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People Share Their Best Comebacks to a Rude Customer

90. I Couldn’t Care Less


Don’t work at a restaurant, but I do work retail as a Department Manager.

Besides the cashiers in the store, sometimes we have to drop what we’re doing in our departments and answer cashier backup. I was particularly irritable that day, I was busy and had a headache out of this world.

Mind you, as someone who has worked in retail for years, I am used to hearing all of the same jokes when I work at the registers, and since this was the wrong day to catch me on, I had no tolerance at this point to even bother smiling or responding to the next person who said, “Ope, I guess it’s free,” when an item was failing to scan for me. It went a bit like this:

“Guess it’s free,” comment.

Me: Silent, keeping my attention on the screen.

Customer: “Oh, I guess you’re going to ignore me.” And then proceeds to chuckle passive aggressively until the chuckles die off into pathetic nothingness.

Sometimes the best clapback is no clapback.



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