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    An Explosive Realization

    | St George, UT, USA | Employees, Extra Stupid, Health & Body

    (I stopped at a local gas station one day to fill my truck up. Another patron is also filling up her vehicle in the next pump. I notice an employee checking the garbage next to the pumps. This doesn’t bother me at first, until I noticed a light cigarette in her hand. My mouth is agape at first but without hesitation, confronted her.)

    Me: “Excuse me? Are you kidding me right now?!”

    Employee: *she gives me the most confusing stare* “What?”

    Me: “You have a light cigarette in your hand, right next to the gas pumps! You’re not supposed to do that. It’s dangerous!”

    Employee: *just shrugs* “Sorry. Don’t worry, though. It’s okay. I’m not even near you, anyway.”

    Me: *I scoff and give a nervous chuckle* “Okay?! Death by second hand smoke is one thing lady, but death by second hand explosion is another!”

    Other Patron: *starts to giggle loudly*

    (The employee’s face was completely red as she went back to her smoking station on the side of the building, away from the pumps. As I finished filling up and drove away, the employee gave me the biggest glare. Needless to say, I never filled up at that particular gas station ever again.)

    Inject A Little Compassion

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

    (My roommate and I are both autistic and have extreme fear of needles. I pass out, but my roommate, unless he has something to hold on to, starts kicking and screaming. One day, he has to go on for surgery and I’m driving him.)

    Nurse: “[Roommate].”

    Me: “I’ll be there when you wake up. Do you have your stuffy?”

    (My roommate shows me a toy, and starts to follow the nurse to the room.)

    Nurse: *sees the toy* “What the–? Sir! You are 25! I don’t think you need that!”

    Roommate: “But! Ok, fine… Can [Roommate] come with me?”

    Nurse: “I don’t have time for this! You can do this! Now come on! We’re losing light!”

    (She pries the toy out of his hand and gives it to me. I’m a little nervous, as I know he can be wild when terrified. I start reading my book, and sure enough, I hear a ‘Code White’ which means aggressive patient. After a second, the same nurse comes running out.)

    Nurse: “[My Name]! [My Name]!”

    (I get up and run inside. My roommate has five nurses pinning him down, and he’s kicking and screaming.)

    Nurse: “Control him! He kicked half of us!”

    (I go over and start to soothe him. Once he’s calm, I give him his toy and stay by his side while they give him the needle. As they wheel him off, the nurse turns to me.)

    Nurse: “What is wrong with that guy? The second he saw the needle he freaked out.”

    Me: “He has an extreme fear of needles! It’s in his chart!”

    Nurse: “I thought he was just being a wimp!”

    (My friend’s surgery went very well and he made a full recovery. However, the nurses we’re quite inattentive and rude to us while we were there. When I had to have surgery on my ovary a month later, we went to another hospital, where they let him in with me for when I passed out.)

    A Very Therapeutic Solution

    | USA | Bad Behavior, Employees, Health & Body

    (I went through a rocky marriage. We tried couples therapy but it didn’t help. After we split up I kept seeing my 70-year-old therapist by myself.)

    Me: “I am totally depressed and I have been drinking way, way too much. If I am awake, I am drinking.”

    Doctor: “Are you under the influence of alcohol right now?”

    Me: “Absolutely.”

    Doctor: “You aren’t driving are you?”

    Me: “Of course not. I got a ride here from a friend. He’s waiting for me outside in the lobby.”

    Doctor: “You know what; I met with you and your wife many a time. She was an evil b****. I think it’s perfectly understandable if you fall off the wagon for a bit, just don’t wallow in it for too long. Now I know this is incredibly unethical, but screw it, I should already be retired years ago. I don’t care if I get fired. Let’s cut this session short, grab your friend in the waiting room, and let me buy you a drink.”

    (Best / worst therapist EVER!)

    There Will Be Blood… Everywhere

    , | USA | Health & Body, Ignoring/Inattentive

    (I work in a hospital laboratory as a lab scientist. Before testing some sample, you have to mix them. Every lab scientist has their own technique, but will put the tube in their hand and flick their wrists while inverting the tube. I’m across the lab when one of the other lab scientists (a late-20s male) squeals in a stereotypically girly manner.)

    Coworker: “Blood EVERYWHERE!”

    Me: “What did you do?”

    (I rush over there and see that there is, indeed, blood all over his lab coat and up the walls and across the floor. I also see a tube cap on the floor.)

    Coworker: *holds out the tube, which is capless* “Remember when we sent out the friendly reminder to all the nurses to make sure that they firmly cap all their tubes? Someone didn’t get the memo.”

    (Luckily, getting more blood at least didn’t mean stabbing the patient with a needle again, but just pulling it out of an indwelling line. But still. There was a lot of blood.)

    An Understanding Disability

    | Bristol, England, UK | Bosses & Owners, Coworkers, Crazy Requests, Health & Body

    (At my office there is a coworker who takes every opportunity to make out how he’s so much better than the rest of us and deserves ‘special’ privileges – which he doesn’t get because he’s also lazy. He’s notorious for complaining about anything another person has that he doesn’t. We are moving to a new office building where there is practically no car parking and all the staff have been informed. I’m disabled and have a permit that lets me use one of the disabled parking bays so I will be parking my car at the new place. He complains to the boss:)

    Coworker: “This is discrimination and I’m going to complain!”

    Manager: “About what?”

    Coworker: “About how my parking space is being taken away from me! I’ve got a parking spot here but not at the new building!”

    Manager: “Nobody has a parking space there. Heck, I don’t have a parking space there. We’ve all got to figure out how to get to work now. We’re all in the same boat.”

    Coworker: *pointing at me* “So why does SHE get a parking spot, then? This is discrimination!”

    Manager: “…She’s got disabled parking.”

    Coworker: “Then I demand it, too!”

    Manager: “Are you disabled?”

    Coworker: “No, but why does she get special treatment that I don’t get?”

    Manager: “…Because she’s disabled?”

    Coworker: “I DEMAND the same privileges!”

    Manager: “Then go get yourself in the same kind of car accident that smashed her up and we’ll talk.”

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