Too Busy To Notice How Busy

| Brisbane, QLD, Australia | Employees, Ignoring & Inattentive, Lazy/Unhelpful

(I accompany my friend to have her eyebrows tattooed on at a small eyebrow shop in the suburbs. When we arrived there are two staff members, and my friend and I are the only customers. I know we will be there for some time so I try to take the opportunity to have my eyebrows shaped and tinted, which I had booked in for, while I wait for my friend. As the girl is tinting my eyebrows, I enquire about the cost and ask if she could also tint my eyelashes.)

Shop Girl: “No, you’ll have to make another booking to have your eyelashes tinted!”

Me: “Why? There is no one here and I thought I could get mine done while I wait for my friend as she is going to be over an hour having her eyebrows tattooed.”

Shop Girl: “We are too busy! You’ll have to make another booking!”

Me: *looking around the empty shop* “But there is no one else here.”

Shop Girl: *almost yelling* “We are TOO BUSY!”

Me: “Okay.”

(I sat there for another hour and in that time not one other customer walked in the door and the shop girl spent the entire time sitting behind the counter playing on her phone.)

Putting The ‘Y’ Into ‘Why Did I Hire You?’

| CA, USA | Employees, Language & Words

(One of my employees is on the phone:)

Employee: “Systolic… that’s “S” as in Sam, “Y” as in Wyoming…”

Divorced From The Sale

| AZ, USA | Employees, Family & Kids, Transportation

(I take my car into the dealership I purchased it from for an oil change and a tire patch. It’s taking a while, and my two-year-old is getting antsy towards the end, so we begin to walk around outside. A salesman catches us.)

Salesman: “What did you bring in for service today?”

Me: “It’s [smaller, fuel efficient model].”

Salesman: *noticing my daughter trotting around* “I see your family is growing. We should look into upgrading you to [SUV model]!”

Me: “We’re actually getting smaller. Her dad walked out on us four months ago.”

Salesman: *silent for half a minute, looking embarrassed* “What about [different model]? Still gives room to grow as your little one does!”

(I was too flabbergasted to do more than nod and smile through the rest of his continued sales pitch until my car was mercifully finished. He was persistent, if nothing else. I’d never seen anyone be able to recover so seamlessly from shoving their own foot in their mouth!)

Will Be Waiting For A Aisle

| USA | Employees, Lazy/Unhelpful

(I work at a grocery store as a cashier. One day as I’m walking towards the break room a customer stops me.)

Customer: “Excuse me, where is aisle seven located?”

Me: “Between aisles six and eight.”

Customer: “…”

Me: “…”

Customer: “…”

Me: “…”

Customer: “Thank you.” *walks away*