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    Category: Extra Stupid

    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.)

    Not The Right Four-titude For Service

    | Brisbane, QLD, Australia | At The Checkout, Employees, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink, Math & Science

    (I am at a small takeaway store with my boyfriend getting dinner. We decide on our orders and it begins time for me to place my order.)

    Me: “Hi. How are you? Can I please get a small chips and eight cheesy nuggets?”

    Cashier: “I’m sorry. We only have packs of four nuggets.”

    Me: “Yes.”

    Cashier: “So, you can order four if you would like?”

    Me: “What’s four plus four?”

    Cashier: “Eight.”

    Me: “Correct! So I would like eight cheesy nuggets.”

    Cashier: “I can’t. I’m sorry.”

    (Giving up, I asked my boyfriend to order four so I could have the eight I wanted.)

    Intelligence Has Departed

    | Changi, Singapore | Employees, Extra Stupid, Tourists & Travel

    (I was born in Singapore but grew up in Australia and became a citizen. I fly to Singapore for a holiday and I am getting my passport checked out. In Australia, you don’t require a departure stamp in your Australian passport; instead, it has a chip that gets scanned. I did not know this at the time.)

    Me: *walks up to the booth* “Hello.”

    Clerk #1: *says nothing and starts looking through my passport* “Where is your stamp?”

    Me: “Sorry?”

    Clerk #1: “Were you born here?”

    Me: “Yes, but I—”

    Clerk #1: “Then where is the departure stamp? You’re supposed to have a departure stamp”

    Me: “… I don’t know?”

    Clerk #1: “You’re Asian right? Why don’t you have a departure stamp in your passport?”

    Me: “What does that have anything to do—”

    Clerk #1: “Why is there no stamp?”

    (At this point, another clerk walks over, looks at my passport and notices the problem.)

    Clerk #2: “[Clerk #1], in Australia, they don’t have departure stamps. They just scan because there’s a chip.”

    Clerk #1: “But she’s Asian! She’s supposed to have a departure stamp when she comes back to Singapore!”

    Me: “But I’m from Australia! My passport is Australian! It’s blue, not red!”

    Clerk #2: “She doesn’t NEED one! Just stamp her in and let her through!” *walks away*

    (Clerk #1 groans and stamps my card and slams it on the counter without saying anything.)

    Me: “Am I okay to go now?”

    Clerk #1: *throws his hands up and snaps at me* “What more do you want me to do?!”

    Me: *losing my patience and yelling* “Well you could’ve F****** TOLD ME you were F****** DONE!”

    BLT: Better Luck Tomorrow

    | Derry, NH, USA | At The Checkout, Employees, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

    Me: “Can I get a BLT on Italian herb bread, please”

    Worker: “Do you want anything on that, like lettuce or tomato?”


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