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    Category: Language & Words

    They’re All Irresponsible For This

    | WA, Australia | Bizarre/Silly, Bosses & Owners, Coworkers, Language & Words, Technology

    (I work as a general staff member at a university. My department constantly has to liaise with the enrollment department to ensure both sides are up to date with all procedures. Colleague #1, in the enrollments department, and I are noted to be the youngest employees in the University as we are in our very early 20s. Both of our departments are very relaxed and good natured with each other.)

    Me: *walking in and seeing a manager in the enrollment team’s room* “Um, can I interrupt?”

    Manager: “Sure.”

    Me: “I need help. I am looking for a responsible adult.”

    (There is a short pause and the team and manager start laughing.)

    Manager: “Well, you’ve come to the wrong place.”

    Colleague #2: *still laughing* “Such a hopeless quest.”

    Colleague #3: “There is no one here that can help you then.”

    (Everyone starts to come down.)

    Me: “Oh, don’t worry. I am sure [Colleague #1] can help me.”

    Colleague #1: “Sure.”

    (Everyone starts laughing.)

    Colleague #2: “She’s the youngest here!”

    Manager: “It must be about technology.”

    Colleague #1: *with a big smile on her face* “How can I help you?”

    Me: “Oh, I just need help with this ‘interwebs’ thing.”

    (The manager is now cracking up.)

    Colleague #3: “See, it was a technology thing! I don’t even know what that is.”

    Colleague #4: “Interwebs? What is that?”

    Me: “Um, it’s another way to say Internet that will confuse people.”

    (There was a short bout of silence before Colleague #3 and #4 cracked up about the ‘interwebs’)

    Undeserving Of That Achievement

    | WI, USA | Language & Words

    (This is takes place during halftime of the homecoming football game, the biggest game of the season. The announcer is reading off the achievements of the homecoming candidates.)

    Announcer: “…and she also volunteers at [Charity], which raises money for undeserved neighborhoods.”

    Crowd: *gasps and snickers*

    Announcer:Underserved neighborhoods! That is underSERVED neighborhoods folks, not unDESERVED!”

    He Swore It Was On Aisle Three

    | Cordova, TN, USA | Bad Behavior, Employees, Language & Words

    (I am looking for something in the organic section. I am in the store at around 12:15 am. I walk up to a night stocker.)

    Me: “Can you tell me where to find organic coconut oil?”

    Him: “That mother-f***** is going to be on aisle three.”

    (I walked away dumbfounded, headed to aisle three, and finally found it on aisle five.)

    That Age-Old Taboo

    | CA, USA | Employees, Language & Words, Movies & TV

    (I’m autistic, and despite holding a customer service position, I’ve never been very good at conversing with people (I was hired primarily for my extensive knowledge of our products). After watching one of my coworkers easily strike up lively conversations with customers, I decide to try practicing my social skills with a customer who’s purchasing a DVD.)

    Me: “Oh! I really need to watch this one. I’ve heard it’s excellent.”

    Customer: “Yeah, it’s great! I first watched it back when I was, like, thirteen. I didn’t get most of the references back then.”

    Me: “You saw it when you were thirteen? Wow, I didn’t know it had been around that long!”

    (The customer was suddenly less enthusiastic for the rest of the transaction. I didn’t figure out what could have gone wrong until after he left. Then I decided it’d be best to stop practicing for the day.)

    A Disarming Calming

    | Austin, TX, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Coworkers, Language & Words

    (It’s a busy Friday night and our support staff is hitting a few snags. I am also easily frustrated.)

    Me: *ranting to no one in particular* “I don’t know what the f*** is wrong with the hosts tonight. I’m gonna choke-slam someone. Why isn’t this food going out? We can’t just… What the H***! Why is… ugh!”

    Coworker:Goosfrabaaaaaa. Shhh. Goosfraba.” *walks away and delivers an order to a table…*


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