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    Tip-Top Dancing

    | KY, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Coworkers, Theme Of The Month

    (I’ve always been oblivious to the people around me and hard to embarrass. Not in a bad way but I’ll frequently find myself dancing to music being played in a public place (like a grocery store) or making weird faces at my coworkers within clear view of customers. This happened as I was putting in an order for one of my tables. Note: the music in the restaurant was a mix of 80s and 90s pop – pretty much what I grew up listening to.)

    Coworker: “Hey! My table wants to ask you something.”

    Me: “Okay… What is it? Is it bad?”

    Coworker: “Just come over here.”

    Me: *to table of guests* “Hi! What can I do for you?”

    Table: “Hey! Yeah, we were wondering if you could do that dance you were just doing again?!”

    Me: “What?”

    Coworker: “Yeah, when you were putting in your tables’ order you were dancing to the song…”

    Me: “Oh!” *blushing* “Did it go like this…?”

    (I do a pared down version of what I think I was doing earlier.)

    Table: “Yeah! That was it! Thanks so much. That’s hilarious!”

    (They ended up leaving me a $5 tip with my coworker!)

    A Browsing Familiarity With The Law

    | NY, USA | Bad Behavior, Employees

    (My sister and I are tourists, and we are enjoying walking down a street and looking at all the high-end clothing stores, as we don’t have very much of that sort of thing in our town. Most of the store clerks are very polite, as we are clean-cut and relatively well dressed, until we walk into one particular store, and begin to look around.)

    Clerk: *approaching us* “Can I help you with anything?”

    Sister: “Oh, I was just looking at this belt here. The one with the snails on it?”

    Clerk: “Do you mean the belt with the escargot design?”

    Sister: “Yes?”

    Clerk: “Can I help you with anything ELSE?”

    Sister: “No, thank you. We’re just browsing.”

    Clerk: *huffs, and turns away, abruptly* “Well! I suppose that’s LEGAL.”

    The Wrong D Word

    | Montreal, QC, Canada | Employees, Family & Kids

    (I am at the reception office, updating my record. I’m 24.)

    Receptionist #1: “So, the person to call in case of emergency is still [Father] at [address]?”

    Me: “Hmm.. no. Can you keep the same address but change the name for [Mother]?”

    Receptionist #1: “Oh! Mrs. kicked out Mr.!”

    Me: *in shock* “Hum… no… It’s more like… he’s dead.”

    (Receptionist #2 turned her head to the first one, more in shock that I was. Needless to say, Receptionist #1 kept quiet for the rest of the procedure.)

    It Will Click For Him One Day

    | The Netherlands | Bosses & Owners, Ignoring/Inattentive, Technology

    (I’m a UI designer. I sketch wireframes of screens before they get implemented in our software. I’m just on my way out, when I run into my boss.)

    Boss: “Hey, still here? You know what’s funny?”

    Me: “I was just about to leave, but… tell me?”

    Boss: “You know that [Sales Rep] and I tend to work late, and sit here after office hours? We have discussions sometimes, you know, and we come up with the most funky things! Good things happen. You won’t believe it!”

    (This announcement is going nowhere, but I know my boss and just nod understandingly. He goes on to make his point:)

    Boss: “You know, just last evening, we were sitting here, and [Coworker] just showed us this software you designed, and it looked really good! It was really nice!”

    (I can’t believe Coworker has implemented the screens yet, as we have discussed the revisions only this morning and he is very strict in his work. Still, my boss keeps saying how ‘funky’ and ‘nice’ it was.)

    Me: “I cannot really believe [Coworker] has implemented them yet. But eh, maybe he started already… so… thanks for liking it.”

    Boss: “I can show it to you right away. He’s still in the office!” *runs off and taps [Coworker] on the shoulder*

    Boss: “Hey, [Coworker]! Show her the screens!”

    Coworker: “Those weren’t screens. Those were the sketched wireframes.”

    Boss: “But it was there and all… and you clicked it… you made it click! It clicked!”

    Coworker: “Really can’t be. Those were really only the wireframes.”

    Boss: “But it clicked…”

    Not His eBay Day

    | Sydney, NSW, Australia | Bad Behavior, Criminal/Illegal, Technology

    (My husband has been bidding on an item on eBay. He is in a bidding war with another user. He wins the auction and gets a confirmation email from the seller.)

    Husband: “I won that auction but have sent an email back refusing to pay for it and reported the seller to eBay.”

    Me: “Why? What happened? I thought you really wanted the item.”

    Husband: “He sent me the confirmation email but not from the right account. It was sent from the account of the guy that was bidding against me. The idiot not only scammed me but scammed himself out of a sale. I put it on his feedback, too…”


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