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    It’s The Small Things That Are Important

    | USA | At The Checkout, Employees, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink, Lazy/Unhelpful

    (I’m ordering at the concessions stand at my favorite movie theater. Their popcorn sizes have always been small, regular, and large, exactly as indicated on the menu board. Popcorn buckets of all three sizes are stacked behind the counter.)

    Me: “I’d like a small popcorn and a small coke, please.”

    Cashier: “We don’t have small popcorn.”

    Me: “I’m sorry?”

    Cashier: “We don’t have small popcorn.”

    Me: *points at the smallest bucket* “This is small popcorn. I’d like popcorn from a bucket this size, please.”

    Cashier: “We don’t have small popcorn. This is regular popcorn. We don’t have small popcorn.”

    Me: “Oh, I’m sorry. It’s always been small, regular, and large here. You should probably change the menu so people don’t get confused.”

    Cashier: *blank stare*

    Me: “Oh well. I’d like what used to be small popcorn. So, regular popcorn. From this bucket.” *points at the smallest bucket again*

    Cashier: “We don’t have small popcorn.”

    (This exchange goes on for a minute or two. I don’t know what to say anymore, so I reach over the counter, grab the bucket and hand it to the cashier.)

    Me: “Please fill this with popcorn and price me. I’d also like a small [Soda] with that.”

    Cashier: “But we don’t have small [Soda]…”

    Copy And Paste To A Whole New Dimension

    | West Chester, PA, USA | Bosses & Owners, Extra Stupid, Technology

    (My boss, wanting to have a demo to show that we can do things with the Oculus Rift comes in and talks with me for a few minutes.)

    Boss: “See if you can take the 3D models from [one project] and put them into [another project]. Experiment with that for a while.”

    (Apparently my boss thinks it’s hard to copy and paste!)

    That Training Went Right Down The Toilet

    , | MD, USA | Bosses & Owners, Coworkers, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink, New Hires

    (I have recently started working at a fast food restaurant and am still being trained to do various tasks. The coffee makers for both regular and decaf use pre-measured packets of coffee.)

    Manager: “Customers have been complaining that the decaf is too strong. Who made it?”

    Me: “I did. I put in two packets of coffee like [Coworker] taught me to.”

    Coworker: “I never told you to do that! The coffee is pre-measured. You just pour one packet into the filter.”

    Me:” No, I’m pretty sure you said two…. Oh, wait, I think I’m confusing coffee with toilet cleaner.”

    (They still let me work there, and I eventually got pretty good at my job!)

    Two Difficult For Them

    | MA, USA | At The Checkout, Employees, Extra Stupid, Money

    (I’ve just handed the cashier, a teenaged girl who’s sitting on the counter and reaching around to scan items, a $10 and a $2 bill for my $11.75 in items.)

    Cashier #1: “I… What is this? It’s so cool! But what do I do with it? [Cashier #2], where do these go?”

    (She hands the other cashier the $2 bill.)

    Cashier #2: “I don’t know. Hey, [Cashier #3], are these real?”

    Cashier #3: “I don’t know. What the h*** is that? I don’t think it’s real.”

    Me: “…”

    Cashier #1: “I don’t know what to do. I’ll have to get a manager.”

    Me: “Okay…”

    (15 minutes later, the five of them decided to just put the $2 bill in the drawer for ones.)

    What A Cry-Baby

    | Sydney, NSW, Australia | Coworkers, Extra Stupid, Health & Body

    (My manager asks me to work extra as a coworker is unable to come in.)

    Me: “Oh, is she okay?”

    Manager: “She’s upset, almost hysterical.”

    Me: “What? Why?”

    Manager: “She got her period.”

    Me: “Huh?”

    Manager: “You know how she’s trying for a baby?”

    Me: “Yes, but they only decided two weeks ago, didn’t they?”

    Manager: “Yes, well, her first son was conceived first try. Now she’s upset she might be sterile.”

    Me: “Doesn’t always work that way.”

    Manager: “Yep, but she refuses to listen.”

    (We had to put up with her crying for two months more before she ‘finally’ fell pregnant.)


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