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    Showing Some Restraint While Shopping

    | NY, USA | Employees, Rude & Risque

    (My boyfriend and I are at a popular novelty store that sells certain… bedroom things. We have just picked up a set of restraints and go to the counter to purchase them.)

    Cashier #1: “Did you find everything all right today?”

    Me: “Yeah, thanks. We’re just getting these.” *sets the box on the counter*

    Cashier #1: *turns bright pink* “Uh, um, I’ll just, uh, let me get someone to take of that for you.”

    (He scrambles into the back, leaving my boyfriend and me to exchange a confused look. After a moment he returns with another cashier in tow. She takes one look at our purchase and turns on him.)

    Cashier #2: “Geez, dude, they’re just restraints! It’s not like they’re buying a vibrator or anything! How do you even work here?!”

    (He blushes and stammers an apology and disappears into the back of the store again. Meanwhile, my boyfriend and I are trying desperately to keep straight faces.)

    Cashier #2: *to us* “I can ring you folks out. I’m really sorry about that. I don’t know how he’s lasted this long here.”

    Boyfriend: *trying not to laugh* “No, that’s fine. Thanks for your help.”

    Me: “It’s a good thing we didn’t find a vibrator we liked. That poor kid probably would have died right then and there.”

    They Heard You Loud And Clear

    | Sydney, NSW, Australia | Lazy/Unhelpful, Musical Mayhem

    (There’s a fashion shop near where I work that blasts their music so loud that we get complaints from customers about the noise in our shop. I can only stand being in the actual shop for a few moments, so never shop in there. One day I go in and grab one of their feedback forms. I start filling it in and get to the complaints area asking if there is anything that I don’t like about the store. That’s when I notice they’ve added:)

    Complaints Form: “‘Music is too loud,’ is not an acceptable complaint.”

    A Sad Sign(ed) Of The Times

    , | NJ, USA | Bosses & Owners, Employees, Food & Drink, Money

    (We’ve been frequenting a certain branch of a national chain for our fast food fix because they were the only burger place in the entire area that still had a value menu with things for under a dollar. However, they were recently purchased as a ‘franchise,’ and in under a month the entire inside is renovated – after having been renovated less than a year before – and the cost of all the food goes up dramatically. I ask to speak to the manager to complain.)

    Me: *long spiel* “—it just doesn’t seem fair that every single time somewhere becomes a ‘franchise’, they instantly stop participating in every single national promotion, all the prices go through the roof, and inevitably the service goes down because they fire half the staff.”

    Manager: “Actually, sir, if you could hold on for one moment?”

    (He goes to one of the registers, prints out a strip of receipt paper, and writes “#47″ on it before handing it to me with the pen.)

    Manager: “Could you please sign this for me and list that you’re complaining about the prices, and how much they’ve gone up?”

    Me: “…number forty-seven?”

    Manager: “The new owner called a meeting of the shift managers yesterday and outright told us that he “doesn’t believe” all the complaints we’ve gotten lately. So we decided to start getting them in writing and signed. You’re the forty-seventh signature we’ve gotten in just over twenty-four hours.”

    (I have no idea whether or not this would help but I definitely signed my name!)

    Having A Bad Time Over The Good Food

    | USA | Bad Behavior, Employees, Food & Drink

    (I just got off work and I am at my cousin’s basketball tournament as her parents are out of town. I am hungry so I go get some food from the concession stand. When I go there is only a cooler full of drinks and a girl about sixteen standing there.)

    Me: “Do you guys have any food?”

    Girl: “We make it in the back. Everything on the menu!”

    Me: “Okay!” * looks at menu* “I will have a pulled pork sandwich, please.”

    Girl: “Sorry, we are all out.”

    Me: “That’s fine. I’ll take a Brat.”

    Girl: “Sorry, we are all out of that, too.”

    Me: “Hot dog?”

    Girl: “No, sorry.”

    Me: “Okay, how about a piece of pizza?”

    Girl: “No, sorry.”

    Me: “That’s fine, I will just have a [soda] and some popcorn, then.”

    Girl: *nods and gets me a [soda] and popcorn*

    Me: “Thank you.”

    (I start to walk when a another woman comes up and orders.)

    Woman: “I will have a pulled pork sandwich.”

    Girl: “Yeah, sure!” *goes and brings one out*

    Me: “Hey, I thought you didn’t have any!”

    Girl: “Oh, I am saving the good food for my home team.”

    (Just then, a man walks from the back.)

    Man: “No wonder we been so slow! That’s really stupid, [Girl]!” *to me* “Miss, I will get you one now.”

    (He gets me my sandwich and comes back.)

    Me: “How much?”

    Man: “It’s on the house.” *turns to girl* “You are grounded, young lady, and tonight we are going have a talk about how real life works.”

    Will Be Saying Bye Bye Baby In June

    | Edmonton, AB, Canada | Health & Body, Ignoring/Inattentive, Job Seekers

    (I am applying for a temporary office position. I am seven months pregnant and wearing an obvious maternity outfit. The interviewer is a young man.)

    Interviewer: “You do realize that this is only a temporary position.”

    Me: “Well, yes. I can only work until about the second week of June anyway.”

    Interviewer: “Why, what will be happening in June?”

    Me: *pointing down at abdomen*This is happening.”

    Interviewer: “Um, what?…”

    (I did eventually get through to him that I was pregnant, and I did get the job!)


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