Category: School


And This Person Works In A Museum?

| Leiden, The Netherlands | Leiden, The Netherlands | Employees, Ignoring & Inattentive, School

(I’m working for a tourist information where I am head of the group activities. One day, a customer from Belgium who comes back every year with her school asks me for a tour in one of our museums. They are only here for one day and will visit two museums and have a guided walk for the students. The museum of their choice is closed that particular day so I decided to e-mail another one.  In the mail I write about the school-classes from Belgium who are in town for one day and requests a guided tour for approximately 90 students. The answer I get back:)

Reply: “Thank you for your request. Wow, 90 students is a lot… All of our guides are university students and I’m not sure if I can have enough guides for that amount. It is better if we split the group and have them visit us in three groups spread over three days. Can you ask if the group can stay three days instead of one?”

Me: *head on desk*


The Jury Is Out On This One

| Sacramento, SC, USA | Politics, School

(I turned eighteen very early in my senior year of high school. Before I even turn 18 1/2, I am summoned for jury duty. While I understand how important it is every one serves, I’m still in school and my mom informs the court I can’t go. She has received their rejection of our response.)

Me: “How can they say I have to go?”

Mom: *sighs* “They said school is not a reason for excusal.”

Me: “Sure, college or something like that! Did you explain to them that it’s a government mandate that I go to high school?!”


A Brainy Comment

| AB, Canada | Bosses & Owners, Math & Science, School

(While pursuing my master’s, I’m working at a grocery store to make ends meet. One day I’m struggling to get a pallet jack working. The visiting regional manager is watching me, and growing frustrated. Finally, he decides to chew me out.)

Regional Manager: “Come on, you dumb s***. It’s just a tool. It’s not rocket science!”

Me: “I’m studying for my master’s in physics! ROCKET SCIENCE, I CAN DO!”

(Since I am having a rough day to begin with, my response is a little louder than he expects, and he is quite taken aback. But I must have had an effect because the next time he’s chewing someone out, this happens.)

Regional Manager: “Come on, this isn’t rock…” *trails off as he sees me* “THIS ISN’T BRAIN SURGERY!”


Time To Face The Music And Get Educated

| VA, USA | Employees, Musical Mayhem, School

(I am getting my hair cut, and the conversation turns toward my school work. I am a musician.)

Me: “Since I want to get my doctorate, I will be in school for nine or ten years once it’s all done.”

Hairdresser: “Wow, I didn’t know musicians had to be smart!”

(There was no more conversation.)


This Story Has Yet To Be Titled

| Mexico | Coworkers, School, Trigger Story

(Before finishing college I work at a cyber cafe for about a year pay. The isn’t that great, but the work hours are flexible and my boss is nice and laid-back, and it is overall a good environment. I remember the first time one of my Coworkers told me about the slow days right after the end of school year.)

Coworker: “So, work load is gonna be very light for the next couple weeks. You know because of summer vacations.”

Me: “Great! These past few days were awful.”

(The week before the summer lull, our work increased ten-fold because of final school work, teachers bringing us exams to transcript, lots and lots of printing and scanning, etc.)

Me: “Why only two weeks? Classes don’t commence until August, right?”

Coworker: “Because after ‘detoxing’ from the finals both students and teachers remember that they have no idea of what to do with their free time, so they come back to us.”

(We both had a good laugh at that and later we told our boss. He told my Coworker that he had been working there for too long and gave him vacation time.)


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