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    (Original post by Stevo112)
    you are right though
    Yeah, taken this long to realise it.

    The rest of you can apologise now.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    A wiki link is worse than useless.

    See my past posts if you need clarification on this - or ask anyone older than 5 (which is the age you're still acting, despite my previous posts, so :banghead:)
    Why not link to the posts? The ones I looked back on discussed legal tender in terms of payment with coins etc, nothing to do with this Jersey arguement.

    Again how am I acting 5? I'm trying to discuss this with you, perhaps be proven wrong but you simply stating I'm wrong isn't going to do it. Stevo112 was mistaken over taking notes, he admitted he wasn't talking about Jersey notes or had missed the 'sterling' written on them.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    Yeah, taken this long to realise it.

    The rest of you can apologise now.
    re-read my post and don't cherry pick
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    (Original post by clo-clo1)
    Why not link to the posts? The ones I looked back on discussed legal tender in terms of payment with coins etc, nothing to do with this Jersey arguement.

    Again how am I acting 5? I'm trying to discuss this with you, perhaps be proven wrong but you simply stating I'm wrong isn't going to do it. Stevo112 was mistaken over taking notes, he admitted he wasn't talking about Jersey notes or had missed the 'sterling' written on them.
    You shouldn't worry about what Juno says...

    Juno and Celtic have the same opinion, and yet they seem to be right. The crucial difference is that Celtic was fair-minded. Juno was just a dick.

    I mean, if Juno and Celtic walked into my work with a Jersey note, I would be more inclined to accept Celtic's Jersey note merely because he makes an intelligent and clear argument. Juno is just "an annoying customer" :rolleyes:
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    A customer once tapped me on the shoulder and said 'Oh my I just another pregnant man! You know like they had in the USA a few years ago! How strange! Shall I find him and show you?'

    :wtf:
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    (Original post by Juno)
    But then that's not accepting the note because it isn't known, rather than because it is actually policy to do so.
    Didn't mention whether it is policy or not. If it is the shops policy not to accept Jersey notes (for whatever reason, irrelevant), yet only 1 person a year tries to use one, putting a sign up is practically a waste of paper.
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    At work, I'm essentially in charge of the Entertainment section, so naturally I get annoyed if the area gets messed up. Today, however, I was really annoyed. When I got to work and saw the section, there were PS1 games and DVD's in the CD section, which is surprising as I don't think DVD's can fit in there. So after spending ages fixing some stuff, I decided to rotate the CD's and redate some of them. I had a box on the floor of CD's I was taking off the shelf when some woman came over, grabbed the CD's from the box, looked at them, and put them back on the shelf. I asked her politely if she could return them to the box but she ignored me. I ended up going off to busy myself with something else. Suddenly, I hear a noise behind me. She's knocked over loads of stuff from a shelf nearby, which she looks at and then returns to the CD's. These include rolls of stickers, which have gone across the shop floor and which I have to roll up and collect. So yeah, that really annoyed me today.
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    (Original post by Emma:-))
    There have been a couple of times lately when i have had customers that have been a bit annoying.
    One of them was a couple of sundays ago. At the time we where really quiet and there where hardly any customers. Basically this family came in. Most of the family where fine. They ordered their food, then sat down and ate what they had ordered. The girl though (who must have been about 6) insisted on trying to cause havoc- and the rest of the family let her and didnt even bat an eye lid. For a start, when the family first came in, the girl came straight up to the counter and asked for her face to be painted. The lad that was on front counter explained that we only do face painting on a saturday afternoon. And the girl who did face painting wasnt in that day (even if she was, she wouldnt have got the stuff out just for one person). Then the girl said that she had had her face painted the day before and the girl hadnt finished it, and she wanted it done again. The girl wouldnt have started doing someones face then not finished it, especially as they are paying £1 to have it done. The lad explained again that we only did it on saturdays and the girl who does it isnt in that day, so if she wanted it done then she would have to come in on a saturday.
    Then later on when they are eating their food- the girl comes over. She had one of the monopoly stickers in her hands. It was a "play online" sticker. She was moaning that "it says play online". So we explained that you have to go on the internet to enter the code and see if you have won. Then she was moaning "we havent got a computer here", so we said that she would have to do it when she got home. So she walked off. Then she came back not long later and was like "my fries are cold". I spoke to the lad on front counter, as he had served them, plus he is a crew trainer (so is higher up than me). He looked on his till for the order to find they had ordered the food 15 minutes before- so of course they would be cold. So after speaking to the manager who was there, the lad had to explain to her that they where cold as she had ordered them over 15 minutes ago. So we couldnt replace them. I was so glad when we got rid of her.
    that cow, you should have called the police.... seriously though shes really just a baby, get over it
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    (Original post by FluffyLion)
    As an assumption, I wouldn't say it was highly presumptive to want to pay by card for such a small thing. Every large supermarket (as far as I'm aware) has no lower card limit, and lots of smaller places are starting to not have them either. So, in this current culture of paying by card for everything, I would say they could expect to pay for a bottle of water with a card...
    I wouldn't dream of it. Even in a supermarket. We're a small university coffee shop though, with one till and get quite busy. And everybody knows we don't take cards but they still insist....
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    Customers who moan that xx shop is cheaper than the this shop while you're serving them..
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    (Original post by IGX_RSV2)
    Customers who moan that xx shop is cheaper than the this shop while you're serving them..
    We always tell them to bugger off to that shop. I had a woman today who told the guy on SS that the price of her Philadelphia was wrong. I went and checked, and it was the price that it was scanning at, but there was another label next to it with a cheaper price (the price she was quoting), but it was for a different size of Philadelphia product. All of the tubs were over the correct label etc. Took it back, explained it to her, and she said "I've about had it with this store, it's crap". Sod off love, it's all present and correct, it's you who made the mistake.

