Airlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 27 Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2526 times:
so I am checking a lady into the hotel where I work. She gives me her credit card, I run it, and it is declined. I tell her I'm sorry but your card was declined and she goes ballistic. "WHAT? What do you MEAN IT'S DELCINED? HOW can it be DECLINED? there's no WAY it can be DECLINED! What do you mean it's DELCINED? MY card could NEVER be DECLINED!"
Like I have anything to do with it :-p What the hell am I supposed to say? Umm Its declined because it wasn't accepted. It was Declined, or rejected. Declined is simply declined maam...
Damn people ! Realize that if that happens it's your own damn fault!
What stupid stuff do ppl at your work say to you???
Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
Or that of the credit card company - as it was in my case when my amex was declined in a shop *rrrrrGGGGRRRGRGRGRrrrrrrr*. Embarassing in front of all those people, but I didn't go ballistic.
When I was still working for an ISP, I got a call by a client who wanted us to create a website for his company. Fine, but he stressed that he wanted to see his website "broadcasted" (!) exclusively within Berlin and Brandenburg to keep things more affordable.
I tried hard to convince him that it would be impossible to keep Belgians and Australians from visiting his website but with no luck. He eventually hung up on me.
Several clients asked me why I created their websites the size of a cigarette pack.
"Please click the middle button in the top, right hand corner of the browser window."
"Ahhhh .... soohohoo ....."
S12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2374 times:
"I'm about to declare bankrupcy. How long do I have to wait before I should apply for a home loan?" When they don't like to hear three years:
"Well I was told two years max for my bankrupcy to clear....Why would they tell me that??" (Perhaps because they have no fricken clue that no one will touch you for at LEAST three years...and they just want to lead you on a little??)
57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2 Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2315 times:
Let's see. When I issue hardsealed copies of Orders of Protection to petitioners who have head their request granted, there is some basic information we as deputy clerks are required to give them regarding the orders, their rights as petitioners and the rights of the defendants that may affect them. The first thing I tell them is that the orders must be served on the defendant before they become effective. Once served on the defendant, they are effective for one year from the DATE OF SERVICE-not the day that the orders were issued. They mus have either the Pima County Sheriff's Department or a private process server make service on the other party. One of them asks "Can I serve him/her the papers myself?" or "Can I have the police serve him?" Then they express surprise when I tell them that under Arizona state law, only law enforcement officers or a licensed private process server may serve restraining orders. As for the police, they will only serve protective orders in an emergency situation-ie the other party is attempting to make contact with them.
Then there are the folks who come in to get passports and get annoyed when I find something missing from their passport application and decline to accept it. They'll say stuff like "I've never had this problem before" or "the other clerk/website didn't say I needed it." Look folks, we don't make the passport policies. The US Department of State is very finicky about everything being precisely correct. It's actually better for you to have us tell you what's missing, you go home and get the necessary documentation and come back eitther later the same day or the next day than to have us send it off to the passport agency and them call you two weeks later saying they can't process it due to incomplete documentation.
"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."
Aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 6320 posts, RR: 14 Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2305 times:
"Do I have to pay my departure tax?"
"I'm a Jade frequent flyer (who isn't?)- any chance of an upgrade? (Yes, if you can afford to pay for it)"
"Where's the Qantas Check in?" (as they stand right next to the 3 metre long 'Qantas' text on the wall)
SATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 8 Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2158 times:
Want some cheese with all that whine?
Almost all of these posts are just describing the sort of things that go with any job. What's the big deal? If you don't like dealing with customers or other folks who are not intimately familiar with your duties, then get a job where you only have to speak with colleagues and superiors instead.
Quoting Trav110 (Reply 11): Ah, bitchy restaurant goers. Never become one, please yuck
Ah, bitchy restaurant workers. Never listen to them.
Open Season on Consumer Protections is Just Around the Corner...
I used to work at a convenience store. Some people refused to pay sales tax. These were the same people that didn't complain about paying $11.40 for a pack of smokes, but made a stink about paying tax on 50 cents worth of twizzlers.
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9800 posts, RR: 17 Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2130 times:
Quoting AC_A340 (Reply 21): Some people refused to pay sales tax. These were the same people that didn't complain about paying $11.40 for a pack of smokes, but made a stink about paying tax on 50 cents worth of twizzlers.
