Category: Employees


You’ll Have The Devil To Pay, Part 2

| PA, USA | Employees, Religion

(I am at a local pharmacy.)

Cashier: *ringing me up* “Okay, ma’am, your total today comes to—” *pauses a moment and looks like a deer in the headlights* “$6.66…”

(I calmly gets my money to pay and the cashier finishes bagging my items, still looking like a deer in the headlights. Finally my receipt is being printed out.)

Cashier: “Do you, uh, want your receipt?”

Me: “Yes, please!”

Cashier: *takes receipt and crumples it into a ball and TOSSES it onto the counter* “Here you go.”

Me: *shocked* “Uh, thanks…” *takes receipt and straightens it out*

Cashier: “Don’t let the Devil get you!”

You’ll Have The Devil To Pay


Non-Emerging Emergency

| Phoenix, AZ, USA | Employees, Ignoring & Inattentive

(I am 14. My father is on a business trip in Canada for a week and I am staying with my mom. I have come back to my dad’s house about an hour before he is supposed to get there. My brother (12) and I have just walked in when we see that the house is a mess. Drawers are pulled out and on the floor, things are haphazardly thrown around, and utter chaos. I realize that we have been robbed, but I have no idea if the people are still in the house. I grab my brother and pull him outside, and then call the police.)

Dispatcher: “911, where is your emergency?”

Me: *gives them my address*

Dispatcher: “And what is the problem?”

Me: “I have just gotten home after not being at my house for a week and we have been robbed. I am here alone with my 12-year-old brother. I don’t know if there is someone still in the house but I don’t think so.”

Dispatcher: “Okay, transferring you to non-emergency services.”

(Then they said number for non-emergency services and hung up. My dad had gotten home by then so I told him what happened. He called the police again and told them that the thieves had taken two cars and they immediately send an officer. All in all, they stole around $20,000 worth of things. We did eventually get the cars back. The kicker? They sent me to non-emergency services because I said ‘I don’t think’ there is anyone in the house.)


That’s One For The Books

| AB, Canada | Employees

Me: “Can I get a book of stamps, please?”

(The clerk opens the drawer under the counter where they keep the stamps. She takes out a book of stamps…and another…and another…and another until every book of stamps in the drawer is on the counter.)

Clerk: “These are all we have. Is this enough for a whole book?”