I've had an interesting day. On top of it either being feast or famine with the number of customers in the store, we had a scammer, a would-be scammer, a few annoying people, and one very confused gentleman who made me laugh once he left.
Scammed a CW of mine. Brought in a bunch of canned ham, said she wanted canned turkey instead. They're the same price, so my CW just lets it go as a trade because they were crazy busy. Turns out, the ham the woman brought in was expired as of a year ago. The label's even changed since then. This woman is a regular, so she's obviously not going to get away with it, at least
This guy failed. Tried to scam the same CW (who is another SL, by the way) by saying a hot chicken was in the cold case when he picked it up. He says this because he has a FS card, and you can get a cold chicken on it, but not a hot chicken in the state of Maine. This chicken is still hot, so no dice.
SC: But I found it in the cold case!
CW: It's a piping hot chicken, so like hell you did! (I love this woman, by the way)
SC: If it's hot, then they must've just moved it over!
CW: You did NOT get this from the cold case. They don't even move them from the hot case directly to the cold case!
SC: ..... Fine! *finishes paying and leaves*
They have to completely remove the chicken or turkey from the container, put it in the cooler over night to get it at the right temp, and then put it in the cold case the next day. Only if we wanted to face health code violations would we move a still hot chicken into the cold case. My CW was already livid about the regular pulling one over on her earlier and wasn't about to let anyone pull that shit again. And she's close to 70, so she can get away with it all.
Can you hold...
C: *on phone* Yeah, could you hold four pints of blueberries for me?
Now, these blueberries are on sale. We don't hold
sale items. Not even for regulars, and not only are these blueberries on sale, but they're at a painfully limited quantity due to some muck-ups in distributing.
Me: No, sorry, but we can't. Since they're on sale, it's first come, first serve.
C: But I won't be able to come in until tomorrow!
Me: Ma'am... They'll still be on sale tomorrow. And we get a new truck in the morning.
C: But what if there aren't any when I get there!?
Me: I'm pretty sure there will be, ma'am.
C: *grumbling* Fine! If you won't help me, I'll just go somewhere else! *click*
Very confused man
This more entertained me to all hell. I couldn't stop laughing for a while. As a bit of background: when our receipt tape is running low in the printer, it gets pink stripes on it. A guy comes up to me holding his receipt.
CM: Miss? What do these pink lines mean? And why doesn't my receipt have anything written on it?
I look at the receipt for a moment and gauge my reply before looking back up at him.
Me: The pink lines mean the printer was low on paper... And you aren't going to see anything on a receipt you're holding backwards. *waits until he's left*