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    Location, Floatation, Location

    | IL, USA | Coworkers, Employees, Ignoring/Inattentive

    (I am a floating employee, which means I go to different regional locations and fill in when needed. I’m usually very good at tailoring my phone greeting to the correct location, until this particular incident…)

    Me: *answering the phone* “[Bank] at [Shopping Center]… That isn’t right… Ah, [Bank] on [Street]. No, wait… [Bank] at [Mall]. This is [My Name]. How can I help you?”

    (I hear laughter on the other end.)

    Caller: “[My Name], it’s [Coworker at a totally different branch]. Do you know where you are today?”

    Me: “No. Apparently I have no idea.”

    (Good thing it was a coworker with a sense of humor and not a customer!)

    There Will Be Bloodwork

    | ON, Canada | Employees, Health & Body, Ignoring/Inattentive

    (I have a severe aversion to getting bloodwork done. While I know it’s all in my head, I’ve managed to faint and have seizures several times. To make everyone’s life easier when I absolutely need bloodwork done, I make sure to tell whomever is doing it about the problem. USUALLY they find a way to work with me…)

    Me: *explains my problem with bloodwork* “It’d probably be best if I can lie down, if possible.”

    Male Nurse: “You’re a grown up. No one likes needles. You’ll be fine.”

    Me: “It’s more than that. I’ve had seizures…”

    Male Nurse: “Look, if anything happens, I’ll catch you. Okay?”

    Me: “Um… okay…”

    (Bloodwork begins. The next thing I remember is everything going black. I wake up on the floor.)

    Female Nurse: “Are you okay?!”

    Male Nurse: “She’s faking it. No one faints from having blood drawn! She just wanted to lie down. She even asked for a bed.”

    Female Nurse: “That’s WHY we have a bed.” *to me* “Sweetie, did you know this would happen?”

    Me: “I told him I’ve fainted and had seizures from bloodwork, and asked to lie down, so… Yes?”

    (Female Nurse helps me up, walks me to the room with a bed, and lies me down, leaving juice at the side table beside me. Once I’m okay to stand up again…)

    Female Nurse: “Do you want to try again?”

    Me: “Um… can you do it?”

    Female Nurse: “Sure. Don’t worry; he’s gone home for the day.”

    (I got my bloodwork done, lying down, and managed to not black out, though I still did get lightheaded. Thank you, nice lady nurse.)

    Needs To Readdress The Address Issue

    | Lebanon, NH, USA | Employees, Transportation

    (I get home from work to find a message on my answering machine that a delivery company has a package for me but they are missing information they need to deliver it. I call back.)

    Employee: “Yes, we have a package for you but the address is wrong. Can you give us your correct address so we can deliver it?”

    Me: *gives address*

    Employee: “No, we already have that address. That street doesn’t exist. What’s your actual address so we can deliver it?”

    Me: “It’s [Address]. The address is right on the package.”

    Employee: “No, that street doesn’t exist.”

    Me: “…Yes, it does.”

    Employee: “In [Town]? There’s no such street.”

    Me: “I’m pretty sure several hundred people live on this street. I’m on this street right now. It does exist. It’s right off [Other Street] off of [Main Road through town].”

    Employee: “Please just give me your real address.”

    Me: “It’s [Address].”

    Employee: “I don’t know what to tell you. I’ll give the driver your number and he’ll have to call you again tomorrow to find out where you actually live.”

    (The driver showed up the next morning and had no trouble finding me.)

    Having Beef With A Lack Of Chicken

    , | Mexico City, Mexico | Employees, Food & Drink

    (My parents and I have an order to go, receive it, and leave. Upon detecting something funny, we go back to complain.)

    Employee: “Was there something wrong with your order?”

    Dad: “Look at it, and you tell me.”

    Employee: *upon re-opening the wrapped burger clearly labeled ‘chicken teriyaki’’* “…There is no meat.”

    Bus Stop Flop

    | Stockholm, Sweden | Employees, Lazy/Unhelpful, Tourists & Travel

    (I’m a tourist in Stockholm, and have purchased a blue chipcard that lets me ride the subway for three days. After the third day, I need to get to my ferry, so I decide to buy one more single ticket. I’m in the little underground shop that sells single tickets.)

    Me: “Hello, can I have a single ticket, please?”

    Cashier: “Sure.” *rings me up*

    Me: “You need my blue card?”

    Cashier: “No.”

    Me: “Are you sure? The ticket needs to be on the card, right?”

    Cashier: “No. Here’s your receipt.”

    Me: “But how do I go through…?”

    Cashier: “Just go. The clerk will open the gate for you.”

    Me: “But I…” *sigh*

    (I go up to the clerk at the gates, and show him my receipt.)

    Me: “Can you put my ticket on my card?”

    Clerk: “Here you go.” *opens gate*

    Me: “That’s not what I needed…”

    Clerk: “GO!”

    (Confused, I proceed through the gate, no longer able to speak to him. I go on the subway and at my final stop, I get out. I approach the clerk at the subway gates.)

    Me: “Hi! I have my card, and this ticket. Can you transfer the ticket to my card?”

    Clerk: “Uh, no. Your receipt is your ticket.”

    Me: “I need to go on a bus from here. Can you please transfer it?”

    Clerk: “No. You can use the ticket on the bus.”

    Me: “All right. Where are the buses?”

    Clerk: “Go down to the subway platform and at the end are the bus stops.”

    (I followed his directions and found another exit at the far end of the platform. There was a stairway going down to a bus stop, but my number wasn’t listed, so I assumed it was somewhere else. I hesitated to go out because at that exit, there was no clerk on duty at the gate. Eventually, I went out, but there was no other bus stop. I ended up walking the last mile in the rain, along the roadside, with a heavy backpack on my back.)

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