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Things Will Only Get Purse From Here

| WI, USA | Coworkers, Love/Romance, Rude & Risque

(I recently started my first job at a popular fast food chain. After clocking out of my third shift, I go into the back room to grab my things and find one of my coworkers digging through her purse.)

Coworker: “Ugh! I hate these things! I wish I could carry a wallet but my husband says they’re unladylike!”

Me: *without thinking* “Screw your husband!”

Coworker: *turns to look at me, deadpan* “Oh, believe me. I do.”

(She walked away as I began to wheeze with laughter.)

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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?”

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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.”

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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.)