From RHUer, January 2010:
I work at a bookstore that loves the color red and hates the color green...when it comes to paint...not cash :P
Anyways, I work in a store that is staffed pretty low because my manager tries to give us valued employees (i.e. People that have been there longer than the newbies and temps) more hours since she knows not all of us have parents that can take care of us while we are trying to further our education (we live in a college town of spoiled brats...literally..I'm not talking in generalized tones here).
Since there aren't many of us to go around we sometime are on the register for 8 hours at a time...just one of us...by ourselves.
Luckily we like everyone we work with so we joke around on our walkie-talkies and talk shit about customers so it makes it bearable.
I always seem to get the customer that wants to use more than one of the same coupon during a transaction, which we don't accept.
So one particular day I get a lovely female crusty that seems to think that she's found a loophole. I've been working here 2 years...I know all the "loopholes." This was our exchange after her laying two of those damned things down:
Me: I'm sorry ma'am. I can't use two of the same coupons during the same transaction.
Crusty: Well what if I do two transactions? It'll work then right?
Me: I'm sorry ma'am, it is stated on the coupon "One coupon per customer during valid period."
Crusty: -blank stare-
Me: So I can't use this second one ma'am. But it does come off your highest priced item.
Crusty: Well, I'm just going to come in later and use it when your gone. -satisfied smirk-
Me: -Monotone- Yes that is possible.
Crusty: -Bigger grin-
Me: Buttttt.... Actually ma'am if you leave and come back...I'm going to be here. I've already taken my break...I'm here till we close and I'm the only cashier. I don't forget names or faces. *(I actually have the memory of an Alzheimer's patient most days)* I'm actually here most of my day...most days out of the week...so I doubt that will be possible.
Crusty: -smirk gone-
Me: So that will be $X.XX
Crusty: -Throws debit card down.-
Me: There you are -insert name-, have a nice day.
-Kool-Aid grin- :D *(I actually hate saying their names but I'm forced to do this shit)*
Needless to say, she didn't come back, and if she did, nine times out of ten I didn't remember her.