Monday, November 19, 2007

Conversations at the register

TBB: Your total is xyz dollars.

Broke Customer: Can I put x on this card (insert store credit card here)?

TBB: Sure no problem.

Broke Customer: The rest is on this card (insert debit card here)?

TBB: Miss the card declined.

Broke Customer: Really?? (with the surprised look)

TBB: Yes really? (with the WTF look)
Broke Customer: Ok let me take some things off. Am probably over my limit anyway.

TBB: Whispers under my breath (you think).

I am so tempted to give some of these customers the URL to my favorit financial blogs. It is hard being a pf blogger and working retail. I am not perfect but at least am trying.

10 comments:

Organized Noise said...

The last time I was in a situation where my card was declined was at Zales. Very embarrassing.

Sistah Ant said...

It's crazy to watch people open their wallets and see several credit cards inside - they probably don't even know how much total debt they have!

Opinionated Diva said...

LOL! Being a cashier always provides for some good entertainment at the customer's expense.

LMAO @ your wtf look! The fact that she had to split her purchase up over two credit cards says a lot about her...and what it says isn't good!

The Diva's Thoughts said...

Eeeeiiiiwwww!! A declined card. Oh man that sucks.

Moneymonk said...

TBB: Yes really? (with the WTF look)

LMAO !!!!!!!!!!!!

Some people are addicted to shopping. She or he just feel their credit limit should be maxed out

Anonymous said...

Bronx Chica...you'll shall see alot more WTF looks this holiday season..lol!

BK said...

LMAO hahahaaaaa I love these stories! I don't understand how folks DON'T know

SavingDiva said...

That would be rough! I don't know what I would do....except for roll my eyes....

Icey said...

How do you go shopping and NOT know how much you have on your cards!!???

Ms. MiniDucky said...

I have to admit to splitting a total purchase on my cards before, BUT it was for a good reason: I had a $100 credit on my AMEX, and then I wanted to get rewards from my other card on the rest of the purchase. Not the same thing, but I'm sure the gal at the register was thinking the same as you :)