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    Unwanted Consumer Advice

    | Australia | Bad Behavior, Employees, Food & Drink, Health & Body

    (I’m obviously pregnant with my second child and decide to pick up a drink while I’m out shopping. I’ve heard a lot of stories from friends about how strangers make inappropriate and hurtful comments on their parenting but have not as yet had that happen to me. I grab my drink when it’s ready and sit down.)

    Employee: *eating some food nearby* “You’re pregnant; you shouldn’t drink coffee.”

    Me: “Well, you’re fat so you should lay off the doughnuts. See how inappropriate it is to comment on what other people are consuming? So next time, don’t.”

    (I walked off without waiting for a reply, but hopefully she’ll think next time before she makes unnecessary and judgmental comments to strangers. The clincher? It wasn’t even coffee, it was a chai latte!)

    A Stupid Combo

    , | Toronto, ON, Canada | At The Checkout, Employees, Food & Drink, Ignoring/Inattentive

    Me: “[Burger] please, just on its own.”

    Server: “You want a combo?”

    Me: “No, on its own, please.”

    Server: “Not combo?”

    Me: “On its own.”

    Server: “You should get a combo, it’s cheaper.”

    Me: “Than just the burger?”

    Server: “No.”

    Me: “Just the burger please. Nothing else.”

    Server: *shrugs* “Okay, six dollars.”

    Me: “But it’s only $3.99.”

    Server: “Plus tax.”

    Me: “The tax shouldn’t be that much.”

    Server: “Sandwich and fries and drink plus tax, six dollars.”

    Me: “But I said no combo.”

    Server: “Yes, so fries and drink cost more.”

    Me: “But I only want the burger, no combo. No drink, no fries.”

    Server: “You want just the sandwich?”

    Me: “Yes.”

    Server: “No drink? No fries?”

    (She’s probably still trying to sell the combo to the space I was standing in.)

    Taking A Swipe At Technology

    | Lismore, NSW, Australia | At The Checkout, Employees, Technology

    (I have made a take-away order over the phone and have come in to pay for it.)

    Cashier: “Cash or card tonight?”

    Me: “Card, please.”

    (I had over my EFTPOS card, which the cashier swipes for me. ‘BAD SWIPE – SWIPE AGAIN’ appears on the screen.)

    Cashier: “Oh, come on, that was so not a bad swipe!”

    Me: “Sounds like you’ve been having a bad night?”

    Cashier: “You have no idea. This machine and I do not get along at all. I can never get it to do ANYTHING I need it to do. I hate it!”

    (I laugh and we continue with the transaction.)

    Cashier: “Would you like a receipt with that?”

    Me: “No, thanks.”

    Cashier: “Yeah, I wouldn’t want anything it had to offer me either if I were you.”

    Suffering From A Different Kind Of Hair-Loss

    | NJ, USA | Employees, Health & Body, Ignoring/Inattentive

    (I am blessed with soft, thick, luxurious hair that grows incredibly fast. I decide to start donating it every couple of years once it gets long enough, usually about to my lower back or thighs, or whenever I grow too frustrated with it. I go in to ‘harvest the crop’ and one of the girls tells me to come on over and sit down.)

    Stylist: “Okay, so what are we doing to it today?”

    Me: “Cut it short, but save the ponytail. I’m donating it.”

    Stylist: *somewhat perturbed* “Oh… that’s interesting.”

    (I’m not really paying attention while she’s cutting. I run a side business and am on my phone sorting out some orders until she’s done.)

    Stylist: “Finished!”

    Me: *looks up* “ACK! WHAT DID YOU DO?!”

    (My hair is now cropped up to my ears when I usually like it cut about to the nape of my neck. Even worse, I look down on the floor and all of my hard-grown hair is lying in tattered shreds and pieces all around the chair, utterly useless for cancer donation. I turned around, wild-eyed.)

    Me: “I was going to donate that! What the h*** did you do to it?!”

    Stylist: “I did exactly like you said; I cut it short. It’s a cute little pixie cut now!”

    Me: “Okay, one, I did NOT ask for a d*** pixie cut; it looks atrocious! Two, I asked you to cut it straight across and SAVE the PONYTAIL! I was donating it!”

    Stylist: “Okay, uh, eww! You know they just toss the hair out, right? Besides, this is so cute on you!”

    Me: “They don’t ‘toss it out,’ it goes to cancer patients! My niece ended up with the last ponytail I donated!”

    Stylist: “Well, your niece is officially gross and you obviously don’t care about your appearance. You need to pay for the cut now.”

    Me: “I’m not paying you for s***!”

    (One of the other women overhears the argument and brings the head stylist over, as well as the lady who usually cuts my hair.)

    Regular: “[My Name], I thought you were donating this week.”

    Me: “I WAS, before she did this to me.” *points at ridiculous haircut*

    Stylist: “Nobody donates hair! That’s f****** disgusting!”

    Regular: “Uh, SHE has, for the last two years!”

    Stylist: “Whatever, she still needs to pay for the cut.”

    Regular: “No, she doesn’t. You on the other hand, owe her an apology and you can officially excuse yourself for the rest of the week.”

    (She flipped me off instead and stormed out. I found out later that she was fired for throwing out ponytails of donated hair that other stylists had saved up for various organizations. A total of thirty-four donations wound up in the dump.)

    Wishing For Pun Tea-Total

    | KY, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Employees, Food & Drink, Theme Of The Month

    (I am in a tea store the other day checking out some white tea. The employee helping us was very nice and knowledgeable, but she made some AWFUL puns.)

    Employee: “So this tea used to be reserved for the Imperial Family of China. I guess you could say it’s… Royal-Tea!”

    Us: *groan*


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