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08 September 2004 @ 11:03 pm
 
A phone conversation, today:

Customer: "Do you have story reading for children at your library?"
Me: "We're a bookstore, and yes, we have storytime at 11 and 4."
Customer: "So you only have it on Tuesdays?"
Me: "It's actually Wednesday today, but we also do storytime on Mondays at 11."
Customer: "And you're located in the __________ Mall?"
Me: "No. That's Borders. We're a free standing store on ___________."
Customer: "I don't know."
both of us: "Third base!"

Okay, the last two lines I just made up.
 
 
 
Jaredcrimsontom on September 9th, 2004 06:54 am (UTC)
Ah don't you love that? I had many the same conversations when I worked B&N in college. Especially ones where someone spent 30 minutes on the phone arguing with me about why we should have copied of the Constituion (not in books, but free standing copies) on hand. After he finally understood that we didn't, he comes over abotu 20 minutes later walks up to me (out of coincidence) and asks if we have copies of the constituion. I just started laughing.
Vampcursevampcurse on September 9th, 2004 09:38 am (UTC)
I used to work at Chilis. This phone conversation was great:

Me: Thank you for calling Chilis in East Hanover, home of the margarita bar, this is Pamela, how may I help you?
Customer: I wanna take my friend there for her birthday and she loves margaritas. Do you serve them there?
Me: Yes ma'am, we're the home of the margarita bar. So we do have margaritas.
Customer: Do you also serve Baby Back Ribs?
Me: As long as I don't have to sing the song for you, yes we have those too.
Customer: What about chili?

That went on for about 20 minutes. It was unreal.
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on September 9th, 2004 04:43 pm (UTC)
What would you say is worse? Dealing with the stupidity or being political punching bags?
I'm so tired of getting lectured to by people with an axe to grind.