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Customer Service Jokes

Book him

When I returned a recipe book to my local library, the librarian noticed there was water damage to the book and asked me to pay for it. I agreed, but as I wasn’t carrying any money, I said I would... read more


Quarter master

I ordered a foot-long roll from a sandwich bar in town for myself and my friends. There were four of us, so we decided one long roll would be cheaper than buying four individual ones.

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Closed loop

My husband recently answered his work phone and heard someone start a familiar pitch about upgrading his computer software. A few seconds later the other office line rang and it was another cold... read more


A win's a win

We took our two teenage sons to a restaurant that was packed with fans watching a sporting event on TV. The harassed waitress took our order, but 30 minutes later there was no sign of our food. I... read more


Cringeworthy client requests

– The blue looks OK, but it would be great if it were a little more orange, like “blorange”.

– We would very much like it if you did the work for free, but if not, we can pay you $20... read more


Desk jockeys

The pressures of work can bring out the weirdness in people. Check out these real-life exchanges from overheardintheoffice.com:

Boss: You make too many mistakes! You’re not very... read more


Misfit

A teenager came into the clothing store where I work and browsed for over an hour before choosing the perfect dress for a party. But the next day she was back with the outfit.

“Can I... read more


Helping hang

We were making leaflets for a local church, and the client wanted a logo designed with Earth being shielded by the hand of God. I sent the client a proof. Shortly thereafter, I got a call.
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Workin' nine to whatever

Recently, an elderly couple visited the interior design store where I work to request an estimate for reupholstering some furniture. They had no photos on hand, so I asked that they bring some... read more


Time to reflect

A friend of mine works at a tattoo parlour. A client walked in and got a sentence tattooed on his back. A few hours later the customer called, demanding a refund. “You did my tattoo backwards,” he... read more


Sit, beg, roll over, make change

I was driving home recently when I stopped on impulse at a roadside vegetable stand. It was deserted expect for a sleeping German shepherd. I stepped carefully over the dog, grabbed some veggies,... read more


Silver lining

After one glance at my updated driver’s licence photo, I said the first thing that came to mind: “Ugghhh!”

“What’s wrong?” asked the clerk behind the counter.

“I look... read more


Ingrate

I recently visited a local restaurant for a spot of lunch. I ordered a ham salad, and the waiter soon arrived with my meal.

“Do you know what kind of cheese this is?” I asked him,... read more


The customer is always half right

I was really pleased with my purchase of a new pair of shoes from a major retailer. About a week later, on a rainy day, I was in a rush and quickly grabbed my shoes from the rack and made my way... read more


Knock knock

When I worked in the post office, a lady barged in and started complaining that she’d got home to find a note from the postman – he’d tried to deliver a package but nobody was in.

“My... read more


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