By iworkatofficedepothomes - 15/05/2014 12:02 - United States - Laguna Hills

Today, a customer came into our store and asked if we sold "child-sized coffins". This isn't even the weirdest question I've been asked. FML
I agree, your life sucks 43 979
You deserved it 4 657

Same thing different taste


Did anyone else find this fml really tragic?

I found it really creepy if you ask me. what the hell happened to that child....

What difference does it make? Look at OP's username!

Did the customer also ask about a "buy one get one free" deal on some body bags?

Haha. This is the only FML that I have moderated and said "yes" to ever, and it gets published. I say I am magic. Just kidding.

i just moderated a reslonse that said the kid died of cancer at five and that you posted this.

incoherentrmblr 21

I think they went to Staples...

I have to know... What store do you work at??

Preposterous 8

Office Depot homes... it's in the name.

Ok so now that we have established that you work at office depot....WTF! Unfortunately sarcasm is not in the customer service manual so what did you say to them...and if thats not the worst thing you have been asked then what is??

Not sure that sarcasm is the best reaction to give someone who is trying to bury their child.

Not sure someone who has to bury their child is going to look at Office Depot for one. Probably some dick trying to annoy retail employees.

SystemofaBlink41 27

Actually, it becomes weird when you see where the OP works.

I can't help but wonder if the FML about the neighbor who collects body bags was the person asking about the coffins...

Lord save us... it's than***** not then

badluckalex 23

no #21. its perfectly normal :D

Thank you for this comment. It made me laugh much harder than any of the FML's have in recent months.

If this ISN'T the weirdest question you've been asked, why did you choose it to be a FML?

Comment moderated for rule-breaking.

Show it anyway

I'm sure nobody uses a past experience on FML.

The FML consists of this, which is considered shocking and weird to some, becoming almost commonplace to OP. Her desensitisation due to past questions is what makes the FML and her casualness is what might make it humourous to some. Referencing the weirder things and only hinting at them, making them relative to this experience instead of revealing them outright is a more effective way of conveying the frequency and the intensity of the weird questions she gets to witness, and allows us to use this as a measuring bar and let us imagine the weirder things that could have happened. Was that SO hard to not be obtuse about?

I dunno #20, but I thought it was pretty acute.

What would be wierder, if they expected it to be in the office section, or if they expected the home section?

That's really sad but. Not really an fml for you I don't think.

I'd report that to the manager if I were you. Tad ominous to be asking! It's always better to be safe than sorry!