Inoperating System

| Montreal, QC, Canada | Awesome Customers, Technology

(I am at Computer Store, where I prefer to get my parts from. I have just purchased a new computer and the staff was very helpful. Within a few days I am back with my mom and I find the same person who helped me a few days before.)

Staff: “Hey!”

Mom: *who was with me when I purchased the machine* “We haven’t spent enough so we’re back.”

Me: “By the way, I have a bone to pick with you.”

Staff: *a little concerned* “Yes.”

Me: *as serious as I can* “A few days ago you sold me my new computer without a disc drive then sold me the operating system on a disk.”

Staff: “Huh?”

Me: “You sold me a disc to use on a computer with no disc drive…”

Staff: “Oh… uhhh. You didn’t have a spare?”

Me: *now cheerily to show I am not mad* “Oh, yeah, my sister’s computer is just now a little less functional.”

(Yes, to fix my computer I pulled apart my sister’s computer. I will put it back together… someday.)


Wallets Come In All Shapes And Sizes

| CA, USA | Bosses & Owners, Money

(My friend owns a small ice cream shop close to the beach, which makes him quite a bit of money. One day, while we are hanging out, he offers to give our group a free round of ice cream. We head down to his store, wait in line, and get up to the counter to order.)

Employee #1: “Hey, [Friend]. Decided to treat yourself?”

Friend: “Yep. This group is on me.”

(We order, and my friend steps over to the cashier to have them record the ‘sale’ for inventory purposes. Before he can say anything, the cashier speaks up.)

Cashier: “That will be [amount].”

Friend: *pauses, then smiles* “Well, okay, then. I guess that works.”

(He pulls out his wallet, while the cashier looks up and actually recognizes him, getting a really startled look on his face. My friend pays and walks out with us.)

Friend: “I suppose it doesn’t really matter if I keep my money in this wallet or that one.”


Repeatedly Making A Meal Out Of It

| NS, Canada | At The Checkout, Food & Drink, Ignoring & Inattentive

(Around noon during a day out, my mother and I stop at a fast food place on one half of the building; the other half is a popular Canadian coffee shop. My mother doesn’t want anything to eat, so she goes to get coffee for herself and me while I buy myself a burger. While she is getting the drinks, I go up to the counter to make my order.)

Me: “I’ll have a [Burger] and fries, please.”

Cashier: “And what would you like to drink?”

Me: “Nothing. Just the burger and fries, please.”

Cashier: “But the meal comes with a drink!”

Me: “I don’t want a drink, though. Just the burger and fries.”

Cashier: “But you need to drink something!”

Me: “My mother is getting drinks from [Coffee Shop] right now. I don’t need two drinks.”

(She doesn’t really argue too much after that, and rings me up. My mother has gotten the coffee drinks by the time my food is ready, and when I go to get my order I am holding the drink in my hand.)

Me: “This is my food, right? Thank you. Have a nice day!”

Cashier: “Your drink hasn’t been made yet. What was it you wanted, again?”

Me: “I don’t need a drink. I have a drink right here.”

(I show her my coffee cup, and then take my food and go to sit down at a table. As I walk away, I hear the cashier calling after me…)