Category: Health & Body


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?”


High-Pressure Job

| Italy | Coworkers, Health & Body

(There’s a reorganization in progress at my company, which no one likes, and of which I’ve been openly critical. One morning I wake up with a terrible headache and find that the weather has changed during the night; in fact, it’s pouring. I take a painkiller and, some time later, I call in sick.)

Coworker: “Hello, this is [Company].”

Me: “Hi, it’s [My Name]. I’ll be coming to work late today. I’ve got a splitting headache.”

Coworker: “Oh, take it easy, poor thing. Must have been the change of the pressure…”

Me: “…or the pressure of the change.”


Someone Be The Voice Of Reason

| Surrey, England, UK | Bosses & Owners, Extra Stupid, Health & Body

(I woke up without my voice on a day off, so my mum makes my sister, who works in the same cinema as me, call into the office.)

Manager: “[Chain] at [Site]. [Manager] speaking.”

Sister: “Hi, [Manager], this is [Sister].”

Manager: “Hi, are you all right?”

Sister: “I’m fine, but [My Name] has lost her voice. She wants you to know that before her shift tomorrow.”

Manager: “Okay, well, get her to call tomorrow to let us know if that’s still the case.”

Sister: “Uh…”

Manager: “What?”

Sister: “How is she going to tell you if she’s still got no voice tomorrow?”


Blinded By All The Selfie Sticks

| Orlando, FL, USA | Employees, Health & Body, Ignoring & Inattentive

(I’m blind, and I walk with a long white cane. I am outside the entrance to a theme park waiting for my friend. I hear her call my name and start walking towards her and am stopped by a cast member.)

Cast Member: “You can’t bring that in with you. That thing is for your camera.”

(I am completely lost by her statement, I have nothing with me, and I don’t have a camera.)

Me: “I’m sorry, but what do you mean?”

(My friend walks over to join us as the cast member touches my cane.)

Cast Member: “This. It can’t come in the park; we don’t allow selfie-sticks.”

Friend: “My friend is blind, and that is a cane.”

(Apparently the look on the cast member’s face was pretty funny when she figured out her mistake.)

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