Washington state has an agreement with Alaska, Oregon, Montana, Guam, and a few provinces: show your photo ID and the tax is waived. California does not have this agreement. I heard one woman say she yelled at clerks in California until they were in tears and finally got the tax removed just because "They do it for me in Washington!" Big f*cking deal! So, now you feel like such a great person because you shaved $3 off your bill and made someone working too hard for minimum wage feel even worse.
FlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 14 Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2104 times:
I have lots of stupid customer stories.
I worked in a museum in Alaska for 3 years. Tourists up here are great. Here are some quotes.
American tourist: Why the hell don't you take Canadian money!?
Me: Sir, we don't take Canadian money because this is America.
A.T. No it isn't! It's not America like the states are!
Me: *blink blink blink* I'm sorry sir, I can't take Canadian money here.
Tourist: When can I see the northern lights? I was up all night looking for them and all I saw were these funny looking long, green clouds. What were those?
Me: *blink blink blink* Ma'am, those were the northern lights.
Tourist: (to me) Are you an Eskimo?
Me: (with a smile) No ma'am, I am not. (I am so white, I glow in the dark)
Meanwhile, my Athabaskan coworker (who looks very much Eskimo) was standing behind me and laughing.
Tourist (to my Hispanic coworker): Why don't your people open up Denali to RV's?!
Co-worker: I'll look into that ma'am.
Then there were the countless people who drove past me while I was sitting in front of the museum while on lunch who would ask me where the museum was. I just had to point behind me and try not to laugh.
Not really stupid, but while I'm on the subject...
Tourist (to coworker): That's a nice rack you got there.
Coworker: Excuse me? (confused, not offended)
Tourist: What's the spread on those antlers?
He was talking about the antlers on display in the gallery the whole time.
One more story, not museum related.
The University bookstore, where I currently work, was closed last week for inventory. I hung signs (bright pink, blue, yellow, and green) on all of the doors to the building and on the closed (solid wood) doors of the store itself. I was coming down the stairs to go back into the store to count inventory when I saw these people in front of the store doors confused as to why they were closed. Then they read the sign aloud. "Closed for inventory. We will reopen on Wednesday July 6" Then they still tried the door handles several times. They read the closed sign aloud and still had to try the doors to see if they were unlocked!! WTF?
Trav110 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 480 posts, RR: 3 Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2082 times:
Quoting SATX (Reply 20): Ah, bitchy restaurant workers. Never listen to them.
Yeah, thanks for that. Bitchy? I believe the question asked was "What stupid stuff to people at your work say to you?". So, everyone who actually responds to this topic in a relevant manner (something I guess you don't grasp) could be thought of as bitchy. And if you don't think every single restaurant employee hasn't bitched at least once about something or somebody in the restaurant, you're sorely mistaken my friend.
Quoting SATX (Reply 20): . What's the big deal? If you don't like dealing with customers or other folks who are not intimately familiar with your duties, then get a job where you only have to speak with colleagues and superiors instead.
When did I say I disliked it? Friendly people outnumber the idiots 100 to 1, and the aforementioned encounters don't happen often. I love working with people, getting to know them, etc. But like I said, there are always the unfortunate few. And even if I disagree with a customers motives, if the request is as was described earlier, i'll do it for them eventually.
25 AR1300: Stupid like this?? http://www.big-boys.com/articles/mary.html I think that it is a genetic thing. mike
26 TedTAce: " target=_blank>http://www.big-boys.com/articles/mar....html looks like a Vonage commercial qualifier to me
27 SATX: There are some things people do or don't do that can clue you in a little on how smart they are. Most of the posts on this thread, however, are just
28 Sovietjet: I work at Best Buy, TV and audio department...here's the dumbest things I've heard. Customer: I'm looking for speakers Me: Speakers for a home theater
29 Aerorobnz: which is worse, venting out our frustration anonymously here, or on the next poor unassuming customer that turns up? Sorry but those that are bitching
30 Airlinelover: Had a guy come into the hotel a couple nights ago.. here's how it went Guy: I want a room Me: What type Guy: Smoking 1 bed Me: ok, price is 79.95+ tx
31 United737522: I have had someone order mixed nuts as a topping, then after receiving it, they ask, is there peanuts in here, I am allergic to peanuts. Arghhh...
