Archive for 2006

I Just Hate Being Held Accountable for My Actions

CSR: Thanks for calling Widgets Inc.* How may I help you?
Client on phone: Yeah, I was just talking to Roger* and we lost connection. Maybe you can finish walking me through whatever.
CSR: Sir, we do not have a Roger. You were just talking to me. We didn’t lose connection. You hung up on me and I was walking you through understanding that our software does not do "whatever."

Eighth Floor, Galleria
Hoover, Alabama

It’s Funny, Though — There’s This One Where Everyone Has a Four-Year Sentence

Intern chick: Where’s Ithaca?
Bronx boy: It’s upstate.
Intern chick: Upstate?
Bronx boy: Way upstate.
Intern chick: So where are we?
Bronx boy: We’re southern. The very southern tip of New York.
Intern chick: OK, how far north is it?
Bronx boy: Really far north… it’s near prisons, if you really want to know the truth.

125th Street & Lenox Avenue
New York, New York

Just Take It! What’s He Going to Do, Tell You You’re Shoplifting?

Customer: I’m looking for one of those things where I can plug it into my TV’s video and plug like four video game systems into it and push a button to switch between them.
Employee: Yeah, I don’t think we sell those.
Customer, picking up item: I’m looking for this.
Employee: Oh, we don’t sell those.
Customer: You… don’t… sell these?
Employee: No.
Customer: You’re sure?
Employee: Yeah, we definitely don’t sell those.
Customer: You don’t sell these? This thing that I picked up off your rack with a price tag on it?
Employee: No. Circuit City might carry them, though.

Best Buy
Astoria, New York

If a New Jersey Resident Falls in His Kitchen, And No One Is Around to See It, Is It Still Funny?

Employee #1: Well, you should move to New Jersey. There are great apartments in my complex.
Employee #2: I don’t know that I want to move out there.
Employee #1: The apartments are great, lots of closet space, granite countertops in the kitchen.
Employee #2: I don’t want granite counters. If I fall and hit my head on them, it would hurt.

1 Liberty Plaza
New York, New York

But the Pashmina Goats Are Fine with You Taking That Stuff, Because No Woman Wants a Beard

Employee #1: Yeah, so PETA has helped me understand the cruelty animals are subjected to by humans.
Employee #2: I’ve seen some of the videos. Heinous.
Employee #1: Like that shirt you’re wearing, it’s made of cotton, right? You shouldn’t be wearing it.
Employee #2: Huh? Why not?
Employee #1: It really hurts the sheep when they are shorn.

Bed Bath & Beyond
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Overheard by: Debauched Angel