Thursday, July 3, 2014

spoken in the shop, vol. 15.

On no such thing as stupid questions
"Do you carry paperbacks?"
Said while standing in front of an entire shelf full of paperbacks


On spell-check
Customer: "Would you be happy or distressed if I pointed out a spelling error on your sign?"
Me: "Well, since you brought it up, I guess I'd like to know."


On no such thing as stupid questions, part ii
"Can I just walk around?"


On achieving rock star status
Little girl, waving as she enters the store: "Miss Annie, Miss Annie!"
Me: "Hi, Lily!"
Little girl, loudly whispers to friend: "See? She knows me."


On geography
"Do you think you could find the title of this book? It was set out West, in North Carolina."
"Oh wait, that's not west, is it?"


On math
Me: "Your total is $17.07."
Customer: "So if I give you $22, I can get a $10 bill back, right?"
Me, hesitating: "No, I don't think so..."
Customer: "What about $23?"
Me: "I think that would be $6."
Customer: "What about $24?"


On finding a bargain
Customer: "All of these cards are $1?"
Me: "Yes, these are our sale cards; it's kind of a free-for-all, but they're all $1, or ten for $5."
Customer: "What about this card, with no envelope?"
Me: "I believe there should be an envelope that would work for that card, but if you can't find one to fit, I can sell it to you for $.50."
Customer, later: "I still can't find an envelope."
Me: "You can just have it."


On honest as the best policy
Customer: "Do y'all have any slow cooker cookbooks?"
Me: "Yes, actually. We made the meatballs out of this one for a store event a couple of weeks ago. They were delicious!"
Customer, after flipping through the book: "Yeah, no, this one doesn't really look appetizing."


On class
"Fountain pens write fancy."


Sydney said...

These posts never fail to make me laugh. People are hilarious.

Velva said...

Love, love it.


Hailey Marie said...

Oh my goodness, I'm sure I've said this before, but this has to be my favorite blog series! I wish that I had written down all of the ridiculous things overheard in the Art Supply store that I manage, but one of the all-time best is "Do you give discounts to artists?" Gotta love customers~

Alexis Winston said...

I agree with Hailey, this is quickly becoming one of my favorite blog series. Lily totally deserves rock status. Does she know that she even made your blog and now hundreds of your avid readers from near and far knows her name?