1) Not my department
2) If it's not on the rack, we don't have it
3) That's the policy
4) I'm on a break
5) Ask the person over there
6) I'm new here
7) You'll have to wait your turn
8) The computer is down
If this isn't evidence that shoppers' expectations are way out of line with what retailers can provide, I don't know what is.
"NO - the computer is working just fine. The customer is always right!"
"I don't care if you're walking to your car and it's 30 minutes after the store closed. The customer is always right!"
"Yes, you certainly are going to check the back for these Dockers in pink. The customer is always right!"
"I will absolutely not wait in this line like a human being! How dare you! Let me speak to your manager!"
"I don't care if you're the Pepsi rep - I'm a paying customer in this grocery store and the ATM is out of deposit slips!"