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    Enough To Make You Have Kittens

    | Bay Area, CA, USA | Employees, Food & Drink, Ignoring/Inattentive, Pets & Animals

    (I am preparing to bring two new kittens into my home. There is a particular brand of cat food I have come to trust with my previous cat, but it is not widely stocked. A friend recommends a local pet supply store to me. I look around the store and find the adult formula of the brand, but not the kitten formula.)

    Employee: “Can I help you?”

    Me: “Do you have a particular section where you keep the kitten food?”

    Employee: “No, it’s over with the rest of the cat food. See, this one is for both adult cats and kittens.”

    Me: “Okay. I was looking for [Brand] kitten food, but all I could find was the adult formula.”

    Employee: “Our buyer isn’t in today, but I could have him special order it for you.”

    Me: “Well, I already have a bag at home. I’m getting ready to get some new kittens, and I wanted to find a closer source for this brand. The only other stores I’ve found that carry it are several miles away. I was hoping to find a place that stocks it regularly.”

    Employee: “It looks like we don’t have any, but I can talk to our buyer about it.”

    Me: “Okay. Does that mean you’ll start stocking it regularly?”

    Employee: “Well, we can special order it for you and let you know when it comes in.”

    Me: “I have a bag at home already. I just wanted to find a regular source for it.”

    Employee: “Okay. Tell you what, give me your name and number, and I’ll talk to our buyer about it.”

    Me: “Thanks.” *gives information* “Remember, I already have some, so I don’t need more right now. I just want a source that stocks it when I need more.”

    (One week later, I get a message on my answering machine.)

    Employee: “This is [Employee] calling from [Pet Store]. The bag of [Brand] kitten food you ordered has arrived.”

    Let’s Hope It’s Canine Benign

    | Atlanta, GA, USA | Bosses & Owners, Coworkers, Extra Stupid, Health & Body, Pets & Animals, Top

    (The owner of the pet store I work at calls me into his office to listen to a recorded call.)

    Owner: “Are my employees idiotic?”

    Me: “Uh… what?”

    (The owner presses a button on computer and a recording starts.)

    Coworker: “Its a wonderful day at [Pet Store]. My name is [Name]. How may I help you?”

    Caller: “My dog has cancer. Do you guys recommend any special type of food?”

    Coworker: “OH MY GOD! WE HAVE THE CUTEST DOGS!”

    Customer: “My dog has cancer, you f***** a**-hole.”

    Coworker: “…oh.”

    (The owner stops the recording and looks at me.)

    Me: “That wasn’t me. I don’t even answer phones! I stay locked up in the kennel, away from humans!”

    Owner: “I know. You hear all the gossip they sprout when they’re back there. Are my floor people idiotic?”

    Me: “… yes.”

    Boneheaded

    | QLD, Australia | Employees, Extra Stupid, Pets & Animals

    (I don’t go to this pet store often, because the service is pretty bad. In the month since I was last there, they have changed the layout.)

    Me: “Excuse me, can you tell me where the rawhides are now?”

    Employee: “The what?”

    Me: “Rawhide bones. For dogs to chew.”

    Employee: “I don’t know what they are.”

    Me: “They’re rawhide that’s knotted at both ends, so it’s in the shape of a bone. They used to be on this wall right here, by the counter. I’m just wondering where in the store they are right now.”

    Employee: “No. We don’t have any. We’ve never sold anything like that here.”

    (I don’t want to argue, despite having bought rawhides there a month ago. I thank her and go to look at dog food, where I find an entire nine foot long display of many different kinds of rawhide bones. I gather an armful and bring them to the counter.)

    Me: *holds one up* “Rawhide bones.”

    Employee: “Oh.” *snorts*

    G-Farce

    | Norway | Pets & Animals

    (I’ve ordered a gerbil from a pet store, and it comes to pick it up.)

    Employee: “I’ll just put that in a cardboard box for you.”

    Me: “Not necessary, I’ve brought a transport box. Gerbils are extreme gnawers, and she’ll be out of that cardboard box within seconds.”

    Employee: “It’s never been a problem before. I’ll just put it in a box.”

    Me: “Okay, then, but I’ll but then cardboard box into my transport box, just to be safe.”

    (By the time we get to the counter 20 seconds later, sure enough, the gerbil is out of the cardboard.)

    Me: *points to the free gerbil* “See?”

    Employee: “That’s gotta be a super gerbil. I’ve never seen that before.”

    Me: “Well, now you know that this can happen, so maybe you should use cardboard boxes for your rodents.”

    Employee: “Nah, it’ll be fine.”

    (A few days later, I enter the same store, only to find the same employee and another searching through the store.)

    Me: *approaching the same employee* “What’s going on?”

    Employee: “We’re searching for a mouse. Someone called to put it on hold, and I put it under the counter… in a cardboard box.”

    To Thine Own Self Be Rude

    | Lincoln, NE, USA | Bigotry, Bosses & Owners

    (I am a female, as is my manager.)

    Manager: “You know, [my name], you really do a good job…”

    Me: “Well, thanks—”

    Manager: “…which is surprising, because I really don’t like women. They’re so needy and…I don’t know. They just suck. Don’t women suck?!”

    Me: “Um. I…suppose? I’m going to get back to work now.”

    Manager: “Oh, right. See what I mean? You’re so good at this job!”


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