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    Addicted To Crack(ers)

    , | Chicago, IL, USA | Bad Behavior, Coworkers, Food & Drink

    (Our restaurant makes a snack for the bar that is similar to Cracker Jack. We tend to sneak tastes of it when it is being made. I had forgotten myself and was eating a giant handful of it when the chef who made it came around the corner and caught me.)

    Chef: “Hey, uh, what are you snacking on there?”

    Me: “Oh, I had some Cracker Jack in my pocket.”

    Chef: “Funny, it looks just like the bar snack I just made.”

    Me: “I know! That’s weird, right?”

    Doesn’t Get The ID-ea

    | Asheville, NC, USA | Criminal/Illegal, Employees

    (My boyfriend and I are staying at a hotel to visit my friend for his 22nd birthday. To celebrate, we have all gone down to the bar that is attached to the hotel and have ordered an alcoholic beverage of some sort.)

    Waiter: “All right, I’ll be right back with your drinks.”

    (The waiter begins to walk away when my friend calls him back to the table.)

    Friend: “Wait, don’t you want to see our IDs?”

    Waiter: “Oh! Uh. Sure? Oh! Happy birthday!”

    (Again, the waiter walks off, not even checking my ID or my boyfriend’s. He returns a few moments later with our drinks.)

    Waiter: “All right, your drink is free for your birthday. I never remember to check people’s IDs.” *he laughs and walks away*

    Me: “Did he really just admit that he doesn’t check ID? Isn’t that illegal?”

    Friend: “Yeah. Yeah, it is…”

    (To top it off, the next day I went to buy a lighter for my mom and the cashier panicked because she thought my boyfriend and I were sixteen!)

    Pray The Pineapple Fell Very Far From The Tree

    | Portsmouth, England, UK | Coworkers, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

    (I’m working behind the bar on a quiet afternoon with a member of staff who has been there a good few months by this point. I’m testing her on cocktail recipes to help her remember them whilst we have time, and she’s asking about various ingredients.)

    Coworker: “I don’t think I’d like that cocktail. It has pineapple juice in it and I don’t like apples.”

    Me: “…What?            ”

    Coworker: “Pineapple’s a type of apple, and I don’t like apples!”

    You’ve Been Blindly Designated

    | Oakland, CA, USA | Employees, Food & Drink, Health & Body, Ignoring/Inattentive

    (I have a medical condition that makes drinking alcohol potentially fatal. I’m also legally blind. I can see a little, but use a white cane for dark areas. My coworkers and I are celebrating the end of a long week at a bar.)

    Waitress: “And what can I get you, hun?”

    Me: “If I could just get a soda? I can’t drink booze.”

    Waitress: “It’s a two drink minimum.”

    Me: “Really, I can’t drink. At all. Just a soda, please.”

    (The waitress looks at me, my white cane, and my almost milk-white eyes.)

    Waitress: “Okay, so you’re the designated driver? Cool.”

    Sins Of The Father’s Son

    | UK | Bosses & Owners, Lazy/Unhelpful

    (I’ve been working at this bar for a couple of weeks. I haven’t met the owner yet, though I’m aware his extended family live in the area. A customer has ordered a couple of beers.)

    Customer: “I’m the owner’s son. Can you put them on his tab?”

    Me: “Um, I’m just going to go check that with my manager.”

    Customer: “What? Of course I’m the owner’s son. How could you not know that?”

    Me: *getting more suspicious, having heard about these kinds of scam before* “No, I’m going to go check.”

    (I go check with my manager, who is downstairs in the kitchen.)

    Me: “There’s a guy claiming to be the owner’s son.”

    Manager: “Is it?”

    Me: “How am I supposed to know?”

    Manager: “Yeah, it probably is. Just put it on the owner’s tab.”

    (I really hope no one else in the area realises they can get unlimited free drinks here as long as they aren’t served by my manager…)

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