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    They Can Af-Ford The Answer

    | Jacksonville, FL, USA | Employees, Family & Kids, Movies & TV

    (I work as a camp counselor. This week is ‘Star Wars’ week, and I am doing a trivia games with the kids. All of the kids are 10-12 but one.)

    Me: “Okay… for 10 points, who can tell me the name of the actor who played Han Solo?”

    Five-Year-Old: *jumps up immediately* “INDIANA JONES!”

    Me: “Close enough!”

    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.)

    Sadly The Whine Will Dine

    | West Midlands, England, UK | At The Checkout, Bad Behavior, Employees, Theme Of The Month

    (The supermarket is unusually busy, with long queues at the tills. I only have a dozen items in my basket, and walk up to the shortest queue.)

    Cashier: *looking up at me* “Sorry, I’m closing this lane after this lady.”

    Me: “Oh, fine.”

    (I move to the next queue along. Another customer with a trolley full joins the short line.)

    Cashier: “Sorry, I’m closing this lane after this lady.”

    Customer: *whining, sighing, making a childish fuss* “Oh, but, oh please… I just … oh… please…”

    Cashier: “Okay. Go on, then…”

    (I hate it when whiners and complainers get special treatment. It’s a kick in the pants for polite, respectful customers!)

    Didn’t Drink This One Through

    | Auckland, New Zealand | At The Checkout, Employees, Food & Drink, Money

    (This particular sandwich restaurant has a $6 meal combo which includes a sandwich, small drink, and cookie. Separately, a sandwich and cookie come to $6.50. As a poor University student I’m trying to save money any way possible, so I usually get the combo. However, this day I already had a drink with me and didn’t need another one.)

    Me: “I’ll have the sandwich and a chocolate chip cookie please.”

    Cashier: “That comes to $6.50. Would you like to upgrade to the $6 combo and get a small drink for 50 cents less?”

    Me: “I only want the sandwich and cookie, but can I get the deal and just not have the drink?”

    Cashier: “No, you have to pay $6.50 if you’re not getting the drink.”

    Me: “Well, I’ll take the deal then and just ‘forget’ the cup.”

    Cashier: *getting frustrated* “No, you must take the cup and have a drink if you get the deal.”

    Me: “Fine. I’ll take the drink.”

    (The cashier hands me a small cup and straw.)

    Cashier: “That’s $6 please.”

    (Immediately after I paid I turned around and put the empty cup and straw in the bin next to me and walked off with the rest of my meal. He looked furious!)

    Ordered And Disordered

    | Stamford, CT, USA | Bad Behavior, Employees, Food & Drink, Ignoring/Inattentive, Lazy/Unhelpful

    (I ordered a pizza online from a rather well known pizza chain at about 10:15 pm. I am monitoring the progress of my order with their online ‘pizza tracker’ when it says my pizza has been delivered but I never received it. We have just had a big snowstorm here and the conditions are still pretty of slippery so I wait another 15-20 minutes before deciding to call and just get an update.)

    Me: “Yes, hi. I placed an online order about an hour ago and it is showing as delivered. I haven’t received it, so I just wanted to make sure it was just an error and see what time I should expect the delivery person?”

    Pizza Employee: “Conditions are slippery. Our drivers are running late.” *click*

    (I am a little put off but figure that I’m not the only one calling and they are probably tired. I wait until 11:15 and still no sign of the pizza. I call again, hoping to get another person who will be a little more helpful.)

    Me: “Hi, I called before about a pizza I ordered…”

    Pizza Employee: *yelling* “Roads are bad! Wait is 1 hour 40 minutes!”

    Me: “Yes, I know the roads about bad but I’m confused. My tracker says it was delivered and I am trying to figure out if it was accidentally delivered somewhere else or if it’s just because of the weather…”

    Pizza Employee: *with a palpable attitude* “Fine! Then we cancel your order!!”

    Me: “No, I didn’t say that. I don’t want to cancel it. I just want to know what is going on and when I should expect the delivery person. It’s almost 11:30 pm. Should I wait until midnight?”

    Pizza Employee: *click*

    (I am floored at how rude he is and decide to call back and actually cancel my order.)

    Me: “Hi. I just called and was HUNG UP ON while asking about the wait for my pizza. Please cancel my order. I will be writing to your corporate offices.”

    Different Pizza Employee: “Oh, okay.”

    (No apology for the other workers unacceptable behavior, nothing. The kicker? The poor delivery guy showed up with the pizza not five minutes later and it turned out they never were going to cancel my order, even though I asked them to!)

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