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    Deaf-Defying Behavior

    | Port Aransas, TX, USA | Bad Behavior, Employees, Family & Kids

    (I was born deaf. The hotel we are staying for our annual family reunion at the beach has a ‘no running’ rule, and the front desk woman comes out and yells at me, even though I wasn’t running. My dad is also at the pool, resting.)

    Me: *jumps into pool*

    Woman: *walks out to pool* “YOU! How DARE you do that! We have rules. We could kick you out! In fact, I see the manager coming over right now!”

    Dad: “Hey, knock it off! She wasn’t running, and she’s deaf. So quit being so rude and get the stick outta your a**.”

    Woman: *shocked and outraged face* “You liar! You should pay attention to your kid, and be an actual PARENT.” *walks off angrily*

    Me: *in sign* “What just happened?”

    Dad: “Not really sure. I’ll tell you later.”

    (Later that night.)

    Me: *walks past front desk with sister and cousins, talking with them*

    Woman: “I knew it! You’re not deaf. I can hear you talking. I know for a fact deaf people can’t talk!”

    Me: *rolls eyes* “Just because I can talk doesn’t mean I’m not deaf. And just because you can talk doesn’t mean you can say stupid things.” *takes off my cochlear implant, shows her*

    Woman: *gives me a glare full of hatred*

    Me: *smiles sweetly, put implant back on, calls her bitch in sign language, and turns to relatives*

    Woman: “WHAT DID YOU SAY?”

    Me: “Have a good night! Or is that what you’re supposed to say to your guests?” *walks away*

    Five-Second-Rule Does Not A-Pie

    | Australia | Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners, Food & Drink

    (I worked in the bars and food stalls at a big football stadium. It’s just before the gates open.)

    Coworker #1: *who works in another stall* “Everyone, I need your attention. Do not eat any of the pies for lunch today.”

    Coworker #2: “Why not?”

    Coworker #1: “I just saw [Boss] getting them out of the freezer. He dropped them on the ground. Every one of them scattered across the dirty ground. He dusted them off and put them into the warmers.”

    The Supervisor Needs To Stop Projecting

    | Winnipeg, MB, Canada | Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners, Ignoring/Inattentive, Overtime

    (I work as an IT consultant for a well-known company. I have just finished a four-month assignment out of town, and it was one of the most miserable experiences of my life. Shortly after I get back I get a call from my supervisor.)

    Supervisor: [My Name], I heard you just got back from your assignment. How was it?”

    Me: “Honestly? It was terrible. The project was mismanaged. Half the time I sat around with nothing to do. Flying to and from the customer’s location was a nightmare, because the only airline I could use was constantly cancelling flights and leaving me stranded. I missed my husband and two little daughters terribly. I never want to do anything like that again.”

    Supervisor: “Good to know. Since you’re back now, we’d like to put you on another project.”

    Me: “Okay!”

    Supervisor: “This one will be in New Jersey.”

    (Note: I live in Canada.)

    Me: “But… that would be out of town again.”

    Supervisor: *brightly* “That’s right!”

    Me: “For how long?”

    Supervisor: “I’m not sure. At least six months, though.”

    Me: “Please don’t make me do that!”

    Supervisor: “Why not?”

    Me: “Because of all the reasons I just gave you?”

    Supervisor: “Oh, right. Okay, I’ll find someone else.”

    Me: “Thank you so much!”

    (A short time later, my phone rings again.)

    Unknown Caller: “Hello, [My Name]! My name is [Client]. [Supervisor] called me and gave me all your information. Welcome to our project. We’ll be expecting you in New Jersey next Monday.”

    Me: “I’m terribly sorry, but there must have been a mistake. I told [Supervisor] that I couldn’t be part of your project.”

    Client: “Oh? That’s not what she told me.”

    Me: “I’m so sorry. There must be some confusion somewhere, but I won’t be able to come to New Jersey.”

    Client: “That’s too bad. Thanks for telling me.”

    (Less than five minutes later, my phone rings again.)

    Supervisor: “HOW DARE YOU TELL [CLIENT] THAT YOU WOULDN’T BE PART OF HIS PROJECT!”

    Me: “But I told you that I didn’t want to do it, and you said that was fine!”

    Supervisor: “IT’S NOT FINE! YOU EITHER TAKE THAT ASSIGNMENT, OR WE’LL SERIOUSLY CONSIDER LETTING YOU GO!”

    Me: “Do what you have to do.”

    (Not surprisingly, I was laid off less than a month later. The good news is that I got a great job with a great company, and best of all, there’s no travel required!)

    Don’t Have The Scope For Cinemascope

    | Winnipeg, MB, Canada | Bad Behavior, Ignoring/Inattentive, Movies & TV, Technology

    (Our local art gallery was showing a special viewing of the classic movie musical “Gigi”. My mother, who loves musicals and adores that movie, decided to take 14-year-old me. The art gallery’s theatre wasn’t a typical movie theatre, and the copy of the movie was in Cinemascope, for which the theatre did not have the right screen. As soon as it started, we knew there was a problem: Maurice Chevalier looked like he was about two feet tall. My mother and I left when we realized that the gallery wasn’t going to fix the mistake.)

    Mum: “We’d like a refund, please.”

    Ticket Taker: “Why?”

    Mum: “There’s a problem with the movie. All the actors look two feet tall!”

    Ticket Taker: “Um … I’ll have to call my manager.”

    Manager: “What’s the problem?”

    (Mum explains.)

    Manager: “We can’t give you a refund for that. Are you sure that’s even what you saw?”

    Mum: “Just wait. There will be more people out here in a minute looking for refunds. Better get ready.”

    Manager: *scoffs*

    (Less than five minutes later, the foyer was full of angry, disappointed movie buffs all demanding refunds.)

    Jeopardizing Your Chances Of A Sale

    | New Orleans, LA, USA | Bad Behavior, Employees, Musical Mayhem

    (We keep getting calls from the same telemarketers. We asked them to stop, but they keep calling.)

    Dad: “Hello?”

    Voice Message: “Please hold for an important message!”

    (There is hold music, and then the telemarketer picks up.)

    Dad: “Please hold for an important message!”

    (He then started singing the entire ‘Jeopardy’ theme song.)

    Telemarketer: *click*


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