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Attention Detention

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(I work at the DMV. I’m easily the youngest employee working this day, and I am helping a middle aged man who is more or less ignoring me.)

Me: “You’re renewing your license today, sir?”

Customer: “Yes! I have to take a written test!”

(He mutters to himself and idly plays with his phone while I type.)

Me: “And your address is still [address]?”

Customer: “I already said I need to take a written test! Why are they letting a child work here?! Kids your age clearly cannot pay attention!”

Me: “Sir, I was asking if your address is still the same.”

Customer: *red faced* “Let me speak with your supervisor!”

(Her desk is right behind me, so she stands up and takes the two steps to be in my window.)

Customer: “This young girl is so rude! She offended me.”

Supervisor: “Try and pay attention when someone is speaking with you. And no cell phones out while at a window—state security policy.”

Customer: *gets even redder*