I had just opened the door to our grocery store last Saturday and was barely five feet from the entrance when a man came in loud and angry.
Angry Man(am): You the manager?
Me: [crap I am today] Yes sir, how may I help?
AM reached inside a shopping bag and pulls out a plastic container. I recognize it as one of our special buy items that we just put out this week. He holds it up, empty, and I think he's gonna ask where he can find more. Unfortunately, we had sold out already. This is gonna be uncomfortable. Instead it takes a turn.
AM: How the hell are we supposed to open this damn thing?
He shoves the plastic container at me, a little pickle juice still inside, and I take it. I look at the top and it has been cut open like a can of beans with my dad's old military can opener.
AM: Yeah! I had to take a stake knife to open the same thing. What do you do super glue them shut?
He's red in the face and I see a co-worker stop walking towards me and 180 back down another aisle. I look at the container while he rants and draws attention.
I see that the lid seal, a little plastic tab had been snapped so it should have opened. I push my thumb up on the lid and a ring of plastic pops right off. This would have been the entire lid if Freddy Krueger here hadn't lost his mind digging for pickles.
Me: Hmm, well...
AM: The duck you do that?
I show him what I had done and he realizes he had been trying to pull on the container and not the lid the entire time.
He politely takes the container back puts it in his sack turns and quickly walkout the door.
Awesome way to start a Saturday! Making a customer look like an idiot I'm front of a bunch of people. >:)