We've all made mistakes. But some mistakes far outshine others in their stupidity. James Dator, a writer for SBNation, was at the grocery store recently when he overheard a customer complaining that he'd mistaken a massive bag of diced butternut squash for a massive bag of diced cheese. Dator live tweeted the hilarity that ensued.
A very confused man is attempting to return his open diced butternut squash because he thought it was a giant box of cubed cheese.— James Dator (@James_Dator) July 22, 2017
And yes, somehow he made it their fault, not his.
I can't believe this. They're saying he can't because it's open. He's saying it wasn't clearly labeled.— James Dator (@James_Dator) July 22, 2017
The manager eventually agreed to refund him, probably just to get him out of the store. But that wasn't good enough.
They've agreed to refund his money. Now he's demanding they honor 2 pounds of cubed cheese for $2.97 as if it was priced like squash— James Dator (@James_Dator) July 22, 2017
Surprisingly, they don't carry massive bags of cheese.
"Sir we don't have 2 pound bags of cubed cheese"— James Dator (@James_Dator) July 22, 2017
"I have guests waiting!"
But it all ends well in the end.
Oh god an employee trying to be helpful half heard the conversation and retrieved a whole butternut squash and it's a lot worse now— James Dator (@James_Dator) July 22, 2017
"I DON'T WANT RABBIT FOOD I JUST NEED SOME GOTDANG CHEESE!!!"— James Dator (@James_Dator) July 22, 2017
He's leaving without the cheese and took the squash with him.— James Dator (@James_Dator) July 22, 2017
Apparently this is a fairly common error...
Others were confused.
Does this guy normally get his cheese in the produce department?— Trip Somers (@one_pitch_man) July 23, 2017
When life gives you lemons, this guy goes back and asks for nine two-liter bottles of Coke.— Scott Garner (@StonebrookIHT) July 23, 2017
I've been in retail management for nearly 12 years, this story gave me an intense physical reaction, similar to having a near miss in a car.— US v. Shark Fins 🌹 (@taddsche) July 24, 2017
Working cust service i had a lady try to return bottles of wine saying theyre bad. Not thinking we would open. She had replaced with water.— john (@Won_Man_Wonder) July 24, 2017
I feel like "every second he spent arguing with store employees was another second his guests went cheeseless" is an important life metaphor— NC Topophil (@NCTopophil) July 24, 2017
People are dumb.