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    Category: Liars/Scammers

    A Memorable Transaction

    | England, UK | Bad Behavior, Employees, Liars/Scammers, Technology

    (We’re looking for a new digital camera. I find one I like and go to reserve it.)

    Salesperson: There is a deal today: when you buy this camera you can buy this 8 gigabyte memory card for only £14.99.

    Me: “No, thanks.”

    Salesperson: *a bit rudely* “You have to buy a memory card, or it won’t work.”

    Me: “Really, that’s okay, thank you. I know what I’m doing.”

    Salesperson: “How about you buy it and if you don’t like it you can return it?”

    Girlfriend: “Maybe we should buy it then, if we need it anyway?”

    Me: “Trust me; we don’t want that one.”

    Salesperson: “Suit yourself, then!”

    (The camera turns up just a few days later. When I go to collect it I see the same salesperson standing there. She motions her colleague, as if to ‘show off’ what she is going to do next.)

    Salesperson: “I remember you.” *hands me the camera* “It’s still not going to work if you don’t put a memory card in it.” *I can hear her coworker laughing at this point*

    Me: “Yeah. You see…” *I open the box* “I do know a little about cameras. and this…” *I pull a SDHC card out of my pocket* “…is not only double the size, not only two models faster, but it was also £5 cheaper than the one you tried to bully us into buying.”

    (The salesperson stood there for a few moments, with an open mouth, then rushed our transaction through in complete silence. When I got it home the memory card worked brilliantly, and it turned out the camera had an internal memory that wasn’t listed, meaning that she was completely lying about it needing a card in the first place.)

    Caught Red Ink Handed

    | Portland, OR, USA | Bad Behavior, Coworkers, Liars/Scammers

    (I work in a parking garage, and the parking officers are notorious for stealing our pens. Half of what we do is hand written, while they rarely hand write anything. They give us our breaks sometimes. This happens when I am coming back from a break. At the time, I am using my own pen.)

    Me: “Hold on. Where’s my pen?”

    Officer: “It was right there. Maybe it fell?”

    Me: “That was my own pen because the one in here vanished earlier. The main office is closed and I don’t have anything to write with. Do you have an extra?”

    Officer: “No, just the one, and I need it.”

    Me: *catching on* “Can I see it?”

    Officer: *hands it over*

    Me: “Funny, I didn’t realize they provided pens with my full name on it.”

    (I’d never seen one of those guys run so fast.)

    Social Notworking

    | Atlanta, GA, USA | Coworkers, Lazy/Unhelpful, Liars/Scammers

    (We had very busy Saturday, and before the shift change one of our coworkers calls in sick, leaving us understaffed. I’m asked to stick around, which I’m unhappy about because it means I am stuck at work for 12 straight hours. After clocking out at the end of the night, I pull up Facebook on my phone and find this.)

    Coworker: “Had a great time at the club tonight. What’s everyone else here been up to?”

    (Furious, I screen-cap it and show it to one of the managers the next day, which also happens to be Oscar Sunday. I later find he posted something else.)

    Coworker: “Man, I don’t want go in to work tonight. I just want to stay at home and watch the Oscars. I’m debating on just calling out tonight.”

    Manager: “Then you’ll be fired.”

    (I guess he forgot that he had most of the managers on his friends list.)

    Started Suspecting After The Ferrari FU9000

    | Brampton, ON, Canada | Employees, Liars/Scammers, Technology

    (I answer the telephone at my work and get scam calls all the time. Instead of trying to call them out on their scam I decide I would scam them back instead.)

    Scammer: “Hello. I am calling from [Well Known Photocopy Manufacturer] to confirm that we have updated information on file. Can you tell me the make and model of your photocopier?”

    Me: “Certainly I can help you with that! It’s a Bugatti FU7510.”

    Scammer: “Bu- Errrr, I’m sorry. Could you repeat that, please?”

    Me: “Bugatti FU7510.”

    Scammer: “Hmmmm, I don’t seem to have that on my list. Are you sure that’s correct?”

    Me: “Oh, yes. The machine is right in front of me and it clearly says Bugatti FU7510.”

    Scammer: “That is strange. I have never heard of a model called Bugatti before.”

    Me: “Really? Well we’ve had this machine for a few years now and it’s the best one we’ve ever had. Very, very fast and quite stylish, too!”

    Scammer: “Really? Okay, well I’ve made note of it. Thank you.”

    Me: “Oh you are MOST welcome! Have a great day!!”

    (Every time they call I come up with some name for the make and model off the top of my head but I always start the model number with ‘FU’ for obvious reasons.)

    Copier-Cat Burglar

    | Montreal, QC, Canada | Employees, Liars/Scammers, Technology

    (I work as a receptionist.)

    Me: “[Company], how may I help you?”

    Telemarketer: “Hi, I’m calling from your copier company. We want to send you a free gift card for being such good customers.”

    Me: “Oh, okay. Wait, which company did you say you’re from?”

    Telemarketer: “The company that supplies you with your copier ink! Now, I need you to look at the copier that’s closest to you and tell me the model number! Can you do that for me, please?”

    Me: “I don’t really see a number—”

    Telemarketer: *cuts me off* “I can help you with that! Look next to—”

    Me: “Why do you need this information, again?”

    Telemarketer: “My name is Craig Cutler. You’ll need to tell that to my boss when he calls you tomorrow to confirm your free gift card!”

    Me: “Hold on. I have another call.”

    Telemarketer: *yelling* “EXCUSE ME, MISS?”

    (I put him on hold to take my other call. He hangs up and calls right back.)

    Telemarketer: “Hi, we just spoke before! I need you go ahead and give me the model number of your copier.”

    Me: “I still don’t understand why you need this information.”

    Telemarketer: “Of COURSE you wouldn’t understand!”

    Me: “What do you mean, of course I wouldn’t?!”

    Telemarketer: *hangs up*

    Me: *very confused*

    (I googled the name Craig Cutler after, and a famous American photographer popped up. I’m assuming his name wasn’t really Craig.)


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