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Eyes Cream

| Germany | Health & Body, Ignoring & Inattentive

(I am browsing the shelves in a drugstore when I overhear this dialog between a customer and an employee.)

Customer: “Excuse me, I have a question about this product.” *holds up an eye cream*

Employee: “Yeah?”

Customer: “Does this contain any oils?”

Employee: “It’s an eye cream.”

Customer: “I know. I just wanted to know if there are oils in there.”

Employee: “It’s for your eyes.”

Customer: “And I intend to use it that way. Are there any oils in it?”

Employee: “You should use this for your eyes only.”

Customer: “Okay, thanks.” *puts the cream back and leaves*

When Is A Sale Not A Sale…

| Dubuque, IA, USA | Awesome Customers, Awesome Workers

(It’s the day after Halloween, and the drugstore still has a few bags of trick-or-treat candy, but there’s no sale sign up. I see a bag of my favorite candy, which is hard to find, so I grab it.)

Cashier: “I’m afraid these are not on sale.”

Me: “Yeah, I didn’t see a sign, so I figured they’d be regular price.”

Cashier: *stares at me for a moment, as if he’s waiting for me to throw a tantrum* “You know what? I’m going to give them to you for the sale price.”

Not Doing Some Fine Coin

| CA, USA | At The Checkout, Employees, Extra Stupid

(My cashier is helping a customer and frantically waves me over to the register.)

Cashier: “Am I allowed to accept these as payment?”

(He holds up a US gold dollar coin.)

Me: “Is it legal tender?”

Cashier: “Yes?”

Me: “Correct. Have you ever seen one of them in the till drawer before?”

Cashier: “Yes.”

Me: “So how do you think they got in there before?”

Cashier: “Um… I’m not sure.”

(I give up at this point.)

Me: “Yes, we take them.”

Cashier: “Oh, okay!”

Fifty Shades Of Grey

| FL, USA | Coworkers, Rude & Risque

(A coworker and I are working on stocking makeup. We are discussing the strange names shades of nail polish have like ‘back to the fuchsia’ and ‘sugar daddy.’)

Me: “Let’s get naked!”

(My coworker’s eyes go wide.)

Me: “No no no, that’s the name of this color!”

Coworker: “Oh, thank god!”

Take A Chill Pill

| West Orange, NJ, USA | Bad Behavior, Employees, Health & Body

(My 14-year-old sister’s doctor has prescribed her birth control pills for the terrible cramps she gets during menstruation. She’s a little embarrassed about it and asks me to go with her instead of our parents.)

Pharmacist: “Here you are, ma’am.”

Me: “Thanks.” *to my sister* “Here, sweetie.”

Pharmacist: “Wait, she’s [sister’s name]?”

Me: “Yes. These pills are for her.”

Pharmacist: “She’s too young for those! She shouldn’t be having sex! Why would you let her? Are you her sister? You probably set a bad example for her! Shame on both of you!”

Me: “My sister is not sexually active. She was prescribed these pills because she gets terrible cramps that sometimes make it hard for her to even sit up. Even if that was the case, what business is it of yours? At least, she would’ve been taking precautions.”

(My sister mumbles something and we leave. Outside, I hug her and ask her what she said.)

My Sister: “I was going to say I have a girlfriend anyway, but I changed my mind since you said it wasn’t his business.”

(A month later, we returned to the pharmacy to buy tampons. Fortunately, we learned we weren’t the first customers to be treated that way and the pharmacist had been fired.)

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