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    Blazing A Trail For Alternative Lunch

    | CA, USA | Bosses & Owners, Food & Drink

    (It’s getting close to lunch time in the office that I’m working at and our manager is trying to decide where he should go to eat. I have become known for always having a bag of trail mix that I snack on while I’m working.)

    Manager: *after hearing a suggestion from a coworker* “Hmm, maybe. I’m not sure what I’d want from there though.”

    Me: “Well, maybe you could—”

    Manager: “Not you. Never you. All you do is walk outside and hold your arms out so the little critters can bring you nuts and berries!”

    The New White-Bread America

    | Cincinnati, OH, USA | Coworkers, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

    (I like to bake and I often make home-made bread. I like to make a loaf or two on the weekends and then I have bread for toast all week. I’ve done it for years. But at one office where I worked, I’d come in early and eat my toast in the employee lunch room and one coworker would force me into this conversation almost daily.)

    Coworker: “Where did you get that bread?”

    Me: “I made it.”

    Coworker: “Oh, do you have a bread machine?”

    Me: “Nope, made it without one.”

    Coworker: “That’s not possible. You HAVE TO have a bread machine to make bread.”

    Me: “How do you think your grandmother made bread before they invented bread machines?”

    Coworker: *deer in headlights look*

    (This went on over and over because she simply refused to believe it was possible for someone to make bread without using a bread machine.)

    Don’t Want To Cause A Latte Trouble

    | MA, USA | Bad Behavior, Coworkers, Food & Drink

    (I am the customer in this situation. My husband orders us each a caramel iced latte. He comes back to the car from the store. He has got his order right and mine is wrong. It was a small, hot coffee that wasn’t marked ‘caramel.’ I thought maybe they had given him someone else’s order by mistake and he was too nice to fix it, so I go back in with the drink and the receipt, that says two iced caramel lattes.)

    Me: “Hi, I’m sorry, but I think my husband got the wrong order? I just wanted to make sure I didn’t get someone else’s coffee.”

    Employee #1: “Uh… [Employee #2], what do I do?”

    Employee #2: “Make her the right drink this time! Jesus, [Employee #1], that’s the third time today. At least this one is nicer than the last guy.”

    Me: “I’m sorry. I didn’t want to cause trouble. Really.”

    (My new drink is made in record time, and I’m not charged extra for it.)

    Employee #1: “It’s okay. I’ve been here a month and I should know what I’m doing, but I’m still new and I still mess up. I just don’t want to get fired. Thank you for the tip. Seriously. Have a nice day, and I’m sorry I messed up your drink.”

    (All the change I brought into the store with me in case I had to purchase my drink again was put in the tip jar that the employees share, and both the employees thanked me profusely. Seriously, coffee shop workers need to be cut some slack!)

    She’s A Smart Cookie

    | Bloomington, IN, USA | Bad Behavior, Coworkers, Food & Drink

    (I’m working at a cookie shop with my coworker who is quite tall and shapely. Guys frequently flirt with her, which is what’s currently going on.)

    Coworker: “So are you interested in buying any cookies today?”

    Guy #1: “Nah, we don’t really eat cookies.”

    Coworker: “You could buy me a cookie!”

    Guy #2: “Hey, sure!”

    (The guys bought her a cookie, and she checked them out. After a little more flirting they went to leave. Turning to me, she counted down on her fingers. As soon as they were out of sight she put the cookie back in the case.)

    Not Quite The Toast Of Good Service

    | ON, Canada | Coworkers, Crazy Requests, Food & Drink

    (This interaction is with another employee, while I’m on toast duty during breakfast.)

    Associate: “Come on! We need more toast!”

    Me: “I’m putting them in as soon as you call them out. I can’t make it go faster!”

    Associate: “Yes, you can!”

    (She then turns the toaster onto the lightest setting so the bread comes out much, much faster.)

    Me: “But it’s not toasting them now… It’s just warming up the bread.”

    Associate: “So? You’re not eating it!”

    Me: “But the people who are eating it are paying for it!”


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