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    Split Opinion On The Service

    | Moore, OK, USA | Employees, Ignoring/Inattentive, Lazy/Unhelpful, Technology

    Employee: “Welcome to [Electronics Store]. What can I get for you?”

    Me: “Yeah, I need a CAT5 splitter please.”

    Employee: “No, I think you need a switch. They’re over here.”

    Me: “Well, you didn’t ask me what I’m doing. I know I need a CAT5 splitter.”

    Employee: “Well, 85% to 90% of the time, you’re going to need a switch.”

    Me: “I know what I’m doing. I don’t need a switch. I need a splitter.”

    Employee: “Okay. Let’s see. What are you doing?”

    Me: “I’m splitting the signal for a POS printer; that hardly needs any connectivity. So I don’t need a full signal from a switch; I need THE SPLITTER.”

    Employee: “Oh. Yeah, you’d need a splitter for that. Why didn’t you say so? But we’re out.”

    Manager: *who has been watching* “Jeez, I’m sorry. Splitters are right here. Also, I’m giving you 10% off for your trouble.”

    His Powers To Resist Are Limited (Edition)

    | NJ, USA | At The Checkout, Geeks Rule, Theme Of The Month

    Me: “I’d like to buy Mists of Pandaria, please.”

    Clerk: “Would you also like to buy the Mists of Pandaria Limited Edition Game Guide?”

    Me: “No, thank you; just the game.”

    Clerk: “But it has everything you need to get your characters to the highest levels.”

    Me: “No, I really can’t justify the extra expense.”

    Clerk: *sing-song voice* “Limited edition…”

    Me: “My wife would kill me.”

    Clerk: “Comes with Panda Chopsticks.”

    Me: “…d*** it.”

    Clerk: “Gotcha.”

    Guessing Remotely

    | Sterling, VA, USA | Employees, Geeks Rule, Theme Of The Month

    Me: “Do you happen to have the remote for this TV?” *points to a TV on display*

    Employee: “Actually I’m off work right now… is that a Pac-Man ghost?” *points to my t-shirt*

    Me: “No, that’s a creeper from Minecraft.”

    Employee: “It looks like a Pac-Man ghost.”

    Me: “So do you have the remote?”

    Employee: “Cherries.”

    Me: “What?”

    Employee: “Strawberries. Oranges.”

    Me: “What?”

    Employee: “Blue ghost.”

    The Needs Of The Trekkie Out Blu-ray The Needs Of The Few

    | WI, USA | Employees, Geeks Rule

    Worker: “Is there anything I can help you with?”

    Me: “No, I think we are good.”

    Worker: “Well, could you pretend to be getting my help so I could look to see if the Star Trek movie I have been looking for is here?”

    (I look at the aisle I had just entered and see all of the Star Trek movies out on sale because of the new movie coming out that weekend. I smile.)

    Me: “Oh, of course!”

    Worker: “Thank you!”

    (He takes a look and smiles really excitedly.)

    Worker: “Yes, they have [Star Trek movie] and in Blu-ray!” *gets back into character* “I hope I was helpful.”

    Me: “You were! Thank you!”

    Sexism Can Leave You Purple In The Face

    | USA | Bad Behavior, Bigotry, Theme Of The Month

    (I recently moved, but some of my belongings were somehow misplaced during shipping including many of my gaming items. My fiance takes me to get some of them replaced.)

    Me: “Excuse me? I noticed you sell the glow-light controllers but you only have two colors. Would it be possible for me to order one in a different color?”

    Employee: “Sorry, miss, that controller only comes in two colors.”

    Me: “Actually, I’m pretty sure it also comes in purple considering I have bought a purple one before.”

    Employee: “No, those are the only colors we have. Even if we ordered some, they don’t come in purple. What guy would want a girly purple controller anyway?”

    (I go over to the stand, pick up one of the controllers and hold up the section that shows all the different colors the controllers are available in… including purple.)

    Me: “According to the packaging it comes in purple. Can you order one or not?”

    Employee: “Look lady, you obviously don’t know what you are talking about okay? That controller doesn’t come in purple and I’m not going to order one for you.”

    (Fed up, I send my fiance up to go deal with it. Insultingly, the employee was more then happy to order a purple controller for him. Needless to say, I filed a complaint.)

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