The customer is always right. Who was it who made up that saying anyhow?
It's a load of old cobblers. The customer isn't always right. The customer is sometimes a nitwit.
If this sign at Priceline at Morisset is anything to go by, the pharmacy gets quite a lot of nitwits. Topics would love to see these signs at shops everywhere.
Wonder what Harry Selfridge would think of a sign like this. The pioneering retailer started the Selfridges department store in London in 1909.
Apparently he was all for the "customer is always right" slogan.
Marshall Field also used the slogan at his Chicago department store in the mid to late 1800s. Marshall also used the saying, "Give the lady what she wants".
We reckon it's a rule of thumb that the customer is not always right. The proof is in the pudding. [We might just decide to speak in sayings forever].
Pizza customer: "I just got a pizza delivered but it has no toppings."
Pizza shop worker: "That's weird. We usually put toppings on our pizza."
Pizza customer: "Wait, hang on, I opened the pizza box upside down."
Or this one.
Mobile phone customer: "Your text messaging service isn't working. I sent a girl 37 text messages last night asking her out and she still hasn't replied."
Mobile phone company: "Maybe try sending one text message to 37 girls."
Last but not least.
Postal service customer [male, aged 32, plays a lot of computer games]: "I'd like to complain that I haven't received a Valentine's Day card yet."
Postal service: "Sorry to hear that. When exactly did your mum post it?"
We just came across a pack of gluten-free, kale-and pepper-flavoured Cauliflower Puffs. They're apparently "made with real cauliflower", but we're told they don't actually taste like cauliflower.
The tragic death of a woman who choked during a lamington-eating competition in Queensland on Australia Day highlights the danger of swallowing difficulties, Speech Pathology Australia says.
The 60-year-old reportedly suffered a seizure after choking on the lamington.
A Speech Pathology Australia spokesperson said "swallowing is something we do around 500 to 700 times a day without thinking about it".
"We trust that food, drink, saliva and medicine will pass through our mouth, throat and oesophagus and arrive safely in our stomach. But when it doesn't, it can have tragic consequences."
The organisation was concerned that not enough Australians were "alert to the dangers of dysphagia".
Dysphagia [swallowing difficulties] can affect young and old.