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Postage Purchase Necessary

Yesterday, I stopped by a Tims on my way to the bus stop. I knew my bus was coming soon, so I was in a bit of a hurry. As I was waiting for the fellow serving me to bring my drink, I overheard the woman next to me having an exchange with her server. He was a young guy, probably still in high school, who looked confused and uncertain about what to do. Poor guy, I felt for him, I’d been there before.
Meanwhile, the woman was going on about how the Timmie’s servers HAD to give her a Roll Up the Rim cup. She demanded it, saying that the contest said “No Purchase Necessary” which, she said, meant that anyone who could just walk into a Tim’s and ask for a cup. The cashiers obviously knew they couldn’t just give this woman a cup, but weren’t sure how to tell her to get lost. As I received my drink, I turned to her and said “NO, that’s not how it works. If you want to participate for free, you have to go online.” Then I turned and walked out the door (because I knew my bus was coming and I had to hightail it out of there). As I left, I could hear her continue to argue with the clerk.
As it turns out, I was wrong. I looked it up after I got home, and in reality, you CAN participate offline. All you have to do is buy postage, and mail the Tim Horton’s headquarters, asking to participate. SNAIL MAIL in.
Regardless of my incorrectness, I was correct in one way. Just because a contest says “No Purchase Necessary”, doesn’t mean you can just walk in and demand a cup. I hate that this woman was so willing to read the “No Purchase Necessary” part, but couldn’t be bothered to research the rest of the details on how to play. It’s not that hard to find out, and arguing with a confused high schooler about the rules of a contest HE didn’t make up makes you look pretty pathetic.

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Refund My Bad Tastes

Oliver told me about a customer who came in, ordered one of the croissants, took a bite and didn’t like it, and then complained. He gave her a refund.
A) everyone loves our croissants, what?!
And
B) does anyone else think that this is kind of weird? I mean, there was nothing wrong with the croissant. The woman just didn’t like the taste. Personally, if I order something new from somewhere or if I buy a new flavour of soft drink etc., and I hate it, I don’t return it. I make a mental note not to buy it next time. Am I the only one? Is it normal to complain about a flavour?

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Launching Into Space

One of our semi-regulars came in and started chatting with Oliver. Now this lady is a little annoying, because she never shuts up, but normally, she seems at least sane. On this occasion, however, I began to suspect that she might be a closet conspiracy theorist. She started ranting about how she had seen a program on TV about sending people into space, and how they were going to send ALL of us to space. And she was declaring how she didn’t want to go.Then she came around to me to pay. She said, “did you hear what I was saying? You’re young. They’re going to send you first!” I sort of thought she meant that space travel would be possible, so I shook my head and said “no, I’d be too scared, I definitely wouldn’t go.”
“Well, you wouldn’t have a choice,” she announced. “You’d have to go.” All of this was said completely seriously, without a hint of smile.
Uhm, right. They’re going to spend billions of dollars to load up all the young people onto space crafts and launch us into the middle of nothing. Seems plausible.
Why do we get all the crazies?

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Knocking on Wood Doesn’t Work

I made a BIG mistake today.
We were closing up for the day, I had five minutes left of my shift, and I said to Oliver, “Hey, Resident Crazy hasn’t come in today!”
Oliver said “Oh, no, don’t say that. The day isn’t over yet.”
Me: “Don’t worry, I’ll knock on wood for you.” I ran around, found a wooden tray, and knocked on it. “See, there we go, I knocked on wood, you’re all good.”
Literally, at that exact second, Resident Crazy knocked on the door (don’t ask why, the door was open) and then walked in. Oliver didn’t see her right away, so I said to him “I’m sorry, I’m so so sorry!” He looked super confused, and then he looked towards the door, and he said “Good job, Anna. You ruined it!”

 

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Walmart Salaries

Our resident crazy tried to convince us today that she is the store manager of a Walmart. Upon further questioning, she announced that she makes 3000 a year. As Oliver and I chuckled, she backtracked and “remembered” that it was actually 17 000 a month. Either Walmart is seriously under or over paying their store manager. She’s hardly a credible source anyways, as we find it hard to believe that a Walmart store manager would have so much free time to visit us multiple times daily.