I've had a number of blogs about events that have taken place at work... So many in fact, I could probably compile a book about them...
Here's a few to add...
I'm in my last week at an electronics store job that I've had since last February. Starting a new job on Monday that luckily, I won't have to work with customers and it pays almost 4x more.
Anyways... So today I had this fellow come in asking about waterproof cameras and color selections. A gift for his girlfriend. Now, I have several different selling methods that vary from customer to customer depending on the vibe I get from them. With this guy, I went with the witty/sarcastic boarder-liner flirty type and we joked around back and forth a bit. After explaining his options to him, he made a call to his gf and left. About an hour later, he returned and the conversation went something like this:
Me: "Guess you just couldn't stay away, could ya?"
Guy: "Haha, yeah, I've got no will power."
Me: "Must be my irresistible charm."
Guy: "Yeah, I was hoping to see that smile again. But yeah, the boss told me to go for the pink one."
Me: "Good choice, I think that one suits best."
Guy: "And if it doesn't, I'll be back and tell 'em the short, attractive blond sold it to me. But I'd better stop here before your boyfriend beats me up."
Me: "Oh, you mean my invisible boyfriend? Thought only I could see him!"
Guy: "Ah, so you're single! Well in that case, wanna borrow a key to my hotel room tonight?"
Me: "... Uh, I'm good thanks."
Guy: "You people with your morals... I'll never understand you!"
Like, seriously? Really... You just bought a camera for your girlfriend and you're propositioning the sales girl? WTF??!!!
Then about a week ago I had a really special one...
This fellow in about his 50's comes in and seems confused. He's looking for a camera that has just gone clearance and the only model we have left was a demo. After explaining this to him, he goes and check out our competitors down the street, who have 0 in stock. He goes back and forth between us about 5 or 6 times, just to make sure a factory fresh model didn't manifest in the few minutes he was gone...
After a lot of thought, he finally decides to go with the demo, and right after I finish processing the sale, this exchange occurs:
Me: "Alright, well enjoy your new camera sir!"
Customer: "Oh! I need to pick up some fruits and veggies! Where are they located?"
Me: "Well there's [Grocery Store] across the main road there."
Customer: "No! Where are they here?"
Me: "Here? As in [Electronics Store]?"
Customer: "Yeah! Where are they?"
Me: "I'm sorry sir, but I'm afraid the only food we sell is some candy and pop up by the tills there. We don't stock fresh produce."
Customer: "Since when?! You've always had it before! I need fruits and veggies!"
Me: "I'm sorry, but as I've stated, we don't carry produce here. You can try [Grocery Store]."
Customer: "You're hiding it! You are discriminating against me because I'm a man!"
Customer: "You heard me! You just won't sell it to me because I'm white!"
Me: "Wait... Wha-"
Customer: "Because I'm old!"
Customer: "YOU'RE HIDING IT!!!"
This goes on for sometime... about 45 minutes actually... Finally I'm able to get a word in:
Me: "Alright, you've caught me... I am, in fact, hiding all the fruits and veggies. I keep the across the main road there at [Grocery Store]. But you'd better hurry! They're going to ship them off soon to the Athabasca (Large, touristy river in Northern-Central Alberta) Pirates."
Customer: "Oh no!" *rushes out of the store*
Yeah... I get some special ones...
Anyone else got a story?