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    Doesn’t Have The Energy To Argue

    | South Yorkshire, England, UK | At The Checkout, Bosses & Owners, Food & Drink, Ignoring/Inattentive

    (A young customer comes to my till. I serve him, take his money, and he leaves. My supervisor comes over.)

    Supervisor: “[My Name], did you just serve that customer without asking for ID?”

    Me: “Well, yes. But—”

    Supervisor: “You know the rules, if the customer looks under 25 we have to ID, and he was clearly younger than that.”

    Me “But—”

    Supervisor: “You need to be more careful. You know both the store and you personally would have to pay a fine if you’re caught selling alcohol to minors?”

    Me: “I know that, but—”

    Supervisor: “I know you’re usually very thorough with IDs, but if I see you doing that again, I’m going to have to write you up. We can’t risk having our alcohol license removed.”

    Me: “[Supervisor]!”

    Supervisor: “Yes?”

    Me: “I didn’t ID him because he wasn’t buying alcohol. He was buying an energy drink.”

    Supervisor: “Oh.” *short pause* “Okay, keep up the good work.”

    The Customer Is Not Always Bright

    | GA, USA | Bosses & Owners, Extra Stupid

    (I am a clerk at a convenience store. The district manager just happens to be at the store today. We have had a lot of stupid customers. During a slow period I turn to him.)

    Me: “We need to install devices on the perimeter of the property that doesn’t allow people in unless they have an IQ of at least 70.”

    District Manager: “We can’t afford to lose all the business.”

    Taking The Free Shipping Option

    | OH, USA | Crazy Requests, Employees, Top

    (I’m purchasing coffee and a snack at a convenience store close to my house.)

    Clerk: “Was there anything else you wanted?”

    Me: “Some warmer weather would be nice.”

    Clerk: “We were told it is currently on backorder. We should be getting it in about three or four months.”

    Booze, You Lose

    | Seattle, WA, USA | Criminal/Illegal, Employees

    (I’m at a convenience store, down an aisle that has chips and beef jerky along one side and wine along the other. I’m debating over chips. I am very obviously no longer a teenager.)

    Cashier: “Hey!”

    Me: “Yes?”

    Cashier: “Hey! You! Get the f*** out of that aisle!”

    Me: “Excuse me?”

    Cashier: “Don’t you know it’s illegal for kids to go down the booze aisle?”

    Me: “One: no, it’s not. Two: I’m not a kid. I’m almost 30.”

    Cashier: “It’s illegal! I’m not losing my f****** job if some cop sees you.”

    Manager: *who has been right behind the cashier the whole time* “Actually, she’s right, and you’re right to worry about your job, but not because of her. Let’s go talk in the back.”

    (He still works there, but he gives me a death glare every time he sees me.)

    Security Insecurity

    | TN, USA | Coworkers, Criminal/Illegal, Extra Stupid

    (I work at a rural convenience store. Several other stores in a nearby town had been robbed during the overnight shift, and a new policy has been instituted in order to help identify thieves when they are caught. However, this will only work if the thieves don’t know about it, so we’re forbidden to tell the customers. I usually work third shift, but on this occasion I am covering second for a vacationing coworker.)

    Coworker: *to a customer* “…so, see, that way we’ll know they’re the ones who robbed us.”

    (The customer leaves.)

    Me: “Hey, dude, you’re not supposed to tell people that!”

    Coworker: “So? It’s not like I’m going to get robbed. They only rob the overnight.”

    Me: “[Coworker]! I might get robbed!”

    Coworker: “Oh, yeah…”

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