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    Category: Bizarre/Silly

    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!”

    Breaking The Ice

    | USA | Bizarre/Silly, Coworkers, New Hires, Theme Of The Month

    (The place I work at has different areas and activities, including a kid’s play gym. There’s an employee stationed at the gate to check for socks and wristbands, and to help enforce the rules. I go down to let the employee take a break.)

    Me: “Hey, I’m here to break you.”

    Employee: *eyes go wide* “To WHAT me?!”

    Me: “Break you? Let you go on break?”

    Employee: “OH! I thought it was some sort of initiation or something… Uhm… Where do I go again?”

    Me: “Up by the front counter, where you clocked in.”

    (I briefly tell her how to clock out for break, and back in.)

    Employee: “Uhm, thank you… Uh… How long of a break do I get?”

    Me: “Half-hour to forty minutes. Try not to take longer than you need, since it’s busy.”

    Employee: “Uh… thank you.”

    (She leaves for break, and comes back about a half-hour later. I realize that this is her first day.)

    Me: “Hey, welcome back. I’m [My Name], by the way.”

    Employee: I’m [Employee]… Do I have to do anything tonight? Or…”

    Me: “If you’re closing, just clean up and make sure everything’s put up. If you’re not, wait until the next person comes, then just clock out. Try to look like you enjoy your job.”

    (She laughed a bit, and thanked me when she clocked out later that evening.)

    Giving A Serious Address To The Address

    | Fargo, ND, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Employees

    (I am calling for a replacement gift card through a popular credit card company. The agent on the phone seems pleasant enough…)

    Agent: “May I please have your address?”

    Me: *gives address*

    Agent: “Do I add ‘th’ to the end of the number on the street?”

    Me: “Um, I guess.”

    Agent: “Do I abbreviate street to ‘St’ or do I spell out ‘street?'”

    Me: “You can just abbreviate.”

    Agent: “And it’s north, as in the direction ‘north?'”

    Me: “Yes.”

    Agent: “Do I put a comma after the city in which you reside?”

    (This goes on for several minutes, instructing her on how to add an address. I was a bit baffled the whole time but at least she was pleasant.)

    Pranks For The Heart Attack

    | London, England, UK | Bizarre/Silly, Coworkers

    (A girl from another department comes to my desk and hands me a slip of paper with an odd-looking phone number on it.)

    Coworker: “I don’t know how this man got put through to me, but he wanted to speak to you.”

    (After she leaves I dial the number, only to be pranked by one of those recorded abusive joke lines where the ‘person’ on the other end hurls insults and ‘won’t listen’ to anything you say. I figured out what it was soon enough, hung up and had a giggle. My coworker came around to my desk later that day:)

    Coworker: “Did you phone that man back? He said it was urgent!”

    Me: “No, it’s okay. I think I recognized the number and I think he actually wanted to talk to my boss, so I gave him the number to call instead.”

    (She turned pale, and then red, and I couldn’t stop laughing so I ended up confessing to her. Pranking the prankster!)

    The Hot Tub Is Alive!

    | CA, USA | Awesome Workers, Bizarre/Silly

    (It is early morning when a guest calls the front desk.)

    Guest: “Hey there. I was wondering if I could use the hot tub?”

    Me: “Well, it’s on a timer. I’ll have to get it started manually… IGOR!!”

    ‘Igor': “Yesh, marshter?”

    Me: “Activate… the steam converter!”

    ‘Igor': “Ooh… Yesh… right away! Hee hee hee…”

    Me: “Okay, sir, just give it a minute or two to warm up, and it’ll be ready.”

    Guest: “Great! Just so we’re clear… that was you doing both voices, right?”

    Me: “Yeah, I try to make things a little more fun around here.”

    Guest: “Awesome! Thank you!”


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