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    Category: Bad Behavior

    Will Make It Up To You

    | Baltimore, MD, USA | Bad Behavior, Family & Kids, Health & Body

    (I work for a popular makeup company that provides free ‘make-unders’ to clients for special occasions and events. I work in a full sized boutique. I have a client in for a homecoming look. She looks about 16. Her mother is there with her as well.)

    Client: “This is such a cool job. I’d love to work here.”

    Me: “Well, how old are you? You have to be 18 to work here.”

    Client: “Darn! I’m 17 for another few months. So close.”

    Mother: “Anyway, honey, you need to get a REAL job. You’re better than being a makeup counter girl.”

    (I proceed to drop the brush I’m using because I was so surprised that someone would say that right in front of my face. Her daughter looked mortified and gave me an apologetic look. I go behind the counter and get an application.)

    Me: “Here, fill out this application. I’ll put in a good word for you when you turn 18.”

    The Day Just Got A Whole Lot More Crappy

    | PA, USA | Bad Behavior, Family & Kids, Movies & TV

    (A very popular family film has just opened, and a lot of parents are bringing in young children and babies. It’s causing a lot of problems, as the parents and children are leaving enormous messes in the theaters, including popcorn all over the floors, spilled drinks everywhere and even dirty diapers on the seats, which means the entire surrounding area must be sanitized for health reasons. As a result, most theaters aren’t clean enough to let other customers in until less than five minutes before the next scheduled show time. I’m working as an usher, tearing tickets and letting people into the theaters. I’m still waiting on the theater showing the family film to be clean enough to let people in. A huge family with about six young children, including a baby, is among the group waiting to be let in. Finally, I’m given the go-ahead to let people in. The father of the family confronts me as I tear his ticket.)

    Father: “That took too long! I’m half-tempted to demand a refund!”

    Me: “I’m sorry, but there have been a lot of young families leaving messes that need to be cleaned up. They just had to thoroughly sanitize half the theater, because several people left dirty diapers sitting on the seats.”

    Father: “Wait… so you’ll clean up if I leave my son’s diaper in the theater?”

    Me: *furious but trying to retain composure* “Please… don’t. I swear to god, don’t do it.”

    Sour About The Sign

    , | Australia | At The Checkout, Bad Behavior, Crazy Requests, Food & Drink

    (I work at a kebab store at a football stadium and have just put a sign up to let customers know we have no sour cream sauce left.)

    Customer: “I will have sour cream for the sauce.”

    Me: “Sorry, sir, we have no sour cream.” *points to the sign*

    Customer: *picks up the sign and throws it behind him and jumps on it* “Now I’ll have extra sour cream.”

    A Sudden Flood Of Laundry

    | NY, USA | Bad Behavior, Crazy Requests

    (I work as an attendant at a coin-op laundromat. It’s open 24 hours, but we only have staff inside from about 9 am – 4 pm most days. One of the services we offer is a drop-off laundry service where customers who do not want to wait around can drop off their laundry, and we will wash, dry and fold it for them for an extra charge. However, because staff is only on-hand until 4 pm, our policy is that any laundry that is dropped off after 2 pm will be done the next morning and be ready by noon. One day, it’s 4 pm and I’ve just locked up the office for the day, when suddenly a car screams into the lot and a young woman rushes out, carrying several huge canvas bags full of laundry.)

    Customer: *exasperated and out of breath* “Wait! Don’t close! I need you to do this laundry!”

    Me: “Okay.”

    (I re-open the office and begin to prepare a drop-off slip, assuming she wants me to do it the next day.)

    Customer: *dropping laundry in front of me* “I need this done within an hour.”

    Me: “Oh, I’m sorry. That’s going to be impossible today.”

    Customer: *shocked* “What? But I need this done in an hour!”

    Me: “I’m really sorry, but our office closed at 4. Any laundry dropped off after 2 has to be done the next day, because it can take a long time to get certain orders done. And your order looks quite large, so there’s no way I could get it done within an hour, anyways.”

    Customer: “Bull-s***! My washer and dryer at home could do all of this in a half hour!”

