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    Pizza Pie Meets Pizza Fry

    , | NJ, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Employees, Food & Drink

    Me: “Can I have two plain slices of pizza and a side of fries?”

    Waiter: “Sure.”

    (I wait. He comes back, but with two slices of pizza with fries on them.)

    Me: “Um…”

    Waiter: “Is something wrong?”

    Me: “I ordered two slices and fries.”

    Waiter: “Oh, my god, I’m sorry!”

    Me: “Don’t worry about it. Mistakes happen.”

    Waiter: “You sure?”

    Me: “I’m sure.”

    (I am only able to eat one because it was filling, but it did taste great. Now whenever I get the same waiter, he makes sure I want my pizza and fries separate.)

    Can’t Get The Transaction To Zip Along

    | Mexico City, Mexico | At The Checkout, Employees, Extra Stupid

    (I go to a sewing supply store to get a separating zipper. The store is not self-service; you have to ask for your items at the counter. There are displays on the wall behind the counter with examples of all the items they sell.)

    Me: “I’d like a separating zipper, please.”

    Clerk: *brings ordinary zipper, the kind joined at the bottom* “Here you are.”

    Me: “No, a separating zipper, please.”

    Clerk: “This one separates, see?” *pulls tab up and down to show me that it opens and closes*

    Me: *points at one of the zippers on the wall behind her* “I meant a zipper like that one.”

    Clerk: *turns to her coworker and asks wonderingly* “Do we sell those?”

    Leaning Towards Choosing Not To Help

    | Canada | Employees, Health & Body, Lazy/Unhelpful

    (We get shipments of product about once a week. They arrive in our store on wooden skids, with all of the boxes wrapped up in plastic. It is the driver’s/delivery guy’s responsibility to unload the boxes off the skid and take the wooden skid away since our small store has nowhere to store them or dispose of them. I am a short woman, working alone, and two skids arrive. I begin unpacking the first skid to speed things up while the driver gets the second one. He returns and simply stands there watching me lifting the heavy boxes off the six-foot high pile.)

    Driver: “Where do you want this second skid? You’re store is really small.”

    Me: “Well, if you help me unload this skid and take the wooden skid away we can put it here.”

    Driver: *after staring at me silently for a moment* “Ya, okay.”

    (We unload the skid together and he gets the second one into place. It is very poorly packed, with all of the heaviest boxes placed on top of the lighter ones, virtually crushing the bottom boxes and resulting in a very pronounced, worrisome lean.)

    Driver: “Okay, here’s the second one. See ya.”

    (Before I could ask where he was going he took off, leaving me alone to unpack the extremely unsafe mountain of boxes and find a place to store the wooden skid. Thanks for the help!)

    Snatched From The Jaws Of Death

    , | Battle Creek, MI, USA | Employees, Health & Body, Ignoring/Inattentive, Lazy/Unhelpful, Top

    (I have a very severe jaw infection. It has spread from my lower jaw to my upper jaw and down my throat. I can’t eat or sleep and I’ve scheduled an appointment with my dentist for over a week from now. A few days later, it’s become an emergency, so I call again.)

    Receptionist: “How can I help you?”

    Me: “Hi. This is [My Name] again. I have an appointment scheduled for next Wednesday, but it’s become an emergency. Do you have emergency openings or a cancellation or some way I can get in today?”

    Receptionist: “We’ll call you back after we look at the schedule.” *click*

    (Two hours go by. My pain has intensified and I’m crying from it. I decide to call again.)

    Me: “Hi, it’s [My Name] again. You said you’d call back and no one ever did. I can’t swallow at this point and it’s getting dangerous. Are you going to be able to get me in today or not?”

    Receptionist: “The doctor isn’t even in today. And the hygienist says she won’t prescribe you any pain medication because she thinks you’re just looking for drugs. Anyway, you have an appointment scheduled for next week. You’re not our top priority. Just wait until then.”

    Me: “You do know that a jaw infection can reach the brain and cause damage? And you know that it can cause blood poisoning, right?”

    Receptionist: “Well, we’re not going out of our way for you when you already have a scheduled appointment.” *click*

    (In a panic, I find another dentist office and walk in. I ask to see the dentist. They get me an x-ray, do an oral exam, get me a prescription for pain medication, and an appointment with an oral surgeon to remove the problem tooth. They said the infection was so bad, had it reached my blood stream, I could have died. They even go out of their way to make sure any medication I take is safe for breastfeeding my infant. About an hour after this appointment, I am happily on pain killers and the first dentist office calls back.)

    Receptionist: “Hi. We had a cancellation and can get you in on Monday. That’s the best we can do.”

    Me: “Just cancel my appointment. And all further appointments. I found a dentist that cares. They took better care of me than the office I’ve been going to for 20 years and potentially saved my life. While you’re cancelling those appointments, go ahead and transfer all of my records. We’re done here.” *click*

    Let The Bodies Hit The Door

    | FL, USA | Employees, Extra Stupid, Ignoring/Inattentive, Lazy/Unhelpful, Transportation

    (I work for a funeral home and picking up a deceased person at a nursing home. I pull around to the back door since most prefer we go in and out the back. The front and back entrances to this place are just opposite each other. No matter which you use, it’s the same lobby.)

    Employee: “You have to use the front entrance. Pull around to the front.”

    Me: “Are you sure? I am picking up an expired person and most places prefer we use the back.”

    Employee: “No…  Yes. You have to pull around.”

    (I move the van to the front entrance and re-enter.)

    Employee: “Oh… you can’t come in this way. You have to pull around the back.”

    Me: “I did that, ma’am. You told me to come this way.”

    Employee: “No, I didn’t. Anyway you have to pull around the back to the white gate.”

    Me: “Okay.”

    (I go out and moves the van back to the rear, and find the white gate. I am there for fifteen minutes trying to get in.)

    Me: *seeing a staff member* “Sir, can you let me in, please?”

    Staff Member: “What in the world are you doing here? You should come in the back.”

    (I explains the situation and the guy lets me in and leads me to the apartment I need, with much thanks from me. I arrive at apartment to find everything wrong that could be. The patient is 350 pounds and is laying on his bedroom floor.)

    Police Officer: “Are you here alone? We told that girl at the front desk that you guys would need a team for this one.”

    (This is normally a two man situation, but I have some experience and can handle it… so I do. Paperwork, body on gurney, and ready to go. The same employee from the front desk shows up.)

    Employee: “Why did you park by the white gate? You have to go out [random side door]!”

    (I move my van to the side door and get out of there. It took all my willpower to just leave with only the one body.)

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