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    Lutherans Have Changed Religion

    | GA, USA | Employees, Extra Stupid, Religion, Theme Of The Month

    (Back in the 1990s I was at the hospital registering for the upcoming birth of my baby. The nurse was asking me questions and completing a form on the computer. I’m not native to the USA.)

    Nurse: “Religion?”

    Me: “Pagan.”

    Nurse: “…What?”

    Me: “Pagan.”

    Nurse: “Pay what?”

    Me: “P-A-G-A-N, Pagan.”

    Nurse: “I don’t have that on my list. Is it like Lutheran?”

    Me: “No, not at all.”

    Nurse: “So, what’s your religion?”

    Me: “Pagan.”

    Nurse: “I don’t have that. What do you want me to list your religion as?”

    Me: “Pagan. Or whatever you like. ”

    Nurse: “So… Lutheran?”

    Me: *sighs* “Whatever…”

    Birthing New Stupid

    | RI, USA | Employees, Extra Stupid

    (I’ve recently gotten married and I took my husband’s name. I’m at the bank to update my name on my bank account. The teller goes through the standard questions, verifying my name and new address and then:)

    Teller: “And is your date of birth still the same?”

    (I just chuckle thinking she’s joking, until I notice she’s still staring expectantly at me.)

    Me: “Umm, yes, that hasn’t changed.”

    Price Checked Out

    | England, UK | Employees, Ignoring/Inattentive, Lazy/Unhelpful

    (I’m shopping with my young daughter in a high street shop; they are famous for having branded items for cheap, often last season or end of line goods.)

    Me: “Excuse me; do you know how much this is?”

    Floor Staff: “Does it not have a price on it?”

    Me: *I pause, thinking about all the sarcastic comments I could make* “No, it doesn’t.”

    Floor Staff: “Okay, well, if you take it downstairs you can get the customer services to price it.”

    (I look from the large box, to the push chair back to the large box.)

    Me: “I’m going to struggle on my own. Is there anyone that can help me?”

    Floor Staff: “Sorry.”

    (Undeterred, I thank her and manage to get in the lift, wait in line, and see customer services.)

    Me: “Can I get a price on this, please?”

    Customer Services: “Sure!”

    (She looks it over, scans the barcode, scans it again, then calls a manager.)

    Customer Services: “Sorry, it is not on the system. My manager said you can have it for £100.”

    Me: “What? That must be at least twice as expensive as the main dealer. No, thanks.”

    Customer Services: “Oh, okay then.” *suddenly sour* “Can you put it back where you got it from, then?”

    (Speechless, I turned and left.)

    An Order That’s All Gravy

    , | AB, Canada | Employees, Food & Drink, Ignoring/Inattentive

    (Poutine is a very popular fast food item in Canada. It’s French fries covered in gravy and cheese curds. This happened at a world-famous fast food chain shortly after they added poutine to their menu.)

    Me: “Oh, and could I get gravy on my French fries?”

    Clerk: “We don’t sell French fries with gravy.”

    Me: “Uh… could I get poutine without the cheese?”

    Clerk: “No problem!”

    Too Chicken To Order The Veggies

    | Houghton, NY, USA | Employees, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

    (My college fast food joint recently had a change in management. I am a vegetarian.)

    Cashier: “What can I get you?”

    Me: “Hi, can I have the veggie wrap?”

    Cashier: “Uh… I don’t think we have those.”

    Me: *surprised* “I’ve ordered them here before with no problem.”

    Cashier: “One moment.” *yells back to manager* “Can we make a veggie wrap?”

    Manager: *from back* “No! We only have a chicken wrap!”

    Cashier: *turns back to me* “Sorry, we don’t have those. I’m not sure why the previous owners were able to make one for you. We only have chicken wraps.”

    Me: “…Well, could I have a chicken wrap without the chicken?”

    Cashier: *wheels turning* “…Hey, [Manager], can we just do a chicken wrap without the chicken?”

    Manager: *silence* “Yeah, I guess we could do that!”

    Cashier: “Okay! What would you like on that?”

    (Every time I went there from then on, I had to specifically order ‘the chicken wrap without the chicken.’ Only ONE cashier in the next two years of me going to college there asked why I hadn’t just asked for a vegetable wrap.)

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