Category: Family & Kids

Sweet Justice

| Sydney, NSW, Australia | Family & Kids, Liars & Scammers, Top

(I am a cashier ringing up a woman, her husband and their young son who is about seven. The woman is having trouble with her credit card, which is an obscure foreign card.)

Woman: “Ugh! I hate this store! I knew I shouldn’t have come here! Everyone here is just stupid! Their machines never let me use credit on my card! It’s just stupid.” *to her husband* “Why did you suggest we come here instead of [competitor]?! Everyone here is just useless!”

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am. I will certainly pass the message along to my superior. In the mean time, because it’s only $10.45, would you like to pay via cash?”

Woman: “No [son], you can’t have the stupid chocolate bar! I don’t know if I have enough bloody coins because of this stupid store!”

Boy: “But mummy, if you knew the card doesn’t work, why did we go here?”

Woman: *shuts up*

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Why Working Retail Isn’t A-pee-ling

| California, USA | Family & Kids, Health & Body

(It’s the holiday time and our store is very busy. There must be 40 people in the store, plus their children. One of the seasonal help comes up to me looking afraid.)

Coworker: “So, um… there was this women, and she um, she took her son over to a corner and well… she um had him pee in a bottle.”

Me: “As long as he didn’t pee on the merchandise, then I don’t care.”

Coworker: “What should we do? I mean, who does that?”

Me: *shrugs* “I don’t know!”

(I investigate, and sure enough there is pee all over the floor. We clean it up best we can, but people roll their strollers and walk right through it. This is not the first time kids have peed in our store, but at least it wasn’t a full diaper left under a rounder!)

Babysitting Him Earns You A Halo

| Cincinnati, OH, USA | Bad Behavior, Family & Kids

(I am ringing up a regular, who has brought her younger brother with her. This particular customer has spent a very large amount of money on both games and systems, and has a very large reserve list. Everything she buys is paid for with money that she earned herself.)

Me: “Would you like to reserve anything coming up?”

Regular: “Hmm… anything you could recommend?”

Me:Call of Duty, Hitman, maybe Halo 4?”

Regular’s Brother: “Eww, don’t get Halo!”

Regular: “I’ll go ahead and reserve Halo.”

Regular’s Brother:Halo is dumb!”

Me: “You want to put $5 down on Halo 4?”

Regular: “Yes, please!”

Regular’s Brother: “Why the h*** are you getting Halo?”

Me: “Will that be all?”

Regular’s Brother: “Don’t get Halo!”

Regular: *ignoring her brother* “Yup, that’s it!”

Me: “Your total is [total].”

Regular’s Brother: “I told you don’t get Halo! God, you are so freaking dumb! You’re just getting Halo 4 to play with your stupid boyfriend!”

(The regular hands me the money and then looks to her brother.)

Regular: “It’s my money! And don’t you even sass me! I’ll lock the Xbox in my room again!” *to me* “I’m sorry about the kid. I don’t know what his deal is!”

Me: “It’s no problem. You have a great day!”

Regular: “You have a good day, too!” *to her brother* “I’ll make sure dad knows that you were being a jerk today! You will be so grounded!”

(She grabs her brother by the arm and drags him out of the store, telling him off for his behavior all the way.)

Carting Her Off To Justice

| Woodinville, WA, USA | At The Checkout, Family & Kids, Wild & Unruly

(I am shopping at a popular grocery and am in the long line to check out. I notice a cart nearby with a kid. It starts rolling into a shelf. I grab it before any damage is done.)

Me: “Hey, whose cart is this with the kid?”

(I see a woman at the meat department with a phone, talking away. I believe she has a purse that matches the coat on the cart.)

Me: “Ma’am your kid almost rolled into—”

(She waves me off and continues talking on the phone. I sigh, reposition the cart, then get back into the line.)

Customer In Front: “Stupid woman, leaving her kid to roll off to God knows where.”

Me: “I hope the phone call is worth the—”

(I notice the cart rolling again, so I stop it. This time, the woman notices.)

Woman: “What are you doing to my kid you… you… kidnapper!?”

Me: “I was stopping the cart.”

Woman: *snatches the cart from me* “Stay away from my baby.”

Customer In Front: *laughs* “Well, least she paying attention now.”

(The woman continues glaring at me. A few minutes pass, and the customer in front is done being checked out. However, I’m surprised when the woman and two cops approach me.)

Woman: *points to me* “There he is, the kidnapper!”

Officer #1: *to me* “Alright bub, let’s go.”

Officer #2: *getting cuffs out* “I got him.”

Customer In Front: “Woah, officers! Stop! You haven’t even heard his story!”

Woman: “He tried to kidnap my baby! That’s the story!”

(The two officers talk to people in the line about what happened, and are eventually convinced about my side of the story.)

Officer #1: “Ma’am, please put your hands on the counter.”

Woman: “What! What for? I’m not a kidnapper! I refuse!”

Officer #2: “Please work with us, not against us.”

Woman: “Arrest that man for kidnapping!”

Officer #2: “Ma’am, you are under arrest for abandoning a minor, and for endangering a minor. We will contact your husband or a relative at the station to get your child.”

Woman: “I’m innocent! He was kidnapping!” *she screams all the way out*

Needs To Adopt A Nicer Outlook

| Minneapolis, MN, USA | Awesome Customers, Bigotry, Family & Kids, Religion, Top

(I am 21, but I look about 16. I am also two weeks away from giving birth to a baby girl, but with my age and the fact that I couldn’t get my act together at the time, I decide to give her up for adoption. I have the family picked, but I decide to make a trip away before I have her. I am sitting down at the library, reading a book.)

Older Woman: “Good lord, teenagers these days! Thinking they can actually give a baby everything they need. These poor children are going to suffer!”

(I figure she is talking about me since I am the only pregnant woman around. I stay quiet, but I am getting uncomfortable with what she is saying:)

Older Woman: “Excuse me miss?” *she taps me on the shoulder*

Me: “How can I help you?”

Older Woman: “How do you think you can provide for that baby? You only are going to make that child suffer. You should have accepted Christ into your heart.”

Me: “Listen, ma’am, you have no right to judge me. First, I’m 21, out of high school, and I have my own apartment. Second, you don’t know my story, or you would realize that even though I love my daughter very much, I know I can’t provide for her, so I’ve chosen to give her a better life and will be placing her for adoption with an amazing family. Third, do you not see the cross around my neck? I am very Christian, and I know that god gave me my daughter for a reason, and he gave me her parents for another reason. Now, I do know some young parents, and they are better mothers than I could ever be. Now, if you could please let me get back to my book, I want to have a little bit of a calm time before I go back home, and make the preparations for my daughters’ birth.”

(The older woman is very shocked and leaves. Another man who has heard what I have said looks at me, leaves for about five minutes, then comes back with a big chocolate chip muffin and a big apple juice, which he sets in front of me.)

Man: “I saw you come in earlier with the apple juice, and after the crap that woman said, figured you and the baby could use a treat. But your comment about the young mothers that are better mothers than you? You are doing the best thing for your daughter, and you are the best mother I know.”

(He walked away before I could say anything, but his comments made me cry in the good way. Two weeks later, my daughter was born, and she has the best parents around, and she will have so much support. To that man, thank you for what you said and did.)

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