Dangerous Minds recently ran a really interesting—and hilarious—story: A former record store clerk kept a journal of all the crazy conversations that took place with customers, and the bizarre things they asked.
“In 2002 I stashed a notebook behind the counter of the shop where I work, something I wish I had had the foresight to think of years earlier,” the record store employee writes. “Anytime we got a dopey phone call, boneheaded comment, or generally batshit customer experience we’d log it into the book with the date and time of occurrence.”
Customer: “Why are there only 12 songs on this CD?”
Clerk: “Uh, that’s just how many songs are on it.”
Customer: “So, there’s six songs per side?”
Customer: “Are you the manager?”
Customer: “OK. There’s a Beatles album… it’s really rare… it’s worth a whole lot of money… Do you know which one it is?”
Customer: “OK. How much would it be worth?”
Customer: “Is this the record place?”
Customer: “Could you tell me how to get a record deal? I do rap.”
Customer: “Do you have constellation music?”
Clerk: “Constellation music?”
Customer: “You know… A variety.”
A guy comes in and wants to order a TV-only-offer CD. He brings in the 1-800 number from the commercial and asks if we can call it in for him.
Customer has an inquiry about the Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions:
Customer: “What does BBC session mean?”
Clerk: “Well, it would have been a session recorded for British BBC radio.”
Customer: “So is it in English?”
Customer: “Do you guys sell punk? Like MXPX and CREED?”
Read the full story here.