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    Don’t Make A Racket About The Jacket

    | Liverpool, England, UK | Awesome Workers, Money

    (I order a jacket from a retailer. I am charged for it, but then they email to say the jacket is out of stock and I will be refunded. I then re-order the jacket in a different size and am charged again before I realise that Paypal has put a hold on the original refund. I have basically been charged twice which leads to my bank being overdrawn. A few days later, I receive BOTH jackets only to find out I had, in fact, been refunded for one. I then return the second one and am refunded again! So, as not to become overdrawn when the company realises they’ve refunded me twice, I call them. After explaining the situation, this happens.)

    Retailer: “So, you’re basically calling to tell us you have too much money?”

    Me: “Yes. I just don’t want to have one of the refunds taken when I don’t expect it and to be put in the negative.”

    Retailer: “Well… thank you for being so honest. As this was the fault of [Company] and not yourself, I’ve put a note on your account. You’re not in the wrong, so essentially… you have a free jacket. Keep the refunds. Have a nice day.”

    (Thank you to the lovely person at [Company], you made the terrible week I’d had better!)

    Human Kindness Stretches Beyond A Dollar

    , | Shreveport, LA, USA | At The Checkout, Awesome Workers, Food & Drink, Money

    (A bunch of my friends and I are staying after school one day to go to a school function, and we decide we were hungry. There is six of us, and between us we have eleven dollars. Luckily, there is a fast food restaurant that has a dollar menu about five minutes away by walking.)

    Cashier: “Hello and welcome to [Restaurant]. May I take your order?”

    Me: “Yes, I have eleven dollars and need to feed six people.”

    (I go through the order, which was six burgers and four large drinks, which would cover everyone if we shared. Unfortunately, it cost a dollar more than we had.)

    Friend #1: “Okay, guys, empty your pockets!”

    Friend #2: “I have 68 cents!”

    (At this time I notice a man in line with two little girls and his wallet out. He pulls out a dollar and hands it to Friend #1.)

    Me: “Oh, my god, thank you so much, sir!”

    Friend #1: “That was so nice! Thank you!”

    (I pay for the food, and then the cashier pulls out four large cups so we can fill them at the drink fountain. As I’m passing them out, I hear two more cups being placed on the counter.)

    Cashier: “Don’t say I never did anything for you. Now, have a good day.”

    (This made our day, in between the random man helping us and the extra cups so everyone could get their own. We made the function in time, too!)

    Newborn Into Service

    , | Australia | Awesome Customers, Awesome Workers, Bosses & Owners, Family & Kids

    (Today I’m working with two female coworkers; I’m also female. During a quiet part of the day, one of our managers comes in with her newborn. None of us have seen her since she went on maternity leave a month ago, so we’re all thrilled to see her and her son. My coworkers are so busy cooing over the child that they don’t notice a customer standing quietly at the counter. I go to serve her.)

    Me: “How can I help you?”

    Customer: “What are they doing over there?”

    Me: “Our manager is here with her newborn. Really, you’re lucky you’re getting served at all!”

    (The customer laughed before wandering over to join the group. She did eventually get her items, when they all resurfaced ten minutes later!)

    His Odd Behavior Just Hit The Roof

    , | Pittsburgh, PA, USA | Awesome Workers, Bizarre/Silly, Coworkers

    (The managers we have are all pretty laid back on the rules, so long as everything is done by the end of the night. There is one coworker who always finds a way to lighten the mood of an otherwise stressful shift. I am working the night shift on the fourth of July when fireworks start going off. We can see them out the drive-thru windows, but a majority of them are obscured by trees and so on.)

    Coworker: “Wow… those are beautiful. We should all go on the roof, and watch them for a while.”

    (I just laugh it off, and continue with my shift. A couple hours later, where I’m wrapping up the last few minutes of my shift, and getting ready to leave:)

    Manager: “Has anyone seen [Coworker]?”

    (It dawns on me that I hadn’t seen him in the last half hour. We all start looking for him, when someone goes outside. Lo and behold, he’s there, standing on the roof to watch the fireworks.)

    Me: “Get down here, man! You gotta cook some meat!”

    Yakking On About It

    | San Diego, CA, USA | Awesome Workers, Food & Drink

    (I see a note on the break room fridge:)

    Note #1: “I took a [Brand] strawberry yogurt out of the fridge and realized it wasn’t mine after I opened it. I will be happy to pay you back.”

    (The next day, this note has been put up just below the first one:)

    Note #2: “Dang it! That was high-end [Brand] yogurt made from the RARE Himalayan Mountain Yak, a majestic creature that produces milk only ONCE during its lifetime and must be cared for by specially-trained monks who have reached ENLIGHTENMENT. Needless to say, it won’t be a cheap replacement…”


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