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    Not All Re-Cycling Is Good

    | California, USA | Criminal/Illegal, Family & Kids, Top

    (I am in a public park, riding my quad. A little girl comes up and asks for a ride. Since I’m not accustomed to giving strangers rides, I politely decline. A few minutes later, an angry woman storms up.)

    Woman: “Excuse me!”

    Me: “Uh, yes?”

    Woman: “Why won’t you give my daughter a ride?! You made her cry!”

    Me: “Well, I’m sorry about that.”

    Woman: “So you’ll give her a ride?”

    Me: “No, ma’am, I’m sorry. I just don’t feel comfortable giving strangers rides.”

    Woman: “What terrible service! I am going to report you!”

    (I hear her on the phone with the police.)

    Woman: “Yes, this person refuses to give my daughter a ride on her quad. No, I don’t know her. What?! No, I am not on drugs!”

    Imperceptions On Imperfections

    | Bay Area, CA, USA | Family & Kids

    (A customer comes in to pick up the portraits of her daughter she ordered. I go through the order with her to verify everything is there.)

    Customer: “What is this on my daughter’s face!?”

    Me: “Well, it looks like her skin has a red mark below her eye.”

    Customer: “No! She doesn’t! She looked perfect when we came in and I didn’t see this on the computer before. You did something to them!”

    Me: “I’m sorry you’re unhappy, but the photographs are exactly as they appear on the ordering screen. Also, this mark is on her face in the same spot in every pose, so it couldn’t be a printing problem.”

    Customer: “Well, no. You’re wrong. You did something to them. my daughter is perfect!”

    From The Mouth Of Babes, Part 2

    | Washington, USA | Family & Kids

    Me: “Can I help you?”

    Child: “I don’t get it.”

    Me: “What?”

    Child: “Are you old or just simple?”

    Me: “Excuse me?”

    Child: “Cause my mom said everyone who works at [supermarket] is either old or simple.”

    (The mother comes running behind him, picks him up, and runs off.)

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    On Reflection, Best Not To Ask…

    | Erie, PA, USA | Family & Kids

    (I work at a store where we stuff animals for our guests. I am helping three sisters, one about 13, one 11, one 6, stuff their bears.)

    Me: “So, are you going to get clothes for your bear?”

    Youngest sister: “Maybe, I hope so!” *notices my name tag* “Hey! Your name is Emily. That’s my twin sister’s name!”

    Me: “Oh, that’s great!”

    (Youngest sister leaves and I help the middle sister, then the oldest.)

    Middle sister: “Oh, your name is Emily, that’s my uh, sister’s twins name.”

    Me: “Yeah, she told me that. Where is her sister, I didn’t see her?”

    Oldest sister: “She didn’t tell you?!” *yelling* “Hey [youngest sister], where does your twin live?”

    Youngest sister: “In the mirrors!”

    Scare Bears

    | Erie, PA, USA | Family & Kids

    (I’m talking to two young customers about their stuffed animals with their aunt waiting behind them.)

    Me: “So, what are you going to name your bears?”

    Girl 1: *shrug*

    Girl 2: “I don’t know yet.”

    Me: “Oh, well that’s okay.”

    Girl 1: *very serious* “You know, my sister’s last name is Ross, but that’s not my last name. Do you know why?”

    Me: “Uh…well, um. I’m not sure?”

    (The aunt rushes over.)

    Aunt: “Oh, sweetie! You should ask your mom that!”

    Girl 1: “Oh…okay.” *walks away forlorn*

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