Employee, Phone Home

| OH, USA | Bosses & Owners, Lazy/Unhelpful

(It’s a slow day at work. Five of us are sitting by the back stairwell, just talking and killing time. One of the managers joins us, right as a coworker pulls her phone out. Management has stated that if you have your phone out, they’ll take it for the day and write you up.)

Me: “Hey, [Manager], [Coworker] has her phone out!”

Manager: *looks over at my coworker* “So she does.”

Me: “Aren’t you supposed to take it?”

Manager: *shrugs* “It’s not like we have anything else to do.”

(Half of us pulled our phones out. I ended up going home early.)


There Is Security In The Situation

| Melbourne, VIC, Australia | Awesome Workers, Bad Behavior

(I am 13 and have been diagnosed with ADD for a few years. I have forgotten to take my medication and end up taking a hoodie out of the store without paying for it. After realising this, I full on sprint back to the store to pay for it. The sensors didn’t go off when I walked out and when I arrive back the manager, a security guard, and the cashier are all standing at the entrance arguing.)

Manager: *to cashier* “You idiot! Why did you just let her walk out like that!” *looks at me* “That’s her!”

Security Guard: “All right, miss, if you’d come with me.”

Me: *confused* “I didn’t realise until I got to the bus stop. I just came back to pay for the hoodie.”

Manager: “As if! We don’t tolerate your kind here. If you truly intended to pay for it, why didn’t you pay for it with the rest of your items?”

Me: “It’s kinda hard to explain, but in short, I’m Attention Deficit and didn’t take my tablets.”

Security Guard: “Well, if you pay for it now, we can let you go. No charges. I had seen you running back here so that’s sorted.”

Manager: *tells Cashier to go back to register* “And why don’t I believe you? Like I said earlier, if you truly intended to pay for it, why didn’t you to begin with?”

Me: “Why would I–“

Security Guard: *obviously siding with me because I am a child and do seem to be sorry* “Just let her go. She can pay for it now and all will be forgotten. Why would she have come back if she didn’t mean to pay for it?”

Manager: “Fine then… I guess she can be let off, THIS time.”

Security Guard: “Don’t worry about it. Most people would’ve just walked off and never thought about it again.”

Me: “Thanks.”

(A moment of awkward silence…)

Me: “I’m gonna go buy this now.”

Security Guard: “You do that.”


Using The FF Word

| VA, USA | Employees, Health & Body, Ignoring & Inattentive

(I am shopping at a very popular lingerie store because there is a half-price promotion on my favorite underwear. I do not buy bras there, as they do not stock my size. I find what I want and go to the register to make my purchase.)

Me: “Just these, please.”

Cashier: “I see you’re buying underwear today. Would you like to find a matching bra?”

Me: “No, thank you.”

Cashier: “Are you sure? We can even do a fitting!”

Me: “No, I’m all set.”

Cashier: *suddenly aggressive* “It will only take a few minutes! You should get a bra.”

Me: “No, really, I’m not interested. I don’t need a new bra. Besides, this store doesn’t carry my size.”

Cashier: *rolls eyes dramatically* “Uh huh. Sure. We can find your size.”

Me: “What’s the largest size you have in stock?”

Cashier: *confidently* “40DDD.”

Me: “I wear an FF. So as I said, just the underwear, please.” *takes out credit card and holds it out expectantly*

Cashier: *after staring at my chest in silence for a few seconds* “Um, really? Where do you shop? Because let’s go measure you, I’m sure we fit your into OUR sizes. OUR sizes are different.”

Me: *nearly slams head on desk* “No! No, thank you. I was measured here last year, and was given a DDD. Your largest size. Five sizes too small. So I’m going to pass on buying something I know doesn’t fit.”

Cashier: *huffily* “Fine!”

(She snatches my card, processes the payment, and throws it back at me. Just as I’m leaving I hear her yell across the store to a new customer.)

Cashier: “You! You need a bra fitting!”

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