Dumbass Customers: "Out of Order" signs are apparently only valid when placed in a specific location on the broken machine
In the small grocery store I worked at while finishing school, we had a few soda machines. They were pieces of junk that jammed all the time, and we were constantly having to give refunds whenever they would eat people's money.
One day we noticed that one of the machines had jammed. I made a quick "Out of Order" sign (it was just a magic marker and printer paper, but it was written very clearly in big letters) and placed it directly on the front of the machine. It was clearly noticeable.
Now, those of you who are in this sub frequently are probably all too familiar with customers who blatantly ignore/refuse to read signs. But this particular incident was a new one for me.
Customer: "Hey, that machine just ate my change."
Me: "Oh, I'm sorry about that. I can give you a refund. Which machine was it?" (I asked him this on the chance that another machine had jammed so I could make a sign for that one too.)
Customer: points to soda machine with large noticeable "Out of Order" sign still securely in place
Me: "Sir, that machine is out of order. There's a sign on it indicating this."
Customer: "Oh, well, I saw that, but since it wasn't over the coin slot, I thought it was okay."
Yeah. He ignored a very obvious "Out of Order" sign because the sign didn't obstruct the coin slot. Apparently that means the sign is invalid. I evidently missed that in my training.
I started putting the signs over the coin slots after that, since apparently the simple act of reading the sign and correctly interpreting the words on it was too confusing.