Saturday, September 26, 2009

Had to share this one

I had to share this one - this guy obviously feels my pain - from

Tour Guide | Norway

(I had a job on a boat, taking tourists out to sea so they could take really nice pictures of the midnight sun. One day, one of the tourists came up to me.)

Me: “What do you think of the midnight sun?”

Tourist: “Yeah, it’s really nice, but tell me one thing. On the map of our solar system, where is the midnight sun located?”

Me: “Er…the sun?”

Tourist: “No! I know where the sun is, but where is the midnight sun?”

Me: “The midnight sun and the sun are exactly the same, but when you are as far north as you are now, and since it’s summer, the sun never sets.”

Tourist: “WHAT THE F***?! I’m gonna sue your sorry a** for false advertisement! I didn’t come all the way from the US to watch the sun I have back home! *storms away*

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Customer: I'm looking for a French dictionary.
Me: Okay, were you looking for one that's a French-English dictionary or one that is a regular dictionary just in French?
Customer: I want one to look up French words.
Me: So that you know what the English word is or so that you have a full definition of the word?
Customer: I just want a book to look up French words.
Me: We carry a number of books to look up French words - I'm just trying to find out which type is going to be what you need because they are in different areas.
Customer: I just want a book to look up French words.

(BREATH. Do not Hurt the customer)

Okay, here are the French-English dictionaries let me know if I can help you find anything else.

A few minutes later

Customer: These ones just tell me what the English word is for the French word and the French word for the English word. I need a d-i-c-t-i-o-n-a-r-y.

If the guy wasn't such a jerk I would have just assumed that since he was looking for books in another language that it was simply a language barrier issue but the 13year girl tone was just too much to be unintentional.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I'm back - and so are they apparently....

Customer: I'm looking for a book.
Me: Okay......
Customer: It's about an young man and an older man and their relationship and changing your life.
Me: Could it be Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom?
Customer: Is it pink?
Me: ummm... no......
Customer: Then that's not it. It's pink. Where would I look for a book like that?
Me: Pink books about two guys?
Customer: Yeah.
Me: Umm... I'm not sure.... is it fiction or non-fiction?
Customer: Non-fiction.
Me: Okay, non-fiction is though here ( I sweep my arm across half or so of the shelves)
Customer: How hard can it be to find a pink book?
Me: I'm sorry, we don't have anything sorted by the colour of the cover...

Anyone have a pink-books-about-two-guys section in their book shelves? Anyone?