Category: Bad Behavior


Needs To Give Them The Skinny On Healthy Bodies

| Paris, France | Bad Behavior, Coworkers, Food & Drink, Health & Body

(There has been a lot of changes at my office lately. I’m helping coworkers: we’re putting files into cardboard boxes, and then we move these boxes into a room. I’m a skinny 36-year-old female. Coworker #1 is a male in his early fifties. We’re tired and Coworker #2 arrives with croissants for everyone.)

Coworker #2: “Let’s have a break!”

(I’m very hungry so I grab a chocolate croissant and I start eating. Coworker #1 frowns.)

Coworker #1: “[My Name], you’re going to put on weight if you eat this!”

Me: “Uh… I’m skinny!”

Coworker #1: “No, you’re not skinny!”

Me: “Well, what’s wrong with eating?”

(I’m hoping that Coworker #3 is not going to enter the room now, as she’s a gorgeous plus-size 20-year-old girl who’s very nice with me and doesn’t do diets. I don’t want her to hear such stupid fat-shaming stuff!)

Coworker #1: “It’s easy to put on weight, you know! Be careful!”

Me: “I’m old enough to know what I’m eating, thank you very much!”

(Coworker #3 and I had another croissant together one hour later. It was delicious!)


There Is Security In The Situation

| Melbourne, VIC, Australia | Awesome Workers, Bad Behavior

(I am 13 and have been diagnosed with ADD for a few years. I have forgotten to take my medication and end up taking a hoodie out of the store without paying for it. After realising this, I full on sprint back to the store to pay for it. The sensors didn’t go off when I walked out and when I arrive back the manager, a security guard, and the cashier are all standing at the entrance arguing.)

Manager: *to cashier* “You idiot! Why did you just let her walk out like that!” *looks at me* “That’s her!”

Security Guard: “All right, miss, if you’d come with me.”

Me: *confused* “I didn’t realise until I got to the bus stop. I just came back to pay for the hoodie.”

Manager: “As if! We don’t tolerate your kind here. If you truly intended to pay for it, why didn’t you pay for it with the rest of your items?”

Me: “It’s kinda hard to explain, but in short, I’m Attention Deficit and didn’t take my tablets.”

Security Guard: “Well, if you pay for it now, we can let you go. No charges. I had seen you running back here so that’s sorted.”

Manager: *tells Cashier to go back to register* “And why don’t I believe you? Like I said earlier, if you truly intended to pay for it, why didn’t you to begin with?”

Me: “Why would I–“

Security Guard: *obviously siding with me because I am a child and do seem to be sorry* “Just let her go. She can pay for it now and all will be forgotten. Why would she have come back if she didn’t mean to pay for it?”

Manager: “Fine then… I guess she can be let off, THIS time.”

Security Guard: “Don’t worry about it. Most people would’ve just walked off and never thought about it again.”

Me: “Thanks.”

(A moment of awkward silence…)

Me: “I’m gonna go buy this now.”

Security Guard: “You do that.”


Managers Don’t Provide A Shoulder To Cry On

| USA | Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners

(We are participating in a very large statewide event, and are expecting roughly 10,000 visitors and all of us are dreading it. The manager for the station I am working at decides to give us a pep talk.)

Manager: “Remember, we are going to be packed today, so we need to keep things moving. We won’t tolerate any whining or crying today.”

Me: “Does that apply to employees too, or just visitors?”

Manager: “If you start whining or crying, all of us are leaving and you’ll have to manage the station yourself.”

Me: “Noted.”

(We all survived the day.)