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    Can’t Drive The Sale

    | Orlando, FL, USA | Employees, Money, Tourists & Travel, Transportation

    (My family and I fly to Orlando for a week’s vacation. Our flight is delayed, and as a result, we don’t get to the car rental place until 10:00 at night. We are tired and hungry and just want to get our car so that we can go get settled in our hotel. The lineup for the rental counter is huge and takes forever. When it is finally our turn …)

    Me: “Here’s my confirmation number.”

    Employee: “I see that you rented a midsize car.”

    Me: “That’s right.”

    Employee: “But there’s four of you, and all your luggage. A midsize won’t be big enough.”

    Me: “It’ll be fine. Our car at home is no bigger than a midsize, and we got the airport with no problems. We were a little squished, but that was no big deal.”

    Employee: “You should get a full size car instead. You’ll be much more comfortable.”

    Me: “No, thanks.”

    Employee: “I REALLY think you should get a full size car instead.”

    Me: “NO, thanks.”

    Employee: “But—”

    Me: “Let me ask you this: are you offering to upgrade us for free?”

    Employee: “Um, no. A full size will cost you $x more per day.”

    Me: “That’s what I thought. Please just give us the midsize that I requested.”

    Employee: “Fine.”

    (That explained why the lineup was so long and slow!)

    Divorced From The Sale

    | AZ, USA | Employees, Family & Kids, Transportation

    (I take my car into the dealership I purchased it from for an oil change and a tire patch. It’s taking a while, and my two-year-old is getting antsy towards the end, so we begin to walk around outside. A salesman catches us.)

    Salesman: “What did you bring in for service today?”

    Me: “It’s [smaller, fuel efficient model].”

    Salesman: *noticing my daughter trotting around* “I see your family is growing. We should look into upgrading you to [SUV model]!”

    Me: “We’re actually getting smaller. Her dad walked out on us four months ago.”

    Salesman: *silent for half a minute, looking embarrassed* “What about [different model]? Still gives room to grow as your little one does!”

    (I was too flabbergasted to do more than nod and smile through the rest of his continued sales pitch until my car was mercifully finished. He was persistent, if nothing else. I’d never seen anyone be able to recover so seamlessly from shoving their own foot in their mouth!)

    Private Limo Or Bus(t)

    | Perth, WA, Australia | Employees, Transportation

    (I am catching the bus home from doing my shopping as I don’t have my license. As it’s the middle of the day there are few people who are catching the bus. I am the only one on the bus at the current time and sitting up front with the driver.)

    Driver: “You’re the only passenger left. It’s like you’re in a limo! A big green limo, but still a limo!”

    Needs To Police With More Drive

    | OH, USA | Employees, Ignoring/Inattentive, Transportation

    (My apartment is located next to a busy gas station, with a narrow access alley between their parking lot and my driveway. The city’s police station is located about a block from my house, at the other end of this access alley.)

    Officer: “Ma’am, you need to move your car. Being lazy isn’t an excuse for blocking traffic.”

    Me: “I’m sorry, sir, but I am not blocking traffic. My car is parked in—”

    Officer: “Ma’am, I need to be able to drive my car up and down this alley to respond to calls, and your car is impeding me.”

    Me: “Again, sir, my car is parked in my driveway.”

    Officer: “No, this is not parking for the gas station. This is an access alley. Gas station customers need to park in the gas station lot.”

    Me: “Sir, please look around. I live in this house -” *a giant, two story Victorian-style home* “- along with three other individuals. This is our driveway, where we park each day and night. Your access to the alley is, in fact, impeded by the delivery truck which is parked in the middle of the road.”

    (The officer looks at the delivery truck not five feet away from us and widens his eyes. Perhaps he thought it was parked in the station’s lot?)

    Officer: “Well, it’s fine today. But make sure that you don’t block the alley any more. It might interfere with a response to a call!!”

    You Have And Don’t Have Mail

    , | Germany | Lazy/Unhelpful, Transportation

    (I’m awaiting a parcel and usually, when I’m not home, I will just have to pick them up at a nearby store. However, this time it is returned to sender, so I call the delivery company.)

    Me: “Hi, I just wanted to ask you to send me my parcel again.”

    Call-Centre Agent: “Okay, why did you not receive it the first time?”

    Me: “Honestly, I’m not quite sure. I just got a note saying you neither found my doorbell nor my mailbox, so it was sent back.”

    Call-Centre Agent: “Okay, so what’s so weird about that note? Maybe you—”

    Me: “Let me stop you there. I found this note in my mailbox. Which you can only reach if you rang the doorbell first.”

    Call-Centre Agent: “…I have NO idea how they managed to mess that up. I’ll order your parcel to be sent again.”


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