today is mexican mother’s day + the day before american mother’s day. CRAZY BUSY at the shop.
customer: how much for your red roses one dozen?
me: $30 for two dozens.
customer: so how much for a dozen?
me: there are two dozens in one bunch, so you have to get two dozens, and that’s $30.
customer: so how much for one bunch?
customer: so how many roses in one dozen?
me (wtf): what?
customer: how many roses in one dozen?
me: 12…? but you have to buy two dozens at a time.
customer: i know but i want to know how many flowers in one dozen.
me: there are 12 roses in one dozen. (i’m pretty sure i whispered wtf out loud at this point. i wonder if she heard me.)
customer: and it’s $30?
me (head exploded): there are 24 roses in one bunch, and each bunch is $30.
customer: oh… ok thank you.
30 minutes later, a customer came in and grabbed 2 bunches of roses and some fillers.
me: $84.24 is your total.
customer (looked shocked): … $84?
i went over each item on her invoice.
customer: the roses are $30? i thought you said it’s $15?
me: … i dont think i did.
customer: yeah i just called… you said it’s $30 for two dozens.
me (omg she’s here in the flesh): yes, and there are two dozens in each bunch. $30 for each bunch.
customer: $30 for each bunch? how many flowers for $30?
(i really wish i could see the look on my face at that moment.)
me (picked up one bunch roses): THIS. TWENTY-FOUR ROSES. THIRTY DOLLARS.
customer: oh… because i just need to make one arrangement. how many roses do you think i need?
me: um, it really depends on what kind of arrangement you’re making.
customer: oh… not too big.
me (silent sigh): why dont you just get one bunch?
i gave her the new total, and she asked to pick up the flowers tomorrow.
me: sure. i’ll just have to take a deposit to hold the flowers.
customer: oh… i dont know… how about… can you keep the flowers for me here, and i’ll come back tomorrow to pay?
me (seriously?): uh, i can do that if you put down a deposit.
customer: oh… nevermind then. i’ll just come back tomorrow.
me: alright. bye bye.
where do these people come from???