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    Sandwiched Between The Truth And The Law

    | Kirksville, MO, USA | Criminal/Illegal, Food & Drink

    (A customer who is also a police officer comes through the drive thru with an empty sandwich box and his receipt. We ran out of the double quarter boxes so we’ve been using regular quarter ones and placing a sticker on top to tell them apart. This customer has one of the regular boxes with a sticker. He states he was given the wrong sandwich and demands another one even though the receipt is for double quarter and the box is correct. I ask my manager.)

    Manager: “No. If the receipt and the box are both correct and they’ve already eaten the sandwich, I’m not going to just give him free food.”

    (I return to the customer.)

    Me: “I’m sorry, sir, but both the box and the receipt are for a double quarter pounder and multiple coworkers say they checked it, and it was correct before you ate it.”

    Police Officer: “Are you saying I’m a liar?”

    Me: “I’m not saying you’re a liar—”

    Police Officer: “Me? An officer of the law? You’re saying I’m lying just to get free food! This is ridiculous!”

    Me: “Sir, I didn’t say you’re a liar. I’m saying we can’t prove it was the wrong sandwich because the box is correct and you’ve already eaten the food.”

    Police Officer: “But you charged me for a double sandwich and gave me a single.”

    Me: “Except the box—”

    Police Officer: “I’m an officer of the law. Do you think I would just lie?! YOU CHARGED ME FOR THE WRONG SANDWICH.” *starts getting very confrontational*

    Me: “Which you ate. The box is for what you paid for. My coworkers double check the orders and make sure they’re correct. I’m not saying you’re a liar, but everything on our end says it is the right sandwich, and my manager has already said no.

    Police Officer: “What?! Are you kidding me? I want to speak to them immediately.”

    (I give up and go get my manager. She tries to reason with him for a good minute before I hear him yell something I can’t understand and he speeds off.)

    Manager: “He tried to pull Ferguson on me, saying we would have given him his food if it wasn’t for that shooting. I told him I didn’t know what I could do for him, but it wasn’t going to be a sandwich!”

    Not Booked For Stealing

    | NY, USA | Bad Behavior, Criminal/Illegal

    (In the store where I work, to prevent theft, a security alarm at the doors will go off if your items have not been scanned. At the same time, we’re never allowed to accuse someone of stealing. A woman walks through the doors to leave and the alarm sounds off and she comes to a halt, so I approach her.)

    Me: “Hi, ma’am. Sorry about that. Do you want me to go re-scan those to make sure the alarm won’t sound off when you walk out again?”

    Customer: “Oh, I think these might have accidentally fallen into my pockets. I’m sorry…”

    (She then pulled out two books from her coat pockets, handed them to me, turned, and walked out, leaving my coworker and me very confused.)

    Music With A Beautiful Ending

    | NM, USA | Criminal/Illegal, Liars & Scammers, Musical Mayhem

    (I’m a teenage girl and interning at the local music store my dad works at. As he is also a musician, he has many instruments (guitars, basses, drums, etc.) that he will occasionally leave in his car overnight. The night before this happens a guitar was stolen from his car. My dad describes it, and tells me to be on the lookout for it. As luck would have it, the thief brings it in to try to sell.)

    Thief: “I was wondering how much I could get for this guitar.”

    (I recognize the guitar.)

    Me: “Of course. Let me just look it up.”

    Thief: “Just hurry up. I’m really busy.”

    Me: “I’m having some trouble finding it. Let me just grab my dad. He knows more about this stuff.”

    (After I explain everything to him, my dad leads me back to the register.)

    Dad: “Sorry about that, sir. What did you want to do with this guitar?”

    Thief: “I wanted to know how much I could get for it.”

    Dad: *pretending to look something up* “Funny thing, that guitar is coming up as stolen.”

    Thief: *goes white* “That’s insane, my best friend gave this to me last night!”

    Dad: “Well, he can’t be a very good friend if you’re already trying to sell it.”

    Thief: “You’re crazy, man. I just want to sell this guitar.”

    Dad: “[My Name], go in the back and call the cops, would you?”

    (Before I could do anything the thief abandoned everything and ran out the door. My dad’s coworker called the cops, and they picked up the thief a few blocks away. The best part was that my dad got his fairly expensive guitar back!)

    Wasn’t So Chipper About Leaving

    | OH, USA | Criminal/Illegal, Food & Drink

    (I work as a sales associate at a store where vendors control some of our shelf layouts. One day a man working for the chip company comes in.)

    Me:“Hello, sir, do you need my manager?”

    Vendor #1: “No, I just came to reset your shelves. We just changed the layout.”

    (I don’t think anything of it and go back to work while the guy moved product around on the shelf. He left after about an hour. The next day another guy from the company comes in and begins stocking the shelves. After a while he calls out to me.)

    Vendor #2: “How come your chip aisle is so messed up?”

    Me: *confused* “One of your guys reset it.”

    Vendor #2: “This isn’t how they’re supposed look and I’m the only guy who works this area.”

    (The vendor reset the shelves and we later found out that an ex-employee kept his uniform and pretended to work at the company to steal chips.)

    An Attack On Common Sense

    | USA | Crazy Requests, Criminal/Illegal, Hotels & Lodging

    (A man and his wife and a bunch of teens check in. All day, the teens are running freely outside, even when it turns dark. Our part of the city is notorious for crime, and one of the teens nearly gets attacked by a mugger. Fortunately, she is unharmed. The man approaches me.)

    Man: “My daughter nearly got attacked outside! What are you going to do about it?”

    Me: “What do you want me to do about it?”

    Man: *throws hands up* “It’s all your fault! If you’d been watching her better–”

    Me: “Sir, I am NOT a babysitter.”

    Man: “You sure are! You’re responsible for all the guests here! And she’s a guest! What kind of place is this, that doesn’t care when their charges gets attacked!”

    Me: “I’m just a clerk. Now, would you like me to call the police for you?”

    Man: “Fine, whatever!”

    (I called the police. The policeman came and told him what I wanted to: that he was responsible. Later, the man wrote on a comment card complaining about me for not babysitting his kid!)

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