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Good times!
Me: Have a good day.
Old woman: It's beautiful out today, isn't it?
Me: That's what I hear.
Old woman: But you're stuck in here, aren't you? [laughs with delight, as though this is a little joke we are sharing]

It's a common one that I'm sure we all get. Why do people think that we are just going to find that oh, so hilarious? HAHA! Yes, it is quite funny that I work during the entirety of every weekend day. What a side-splitting good time for all! It reminds me of this:

"I bet this is how you wanted to spend your Easter Sunday! Heh, heh."

"Thank god, I'm done shopping. I can finally go home and enjoy Christmas Eve! What time are you open till? Jeez, that's hours away! LOL!"

"I can't believe you're working on Christmas Day! What are you, a workaholic? Hahahahahahahahha. Go home!"

"Can you believe they're tossing one hundred dollar bills out of low-flying jet planes for the duration of the entire nine hour shift you're on? Seriously, they just started when you clocked in, and every bill that remains at 7:59 will be burned since you clock out at 8:00. Isn't it ironic? Snickerdee dee!"

And my personal favourite:

"It's really coming down out there! We're supposed to get 4,323 feet of snow in the next five minutes! Oh, you're not closing? Ho ho! I don't envy you trying to drive home in this! LMFAO."

Oh, customers. You crazy characters. You sure know how to make a girl giggle like her salad days.

plaidpoptart

2006-05-02 06:20 am (UTC) (Link)

"I bet this is how you wanted to spend your Easter Sunday! Heh, heh."

"Thank god, I'm done shopping. I can finally go home and enjoy Christmas Eve! What time are you open till? Jeez, that's hours away! LOL!"

"I can't believe you're working on Christmas Day! What are you, a workaholic? Hahahahahahahahha. Go home!"


*sympathizes*

I work Easter, close Christmas Eve, work on Memorial and Labor Days, and everything inbetween and around. I know what you mean.


I am a workaholic. Because I enjoy the simple things in life. You know, eating and a roof over my head.

asiswellknown

2006-05-02 06:20 am (UTC) (Link)

god, i hate those people.

AC--asshole customer
me--...duh.

AC: "it's such a nice day outside!"
me: i'm sure it is.
AC: i've been sitting in the park with my dog; we ran around and we played frisbee and jumped in the lake and did all of this fun shit you won't get to do because, hahahahaha, YOU'RE AT WORK!

materialisticx

2006-05-02 06:42 am (UTC) (Link)

LOL!

But isn't it so true?


inbraille

2006-05-02 06:51 am (UTC) (Link)

I had this one guy come in a few weeks ago and it was super sunny and he was like, 'It's GORGEOUS outside! Look, I'm wearing shorts!' and he was very nice but I was like, 'Eh, I don't like sun.' and he gave me this look like I'd killed his dog.

goose_entity

2006-05-02 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

Wife and I have similar conversations.

Wife: "It's lovely and hot out there! Come bask in the sun!"
Me: "I am NOT going into the influence of the evil daystar! Leave me alone!" (Closes door of air conditioned office and switches off the lights)


crssafox

2006-05-02 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Sounds like my husband and I. I love the hot, sunny summers here in Florida, but he'd rather be hiding in the computer room with the blinds down and the a/c on. :P

ziplizard

2006-05-02 07:05 am (UTC) (Link)

"It's really coming down out there! We're supposed to get 4,323 feet of snow in the next five minutes! Oh, you're not closing? Ho ho! I don't envy you trying to drive home in this! LMFAO."

I guess I was lucky. My summer job was at an outdoor mall and my place of employment was right in the middle of the mall where there wasn't any roofs. I got to watch all those idiots run in the stormy weather while I remain dry.

I hate when customers ask you why you're working. If it wasn't for me working, they couldn't be shopping.

julay

2006-05-02 07:11 am (UTC) (Link)

Customer: "Why are you working?"
Me: "Well, you wouldn't want to see me walking around naked, would you?"

