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    Don’t Even Ink About Being Racist

    | St Louis, MO, USA | Bad Behavior, Bigotry, Coworkers

    (I am a Hispanic woman and my coworkers are of various races. I have to write down a list of names for the swimming schedules when my pen, with blue ink, breaks before I write the last name.)

    Me: “Great.”

    (I write the last name with a black pen, before I sign my name at the bottom. A black coworker comes past.)

    Coworker #1: “Hey, what’s THAT?”

    Me: “What do you mean?”

    Coworker #1: “Oh, you WELL know what I mean!”

    (She jabs a finger at the last name.)

    Coworker #1: “That’s [Coworker #2]! You’re racist!”

    (I have written my black coworker’s name in black ink, where everyone else, who happens to be white, Hispanic, and Chinese, aren’t.)

    Me: “No, I’m not. The pen ran—”

    Coworker #1: “Oh, no, don’t you start excusing. I’m going to get [Managers] on you!”

    (She ran off, shrieking their names. I’m not punished at all after they laugh about it, all while my coworker was yelling about how ‘everyone she works with are god-d*** racists.’)

    A Very Therapeutic Solution

    | USA | Bad Behavior, Employees, Health & Body

    (I went through a rocky marriage. We tried couples therapy but it didn’t help. After we split up I kept seeing my 70-year-old therapist by myself.)

    Me: “I am totally depressed and I have been drinking way, way too much. If I am awake, I am drinking.”

    Doctor: “Are you under the influence of alcohol right now?”

    Me: “Absolutely.”

    Doctor: “You aren’t driving are you?”

    Me: “Of course not. I got a ride here from a friend. He’s waiting for me outside in the lobby.”

    Doctor: “You know what; I met with you and your wife many a time. She was an evil b****. I think it’s perfectly understandable if you fall off the wagon for a bit, just don’t wallow in it for too long. Now I know this is incredibly unethical, but screw it, I should already be retired years ago. I don’t care if I get fired. Let’s cut this session short, grab your friend in the waiting room, and let me buy you a drink.”

    (Best / worst therapist EVER!)

    The Danger Cal-Zone

    | NJ, USA | Bad Behavior, Employees, Food & Drink

    (There’s a local pizza place we’ve been loyal to for several years now, due to both price and quality. However, they keep their ovens VERY hot, and many things end up quite dark or outright burnt. We always ask for ours to be light, but check to make sure anyway before going home.)

    Husband: “Oh, d*** it, they burned my calzone!”

    Me: “Crap. Want me to bring it back?”

    Husband: “Please, you keep a level head better than me.”

    (I come back inside and step to the counter.)

    Me: “Excuse me, I don’t mean to complain but the calzone was—”

    (The guy at the counter grabs a ten dollar bill from the register and slaps it down.)

    Worker: “Just take it and go.”

    Me: “I don’t want my money back; I just want food that isn’t burnt.”

    Worker: “You’re always in here doing this. I don’t have time. I’ve got other customers to take care of.”

    Me: *turning to look at the three people sitting down* “Well, I didn’t want to make a scene; you got loud first. And, I haven’t had to complain in three or four months. I love your food, just not when it’s charcoal on the bottom.”

    Worker: “Oh, quit exaggerating and get out of here.”

    Me: *smacks the calzone on the counter, sounding like a wood block* “Still think I’m exaggerating?”

    Worker: “Just go! Just go!”

    (I go out to the car, take a long breath, and explain to my husband.)

    Husband: “WOW I’m glad that wasn’t me!”

    Me: “I’M not! I almost had to murder someone with a calzone!”

    A Little Tip From Up North

    | Philadelphia, PA, USA | Bad Behavior, Employees, Food & Drink

    (My dad and I have traveled to Philly from Canada to see one of our favourite bands in concert. I am about 23. We go up to the bar.)

    Me: “Two beers, please.”

    Bartender: “You got any ID on you?”

    (I hand her my Canadian ID.)

    Bartender: *in a snarky tone* “Oh, you’re Canadian?” *scoffs*

    Me: “Yup, and in Canada we only tip bartenders who aren’t b****es.”

    Planted The Seeds Of An Argument

    | IL, USA | Bad Behavior, Coworkers

    (I worked as a greenhouse rep, basically a vendor for a supercenter that helped out in Lawn and Garden. I helped the associates make all of the flowers look nice and organized for customers. One of the centers that I go to had an associate that would not cooperate with me at all. One day I go into work after being told by my management that the small pots of geraniums need to be tossed. I go to the nearest manager at the center.)

    Me: “So, as much as you won’t like hearing this, I’ve been told that the $1 and $3.65 geraniums need to be tossed, since they’re out of season and no one is buying them anymore.”

    Manager: “No, that’s fine! Do what you need to do, all right?”

    (I’m pretty taken aback, since all other managers have fought with me in the past about tossing plants. This is the first time I’ve seen this manager. So I start my work when enters the associate.)

    Associate: “What are you doing?!”

    Me: “Throwing away geraniums…”

    Associate: “Who said you could do that?”

    Me: “My supervisor and her boss. They said that geraniums are out of season and need to be gone to make room for new plants, so I’m tossing them.”

    Associate: “Why aren’t you saving the pots?! We need to keep account of the plants you throw away!”

    Me: “You mean those pots?” *points to piles of pots out in the open* “I know not to throw them away, it’s not my first day.”

    Associate: “Well, you’re gonna stop this now, or else I’m going to the manager!”

    Me: “No, I’m not stopping, so go ahead. I’ve already told a manager what I was doing.”

    Associate: “Uh huh, sure you have. You’re stopping right now and coming with me!”

    Me: “H*** no, I’m not. I’m staying right here.”

    (At this point she stomps out of Lawn and Garden to get a manager, different one than the one I talked to earlier. Skipping ahead a bit, he gets my supervisor on the phone and she tells both of them the exact thing. I’m skipping to after he leaves, telling me that they’ve reached an agreement to leave a few geraniums in 50% off. I’m fine with that and continue to work. The associate continues the day in this type of manner.)

    Associate: “You know I’ve heard from others in [two different towns that I’ve never been to]. I mentioned your name and they all said that you’re hard to work with.”

    Me: “Really? Cause the only other place I’ve worked at is [Place], and they generally get along with me and respect me since I go above and beyond for them.”

    Associate: “Well, they know of you! And they all had bad experiences. Even your company’s coworkers that have been here said that you love to throw things away.”

    Me: “That’s funny, since I’ve only worked with [Greenhouse] employees twice, and in both occasions I’ve never thrown anything away.”

    Associate: *scoffs* “You always have something to say, don’t you?! Are you always this disrespectful to your elders?!”

    Me: “Not typically; just when they act like a b**** like you.”

    (She threw a fit after that and went off to the other side of the center. Every time she saw me after she had something negative to say. Later on another supervisor from my company came by and tried talking to her about the plants. He told me after talking to her that he was about to punch her in the throat.)

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