saying she was going to move, so she wouldn't see me again. I can't say I minded

2:
Once my colleague got roses from a customer, on Valentines Day Though admittedly, she knew the guy, not just from the shop

3:
Dirty old men
"Hello...." *stares at nametag pinned on chest* ".....Linda"
look somewhere else!
Or, when we were wearing a 'Prizealarm'-button: "where should I press for the alarm?" I told him not to try

4:
Polish and Romanian guy have a habit of taking pictures of the girls at the checkout with their phones, when they think you're not watching

5:
Alcoholics. Either they are moody and mumbling to themselves, or they are very happy and talking so loud everyone can hear them. Once one told me: I like it here with you, can I stay here all day?
I told him sure he could didn't last long anyway

6:
Not funny: people with mental disabilities. They can be very annoying though. I know I shouldn't judge them or anything, but some of them, just don't want them at my counter....

7:
Men trying to give you their phonenumber or asking you: when do I see you again? Oh I'm already looking forward to it
Men flirting with your while their wife is standing next to them

8:
Some customers try to give you small presents. Sometimes it's sweet, sometimes it's just....not what you want

9:
People making a huuuuge fuss about nothing. Like about a price difference of 2 cent. Once we had a customer complaining about the music we were playing in the shop, he ended up hitting my boss


Of cours there are nice customers too though Don't think they're all freaks
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Martian Stacey's Avatar
some funny stories there

Others are a bit
Posted Apr 24th, 2008 at 01:42 AM by Martian Stacey Martian Stacey is offline
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King Aaron's Avatar
They're quite funny. Especially the dirty old men. "Where should I press for the alarm?"
Posted Apr 30th, 2008 at 02:03 PM by King Aaron King Aaron is offline
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nice blog.
I'm pretty sure I am a very nice customer.
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