When someone comes into your store asking for your advice, then proceeds to argue with you.
If. You. Aren't. Going. To. Take. My. Advice.
ASK FOR IT!
This happens so often, I wonder what's going through people's heads when they decide to ask me for advice. If you don't believe me, why ask? arghhh!
Example: Just now a fellow came in to my aquarium and the following conversation ensued:
SC: Hi, I'm just after some advice (
), I've got a fish tank but we're going to flea bomb the house. I was just wondering what I do with the fish tank?
(A flea bomb is just a spray can that you leave on the floor and leave it spraying until its empty, you typically vacate the house for the day and make sure your fish tank is well covered to avoid any of the bomb getting into the tank water.)
Me: Well, the best idea is to cover the top of the tank with cling wrap, and turn off any air pumps you have running, for about a day after bombing the house.
SC: But last time I just put a blanket over the tank!
Me: Oh, well that may work, I'm just telling you how I've been told to protect a tank from flea bombing.
SC: Yeah, I know, but last time I just covered the tank with blanket! And the fish didn't die!
Me: Well, do that then. (I love being self-employed
Also, while I was typing, a lady came in for some aquarium plants.
PL: Plant lady
Me: Hai thar.
PL: So how much is a bunch of plants?
Me: $4.50, or 3 for $12
PL: Oh, I may as well get the three then.
Me: Sure. Which ones would you like?
PL: That one there's nice, I'll have that one please.
Me: Just one of this one?
PL: No, I want three!
Me: OK (starts getting more)
PL: NO, I want different plants for the other 2!
PL: *sheepish look* Sorry. Just one of that one, one of this one and one of that one.