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    | IN, USA | At The Checkout, Coworkers, Ignoring/Inattentive, Lazy/Unhelpful

    (It is my lunch break and I am doing some Christmas shopping at my store. I find a shirt for my mother that clearly has a orange sticker that says it’s $9. I go to the self check out and call my coworker over.)

    Me: “This shirt come up as $12, and the tag says $9. Can you please change it?”

    Coworker: “No. If it comes up as that price, then that’s how much it costs!”

    Me: “But it says clearly right here—”

    Coworker: “I don’t care what it is! Now, I have other stuff to do!”

    (It is super slow. Right now it’s just an elderly man and me at the self check out.)

    Me: “Just void out my whole order.”

    Coworker: “No! You scanned it, you are going to pay for it! Don’t make me call the boss!”

    (I walk away without paying and leave the stuff there for her to pick up. Later, I tell my other coworker, who is also a good friend, what happened.)

    Friend: “She always thinks that she’s better than every girl who comes in! She won’t say anything to me, just watch.”

    (We both go the self check out. The shirt I was going to buy my mom is still in a cart where we keep things guests don’t want. My friend grabs it and scans it, and calls my coworker over.)

    Friend: “Hey! This is supposed to be $9. See the tag?”

    Coworker: “Oh, of course! I will change it right away!”

    (The coworker changes it for him. She turns around, sees me, and smirks. I walk over and pay for the shirt.)

    Me: “Thanks, [Friend's Name]!”

    Coworker: “You are not allowed to do that!”

    Me: “I just did.”

    Intolerant To Lactose Intolerance

    | USA | Coworkers, Food & Drink, Health & Body

    (My coworkers and I are throwing a luncheon for a retiring manager. Everyone is enjoying the food except for me. I am severely lactose intolerant and therefore can only eat a few things that are set out, as the rest have some form of dairy in it. A coworker notices my plate of mostly raw veggies and a few rolls of ham.)

    Coworker: [My Name], is that all you’re going to have?”

    Me: “Well, most of the food has dairy in it, so…”

    Coworker: “Oh, yeah. That’s right. Hmmm, there’s gotta be more here that you can eat. What about this pasta salad?”

    Me: “No. That has cheese in it, too. Really, it’s okay. I love veggies anyway and I’m used to it.”

    Coworker: “Nonsense. This is a party and I want everyone to enjoy it! What about these pastries?”

    Me: “No, those probably have butter in the crusts. Some have cheese, I think.”

    (My coworker continues down the line holding up everything from roasted potatoes to even cheesecake. My other coworkers all start asking me what I can actually eat and what happens if I eat dairy, all of which is quite embarrassing. Finally my coworker gives up, but offers his final thoughts.)

    Coworker: “Well, I’d starve if I couldn’t have milk or cheese. You should at least have some dip for those veggies though. Your plate looks super depressing.”

    (My coworker takes a scoop of sour cream dip and dumps it onto my food, essentially ruining my chances of eating it.)

    Coworker: “There! Much better!”

    A Bad Time Can Be Saved By Rhyme

    , | Nashville, TN, USA | At The Checkout, Employees, Language & Words

    (After a rather long and stressful night that has put us both in a foul mood, my husband and I decide to go through a drive thru on the way home.)

    Employee On Speaker: “We have beef and chicken, which one are you pickin’?”

    (We couldn’t help but to burst out laughing. Whoever you are, random employee, you made a horrible night awesome!)

    Getting Owned By The Owner, Part 5

    | CA, USA | Bigotry, Bosses & Owners, Coworkers, New Hires

    (I own a sports memorabilia store. Although I’m in my mid-30s I could pass for 17 easily. I just returned from a two-week vacation and check in with the store. Behind the counter is the new hire I was told about while I was gone. We’ve never met before.)

    Me: “How’s it going? You must be—”

    New Hire: “The f*** do you want?”

    Me: “Excuse me?”

    New Hire: “You heard me. I see you f****** teenagers in here every day. I’m sick of it! You better get you’re a** outta this store.”

    Me: “First of all, never talk to a customer that way. And second, I’m not actually a teenager. I’m really—”

    New Hire: “Did I stutter? I don’t think I did. So turn your little smug a** around and leave before I call the owner. He’s a good friend of mine so he’ll side with me.”

    Me: “Go ahead. Call the owner.”

    New Hire: “You must think you’re hot s*** or something, daring me to do this. But, oh well. Your choice.”

    (While the new hire reaches for the phone and gets ready to dial, I nonchalantly pull my phone out of my pocket and place it on the counter facing him. He turns around with the phone to his ear shaking his head. Suddenly my phone rings on the counter. He looks down at my screen and sees his phone number pop up. All the color drains from his face as I pick it up and answer.)

    Me: “This is [My Name]. Guess what? You’re fired. Leave the property now.”

    (He practically sprints out of the store, so fast that I have to call him on his phone to tell him that he left all his belongings behind.)

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    Getting Carded Is A Lottery

    | KS, USA | At The Checkout, Employees

    (I’m at the gas station late at night with my sister. I decide to buy a lottery ticket.)

    Me: “Hi. I’d like [lottery ticket].”

    Employee: “Here you go!”

    Sister: *teasing* “Aren’t you going to card her?”

    Employee: *looks at me* “Do you want me to card you?”

    Me: “No. I don’t have my I.D.”

    Employee: “Alright! Enjoy your ticket!”

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