Thank you to all who sent in their humorous tales of interesting interactions during a mystery shop.
Each month for the rest of 2015, we will share stories – so please keep them coming by sending an email to email@example.com with “Funny Story” in the subject line!
Everyone can use a laugh!
From Anne Z.
I’ve always done the, “Are you Sandy’s daughter, Gina?” thing to get the name when the target is not wearing a name tag. Recently I discovered that I have to re-evaluate that strategy…
The order presenter at the fast food restaurant was a middle-aged man without a name tag, so I said, “Are you Janir’s father?” That’s an odd enough name, right? Wrong. He said, “YES!!!” He asked me how I knew his daughter! Thinking quickly, I said, “the school,” thinking she could be a parent, a student, someone who takes fun classes like yoga, etc. To which he says, “Oh from U-Dub (University of Washington).”
And then he kept talking about this, and I had to form a little scenario about me and Janir on the spot. We had lunch one day, yada, yada, yada. To escape, I said, “Nice to meet you, tell Janir I said hi.” Big mistake!!! He says, “Let’s call her right now,” as he picks up his cell and starts dialing.
I looked at the food I’d ordered for the dining room and wondered how in the world I could possibly get out of there. Thank goodness, some other customers came in. I wolfed down half of the food and ran like a wild woman. I guess I can never go in there again!
You can’t make this stuff up!
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