15 Stupid Questions Asked of Customer Service Employees
The world of Customer Service
Writer's note: this piece is sincerely-dedicated to all of our dedicated, selfless and under-appreciated me, nwomen, boys and girls who run the Service Desk in department stores, car service outlets, call centers, and anywhere that requires a qualified, intelligent person who can stand for nine hours—answer the phones continually and answer questions, sometimes stupid questions from customers who are obviously-confused. (Kenneth)
From the title, “15 Stupid Questions Asked to Customer Service Personnel,” you should easily figure out that story is all about the level-headed, calm, cool and always-helpful service personnel who you see first upon entering your favorite TARGET, Costco or any name department store.
These guys and gals are “the” under-appreciated, verbally-abused, cursed and glared at, from angry customers who are either confused or simply do not understand something about the electric back-scratcher they saw on sale and take out their anger and frustration on the service personnel.
I have witnessed this in daily life. It’s a horrible sight to see a smart alecky, “know-it-all,” arrogant customer telling a customer service employee off just to look powerful to other customers waiting in line. “These” customers with no compassion have no feeling for the lowly-paid service personnel who might be high school or college students who depend on this job to help offset the cost of their books, rent, or car payment.
The self-important customers do not care. Just as long as they, the smart alecky “know-it-alls” get their way although he (or she) is sometimes dead-wrong.
I pity the customer service employees. I am going to pray for all of them by asking God, for whom nothing is impossible, to send these devoted employees a lot of caring, respectful customers who will ask the customer service employees nothing but easy and sensible questions.
But until that happens, I want to share (just) 15 stupid questions asked by ignorant customers (I was telling you about) to customer service employees and have enough nerve to expect an intelligent answer.
Where does my sign sign-up for the Marines? Oh, but the sign above this desk says, “Service Desk.”
Did you see where I put the panties I was going to buy?
May I place my lunch order here – I am really hungry?
I know it says, “Two for One Sale,” but I only need one rake.
Do you know my wife? She said you guys would knock-off a few bucks off of the price of my riding lawnmower.
Will you call my husband over the p.a.? He has kidney problems and I would appreciate you announcing that it is his bathroom time.
I have a complaint against this store. Now can I have my money back? Receipt? I don’t have a receipt because I haven’t bought anything yet, but you can bet it will be defective.
Young woman, are you dating someone? I know you aren’t supposed to answer questions like this, but my nephew, “Bill,” he is 34, a virgin, single, has a slight skin disease, and lives at home with his mother and needs a girlfriend who might turn into a wife.
(Man walks up in a bear suit he bought for Halloween) Do I look stupid to you?
When will the tennis match begin, young man? Oh, this isn’t that kind of ‘service’?
Do you have any return-items that I could get for half-off?
Would two of you go with me to push my car off—the battery is dead.
Do you think I favor Jay Leno? Come on. Feel my protruding chin.
Can my toddler stay with you? He is very nice as long as you rub his stomach.
If I walk out with the items under my shirt, can I still be arrested for shoplifting?
My personal, heartfelt salute to all customer service employees from coast-to-coast.
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