"You do know about Notalwaysright.com, right? Well, if you don't, it's a website about stories of stupid or awesome customers. The stories on that site are not all guaranteed to be true, however! This comic publishes made up Not Always Right stories that show how dumb customers could get... Thankfully, they aren't that stupid. Maybe. We hope."
— The description of the comic.
Not Always Right, Not Always Real, also sometimes shortened to Not Always Real, is a webcomic inspired by the website Not Always Right. The comic is entirely text-based and features imaginary stories of stupid customers.
If you read the comic, remember to be thankful that people aren't that stupid in real life. Maybe. We all hope.
Additionally, you can submit your own story ideas and see them get published.
Tropes seen in Not Always Right, Not Always Real:
- Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: An employee tries to convince a drunk person he doesn't work there. The drunk person insists and ends up "quitting" her "job".
- Epic Fail: This story. All of it. See Overly-Long Gag entry for a transcript.
- Level Editor: The submit function. Sort of.
- Officially Shortened Title: The comic is called Not Always Real in the avatar and is sometimes, but rarely, shortened to NAR: NAR.
- Overly-Long Gag: This entire story is one gigantic Epic Fail.''"I was playing on the computer when my roommate told me to go to the bedroom immediately. There was nothing so i came back only to see her peeing on the computer tower. The tower started making weird electricity sounds as the monitor started flickering and turned off after showing a blue screen with a lot of paragraphs that weren't summarized by a tl;dr line at the end, so i didn't read it. Then, as i saw the tower acting weird, i used a chainsaw to cut it in half to see what's wrong. It cut some wires in half and started a fire. I threw the tower outside shortly before it exploded, shattering every window of the building. It was still on fire, so i dropped some liquid on it, thinking it would put it off. Not long before i realized it was petroleum. I didn't know what it did when it touched fire, so i just stared. The remains of the tower exploded even harder, damaging the building. In panic, i called the army. They dropped an atomic bomb, causing a gigantic explosion that brought the building to the ground shortly before disintegrating 90% of it. The other 10% were left on fire. We called the firefighters but as it turned out, they had been nuked and were all dead. We called the police, but there were only a few survivors. Everyone was told to evacuate immediately as toxic gas started invading the area. My roommate choked and died immediately. I went to the house of one of my friends that has cancer. As it turns out, he was about to die but was crushed by our building shortly before his entire family was killed by the atomic bomb. Then a nuclear power plant exploded, causing the air around it to become lethal. We evacuated the city on train and we saw the inner core of the atomic bomb blow up and disintegrate the entire city. Then it started emitting dark energy, crashing the train, so i'm in the train wrecks right now that bad?— A customer over the phone.
- Shout-Out: A customer says that he hates mondays. The cashier replies that you need a lawyer for that.
- This story is about a kid thinking the 9/11 attacks were in 1987. No Shout-Out in the story itself, but the story is named "The Attack Of '87".
- This story has a doctor calling a patient to remind him of his appointment the next day. Before the doctor could start speaking, the patient started singing the song Just Gold. Then another person came up and sang I'm the Purple Guy.
- Also, one to Office Logic. See first Too Dumb to Live entry.
- Too Dumb to Live: This story. A man runs into an office and asks, shouting, where the ducks are. The employees are inherently confused. Then the man asks where are the chickens in the office, thinking they work there. He then threw a rock, unintentionally breaking a window. He was then put in jail for being high on cannabis and selling illegal drugs. After his long time in jail, he came back to tell the employees that they should have chickens working there. "It's office logic!". Office logic indeed. The webcomic, at least.
- A fully certified technician is fixing a computer. The customer's mother would rather have her husband do it. One that can barely do harder than fixing the internet connection. The computer bursts into flames. To this day, we still wonder if the computer was Made of Incendium, or if the husband was just really bad at fixing stuff.
- A woman lets her son run around the parking lot. Her answer after being told that by the employee? You're lying! People these days, they have no respect! The child was nearly hit by a car afterwards. We are all thankful for these stories being made-up.
- Those two try to be racist but fail. The first one called the employee a "black b***" even though he/she was white, and the second called someone a "white b***" even though she was white too.