So. For this summer, I work in a renovation store. The tools/hardware department. Why is it that when I come up to a customer in an evident need of finding something, I always have the uneasy silence, confused look, then a "Do you work here"? I'm wearing this : http://www.labonnejob.ca/ Why, WHY does the guy have to suppose that I could just be a random man wearing a hardware store apron looking for someone to talk to? OTOH, people in the flooring/decoration department (there are about 12 depts in the store) literally jump on me to know which one of those wall tiles will hold up to the heat of this given dryer. :scowl: Among other funny moments: I'm at the key machine, just done making some copies for someone. The next client in line asks me "Could you call someone? I need key doubles". Couple buys five door handles (passage, privacy set, keyed set, etc.). Return all five because they don't fit. Go to my department and ask me what handles they should buy for their doors' dimensions. I grab the exact same ones they bought the day before, and push the little lever in the mechanism, on which is written "push", then slide it to its other position, labelled by exactly the dimensions they brought me. Couple then proceeds to buy the exact same five handles Guy steals two batteries, gets spotted by a clerk, runs out of the store, gets hit instantly by a car. Now we have as a rule not to run behind any thief. We just lock the doors and call the police. Guy steals a 9V battery, gets silently spotted by a clerk. The clerk sneaks up to him and cheerily says "You should steal this one instead, it has two AA batteries bundled!". The guy drops the battery and runs away. Then there's always those saying: - I need screws. - What kind of screws? - For screwdrivers. Variant: - I need nails. - What kind of nails? - Those you hit on. Then there's people calling plasterboard Gybroc instead of Gyproc. They sound awfully flu'ed when they do so BTW, I love this job, it's fun and I get to meet tons of nice people, but it wouldn't be complete without such moments. I know you guys have funny stories too.