Category: Bad Behavior

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Not In The Telemarket For This Kind Of Thing

, | CA, USA | Bad Behavior, Employees, Technology

(I am at my parents’ place, waiting for a call to let me know that my mom is out of surgery. Because the cellphone reception is lousy at the house, I also give the doctors the landline number just in case. Sure enough, the landline rings around the time I’m expecting to hear from them, so I pick up.)

Me: “Hello?”

Telemarketer: “Hi, this is [Name] from Customer Service. Can you hear me?”

Me: “I… I’m sorry, who is—”

Telemarketer: “Okay, great! Did you know that…”

Me: “Are you f****** kidding me?!”

(I hung up. It turned out it was a recorded telemarketer message meant to trick me into thinking it was a live person. Goes to show that even if the phone number has your area code, don’t always trust it!)

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Failed The Name Game, Part 3

| Tampa, FL, USA | At The Checkout, Bad Behavior, Employees, Funny Names

(My older sister and I are out shopping. My first name is relatively normal, but my sister, whom my parents believed to be a boy right up until she popped out, was given the neutral name they’d intended for my ‘brother.’ Fortunately, she loves her goofy name, even when stuff like this happens.)

Me: *we’re waiting in line at checkout* “Okay, we have everything.”

Sister: “You’re sure?”

Me: “Yeah.”

Sister: “Because we both know who will have to come back and get anything we missed.” *hands her card and ID to the cashier*

Cashier: *condescendingly* “Sweetie, I’m going to need YOUR ID, not your daddy’s.”

Sister: “That IS me.”

Cashier: *stares at her as if she’s stupid* “‘Tyler’? I don’t think so, honey.”

Me: “No, seriously, that’s her name.”

Cashier: “Look, if you’re going to be lesbo, do it on your own time. For now, your real ID, or you’re kicked out. Understand?”

Sister: *pulls her driver’s license out with her full name AND very recent picture and shows it to her* “Isn’t it funny that my parents gave me a boy’s name? It’s almost like they spent nine months calling me that and then decided choosing a new one would take too much effort when I turned out to be a girl.”

Me: “Oh, right, that actually happened.”

(The cashier hurls the ID back at us as she slams our groceries through the scanner, thankfully being more gentle with the fragile stuff. She continues to glower at us the whole time and Tyler decided she has to get one final jab in as we left.)

Sister: “TYLER, over and out, Ashley, my friend! See you next week!”

(The look of rage on the cashier’s face was priceless.)

Related:
Failed The Name Game, Part 2
Failed The Name Game

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Not A-Custom-ed To That Explanation

| KS, USA | Bad Behavior, Coworkers

(This takes place at a potential job interview. Since this would be my first job if they hire me, I have asked for some clarification about what exactly the position is for. The woman I’m speaking with is very friendly explaining it, and then she says this gem.)

Female Employee: “What we specialize in is customer service. We serve the company to sell to their customers and to attempt to keep the customers happy so they’ll continue to be customers.”

Me: *thinking to myself* “So, why do they call it ‘customer’ service if the primary goal isn’t to serve the customer’s best interests?”

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The Definition Of The Word ‘Update’

| Springfield, MA, USA | Bad Behavior, Employees

(My friends have a dresser at the end of their hallway. On top of it was an unabridged dictionary, at least seven inches thick. This has been there at least 50 years.)

Door To Door Salesman: *holds up dictionary* “I have a free gift for you!”

Friend’s Mother: “Thanks!” *grabs dictionary, slams door*