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    | Dover, DE, USA | Bad Behavior, Health & Body, Ignoring/Inattentive, Lazy/Unhelpful

    (I’m 15 years old and am noticing that a mole I’ve had since birth on my stomach area is becoming red and inflamed and is extremely sensitive to the touch. I tell this to my mother, and she arranges a dermatologist appointment.)

    Doctor: *to me* “So, are you [Mom]?”

    Me: “No, I’m [My Name]. My mom just made the appointment.”

    Doctor: *nods* “Okay, then, what’s the problem?”

    Me: *lifting my shirt just enough to show the mole, which happens to be inflamed and red at the time of the appointment* “This mole on my stomach’s been really sensitive lately. It’s inflamed and red and just the fabric of my shirt moving against it hurts a lot.”

    Doctor: *pokes the mole* “Well, it doesn’t look like cancer.”

    (While I was relieved to later have a biopsy done and hear the results were cancer-free, I never really felt all that comfortable hearing the news from this doctor.)

    Two Difficult For Them

    | MA, USA | At The Checkout, Employees, Extra Stupid, Money

    (I’ve just handed the cashier, a teenaged girl who’s sitting on the counter and reaching around to scan items, a $10 and a $2 bill for my $11.75 in items.)

    Cashier #1: “I… What is this? It’s so cool! But what do I do with it? [Cashier #2], where do these go?”

    (She hands the other cashier the $2 bill.)

    Cashier #2: “I don’t know. Hey, [Cashier #3], are these real?”

    Cashier #3: “I don’t know. What the h*** is that? I don’t think it’s real.”

    Me: “…”

    Cashier #1: “I don’t know what to do. I’ll have to get a manager.”

    Me: “Okay…”

    (15 minutes later, the five of them decided to just put the $2 bill in the drawer for ones.)

    Sadly The Whine Will Dine

    | West Midlands, England, UK | At The Checkout, Bad Behavior, Employees, Theme Of The Month

    (The supermarket is unusually busy, with long queues at the tills. I only have a dozen items in my basket, and walk up to the shortest queue.)

    Cashier: *looking up at me* “Sorry, I’m closing this lane after this lady.”

    Me: “Oh, fine.”

    (I move to the next queue along. Another customer with a trolley full joins the short line.)

    Cashier: “Sorry, I’m closing this lane after this lady.”

    Customer: *whining, sighing, making a childish fuss* “Oh, but, oh please… I just … oh… please…”

    Cashier: “Okay. Go on, then…”

    (I hate it when whiners and complainers get special treatment. It’s a kick in the pants for polite, respectful customers!)

    Striking A Happy Medium

    | UK | Bizarre/Silly, Coworkers

    (One of my more senior coworkers has a well-known reputation for being particularly grumpy and offensive; however, we get on quite well. I’m being let in by the owner just as my coworker arrives.)

    Me: “Morning, [Owner].

    (My coworker brushes past me. In a very artificially bright voice I speak up.)

    Me: “Morning, Mr. Happy!”

    Coworker: *grunts*

    Me: “Nice to see you’re in such a good mood, Mr. Happy!”

    Coworker: *grunts again* “Coffee.”

    Me: “You’re going to be even more happy after coffee? How will we cope, Mr. Happy?”

    (My coworker and I hear a thump, and turn to see the owner has hit the floor due to her hysterical laughter.)

    Didn’t Drink This One Through

    | Auckland, New Zealand | At The Checkout, Employees, Food & Drink, Money

    (This particular sandwich restaurant has a $6 meal combo which includes a sandwich, small drink, and cookie. Separately, a sandwich and cookie come to $6.50. As a poor University student I’m trying to save money any way possible, so I usually get the combo. However, this day I already had a drink with me and didn’t need another one.)

    Me: “I’ll have the sandwich and a chocolate chip cookie please.”

    Cashier: “That comes to $6.50. Would you like to upgrade to the $6 combo and get a small drink for 50 cents less?”

    Me: “I only want the sandwich and cookie, but can I get the deal and just not have the drink?”

    Cashier: “No, you have to pay $6.50 if you’re not getting the drink.”

    Me: “Well, I’ll take the deal then and just ‘forget’ the cup.”

    Cashier: *getting frustrated* “No, you must take the cup and have a drink if you get the deal.”

    Me: “Fine. I’ll take the drink.”

    (The cashier hands me a small cup and straw.)

    Cashier: “That’s $6 please.”

    (Immediately after I paid I turned around and put the empty cup and straw in the bin next to me and walked off with the rest of my meal. He looked furious!)


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