    Had a peculiar customer at about half past 8 this morning who came down to the self service checkouts, put her shopping into a basket from there, and put the basket down on a self service checkout and paid... She only had two things. I can't work out why she needed a basket - I could understand if she had one to start with but she had it for about a metre and a half...
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    I work in a wine bar and we get all sorts of irritating customers. Once I was bringing over a bottle of sparkling water and the guy looked really confused. I asked him if there was a problem and he said "well yes, there is actually. I thought you filtered your own water and then sparkled it yourself, no?".

    What restaurant, in any part of the world, "sparkles" their own water? It was hard enough to keep a straight face, let alone break the news to him!
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    (Original post by Neajeal)
    I work in a wine bar and we get all sorts of irritating customers. Once I was bringing over a bottle of sparkling water and the guy looked really confused. I asked him if there was a problem and he said "well yes, there is actually. I thought you filtered your own water and then sparkled it yourself, no?".

    What restaurant, in any part of the world, "sparkles" their own water? It was hard enough to keep a straight face, let alone break the news to him!
    Had a bizarre image of you throwing glitter in water before realising what he meant.

    Thank you for making me giggle today XD
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    Well, when I worked at John Lewis, we had this middle aged man who came in every week, and bought a 50inch TV that cost like £700. Every week he'd buy the same TV, and we'd all wonder why, and then he came in and we were out of stock and he went ballistic and got escorted away by Trafford Centre security. He was just weird.
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    Had a woman who looked about 50 come into work the other day wearing short hot pants and a piece of material across her breast, expanding them whilst talking to me telling me that she thought I had a 'whopper'. I'm 19!!

    The girls / women who suddenly fall in love with me whilst i'm working. Go on a night out get no attention, spend Fridays and Saturdays I suddenly become 'the hottest thing in the world'.
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    (Original post by skunky x)
    Had a bizarre image of you throwing glitter in water before realising what he meant.

    Thank you for making me giggle today XD
    Glitter lol, I should have and then see what he said!
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    (Original post by Neajeal)
    Glitter lol, I should have and then see what he said!
    If their eyes don't light up with childhood wonder they're dead to me.
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    Some customers just don't realise that most staff HATE having to ask them for ID if they look under 25.

    Anyways, I had a fairly "complex" (not really complex though)decision to make yesterday evening. A woman who was in her 40's maybe, wanted to buy some beer. However she was with her son who looked under 18, let alone 25!. Anyways I had to ask her son for I.D because she had said to him "put your stuff down on the counter so he can scan it" That "stuff" was the beer. Of course a fuss ensued because she started trying to claim it was for her. Thankfully my supervisor made her go on her way (without the rest of her shopping as well!).


    Found out after I had indeed made the correct decision. My supervisor had overheard the woman asking the son which beer he wanted and saw him pick it out. As far as I'm concerned, if I suspect in any way that that alcohol is going to someone who I believe to look under 25 and have no I.D. to tell me that they are at least 18, I will not be letting you buy alcohol if I serve you.

    I'm not always that stingy on alcohol sales though. It's just I heard things that led me to suspect it was for the son. We're told to approach things like parents and their children with common sense.
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    (Original post by IGX_RSV2)
    Some customers just don't realise that most staff HATE having to ask them for ID if they look under 25.

    Anyways, I had a fairly "complex" (not really complex though)decision to make yesterday evening. A woman who was in her 40's maybe, wanted to buy some beer. However she was with her son who looked under 18, let alone 25!. Anyways I had to ask her son for I.D because she had said to him "put your stuff down on the counter so he can scan it" That "stuff" was the beer. Of
    course a fuss ensued because she started trying to claim it was for her. Thankfully my supervisor made her go on her way (without the rest of her shopping as well!).


    Found out after I had indeed made the correct decision. My supervisor had overheard the woman asking the son which beer he wanted and saw him pick it out. As far as I'm concerned, if I suspect in any way that that alcohol is going to someone who I believe to look under 25 and have no I.D. to tell me that they are at least 18, I will not be letting you buy alcohol if I serve you.

    I'm not always that stingy on alcohol sales though. It's just I heard things that led me to suspect it was for the son. We're told to approach things like parents and their children with common sense.
    Asking for ID around parents is the worst, at work I always get 'They're my son/daughter I know they are 18' well thats nice and everything but I don't.
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    (Original post by IGX_RSV2)
    Customers who moan that xx shop is cheaper than the this shop while you're serving them..
    Agreed. Had a woman come into work a week ago as I was sorting out the women's shirts/skirts/blouses by the door. She said "Are these reduced?", and I told her they weren't and told her what they were. She said "Oh. Because the other charity shop down the road had this shirt for exactly half the price". I had no idea how to react. It was obvious she was trying to get it for half the price, which was absolutely ridiculous. I get loads of customers moaning about stuff like this, but I can't do anything about it because I'm only in control of a few of the prices in the shop.
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