Monday, 9 August 2010

Customer of the Day #16

I was selling tickets the other day and a woman came up with a voucher she wanted to use. I had a quick look and noticed it was for another cinema.

Me: I'm sorry, this is for (Cinema A) and we're (Cinema B), it won't work in our system.

Customer: Oh... but aren't you (Cinema C)?

Me: No... but it wouldn't help if we were. This voucher is for (Cinema A).

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Freudian slip of the day

"Can I have two tickets to Princess of Percy?"

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Short changed - SA edition

I am serving a middle aged couple who have only bought a few small things.

Me: Would you like a bag for these?

Customer: Yes, of course. (she sees me scanning the bag) What are you doing that for? Don't you provide bags?

Me: We have a law in South Australia that says we can't give bags out for free anymore. These are just 15 cents, but I could leave it out if you like.

Customer: huffily No, we need it. How long has this been going on?

Me: Um, about a year and half?

Customer's husband: It sort of puts you off coming to South Australia doesn't it?

Me: quite pleasantly Well it does mean we don't have so many plastic bags in our streets.

Customer:Well, I come from Melbourne and we don't have any plastic bags on our streets.


I'm sorry? Did you say 'Melbourne' in the same sentence as 'no plastic bags'? Had I been a bit quicker witted, I could have told them that by returning two bottles or cans to the recycling plant they would make their money back plus a 25% bonus - another thing they don't have in Melbourne - but, oh well.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010


The best discovery I made at work this week:
Finding the lunch I left from my last shift, still in the fridge the next day

The worst discovery I made at work this week:
I have to wear bunny ears from now until Easter is over

Monday, 22 March 2010

Can I 'ave spam instead then? #7

Lately all I've been getting in my spam folder is ads for viagra. If I had a penis and it was having trouble getting up, then this would be very handy - I might even be tempted to buy it from someone who can't spell "drugstore" correctly. (If I was getting desperate.)

So, it came as a nice surprise to hear from...
Kate Cohen

on the very optimistic and equally inclusive topic that is:
Diplomas for everybody!

So me

I just told my Mum about how I was so tired the other night that, with very little memory of what had happened in the lead up, I woke up and found myself lying on the bathroom mat, fully clothed.
Her response: "Oh, that is so you."

I'm not quite sure how I should take that. Does this mean my mother thinks it's normal for me to pass out in the middle of the floor? Or does she just think I'm so zen that I can discard the artificial comforts of this mortal coil so easily?

Up until now I would have thought it was, kind of, not me. But now my whole perception of self has been thrown in to doubt.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

I see someone else has cottened on to this idea...

Further to that, I think this one has got to be a new favourite: