Category: Bigotry

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Doesn’t Understand The Modern Layout Of Society

| Atlanta, GA, USA | Bad Behavior, Bigotry, Bosses & Owners

(My manager is well-known for being passive-aggressive and for giving people he isn’t pleased with unpleasant assignments in place of actually talking to them about the issue. I’m well-known around the office for being devoutly religious in a very conservative sect.)

Coworker #1: “You must’ve ticked [Manager] off.”

Me: “Oh? Why?”

Coworker #1: “He’s assigned you to work with [Coworker #2] on book layouts. [Coworker #2] is hideously anal on those layouts. Not to mention, well, you know…”

Me: “Gay. Yes, I’d noticed.”

Coworker #1: *laughs* “Yeah. Good luck.”

(Fast forward six weeks: Coworker #2 and I are hitting it off and banging out the layouts in record time. Cue my manager glaring at me.)

Manager: “You seem to be doing well.”

Coworker #2: “Yeah, we are. It’s wonderful to finally work with someone who appreciates the amount of effort that goes into making these books look right. Do you know how hard it is to find someone who can take instruction and criticism without getting his panties in a wad?”

Manager: “And there hasn’t been any problems, with, uh… his religious beliefs?”

Coworker #2: *raises eyebrow* “Should there be?”

Manager: “Uh, no…” *wanders off*

Me: “Think we should explain to him that my brother’s gay?”

Coworker #2: “Nah, let the jerk stew.”

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Tipped Against His Favor

| USA | Bad Behavior, Bigotry, Employees

(I pop into a small cafe for a bite to eat. I have just volunteered at an animal shelter and am wearing old jeans and a sweatshirt. I sit down.)

Waiter: “Ugh, why’d someone like you have to sit in my section? You better leave me a tip!”

(He gave me the evil eye throughout my dinner. At the end of my meal I wrote a note that said: Here’s your tip — don’t immediately judge someone and insult them. I might be dressed like this but I’m actually a manager at Bank. Don’t be rude to your customers when they haven’t done anything to you. Enjoy your tip.)

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Has Some Magic Up Her Sleeves

| Newcastle, NSW, Australia | At The Checkout, Bigotry, Employees, Popular

(I am 23 years old but look very young and quite a girly girl.)

Me: “Hi, I’d like some Ultra Pro sleeves for Magic: The Gathering.”

Cashier: “What colour?”

Me: “Oh, I don’t know. Surprise me!”

Cashier: “What colour?”

Me: “I really don’t care. Pick one for me!”

Cashier: “I need to know what colour you want.”

Me: “I have no preference. I want you to surprise me.”

Cashier: “I still need to know what colour you want.”

(I’m starting to lose my patience now.)

Me: “All right, fine. Can I get clear?”

Cashier: “Sorry, we don’t have any clear ones.”

Me: “All right, then. Do you have any with Ajani on them?”

Cashier: “No, we don’t.”

Me: “Okay, how about white sleeves?”

Cashier: “Yeah, we got those.”

Me: “Sweet.”

(At this point I’m just fed up and want to leave the store. The cashier charges me for the cards.)

Cashier: “So if your boyfriend or whatever, decides he doesn’t like the sleeves—”

Me: “Um, these are for me.”

(The cashier looked utterly dumbfounded that someone like me could possibly be into Magic: The Gathering.)

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