Category: Employees


The Answer Has Different Shades Of Black

| Glendale, AZ, USA | Employees

(I am calling the customer service line to ask a question about a product they were advertising.)

Me: “I’m calling about [Product]. Your web site says that it comes in black/yellow but the picture of the item looks like it has a little black, some yellow, and is mostly gray. Is that right or is it a bad picture?”

Rep: “Well the product is listed as black and yellow.”

Me: “Yes, I know that’s what your web site says but the picture looks gray. Is the main color black or gray?”

Rep: “Let me grab one and check.”

(A minute later…)

Rep: “The main color is light black.”

Me: “Light black is called gray.”


You And I Can Code A Bad Romance

| USA | Bizarre/Silly, Employees, Technology

(I am using Windows Tech Support online chat when my computer auto-restarted.)

Me: “I’m sorry, my computer restarted.”

Tech Support: “I thought I lost you!”



Explain It To Them Straight

| TX, USA | Criminal/Illegal, Employees, Ignoring & Inattentive, Transportation

(I’ve just run to the bank and am on my way back home, and am stopped by a red light. The way the road is set, the left lane must turn left, middle can take left or straight, and the right lane can go straight or right. I’m in the middle lane and go straight. As soon as I’ve gone under the light, a police officer comes up behind me and pulls me over. He asks for my license and proof of insurance, and I’m near tears with wondering what I’ve done.)

Officer: “Do you know what you did back there?”

Me: “No, sir, I really don’t.”

Officer: “You failed to indicate which direction you were going.”

Me: “Um …there isn’t an indication to go straight, though.”

Officer: *ignoring me* “You need to indicate in the future which direction you’re going to turn.”

Me: “Yeah, but only if you go left or right. I went straight.”

Officer: *still ignoring me* “I’m going to have to write you up for failure to use your blinker.”

Me: “Are you serious? You’re giving me a ticket because I didn’t use my blinker? You’re only supposed to use it if you go left or right. I went straight. There is no indication to go straight. The light was green. I went straight. I did nothing wrong.”

Officer: *writes ticket and hands it to me* “Next time, be sure to use your blinker. You could cause an accident.”

(I went to court on the set date to explain myself to the judge. The judge threw the ticket out and told the officer to stop writing stupid tickets. I still don’t think the officer understood why I was in the right.)


A Cystematic Fail

| CT, USA | Employees, Health & Body, Ignoring & Inattentive

(I’ve called my doctor’s office to reschedule my appointment. It’s been my third rescheduling due to car troubles and illness. While setting my appointment I ask to have a refill of my birth control sent to my pharmacy so I’d be able to get through now and my appointment. A few hours later I receive this call from the office.)

Nurse: “Hi, [My Name], we can’t give you a refill because you’ve skipped so many appointments. You’ll have to wait until you come in.”

Me: “I understand, but what will I do without my pills for two weeks?”

Nurse: *in a very condescending tone* “Well, sweetie, you’ll just have to learn to use condoms.”

Me: “Ma’am, are you a nurse?”

Nurse: “What does that have to do with anything?”

Me: *upset at her attitude* “Are you a nurse?”

Nurse: “You do not have to yell, but yes I am.”

Me: “Then if you look in my file you can see I’m on the pill for ovarian cysts. So tell me how condoms will help that?”

Nurse: “Okay… so where is your pharmacy?”


Calling For Police (Distr)Action

| Canada | At The Checkout, Employees, Ignoring & Inattentive

(I realize about 12:30 am that I am out of some essential items so I head off to the nearest 24-hour supermarket. As I pull in I notice two police cars parked out front, and a third one pulling in. They don’t appear to be in urgent mode so I go in. As I pass the bakery section I see that they have a guy pinned to the wall and cuffed. The situation seems to be under control so I do my shopping, and get in an unusually long line for the time of night. As I get to the one lone cashier:)

Cashier: “I apologise for the long wait.”

(I assume it is due to other staff having to leave their stations to deal with the situation.)

Me: “Yeah, must have been something, with all those police showing up!”

Cashier: *looks at me, confused* “What police?”

(She had a clear line of sight down to the bakery waiting area, so I have no idea how in our sleepy city, she missed probably the biggest action of the day in a nearly empty store. I don’t hold out much hope for her survival in a zombie apocalypse.)