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(Gawker)   Radio Shack employee charged after giving away a free battery   (gawker.com) divider line 18
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11336 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 Oct 2013 at 7:01 PM (43 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-10-02 07:55:00 PM
2 votes:
If the guy shopped ar Radioshack he probably deserved to be punched in the face.
2013-10-02 07:52:16 PM
2 votes:

machodonkeywrestler: d23: The exact quote of the customer: "Hey, didn't you guys used to sell resistors, transistors, soldering supplies and stuff?"

This was after the employee greeted him with "So you want a new cell phone today?"

Ummm, they still do.


They have no clue what they sell.

Went in a while ago looking to buy an Arduino after they had been on the market a while. Looked in the electronics section and couldn't find it. So I asked the employee and he said "ard-a-what". I tried to explain that it would just be a small circuit board with a couple of chips but he had no clue. He called the other employee from the back and they searched through the IC bins but were not really sure what they were looking for.

So I'm on my way out and I spot an entire Arduino display in the corner crammed in by the aisles of cell phones - couple of different types of Arduinos, an Ethernet shield that I needed, a couple of other shields, an Arduino how-to guide, 9V Arduino wall chargers, breadboards to help you with your Arduino, Arduino suitable project boxes, Arduino jumper kits, and even some LED's and resistors thrown in. It's a freaking Arduino smorgasboard put together by some Arduino fanatic.

I point it out to them and one goes "oh yeah, we got that stuff a while back, but no one's every bought anything from there before".
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-02 07:11:15 PM
2 votes:
The exact quote of the customer: "Hey, didn't you guys used to sell resistors, transistors, soldering supplies and stuff?"

This was after the employee greeted him with "So you want a new cell phone today?"
2013-10-02 07:10:17 PM
2 votes:
When you act like an asshat in public, sometimes a bigger asshat will be there to punch you in the face.

/tmyk
2013-10-02 06:33:20 PM
2 votes:
Was expecting something lamer, A++, would +1 again
2013-10-02 08:24:12 PM
1 votes:

Feel_the_velvet: baconbeard: I dread going in to Radio Shack because they always seem to hire extroverted Aspies. They follow you around and make extremely creepy attempts at conversation, which leave me feeling awkward and violated.

Yeah, same here.  I've got a nerd streak in me, so occasionally I need to buy something electronic in nature.  And when I'm trying to figure out where to buy it local instead of the internet, Radioshack eventually comes to mind.  It's at that point I usually say "Blech" aloud to the thought of going there.


That's what Fry's is for. You'll roam the aisles forever looking for a tech if you actually want one; but if you know what you need, you can go there, find it and buy it, and exit without ever actually speaking to another human being.

Except in the computer section. There you have to beat the sales associates off with a 2x4 because I believe they survive on a 1% commission and scraps of food left by the customers.
2013-10-02 08:15:24 PM
1 votes:

facisto: "That's one of my least favorite things, happens to be sarcasm. I was watching the gob, right? And this bloke he comes up to me and he says, 'Nice day, isn't it?' BUT IT WASN'T! It wasn't a nice day! It was a little bit cloudy. Which makes him very sarcastic! So acting as if nothing could happen right, I got his head, right? I stuck it in me mouth, right, acting dead casual, I closed me teeth AND I BIT HIS HEAD OFF. 'Cause I hate people being sarcastic."


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2013-10-02 07:59:05 PM
1 votes:
If you work for any corporate retail establishment these days, you are required (while being secretly watched/monitored) to recite these canned sales pitches to the customer, each time, every time. I assure you, the employee doesn't want to spout off some drivel about a promotion any more than you don't want to hear it.

I don't agree with hitting the guy, but I can't say I blame him either.

Maybe if you're a customer, just smile and say no thanks, then ask for what you'd like? Most of these individuals are making less than 10 bucks an hour, they don't need your smart ass comments making their lives shiattier.
2013-10-02 07:54:50 PM
1 votes:
I dread going in to Radio Shack because they always seem to hire extroverted Aspies. They follow you around and make extremely creepy attempts at conversation, which leave me feeling awkward and violated.
2013-10-02 07:47:40 PM
1 votes:
I used to work for Radio Shack. So I am really getting a kick out of most of these replies. Some of you guys are very good at making it sound like you know what you are talking about. But trust me.... You don't.
2013-10-02 07:46:20 PM
1 votes:

optikeye: Santiago told one of the officers he resorted to violence because the customer was being sarcastic.


All I said was "So this is where in the world you are".


Geeze if sarcasm was a punishable by corporeal punishment I think we all would be dead by now.
2013-10-02 07:45:24 PM
1 votes:
"That's one of my least favorite things, happens to be sarcasm. I was watching the gob, right? And this bloke he comes up to me and he says, 'Nice day, isn't it?' BUT IT WASN'T! It wasn't a nice day! It was a little bit cloudy. Which makes him very sarcastic! So acting as if nothing could happen right, I got his head, right? I stuck it in me mouth, right, acting dead casual, I closed me teeth AND I BIT HIS HEAD OFF. 'Cause I hate people being sarcastic."
2013-10-02 07:32:05 PM
1 votes:
Usually it's "You've got questions, we've got blank stares". I guess now it's "You've got questions, we've got PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE!"
2013-10-02 07:21:45 PM
1 votes:
The Radio Shack near me has turned into a cell phone store and nothing else.
2013-10-02 07:20:36 PM
1 votes:
www.radioshackcatalogs.com
2013-10-02 07:08:07 PM
1 votes:
Ratty Old Shack. You've got questions, we've got dumb looks.
2013-10-02 07:01:49 PM
1 votes:
Santiago told one of the officers he resorted to violence because the customer was being sarcastic.


All I said was "So this is where in the world you are".
2013-10-02 05:10:16 PM
1 votes:
I like current humour
 
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