Strangest requests you have heard in a store

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  1. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,644) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Best. Post. Ever. :slight_smile:
  2. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,661) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    "I want fresh imported beer."
  3. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poo-Bah (5,238) Sep 17, 2005 New Mexico

    Sorry for your loss. She sounds like she was a great partner.
  4. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poo-Bah (5,238) Sep 17, 2005 New Mexico

    An old guy can dream, can't he?
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  5. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,416) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    I've actually said that.
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  6. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,092) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Dean Wormer meets Judge Smails!
  7. ManforallSaisons

    ManforallSaisons Devotee (423) Mar 20, 2008 Belgium

    Separate thread on stout v. porter!
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  8. AtillaTheHank

    AtillaTheHank Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2017 Connecticut

    I'm the beer director at my liquor store in CT. I had a customer come in looking for Sip of Sunshine, after hearing that we didn"t have any at the time he became notably upset and asked why we didn"t have it. I explained that supply and demand is a big part of their business model so they don't make very much, he wasn't very pleased. He replied "That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard, as a capitalist I would just make more." I've never had someone proclaim themselves as a capitalist before, let alone that giving them the ultimate authority on what constitutes good business strategies. Stunned and concerned I just shrugged and walked away.
  9. tzieser

    tzieser Meyvn (1,176) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey

    Just another example of someone force feeding you their political beliefs regardless of what side you're on. I mean, seriously, doesn't going to a retail store and purchasing a distributed product make you a supporter of capitalism by default?

    My anecdote isn't really unique or crazy. I just always get a kick out of people who are shocked at a beer selection that isn't just the typical BMC stuff. The store I go to on the way home has a pretty modest selection. 2 refrigerated cases or so dedicated to craft. It's pretty good but nothing mind blowing (I say this as an obvious fellow beer geek). It would've been impressive to me say 7 or 8 years ago but now it's just "pretty decent". Anyway, almost every time I'm choosing a beer someone comes up to me and says "Wow, so many to choose from, right? It's amazing!". I, of course, agree as to not be a dick but I always get a feeling of "god damn I am spoiled. this guy is floored by the selection and I think this place is 'just okay'. the future is crazy. maybe it is time to rethink my life."
  10. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Poo-Bah (1,849) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    I worked liqour retail. Ive not heard anything ridiculous. Ive only heard questions and responses by people who either dont know what theyre talking about or people who want to knowvabout "all these crazy beers"
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  11. mt817

    mt817 Initiate (39) Mar 31, 2015 Michigan

    Sorry for your loss. This is the most heart breaking and, at the same time, wonderful post I've read in a while. Sure sounds like she was pretty awesome.
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  12. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa

    Not a double IPA, but you can get hibernation for around $10 a six pack and it's a very nice old ale and around 9%. That's usually where I'd push people trying to get high abv beer at a low price.
  13. rronin

    rronin Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2005 Washington

    I want to thank all the good and kind people who liked and quoted my post about my late wife's list of sought after beers. Jackie was a list maker and it gladdens my heart to read her lists, in her handwriting, it feels like shel's still with me. Thank you again.
  14. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania

    You should be a dick next time, just to see what happens. Maybe something like this:

    Fellow Customer: "Wow! Look at all those different beers! They have everything here, don't they?"

    You: "Well . . . obviously I'd love to see Trillium or Hill Farmstead or maybe even Russian River or Three Floyds, but that's never going to happen."

    Fellow Customer: silence

    You: "I mean, they have an OK selection here, but certainly not everything."

    Fellow Customer: turns and walks away.

    You: laughs under your breath
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  15. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania

    Fuckin' zombie populace.
  16. mickyge

    mickyge Meyvn (1,387) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, this post is a tear jerker for sure. Your wife sounds like she was a sweetheart. Good luck, when things get tough remember the funny things about her. Cheers to a special woman.
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  17. mickyge

    mickyge Meyvn (1,387) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts

    I was in line at Tree House recently and the conversation a few people up from me went something like this...
    Q." this is my first time here what beer should I get"
    A "You don't get what you want you get what they have"
    Q" What if I don't like it"
    A " I'll buy it from you"
    Q"How do they stay in business?"
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  18. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (1,709) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    One of the strangest thing I've seen was in our local food co-op beer section. It's far from terrible, has all the regional staples and some odds and ends that can be exciting but rest assured it is well lit and pretty large. Anyway I walk down to the aisle and this lady is just sort of slowly moving down the aisle in fairly obvious awe taking pictures with her phone every few steps. After a minute she noticed me and she said 'There's so many and it's all so colorful!' When I inquired further she explained that she was from the UK (I think Scotland) and that no stores had this many beers for sale and that they didn't have all these brightly colored labels. She was genuinely amazed by our basic selection of beer. It left me feeling pretty lucky
  19. kwkdmk

    kwkdmk Initiate (0) Mar 8, 2013 Louisiana

    So sorry for the loss of your wife, she sounds like a wonderful woman !!
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