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    A Bad Response To The First Response

    | Westfield, IN, USA | Bad Behavior, Coworkers, Health & Body

    (I am talking to some customers while wearing my fire department sweatshirt. It’s not uniform compliant but it is a VERY cold winter.)

    Customer: “Are you a firefighter?”

    Me: “No, I’m—”

    Coworker: *interrupting* “No, she’s the EMT who waits outside for the firefighters who were stupid enough to run into a burning building!”

    Customers & Me: *shocked faces*

    (After the customers left I gave my coworker a ‘corrective interview’ about how first responders risk their lives to save others and should be shown the proper respect!)

    A Howler Of A Caller

    | KY, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Employees, Pets & Animals

    (I work as a receptionist at a hotel. A friend of mine was recently hired as a receptionist at the sister hotel across town, and I help train him. The first night my friend is working the night shift alone I decide to have some fun.)

    Receptionist: “Thank you for calling [Hotel]. My name is [Receptionist]. How may I help you?”

    Me: *in a stereotypical redneck accent* “Hey, do y’all accept pets?”

    Receptionist: “Yes, we do, sir. We are a very pet-friendly hotel.”

    Me: “Well, that’s good. Now let me ask you something. Are there any pets you won’t accept?”

    Receptionist: “Uh… badgers?”

    Me: “Okay, okay. Now I have a little bit of a situation. Let me see if you can help me out. Me and the missus, see, we’re really into that Eastern mysticism stuff. Now we went on a vacation to India and… and well, my wife died.”

    Receptionist: “Oh, no! I am so sorry, sir.”

    Me: “Oh, well now, that’s okay. But I appreciate it. Now see, my situation is that my wife got herself reincarnated as one of those howler monkeys. And now we’re goin’ on vacation, me and my wife, and I was wonderin’ if you could accommodate us, seein’ as how she’s a howler monkey?”

    Receptionist: “…”

    Me: *normal voice* “Hey, [Receptionist], this is [My Name].”

    Receptionist: “Oh, thank goodness! All I could think was ‘I can’t wait to tell you about this!’”

    A Memorable Transaction

    | England, UK | Bad Behavior, Employees, Liars/Scammers, Technology

    (We’re looking for a new digital camera. I find one I like and go to reserve it.)

    Salesperson: There is a deal today: when you buy this camera you can buy this 8 gigabyte memory card for only £14.99.

    Me: “No, thanks.”

    Salesperson: *a bit rudely* “You have to buy a memory card, or it won’t work.”

    Me: “Really, that’s okay, thank you. I know what I’m doing.”

    Salesperson: “How about you buy it and if you don’t like it you can return it?”

    Girlfriend: “Maybe we should buy it then, if we need it anyway?”

    Me: “Trust me; we don’t want that one.”

    Salesperson: “Suit yourself, then!”

    (The camera turns up just a few days later. When I go to collect it I see the same salesperson standing there. She motions her colleague, as if to ‘show off’ what she is going to do next.)

    Salesperson: “I remember you.” *hands me the camera* “It’s still not going to work if you don’t put a memory card in it.” *I can hear her coworker laughing at this point*

    Me: “Yeah. You see…” *I open the box* “I do know a little about cameras. and this…” *I pull a SDHC card out of my pocket* “…is not only double the size, not only two models faster, but it was also £5 cheaper than the one you tried to bully us into buying.”

    (The salesperson stood there for a few moments, with an open mouth, then rushed our transaction through in complete silence. When I got it home the memory card worked brilliantly, and it turned out the camera had an internal memory that wasn’t listed, meaning that she was completely lying about it needing a card in the first place.)

    Giving You The Ringaround Runaround

    | TN, USA | Crazy Requests, Employees, Extra Stupid

    (I walk up to the front counter of a hotel which is hosting a convention I’m going to. They aren’t busy and there are multiple employees there.)

    Me: “Hi, I’d like to get a room for tonight, please.”

    Employee: “Do you have a reservation?”

    Me: “Nope.”

    Employee: “Okay, we can’t get you a room here. Walk further into the lobby, turn down that hall, and at the end there is a red phone. You have to pick up the phone and call us from that.”

    Me: “What?”

    Employee: “You have to call us on the phone. We can’t give you a room at the desk.”

    Me: “So, I have to walk away from you, use your hotel’s phone to call you, who is currently standing right in front of me, to get a room.”

    Employee: “Yup!”

    (They really made me walk around the corner to call them to get a room. Most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. Haven’t been back.)

    When You Know Today Is Going To Just Sock

    | Manchester, NH, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Coworkers

    (My coworker is on a conference call, presses mute, and frantically comes out to me and says, very excitedly:)

    Coworker: “Dude! Oh my god! LOOK! I put on the right socks today even though I put them on in the dark!”

    (He is wiggling his black and yellow sock that says ‘Wednesday’ on it.)

    Me: “…it’s Thursday.”

    Coworker: *face drops* “Well… s***! At least they are socks, right?”


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