32 Jfkaua: At the amusment park I work at I always get parents who bring there 3ft children on and I say sorry but you have to be 44" to ride with a parent.. The
33 J.mo: I had this one guy call for a weather briefing from the midwest to Utah. Pilot: I need some weather from you for a flight. Me: Okay, where are you fly
34 KLM685: LOOOOLL!!!!! YOU JUST MADE MY DAY WITH THAT COMMENT!
35 SATX: These are the best you could come up with? To someone who is not an electronics geek like you, 'surround sound' often implies something less sophisti
36 NonRevKing: Here's my list, all real comments I've had over the phone. If there's a "X2", that's how many times I've been asked that question.... 1. Can I bring
37 A340600: LOL, it's almost like when people fall over badly, they have a bone sticking out, blood everywhere, and someone walks up to them and asks, "Are you O
38 NoUFO: Second that! NonRevKing, Questions like "are seats 2C and 2D next to each other?" are honest questions. There could be the aisle in between. Same wit
39 SATX: Just like bitching about the 'stupidity' of others? Wow, I am really curious just what the 'accepted' phrase should be. No, really, I mean it. Please
40 NonRevKing: Stay still and remain calm, help has been contacted. Is there anything you need to tell me? Um, no, nothing like it. Instead of defending the stupid,
41 Airlinelover: Look, we're all just having a laugh here, I don't think anyone is taking this too seriously. Get a sense of humor. Yep!! NonRevKing- you reminded me o
42 AirWest: I was waiting in the gate area at DTW once and a woman came up to the captain of my flight, who was doing his paperwork near the counter, and asked hi
43 TPASXM787: Me: I'm showing a reposession with Ford Credit. What happened? Customer: That wasn't a repo. We gave it back. Customer: Why is my rate so high? You pe
44 Aerorobnz: Why? I love my job, and I'm good at it. I always go out of my way for my passengers when I'm on shift (and also after my shift ends/in my own time).
45 TedTAce: (FS 200X speaking) I REALLY hate to admit this, but VFR flying aside, GPS is about the only way I get around until I hit my localizers..Very sad I kn
46 SATX: I'm trying...and failing apparently. I happen to have an over-active sense of humor that can laugh at things most folks would never dream of laughing
47 NonRevKing: Um, no, that's not the point. Too many people are just stupid. I'm sorry if that hits too close to home for you. B
48 SATX: Don't worry, you're doing an excellent job proving this 'point' to everyone, although perhaps not in the manner you originally intended. If that was
49 1MillionFlyer: My brother's friend worked in an auto dealership somethings he has heard: "How much is the monthly payment, including the late charge" "I don't have b
50 ContnlEliteCMH: I loved the posts about the Best Buy customers. I am a pretty happy Best Buy customer, but I've learned not to talk about the HDTV stuff with their em
51 57AZ: Here are a couple of dumb questions from when I worked for a tourist railroad. "What time does the 2:20 train leave?" Engage your brain for a second,
52 Srbmod: This thread should be subtitled the "Here's Your Sign" thread. I always had to keep from laughing in a customer's face when they would ask me (while i
53 Cptkrell: Having a couple of beers at the local Hooters today, a guy asked the barmaid for a cheesburger with everything except the cheese, lettuce and tomato.
54 David L: Reminds me of a time I was going to work on a Sunday. Some American tourists approached me (American football types, you get the idea?): Tourists: "W
55 NonRevKing: It wasn't, it was a statement of a fact. People are stupid. It's an epidemic. There is a serious lack of common sense in this country. B
56 Sovietjet: SATX - First, you need to chill out man. If you've been working as a sales person for a year and repeat the same crap every day you would be saying th
57 AR1300: I own a bakery with my mother, So we get this every sinlgle day. is this fresh?? Ok.In first place, in my bakery and I think in almost all of them,we
58 Aloha717200: This thread has had me LOL several times. I'm not working right now but I have a friend who works for AAA travel for the Walt Disney Company at Disney
59 David L: I sold audio and video stuff full-time for seven years and I have to say I never resorted to any of that. Anyone who did would have been out on their
60 Wunala: I used to work in a department store selling Barbour jackets (waxed/oiled jackets). Stupid questions included "Which one does Price Charles wear?" but
61 ANCFlyer: Yup, call my home phone and when I answer ask me "Are you home"? Answer: Nope, just have a reallllllllyyyy long cord and I'm hauling ass down the Sew
62 Dvk: That's not 100% true. I unexpectedly had a credit card declined for a purchase last year. When I called to find out why, the credit card company had
63 David L: My sympathy. But I have dealt with people who hand over a credit card with the signature scored out and another one scrawled above it! Or a card cut
64 SATX: Ooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Wow, such a tough guy. Please. Working at Best Buy sucks for many reasons. You only need to take a look at some of the cha