In an average 8 hour day at least one customer will ask for advice, and not advice about which wine is better, but advice about their lives. I know it's good to get an outsiders opinion on things, but come on, for real people?
This 40ish year old lady who looks like she spent her fair share of time on back of a motorcycle says "Do you know of any other tattoo shops in town?" I looked up at her and saw her upper lip is majorly swollen. She then tells me "I got a lip ring last night and I decided I didn't really want it, so I went to take it out but the pin is still stuck in my lip, I don't know what to do, I don't wanna go back to the same tattoo place." My advice was "Why don't you go to the ER...NOW!" She then says "I'm afraid they'll put a scar on my face getting the pin out." Hmm, so she'd rather pay someone at tattoo shop then pay a doctor, ok, sure...
This blond lady who looked about 30ish says "MEN, UGH I HATE MEN, you know what I'm talking about ladies, can't live with em and can't live without em, UGH!" I just nod my head and smile, and then she went more into a rant "My boyfriend of 3 months now...ugh..I only see him maybe 3 times a week cause he is always busy. Well we were suppose to get together tonight but I just got a phone call from him that he is at the bar. I don't know if I should go to the bar or just go home, I mean would I appear as a psycho girlfriend if I go to the bar? Should I put up with this shit??" Too much info on your sad relationship lady, but I replied "Maybe he told you where he was so you'd would join him."
A married coupled came in discussing how their relatives and friends discipline their kids and wonder the outcome of those kids when they grow up. They asked me "You think today's kids are disciplined and well mannered?" I responded a bit too honest for their taste "I think kids should be taught manners in school since about 75% of parents nowadays don't have manners in my opinion." They looked at me in shocked, like they never met a rude person in their lives or something, they must of never ran a register before.