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Funny Customers- Part V

Updated on February 10, 2012

Hello fellow Hubbers! Here is the last part of Funny Customers. Today is my last day working for the tax office as they have started to become very slow, with hardly any customers. I just wanted to gather the last few funnies from there and share them with you all. Enjoy!

1. One lady came in to file her taxes with me the other day. I explained to her that I would try to get her as much money back as possible. I ran through our program, filling out the required forms. At first, she was not getting very much money back from the government. Then she showed me her school expenses. I added them in and she ended up getting about 5 times as much as she was before I added the tuition expenses in the program. She was extremely happy as she walked out of our office. She said she would definitely be referring some of her friends to us.

2. One of the customers asked to use the bathroom. We told him that it was straight back in the building. He just ran. He didn't even see if we had a ladies or men's bathroom. He went into the first bathroom that he saw with an open door. It was the ladies' bathroom. On top of that, he was in there for a while. I hope the maintenance person cleans up in there extremely well, because I am not sure if the other ladies would appreciate a stinky toilet!

3. Yesterday (2/09/2012) was an extremely slow day. There was only one customer who came in to do her taxes with us the whole time I was there (I was there for four hours). Another couple came in to do their taxes, but since the lady was self-employed with no other income nor any dependents, I told her that she would end up having to pay the government. The lady still wanted an estimate, and wanted to claim her fiance, who was with her. I told her that the person she was claiming had to be a direct relation to her, like a child, cousin, sibling, parent, aunt or grandparent. She was a little dejected. She still wanted me to see how much she would have to pay the government. Our owner's wife explained to her that with the government's fees and our fees, it would really be a waste of her time just to get an estimate. She told her it was better not to file this year but to file it next year when she will have her W-2 forms. The lady said she understood and walked out.

*4. This is an addition to the rest of these stories. It is my last one as I am not working at the tax place anymore from today (2/10/2012). Today was not as slow as yesterday although we only had 4 customers the whole time I was there today. One of the ladies who I work with got married yesterday. Today when she came in, I had a card for her. However, I wanted everyone in the office to sign it. After everyone signed it, I gave it to her. The office manager brought her a cake. Our owner's wife also brought her some flowers. It was nice to do that for her. She was so happy and appreciative of everything. I am so happy that she is happy.

Those are all of the stories I have from the tax office. I hope you all have enjoyed reading them. As always, comments, thoughts and ideas are greatly welcomed!


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    • rlaha profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Hi Alocsin: That's the best way to work, otherwise the job gets boring :). Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the votes!

    • alocsin profile image


      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I'm glad you can find the humor in what can be a stressful job. Voted Up and Funny.

    • rlaha profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Hi Mandymoreno81: I know! I had just come out of our break room and was on my way back to my desk. This customer who had come to check and see if his tax refund was in suddenly asked to use the bathroom. He literally RAN to the first open door he saw, not even checking if it was the ladies' or men's room. LOL!

    • mandymoreno81 profile image


      6 years ago

      That second story is the most random one. I'd feel so weird using the bathroom of a place whose services I wouldn't even use.


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