Category: Employees

Your Eyes Are Fine But The Hearing Is Another Matter

| WI, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Employees

(The other day I went to a well-known eye care and glasses store to get a check-up and new prescription for my eyesight. Since I came in on a Saturday afternoon for my appointment, the person in charge of fitting the lenses into frames was already heading home for the day, and I had to wait until Monday to come in to pick it up. I was fine with this, and told them I’d wait for their call so I’d know when to pick it up. Mid-Monday afternoon, I receive a call from them. Note: I am a young adult.)

Me: “Hello?”

Caller: “Hi, this is [Caller] from [Eye-Care Store]. Is your mom or dad there?”

Me: *confused, since my mobile phone was called* “…No?”

Caller: “Oh, well then, would you like me to call back and leave a message on the machine for them?”

Me: “Are you… calling about an eye doctor appointment?”

Caller: “No, I’m calling about a prescription pick-up for [My Name].”

Me: “That’s me.”

Caller: “Oh! Are you the mom?”

Me: *after a pause* “No, I am the twenty-year-old child.”

Caller: “Oh! I’m so sorry. When you first picked up, you sounded like a little girl!”

Me: “…”

(I ended up getting a good laugh about it and let them know I would pick up my prescription as soon as I could.)

Barely Coping-Hagen

| Copenhagen, Denmark | Bad Behavior, Employees, Tourists & Travel

(I’m Malaysian and as such do not need a visa to visit the UK for up to three-months. I’m checking in for my flight from Copenhagen to London, just to transit through, and the lady behind the desk is very insistent that I need a visa.)

Me: “I’m Malaysian, and we do not need a visa to visit the UK for not longer than three months.”

Agent: “Hold on; I’m checking.” *speaks angrily and rapidly in Danish to a fellow agent*

Me: “Excuse me, but a quick check online will show that I don’t need a visa.”

Agent: “Shut up.” *waves finger in my face* “Don’t you tell me what to do. Don’t YOU f****** tell ME what to do.”

(Not being able to afford to run the risk of missing this flight I kept quiet but inside I was absolutely furious. I filed a complaint with the airline but never heard anything back. I was eventually allowed to board my flight but I am certainly avoiding this carrier from now onwards.)

The Sub Is Sinking

| USA | Employees, Food & Drink

Me: “Can you add just a tad of barbeque sauce to my sub?”

Sour Faced Worker: *snatches sauce and proceeds to engulf my sub with it* “More?”

Me: “…”

(Always happens with her.)

Name Drain

| CA, USA | Employees, Extra Stupid

(I’m calling to cancel my department store credit card.)

Me: “I’d like to close my account, please.”

Agent: “Can I get your name, sir?”

Me: *gives name*

Agent: “Now, Mr. [My Name], to whom do I have the pleasure of speaking?”

Me: *face-palm*

They Saw The Light

| England, UK | Criminal/Illegal, Employees, Liars/Scammers, Technology

(I have been using the same garage for years; they give a good discount and are really flexible. There hasn’t been a problem until today.)

Mechanic: “Well, the car has failed the MOT.”

Me: “Oh great. What for?”

Mechanic: “Well, you had a bulb out on one side. If both sides were out it would be okay, but they need to be the same.”

Me: “Oh, okay, that is easily fixed. I will unplug one of the others.”

Mechanic: “Yeah, you could do that… Oh, it failed on light alignment. They have been fitted really poorly. Did you do it yourself?”

Me: “No, you guys did it.”

Mechanic: “Ah, okay. Give me one second.”

(I wait 15 minutes.)

Mechanic: “If you leave the car here it will be retested within the hour.”

Me: “Okay. How much for the retest?”

Mechanic: “Oh, I, err, don’t worry about that.”

(True to his word, the car was re-tested and even cleaned well before the hour was up and for free. I never got questioned about the lights again.)

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