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Stupid stuff you hear at work

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I work in retail. Currently I work in the electronics department. I hear people say stupid stuff every day, especially in my area. What stories do you have? It can be something you hear from a customer or coworker.

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constantly from a coworker.

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I'll copy/paste my current list that I have accumulated over the years.


A lady called. She asked if we have the iPad mini's. I asked her what size, meaning how many GB's. She said "the mini."

Guy was asking about virus software and if it was easy to install. I was like, it's auto exec...


Someone called and said they were looking for a tablet. The only way they could describe it was it was black and 10". Do you know many black 10" tablets there are?

Old lady asks me "Do you have cell phone carrying cases?" "Sure, what kind of phone do you have?" "A small one" /facepalm.

Guy calls and asks if we have a certain TV in stock. We've been out for about 2 months, so I tell him no. He says he lives about 200 miles away and just wants to check before he drives down here. I told him to buy it from the website. He said the website charges $75 for shipping and he doesn't want to pay that. I'm like....so you're gonna drive about 400 miles instead of paying $75? da fuq?

Guy said he needed help with routers. I asked him how square feet is his house. He said he doesn't know. I said take a guess. He said "100,150"...Your house is 100 square feet? 100 feet long? I just told him that the router he had was a good fit.

Old grandparents come in all the time buying iPads and iPods for their grandchildren. Quite a few say it is because their grandchildren need to keep up with technology or else they will fall behind. I just want to tell them "You know your grandson is only going to watch porn on that thing right?"

Man says he wants an iPad. I ask which one. "The 4th generation iPad 2."

Man walks up to me and a coworker and says "I had 2 laptops stolen out of my car, what do I do?" My coworker was like "file a police report."

Customer came in today asking about how much it would cost to switch her iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy S4. She said "too many people are starting to get iPhones." That's the definition of a hipster.

Guy: "Do you have any iPods?"
Me: "Yes, what kind are you looking for?"
Guy: "Same as the one I have."
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Guy says he's looking for the newest version of Windows.
Me: Ok, that's Windows 8. We have that over here.
Him: My work computer has 7.
Me: The newest version is 8.
I show him the Windows 8.
Him: I just need Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
Me: That's Microsoft Office.........

Lady calls and asks if we have HP all-in-one printers.
Me: "Yes."
Her: "And they'll work on any computer?"
Me: (just to make sure she didn't have some Google Chromebook or Linux thing) "Yes, they work on Windows XP through 8."
Her: "What does XP mean?"
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Guy comes to me, pulls out a remote and starts messing with it. It's obvious he was looking at me, but he doesn't say a word.
"Do you need some help?"
No answer. He continues to mess with the remote for about 30 seconds. He finally takes the battery compartment off, pulls out the button battery, and places it on the counter.
"You want a replacement battery?"
"Yeah."
That's all I got from him.

Guy comes in looking for Killzone Shadow Fall for PS3, which is a PS4 exclusive. I tell him I believe it's a PS4 exclusive. He says he was in Gamestop and they had them, but he wanted to buy from us and asked me to look in the back. (Even though we don't keep games in the warehouse). I looked it up on Google and found it really is a PS4 exclusive. After I told him that he said he was just going to go outside and buy it at Gamestop because they had 50 in stock.

People come in to buy an iPad or laptop for their 5 year old child with the excuse "My child is so good with computers so I'm buying them their own so they can keep up with technology and not get behind."
Really, your 5 year old is "good" with computers? Probably meant "They're better than me with computers" Ain't no 5 year old good with computers.

Lady saw a 51" TV. She told me "Oh that's a good price. How big is 51"?"
I so badly wanted to say "....it's 51 inches"
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Well on the other hand the guys selling TV's at the Sams and Best Buy I went to over the holidays never heard of a FALD TV, or the Samsung panel lottery. Don't get me started on the Geek Squad.
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Well on the other hand the guys selling TV's at the Sams and Best Buy I went to over the holidays never heard of a FALD TV, or the Samsung panel lottery. Don't get me started on the Geek Squad.
I've never heard of those either
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I know.. now I can't come here to kvetch about work at all! laugh out loud
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On a quiz the other day in my chemistry class I asked students to name the first two steps of the scientific method. One student wrote "Observation and Hypotenuse". laugh out loud
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On a quiz the other day in my chemistry class I asked students to name the first two steps of the scientific method. One student wrote "Observation and Hypotenuse". laugh out loud
Tell him to get some new glasses so he can read of other student's papers correctly.
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Tell him to get some new glasses so he can read of other student's papers correctly.
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On a quiz the other day in my chemistry class I asked students to name the first two steps of the scientific method. One student wrote "Observation and Hypotenuse". laugh out loud
OMG, don't you teach college classes?! Is this remedial chemistry for non-majors or something?
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OMG, don't you teach college classes?! Is this remedial chemistry for non-majors or something?
Our intro chemistry classes are like 85% non-majors taking it to satisfy their core science requirement. But my quizzes are always super easy. It's really more of a way to take attendance than to test if they know stuff. The difference is that if I take attendance by having them take a quiz instead of signing in on a sheet, it gives them some good incentive to review their notes on the previous lecture just prior to class. Pedagogical research has also shown that the more times a student sees something, the more likely they are to be able to recall it on an exam. So by asking them about the scientific method on the quiz, it's reinforcing the material and increasing the chance that they remember it later on.
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Our intro chemistry classes are like 85% non-majors taking it to satisfy their core science requirement. But my quizzes are always super easy. It's really more of a way to take attendance than to test if they know stuff. The difference is that if I take attendance by having them take a quiz instead of signing in on a sheet, it gives them some good incentive to review their notes on the previous lecture just prior to class. Pedagogical research has also shown that the more times a student sees something, the more likely they are to be able to recall it on an exam. So by asking them about the scientific method on the quiz, it's reinforcing the material and increasing the chance that they remember it later on.
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