Not Thinking Outside The Unboxed

| NY, USA | Employees, Lazy/Unhelpful, Popular, Trending

(I pop into a grocery store on my way home from work to pick up some cat food. I find the pet food aisle and the shelves are almost completely bare. There are just a handful of cat food cans, none of the brand I usually feed my cat. I go up to the nearest employee, who is standing next to the registers talking to the cashier, for help.)

Me: “Hi, can you tell me where all of the cat food is? The brand I want isn’t on the shelf. Are you guys moving the pet food to a different area?”

Employee: *giggling* “Oh, that’s all in the back room!”

Me: “Okay, well, can you go back and get me [Brand] in the smaller bag?”

Employee: *giggles again* “No, it’s all boxed up. We won’t be un-boxing them until tomorrow afternoon. You’ll have to come back.”

(By now I’m really annoyed as I just had used the last of the cat food this morning and cannot return home without more.)

Me: “I can’t come back; I’m all out!”

Employee: “Well, we’re not un-boxing it until tomorrow. You’ll just have to wait.”

(The lady then turns back to the cashier.)

Employee: “Can you believe this lady? Jeesh!”

(There was a man with his little girl lining up behind me, so I didn’t say what I really wanted to say. I was so mad I just stormed out and went to another location where they not only had the brand I wanted, but it was on sale!)

Payment Is Tiring

| Sweden | At The Checkout, Employees, Extra Stupid

(I am out just buying soda, nothing more, nothing less. The cashier scans the soda. However does not say how much I am supposed to pay, or even looks at me.)

Me: *takes the money and holds it for him, but he continues to stare at the distance* “Hey… money?”

Cashier: *glances at me, says nothing*

Me: “Do you want… payment?”

Cashier: “Uh, yeah.” *he takes the money, and then prints receipt* “Want this?”

Me: “Nah”

(He then waved me away with a gruff grunt.)

Shred Away The Romance

| Scottsdale, AZ, USA | Employees, Food & Drink, Love/Romance

(A friend and I are shopping for dinner when we ask an employee for help.)

Me: “Excuse me, where is the shredded parmesan cheese?”

Employee: “Right this way. If the two of you are planning a romantic wine and cheese night may I suggest a bottle of wine?”

Me: “Um, no, thanks.”

Friend: “I think he thought we were a couple.”

Me: “I’m more concerned he thought our wine and cheese night would be centered on shredded parmesan.”

Faith In Humanity, In A Box

| AK, USA | Popular, Trending

(The store I work at has a deli that is offering boxed Thanksgiving dinners and party platters made to order. I am alone for the holiday and see if there are smaller, personal-sized meals, and am told there are none.)

Deli Manager: “You know, we’re still doing the employee dinner in the break room. You can make yourself a plate and take it home!”

Me: “I guess that’s true. Thanks anyway!”

(The next day, I come in to work and find the deli manager looking around, a pink paper in her hands. She spots me and approaches.)

Deli Manager: “Hey, uh, sorry, but I just found out we’re not doing the employee dinner this year after all…”

Me: “Aw, that’s a shame… I was really looking forward to—”

Deli Manager: *handing me the paper, which turns out to be an order receipt* “So I took the liberty of ordering you a boxed dinner, on me.”

Me: “Wait. Wait, are you serious?!”

Deli Manager: *smiling* “We’ll have it ready for pick-up the day before Thanksgiving. Happy holidays!”

(According to the receipt, not ONLY did she buy me one of the family-sized boxed dinners, but she also bought me two party platters, a drink, and a bag of chips. She bought me so much food so I would have plenty of leftovers later, since I was low on savings that month!)

Verily Learn About Celery

| Aurora, CO, USA | Food & Drink, New Hires

(We had gotten a new cashier a few days prior, and she was still learning the ropes. Particularly the PLU codes for produce.)

New Hire: *holds up a celery* “Hey, [My Name], what’s this?”

Me: *looks over from my transaction with a customer* “4070.”

New Hire: “Okay but… What is it?”

Me: *stops and looks at her for a second* “…You don’t know what that is?”

New Hire: “No. Seriously, what is it? I’ve never seen anything like it before in my life.”

Me: *slowly* “That’s celery.”

New Hire: “Really? Huh… So that’s what celery looks like…”

(I’m still amazed how you can go 17 years of your life and never encounter celery before!)

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