Entries Tagged as '“customer service”'
Sarah in Philadelphia calls this note, from a much-beloved bookstall at the Reading Terminal Market, “the single most adorable and passive aggressive note I have ever read in my life.”
Meanwhile, as Jenna shows us with this sign from an Albuquerque Antiques Mall, the “adorable” approach doesn’t work for everyone.
related: May you get a seriously itchy bum!
Tags: "customer service" · i before e
“Foster’s Market in Chapel Hill, North Carolina is a pretty popular place right off a college campus,” says our submitter, Hope. “Lots of students come in, maybe get a coffee and sit for hours using the free wireless without buying anything else.” In response, the owners recently changed the name of the WiFi network. Gets the point across, no?
related: Passive-Aggressive WiFi
Tags: "customer service" · most popular notes of 2013 · North Carolina · restaurant
Kay spotted these signs while shopping for CDs at a store named JB Hi-Fi in Melbourne. “I personally agree with everything said on there,” Kay says, “but the two 17-year-olds who brought the note to my attention clearly didn’t. (One of them actually said ‘Who the fuck is Johnny Rotten?’) I thought it was priceless.”
related: Top five musical crimes perpetrated by record store customers in the 90s and 2000s
Tags: "customer service" · Melbourne · most popular notes of 2013 · music
Writes our submitter, “Bob L,” in California: “I posted a negative review on Yelp of a local business. Next time I came in, I saw this note posted on their bulletin board. Glad I didn’t use my real name!”
related: “The bathrooms are the best thing about this restaurant.”
extra credit: Portlandia “Bad Yelp review” [youtube]
Tags: "customer service" · California · posted online
Writes Tim in Jacksonville, Florida: “Apparently people on the Westside don’t process instructions very well.”
An alternative explanation: People at the Westside Winn-Dixie don’t utilize bold type very well.
related: Pain at the pump
Tags: "customer service" · gas station · Jacksonville
An anonymous submitter discovered this lengthy explanation on the door of a head shop in Waldorf, Maryland.
Not surprisingly, it appears the head shop’s owners take a fairly relaxed attitude toward keeping their store open, and instead put heavy emphasis on maintaining a flexible work-life balance.
related: Before you ask…
Tags: "customer service" · drugs · Maryland · opening/closing
Molly said this ice cream shop on the Jersey Shore was filled with signs of the “You’re in New Jersey, bitch” variety, but this one was perhaps the most obnoxious of them all.
“As it turns out,” Molly says, “my imagination didn’t quite capture the essence of the Mocha Chocolate Crunch that I ordered. If I’d had a sample, I would have realized the nuttiness was just too much for my delicate palate.”
related: It’s not food, it’s ice cream!
Tags: "customer service" · ice cream · New Jersey · tourists
September 20th, 2011 · 38 Comments
“One of our local parks has a busy tea shop that’s popular with walkers, cyclists, families and people exercising their dogs,” says Clive in Brighton. “I don’t blame them for getting fed up with demanding dog owners, and I suppose a note is one way to communicate, but in rhyme? And, worse, rhyme this bad?”
related: A polite notice to the owner of this marvelous vehicle
Tags: "customer service" · "polite notice" · dogs · don't blame us · martyr complex · pure poetry · restaurant · U.K.
Spotted by Helen in the window of a shop in Haworth, West Yorkshire.
(It was closed.)
related: A not-so-subtle clue that your co-worker isn’t up for cubicle small talk
Tags: "customer service" · let me stop you right there · retail hell · small talk · U.K.
Our submitter spotted this cheery notice during the “Going out Business” sale at a Blockbuster Video in Colorado. (Bankruptcy will do that you, I guess.)
related: Thanks for not shopping here — we’re closed FOREVER!
extra credit: Blockbuster goes bankrupt, Netflix shares soar
extra extra credit: “Borders: No Restrooms. Try Amazon.“
Tags: "customer service" · bathroom · smiley