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Anyone who has worked in retail or a job in the service industry understands what it feels like to serve someone who has no respect for you or anyone around them. The worst part of it all is that you can’t do much about it. That’s why this joke is truly a win for anyone who has taken some hard core customer abuse!

Worst Customer Ever Thought She
Could Be Horrible To This Manager,
Until He Decided To Do THIS.

I’m a manager at a grocery store, so I get
awesomely rude customers on a daily basis.
Every Wednesday is senior discount day. You
have to be 55-60 to qualify for the discount.
Needless to say, Wednesdays are tense. Lots of
seniors, and lots of other people who don’t
want to deal with the seniors. I don’t generally
mind the old folks. Most of them are pretty cool
and have some interesting stories and cute

This Wednesday there was one particular
customer who was being a huge pain in the a””‘*
from the moment she walked in. She was tall,
blonde, high heels, very made up, and dressed
to the nines. She was probably late 305 to early
405. She came storming up to customer service,
There are NO parking spots. This is ridiculous.
I’m going to request to corporate that you
expand your parking lot, since you don’t seem
to have the initiative to request that yourself.”
Off to a great start, lady.

She comes storming back up about 45 minutes
later. “I am in a HUGE hurry, and every line
has someone in it. I need to check out here.”
We had three lines open, and each one had
ONE single customer. ONE. I say “No problem,
but I’ll get you at a checkout. You have too
many items to get here.” She has a HUGE hissy
fit. “I don’t have time for this. Let’s GO.”

At this point I was getting really annoyed…

As I’m checking her out, it is constant

You only have one brand of makeup? That is
ridiculous. I only wear MAC, but I was going to
settle for Revlon, but you don’t even have that.
Now I have to make a whole separate trip.”
Please don’t put my bread on top of my eggs,
the eggs could roll over and crush the bread.”
Please bag my avocados separately; I need to
use those for a face mask tonight. They need to
be perfect, I have a photo session for work
tomorrow. I’m in a magazine.”

She was unbelievable. Finally, at the end, I had
had enough.

As she’s about to pay, I say, “Don’t forget today
is senior discount day! You get 5% off!”

She just stared at me.

What?” I smiled broadly. “Every Wednesday,
senior citizens get 5% off their bill. I’ll go ahead
and take it off. You are 55-60, right?” She is
staring at me, debit card in hand, cheeks
getting red. I lose my smile slowly and say “Oh,
you don’t qualify? Sorry about that. Maybe next
year! Thanks for your honesty.”

I haven’t seen her in the store since.

Now, that’s an ending! Technically, he can’t be reprimanded for his “mistake”, making this the perfect comeback in all of customer service history!

Share this with anyone who could use a lighthearted laugh at some of life’s difficult people!

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