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    Bugging You Out Of The Bugs

    | Perth, WA, Australia | Bad Behavior, Employees, Money

    (I am in line at a bookstore, intending to purchase a large volume on the insects of Australia. With some other books, the whole purchase is well over $200. As I’m standing in line at the register to buy the books, I’m leafing through the insect book to see what it says. A clerk comes out of nowhere and scowls at me.)

    Clerk: “Please don’t mangle that book. It’s very expensive.”

    Me: “I’m not mangling it. I’m reading it.”

    Clerk: “We encourage browsing, but that book is very expensive. Please put it back and stop mangling it.”

    Me: “Well, I was going to buy it, but okay. I’ll put it back.”

    Clerk: “Wait, you’re buying it? Why didn’t you say so?”

    Me: “I thought that the fact I was standing in a line behind three people with my wallet out was clue enough. But I won’t be buying it now, because of your rudeness. I’ll buy it somewhere else. I hope you find another entomologist who likes a $150 scientific textbook on the local insects!”

    (I left the store. The last thing I saw was the bookstore manager coming over to the clerk with a VERY displeased look on his face.)

    I Am My Own Person

    | OK, USA | At The Checkout, Employees, Math & Science

    (I eat breakfast by myself at a local chain restaurant, and I have a coupon good for either $5 off two entrees and two beverages, or $2.50 off one entree and one beverage. I hand the cashier my check and the coupon. She scans the bar codes on each but looks puzzled after scanning the coupon. She scans it again and still looks puzzled.)

    Me: “Having problems?”

    Cashier: “Well, it keeps scanning for $2.50.”

    Me: “That’s fine. I’m just one person.”

    Cashier: *looking sheepish* “Oh. I knew that.”

    Bring The Whole Animal House With You

    | TX, USA | Awesome Customers, Pets & Animals

    (My family arrives at our local animal shelter that has a big glass front. I see the inside volunteers watching my family pile out, including my wife, my eight-year-old twins, and one-year-old daughter. Then their eyes lock on me carrying our dog, Rocky. Their gaze follows me the entire way up the walkway and as we enter the building.)

    Volunteer: “Can I help you folks with anything?”

    Wife: “Yes, ma’am. We would like to see your cats, please.”

    (She shows us to the cats and my kids go nuts trying to find the perfect cat. The whole while, Rocky is trying to break loose and the other volunteers are shooting hateful looks at me. Finally the kids settle on a young adult black cat. She is young enough that she won’t be cranky, but old enough that the baby won’t hurt her. The kids look at me and back away. I set Rocky down in front of the cat, Boo, and they seem to be okay with each other.)

    Me: “Okay, looks good to me. We’ll take her home!”

    (The volunteer helping us looks puzzled.)

    Volunteer: “Why did you bring your dog?”

    Me: “Why wouldn’t I? He lives in the house, too. Wouldn’t want to bring someone home he didn’t approve of as well.”

    Volunteer: “That’s brilliant! Sir, we all thought you brought him here to dump him, and for some reason brought your kids. Then we thought you were going to ‘trade’ him for a cat. Nobody has ever thought to bring their other pets in to make sure they get along with a new adoption.”

    (We brought Boo home, and after a short adjustment period she’s just as much a part of our family as Rocky is.)

    Has Pinot Comment

    | Auckland, New Zealand | Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners, Coworkers

    (I am taking registrations for a members-only conference when I receive the following email at 10 am:)

    Manager: *cc-ing in the company director* “[Customer] emailed you regarding his conference registration and has informed me you have not responded. Please explain why you have not responded and contact him immediately.”

    Me: *also cc-ing in the company director* “[Customer] emailed me at 8:17 pm last night. I did not respond because at that time I was at home, drinking a particularly good Pinot Noir and watching a movie. I did however respond to [Customer] at 7:37 am this morning. For your information my office hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday.”

    Manager: *no response*

    Company Director: *replying to all* “Pleased to see you at work early. What was the Pinot?”

    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.)


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