At my usual grocery store you need to tell the cashier if you're using debit (exact or with cash back) or credit and then confirm the amount before scanning the card.
I think I scanned my card prematurely the first twelve times I shopped there because I've never seen another store do things in that order.
I once had a customer cancel her transaction and then she doubled over laughing hysterically. Instead of hitting 'accept' on the signature screen she hit 'clear' because she thought it meant that her signature was clear.
It's always nice when a customer gives you permission to laugh at their stupidity.
It's time once again for RHU's Monthly Themes! For September, we've got Babies, Beer, and Movies to entertain you on the Underground! For many, this time of year is all about back to school, so this month we're diving into the world of Hellspawn and their Bad Parents.
Hellspawn and Their Bad Parents
Hellspawn are often lamented about as they are turned loose upon the helpless retail environment. We all know the badly behaved beasties are the products of their parents. Let's hear your stories about those worthless spawn squirters:
let their child run rampant then threaten to sue when the inevitable happens
turn their children loose to go shopping elsewhere (or go drinking)
trying to scare their spawn into behaving by making the retail slave the bad guy
leaving children unattended in the car (hot weather OR cold)
ignoring a child's desperation to go potty
and other lovely examples resulting from squirting a squalling bowling ball out of a tube
Closing Time Nightmares
The long days of summer are growing shorter, and with the loss of sunlight comes the ever wearying descent toward the seasons of hell. Closing time suddenly seems to happen later and later in the day. You just want to get home and sink into a few blessed hours of oblivion before the sun rises on another day in retail hell. You want to, but you can't! Welcome, one and all, to the headache that comes with those bastards who just... won't... leave!
The Blatant Custy: Oh come on! Just a few more minutes! You should thank me for helping you squeeze more money out of corporate!
The Oblivious Custy: Why did you turn the lights off on me?! Nobody told me you were closing!
The Negotiator: I just need one more thing! It will only take two more minutes!
The Door Shaker: Let me in! OPEN THE DOOR! I know exactly where it is!
The Watch Water: You can't be closed! My watch says....
The Phone Speedster: You're closing in five minutes? Great! I can be there in four!
The Phone Sneauxflayke: Look, just keep the store open for fifteen minutes past closing! I NEED to pick up a few things! It's a nail polish emergency!
LOL Beer Signage and Strange Brews
This year, Oktoberfest begins September 20th and runs to October 5th! In celebration, our first monthly theme is all about the brew! Call it beer, suds, brewski or just alcoholic bliss; there's always a restaurant, pub or bar who wants to hook in customers to partake. Send us your most interesting, silly, or failure of a sign trying to entice passerby.
We've seen these from time to time. Netflix wants you to find and watch movies using their service; at leasy, we hope they do; but it sometimes they just fail in highly visible hilarious ways. Sometimes your Kid Friendly search turns up an R or X Rated search hit. Sometimes the movie description just doesn't match the title. Whatever the reason, Netflix movie searches can become entertaining and horrifyingly funny! If you run across any, send em to the Underground!
It's RHUism time! In case you missed the hook I passed out, RHUisms are one liners, zingers and burns for the dumbest lines you've ever heard! These are RHU submitted comeback lines to the most hated customer comments. Don't be afraid to make you snarky comeback lines insulting or rude. You would probably get fired immediately if you said them out loud, but everyone here knows you were thinking them anyway! Send us your comeback lines and RHUisms and they will be immortalized on our site in the form of an RHU meme, complete with nickname credit!
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