WHY DO YOU THINK I'M WORKING?!?! And WHY AREN'T YOU?!?!

solitudete

2006-05-02 08:17 am (UTC) (Link)

What a side-splitting good time for all!

loll, oh how i understand.. i work near the beach, so on beautiful days i get people coming in all wet in their boardshorts and bikinis and towels and commenting on how nice the waves are or how warm the water is and i pretty much want to strangle them all.

return2zero

2006-05-02 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

I hear ya! I work like 10 minutes from the beach!

djs_specs

2006-05-02 08:31 am (UTC) (Link)

The next person who comments on how sucky it must be to work on weekends (I work in a pathology lab) is going to get something along the lines of 'Hey, I'm all for going home and bludging. You know how to work my analysers, right?'

nekoneko

2006-05-02 08:46 am (UTC) (Link)

"Me: Have a good day.
Old woman: It's beautiful out today, isn't it?
Me: That's what I hear.
Old woman: But you're stuck in here, aren't you? [laughs with delight, as though this is a little joke we are sharing]"


Oh I HATE it when they say that... almost as much as I hate "No price? It must be free!!!1Iamsoclever!~!

Guh. :P

col1999

2006-05-02 12:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

"Can you believe they're tossing one hundred dollar bills out of low-flying jet planes for the duration of the entire nine hour shift you're on? Seriously, they just started when you clocked in, and every bill that remains at 7:59 will be burned since you clock out at 8:00. Isn't it ironic? Snickerdee dee!"

LOL. Man I hate it when that happens. It's even worse when you don't even get to go out at lunch. :P

hermionegsnape

2006-05-02 01:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

I hate working holidays-either it's something like memorial day/4th of July where we get slammed by people who don't plan..or it'sdead b/c who the hell wants subway on palm sunday? [i live on a college campus so everyone goes home].
Our Evil Owner almost had to close the store on Easter b/c so many of us refused to work. Then again, he doesn't pay extra to work holidays.

redbird

2006-05-02 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

If I ever run a business, there will be a sign saying that anyone who harasses cashiers or other staff will be banned. And that sort of cheap sadism will be counted as harassment.

dreamstrifer

2006-05-02 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Bakeries get an onslaught right before holidays, so getting off work is like... well, trying to make stupid people smart.

Always, ALWAYS, we get a customer who asks us why we're open.

Um, because if we closed on Christmas Eve then not only would we lose a crapload of business, but you would be calling my dad at our house complaining about it? Because you're here on Christmas Eve, are you not, buying sixty dollars worth of bakery goods for tomorrow?

Man, i can't wait until this Christmas Eve. It falls on a Sunday, which means we're closed. *sigh*.

lizstar

2006-05-02 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

I hate that. I mean, it's not like there will *never* be another beautiful day, you know?

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sinemoria

2006-05-02 10:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

o/t.

Hey you, when are you sharing YOUR sucky customer stories? :)

wardenda

2006-05-02 03:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

I will always adore the retort one of my restaurant buddies said to a customer.

"Wow, doesn't it suck working on Christmas Day for you?"

"Shalom."

Or from another pal who's dad was an EMT:

"Why is it your dad works Christmas every year?"

"Because he's a Jewish guy with a lot of compassion for his co-workers."

the_tacky_one

2006-05-03 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

In response to the EMT example:

My dad is a paramedic/flight nurse, and he's always working holidays. We're not Jewish and we celebrate Christmas, but if people would just stop breaking and/or killing themselves for these few days a year, then all the emergency workers would get holidays too, eh?

On the upside my dad's a pretty good sport about it. After all, people's tendencies towards injury and illness keep him employed ^^ Celebrating Christmas a couple of days before or after the actual day never hurt anybody.

redmagus

2006-05-02 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Retort: "Yes meatbag, I am stuck inside. It is still a better position then the stick in your ass."


xfairy_kittyx

2006-05-02 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

I adore the super-religious people who yell about how you're going to hell for working on religous holidays. and sundays. crazy ass people. if they didn't have to shop on such days, we wouldn't have to work.

I hate customers.

sxysui

2006-05-02 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Customer: Oh, you have to work on Christmas? What a shame, they shouldn't do that!!! Ok, see ya!

My thought: Yet, you are here shopping on Christmas???

froggymcgee

2006-05-03 08:15 am (UTC) (Link)

Haha...I couldn't restrain myself last Christmas when I was working a 9 hour shift after requesting the shortest one possible because I had an out-of-country guest over.

Customer: Haha, it really sucks that you have to work on Christmas, doesn't it?
Me: Well, I wouldn't have to if people didn't come in to see movies!

He looked chagrined and walked off. It was great.

Potential responses

jayjaybobay

2006-05-03 12:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

  • Ever since the accident, work helps me take my mind off the pain.
  • Good advice. Hey, I love what you're trying to do with your hair!
  • Why go home when I can keep selling you things at 30% markup?
  • (Look at the floor) I don't have a home anymore.

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