I work at your local resident office supply store, and I have for two years whilst getting my higher education, and during the summers. Ill be Me, Manager friend will be MF, Customer will be C. You guys know the drill.
So one day I'm minding my own business, helping people on our tech side (I'm the designated tech salesperson) and a customer walks in, she's probably right around 60, at this time I was standing next to the other elder employee who is also a manager because he's full time (you can't be a manager if you aren't full time here) killing some time. She walks up to us and before I can ever get out a greeting she says "I'm looking for boxes" well she caught us right at the beginning of the isle the boxes are in so I basically tell her they're right here, prices are on the examples etc. Then she hits us with a doozy
C: No, like for free. I don't want to pay.
To that I respond
Me: Well We don't give product away but most of our boxes are very inexpensive
She comes back with another heavy hitting statement in a much less happy tone
C: Yeah, but you guys get product right? what do they come in?
M: Well, boxes.
C: And do you have any of those?
M: No, we got our shipment two days ago, and we crush all of our boxes(we do)
C: Are you even going to go check for me?
M: no ma'am I've been back there more than once today and we have no boxes, we also still cannot give away free versions of product we sell.
C: Well, I want to speak to a manager
My face when my buddy next to me watching all this happen is the manager, so he starts with
MF: That's me
C: And I suppose you aren't going to be of any help either?
She turned on her heel and stormed out right after that. Honestly some people just can't figure out that maybe stores don't just give things away without any prior consent, especially when we sell what they want for free. Also in working here for this long I have plenty of stories to tell god damn. So this goes over well, I got plenty more for you lovely people.