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    Still Has A Movie’s Happy Ending

    | Harrington, DE, USA | Awesome Workers, Employees, Family & Kids, Movies & TV

    (I’m about 10 years old. Every Friday my dad and I have a movie night. He’s dropped me off at the rental store so I can pick out movies I like while he goes and orders the pizza. As I walk in, there’s a teenage employee putting videos into boxes.)

    Me: “What’re you doing?”

    Employee: “We’re closing down. [Competitor]‘s running us out of business.”

    Me: “What? That’s not fair. [Competitor] is full of jerks.”

    Employee: “I know, sweetie.”

    (The employee stops and stares at me for a moment as if trying to remember who I am, then gestures to the videos with her head.)

    Employee: “Tell you what. I see you and your dad in here all the time. How about you go pick out some movies and you can keep them? Since we’re closing down, we’d just end up giving them away, anyway.”

    Me: “Are you sure?”

    Employee: “Yep!”

    (To that nice girl, thanks! Although the tradition has ended, I still often watch some of the movies I had chosen to take home, and they’re always on my list of things to bring when I visit my dad.)

    Not Being A Cry-Baby

    | Sydney, NSW, Australia | Employees, Health & Body, Ignoring/Inattentive

    (My sister is 26, but looks much younger, and is pregnant and quickly approaching her due date. She’s married, but her husband travels a lot for work, is away, and won’t be home until the week before the baby is due. In light of this, I’ve been staying with her so she’s not on her own. A few days before her husband is due home she begins experiencing extreme pain, and I drive her to the emergency room.)

    Nurse #1: “Take a seat. Someone will be with you soon.”

    (We sit, and after a few minutes, my sister is in tears, and worried for the baby. I go and update the nurse on her condition, only to be dismissed.)

    Nurse #1: “She’s fine. We’ll get to you when we can.”

    Me: “I understand you’re busy, but my sister is really worried about the baby. Is there any chance it could be in danger? Could we please have someone come and examine her?”

    Nurse #1: “I’m a nurse. I know what I’m talking about. Go and sit down.”

    (I go, and after another half hour, go and speak to the nurse again.)

    Nurse #1: “Sit down. Someone will see you when they can. I know you two are used to getting whatever you want, but this is the emergency room. Unless it’s an emergency, you don’t get special treatment.”

    (I’m pretty furious at this point, but I hear my sister cry out in pain, so rush back to her side while the nurse rolls her eyes. An hour later, another nurse enters the emergency room, and sees my sister.)

    Nurse #2: “Oh, my god, has this girl been seen yet?”

    Nurse #1: “I haven’t had time to put her paperwork through, I’m sure she’s fine.”

    Me: “We’ve been here for an hour and a half. Please! Something could be wrong with the baby.”

    Nurse #2: “She’s been here for an hour and a half and you still don’t have her paperwork done? It takes five minutes, max! Come on, sweetie, let’s get you looked at.”

    (Nurse #2 and I help my sister to her feet, and help her move out of the emergency room, while Nurse #1 follows still insisting my sister is fine.)

    Nurse #2: “She’s just some uppity teenager who’s too dumb not to get pregnant. Now she’s using her stupid mistakes to make herself the centre of attention.”

    Me: “Not that it matters, but she’s 26! You would know that if you had actually looked at the paperwork you made us fill out!”

    Leave Your Baggage At Home

    | USA | Crazy Requests, Employees, Family & Kids, Ignoring/Inattentive

    (My sister is going grocery shopping with her husband and their two-year-old son. My sister is 24, but she looks like a teenager.)

    Store Employee: “Excuse me, but you can’t have your bag in here. You’ll have to leave it in the manager’s office.”

    Sister: “Um, well, I have my computer in my bag, and I don’t know the manager. I’m not going to just leave my stuff with some person I don’t know.”

    Store Employee: “Well, you can take out your computer; you just can’t have your bag in here.”

    Sister: “…Okay, then.”

    (She proceeds to empty the entire contents of the bag, including each diaper separately, and then hands over the empty bag.)

    Store Employee: “Uh… that’s okay. You can keep your bag this time.”

    Sister: “Yeah, I thought so.”

    (At this point, the manager, who had been watching, runs over to apologize.)

    Manager: “I’m sorry. I thought you guys were kids.”

    Sister’s Husband: “Uh, we have our two-year-old son, like, right here…”

    Trying To Be The Change You Want To See In The World

    | Canterbury, Kent, UK | At The Checkout, Employees, Extra Stupid, Math & Science, Money

    (I am at the till, paying for my goods. The bill comes to £10.02. I have a £20 note and some change.)

    Me: “Here you go.”

    (I hand over the £20 note and two penny coins, so I can get £10 change back. The cashier stares at the coins and then hands them back.)

    Cashier: “That’s too much, mate. Don’t need those.”

    (He puts the £20 note through the till before I can say anything and gives my £9.96 in coins. My wallet is bulging. Sighing, I put it away and start walking off only to hear…)

    Cashier: *to supervisor* “Can I get some more change? I’m running really low!”

    Half An Answer For Half A Dollar

    | DE, USA | At The Checkout, Employees, Extra Stupid, Money, Transportation

    (I’m driving downstate from my house to visit my parents, and I don’t have an EZ Pass so I have to actually stop for tolls. This is the 10th or so time I’ve gone this route, and so far nobody’s been able to answer a simple question. I know the answer, but I tend to be very paranoid when I’m going through tolls so I like to make sure I’m right.)

    Me: “I have a bit of an odd question that nobody’s been able to answer.”

    Toll Operator: “Yeah?”

    Me: *pulling out a 50-cent coin* “The 50-cent tolls, does it work just fine with a 50-cent coin?”

    Toll Operator: *takes the 50-cent coin from my hand, then hands me two quarters* “Problem solved!”

    Me: “But that doesn’t answer the question.”

    (The toll operator proceeded to ignore me, which prompted me to just go ahead on my trip.)


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