    Me: “I’m sorry, but I’ll have to disagree. You have a huge load of laundry.  It’d probably take me two hours or so to wash, dry and fold everything there. If I may ask, why not just do the laundry in your machines if they’d supposedly get it done so much quicker?”

    Customer: “You’re just lazy! You’re lazy! I don’t want to do my laundry. I want you to do it!”

    Me: “I’m sorry, but I already clocked out and the office closes at 4 pm. The policy is no orders after 2 pm can be done the same day. And I’m hardly lazy. I did a shift that was nearly 20 hours straight last week in order to work on a huge order from a local flood-zone. Then I came in for another 10 hours the next day to finish it.”

    Customer: “So you’re lazy AND a liar!”

    (The customer turns and storms off, inadvertently slipping on the floor and falling to her knees because she is stomping around haphazardly. She stands up, turns, and screams at me.)

    Customer: “Your lazy a** isn’t leaving until you scrub this flood! I just slipped on it because your lazy a** won’t clean it! I’ll have you fired if you don’t fix this!”

    (I had literally just mopped up about a half-hour earlier and gotten it very clean.)

    Me: “Okay.”

    (I mopped the floor a second time and put down a “Caution: Wet Floor” sign while she glared at me. She finally stormed out after unsuccessfully trying to get me to do her order again afterwards. I was finally able to leave an hour after closing. In that hour, she made no effort to do her own laundry, even though she needed it done ‘in an hour.’)

    No Gratitude Attitude

    | UK | Bad Behavior, Criminal/Illegal, Technology

    (I work at a sporting goods store. I go and check the changing rooms when I notice a smartphone sitting on the bench. I pick up the phone, figuring someone had set it down and forgotten it, and take it into the manager’s office. Ten minutes later, a customer comes up to me whilst I’m at the till.)

    Customer: “I left my phone in the changing room just now and I went back in and it’s gone. Have you seen anyone walk out with it?”

    (I know straight away the phone he’s on about, but need to play dumb so that he can identify it before I hand it to him.)

    Me: “I’ll check with the manager and see if it’s been left with us, sir. Would you be able to describe it to me so I know what to look for?”

    Customer: “It’s a white [Smartphone] and it’s in a green case. If you press the menu button the lock screen shows a Star Wars background.”

    (I go back into the office and pick up the phone, checking the background and sure enough, it’s a Star Wars one. I take it back out to the customer who snatches it from my hand.)

    Customer: “So you were planning on stealing it, then?”

    Me: *taken aback* “Steal it? No, sir, I found it in the changing room earlier and no-one was in the immediate area. I took it to the manager’s office to make sure no-one else picked it up and took it.”

    Customer: “I saw you go in there just after I came out and put it in your pocket. You were going to steal it and sell it, weren’t you?”

    Me: “Actually, sir, I’m quite offended by that. I would never consider stealing another’s property. I put it in my pocket so no-one else would try to collar me for it and claim it as theirs on my way to the office.”

    Customer: “I don’t believe you. I’d like to speak to your manager, please.”

    (I phone the manager who saw the whole thing on the office CCTV. She comes out to the till area.)

    Customer: “I think you need to reconsider who you hire to work in your store. This boy here just tried to steal my phone from the changing rooms. Lord knows what else he’s stolen from under your nose whilst he’s been here.”

    Manager: “Actually, sir, I saw the whole thing on the CCTV monitor I have in my office. He was routinely checking the changing rooms when he noticed your phone, unguarded, on the bench, and bought it straight to me to ensure no-one else would have the opportunity to take it instead. I also saw you leave the changing room a good ten minutes beforehand; you’re lucky the phone wasn’t taken by someone else in that time.”

    (The customer turns to me one last time before he leaves.)

    Customer: “If I find so much as ONE SCRATCH on this phone, you’re paying to have it repaired.”

    (The customer storms off and out of the store.)

    Manager: “I love the gratitude we get in retail when we help people who forget their stuff and make sure it isn’t stolen. You’re due your break anyway. Go and kick a bin or something whilst you’re at it.”

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