"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" ~ C. S. Lewis

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

And now it's time for RETAIL WEDNESDAY!

I don't know how to start today, so ON to the awards :D

Private Amusement Award:
Yesterday I was leading a customer toward the back of the store when I nearly bumped into a gentleman. He had a bath towel draped across his shoulders. I wanted to ask him what the answer was to life, the universe, and everything, but I restrained myself.
Arthur Dent kitteh  knows ware towel iz.

Dense Customer Award:
Our cafe was serving samples. We have a small table near the info desk where the tray gets placed. The barista had brought out a tray, so I asked what was being sampled in case someone asked me.
A little while later a customer came up and asked what the one drink was.

Other customer: It's some orange thing.
Me: It's our peach Fruitkula.
This is pretty much the most heavenly drink of ever.
Customer: (takes a sip) No, I think it's mango.
Me: It's our peach Fruitkula.
Customer: (sips, smacks lips) I'm pretty sure it's mango.
Me: I just asked what they were sampling. It's our peach Fruitkula.
Customer: (eyes me suspiciously) Are you sure?

Me: Um. Yes.
Customer: It's really good.

Outright Bizarre / Witty Co-worker / Weirdest Reaction Award:
This is actually 3 stories in one (aren't you excited?).
I almost didn't post this, because I'm kind of nervous that people will take it wrong. But I think it's funny/weird, so here it is.
Don't take it the wrong way.
A woman approached me and cleared her throat, looking around rather nervously.
funny pictures of cats with captions
This nervous.
Woman: Excuse me. I don't really even know how to ask this, but ... do you have any ... black books?
Me: Do you mean African American Fiction?
Woman: (breathes huge sigh of relief) Yes. Thank you.
I show her the section, trying not to burst out laughing. I go back to information and share this with A who gets a wicked grin on her face and says, "I would have been tempted to go get her Mein Kampf."
Because the book is ... black ... get it?
(Don't go getting all offended... it's only because of the cover. Has nothing to do with the book itself. Just Sayin')
On a related note, J had a customer asking for the same section and when J referred to it as the "African American Fiction section" (which is how they happen to be categorized or labelled) the woman got quite offended and asked:
"Do you have a White Caucasian Section?"
....... you do realize we're just taking you to the section YOU asked for?

Cutie Patootie Award:
A young girl, maybe 4 years old, walked past the information desk. "A" looked at me and said in a hushed tone, "She's so CUTE!"

The little girl looked back at her and smiled broadly. "Thank you!"
cute baby animals-Acting Like Animals: Dear Ceiling Bunny...
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Oh my werd how adorable!

And that's it for today! See you later alligators!

I haven't used this picture in ages. I missed it :D


Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

i really want a peach drink now...

Tracy said...

oh my..love the alligator photo! However, I would NOT want to meet him anywhere soon :)

Tempo said...

..are you SURE it's not Mango?
The Black/White thing is a problem everywhere, it's hard to know what to say or where, but you didnt cross any lines here.