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    An Overriding Sense Of Fashion

    | OH, USA | Awesome Workers, Employees, Food & Drink

    (I go to a clothing store often enough that most employees know my face. I come in one day looking rough.)

    Employee: “Hey, girl, what’s got you down?”

    Me: “Got dumped this morning. Didn’t wanna be stuck home and miserable. Got any sales this week?”

    Employee: *hugs me* “Girl, you’ll find someone better. Here, let’s pick out a couple things.”

    (We went through different shirts, pants, and other things before I decide on a complete outfit. We head over to the register to check out.)

    Employee: “Your total is $17.”

    Me: “Wait… the shirt alone is over $20…”

    Employee: “Well, I did an override and gave it the clearance pricing.”

    Me: “What? Why?”

    Employee: “You got dumped, that’s why. Hey, go on over to [Chocolate Store] and buy yourself something good.”

    (I thank her and leave. I go back a couple weeks later with my new girlfriend. The same employee is working, and I wave.)

    Employee: “Hey- Oh my god, is she your girlfriend?”

    Me: “Huh? Oh, yeah. She’s been here a bit—”

    Employee: “See? I told you that you’d find someone better! Now, what are you two looking for?”

    (I’ve been back several times, and the same employee has been happy to see me.)

    Unsure How To Insure, Part 5

    | TX, USA | Employees, Extra Stupid

    (We left our insurance company for one month and are now going back to them with a slightly different policy. The insurance company needs proof of prior coverage from our previous insurer, which is them. But they can’t just get this from their records.)

    Me: “Let me see if I have this straight. You want me to call my previous insurer – which is you – and request that you fax me proof of my prior coverage… with you. I will then send that proof of prior coverage back to you to prove to you that we did in fact have coverage with you, 30 days ago.”

    Insurance Agent: “Yes, if you wouldn’t mind.”

    Me: “Mind? It’s awesome. I’ll be telling this story for years!”

    Related:
    Unsure How To Insure, Part 4
    Unsure How To Insure, Part 3
    Unsure How To Insure, Part 2

    The Longest Year

    | Orlando, FL, USA | Employees, Geography

    (My parents in America for their honeymoon, and decide to go to the adult only part of a well known theme park.)

    Attendant: “I just need to see some ID.”

    (My mother proceeds to pull out her passport and show the attendant her date of birth.)

    Attendant: “I’m sorry ma’am you aren’t old enough for this attraction. You have to be 21.”

    Mother: “But I am 21.”

    Attendant: “No, you’re not. According to your passport you won’t be old enough for another few months.”

    Mother: “Oh, no, sorry. We’re from England, so the date is reversed. I am old enough.”

    Attendant: “I’m not stupid; you don’t really date that way over there.”

    Mother: “Yes, we do.”

    Attendant: “You’re not fooling anyone. You just want to get in here under age.”

    (At this point my father steps in and shows the attendant his passport.)

    Father: “In that case would you mind telling me which is the 30th month?”

    (The attendant went bright red, and quietly let them in.)

    A Browsing Familiarity With The Law

    | NY, USA | Bad Behavior, Employees

    (My sister and I are tourists, and we are enjoying walking down a street and looking at all the high-end clothing stores, as we don’t have very much of that sort of thing in our town. Most of the store clerks are very polite, as we are clean-cut and relatively well dressed, until we walk into one particular store, and begin to look around.)

    Clerk: *approaching us* “Can I help you with anything?”

    Sister: “Oh, I was just looking at this belt here. The one with the snails on it?”

    Clerk: “Do you mean the belt with the escargot design?”

    Sister: “Yes?”

    Clerk: “Can I help you with anything ELSE?”

    Sister: “No, thank you. We’re just browsing.”

    Clerk: *huffs, and turns away, abruptly* “Well! I suppose that’s LEGAL.”

    The Wrong D Word

    | Montreal, QC, Canada | Employees, Family & Kids

    (I am at the reception office, updating my record. I’m 24.)

    Receptionist #1: “So, the person to call in case of emergency is still [Father] at [address]?”

    Me: “Hmm.. no. Can you keep the same address but change the name for [Mother]?”

    Receptionist #1: “Oh! Mrs. kicked out Mr.!”

    Me: *in shock* “Hum… no… It’s more like… he’s dead.”

    (Receptionist #2 turned her head to the first one, more in shock that I was. Needless to say, Receptionist #1 kept quiet for the rest of the procedure.)


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