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Say Neigh To Demanding Customers

| ME, USA | Crazy Requests, Family & Kids, Pets & Animals, Top

(I work at a barn as a stable-hand, and keep my own horse there. My daughter comes to the barn after school, and if she helps with chores, I give her riding lessons on my horse. A customer approaches me while I’m giving her a lesson.)

Customer: “Excuse me, but what do you think you’re doing?!”

Me: “Teaching my daughter how to ride.”

Customer: “Well, this is my daughter’s lesson time, and that’s her lesson horse!”

(I pull out the lesson schedule.)

Me: “I’m sorry, but there are no lessons scheduled for this time.”

Customer: “Yes, there is! Now you get that grubby child off my baby’s horse before I get the manager!”

Me: “I’m not going to tell my daughter that she can’t ride my horse.”

(The customer storms off, and comes back with the manager.)

Customer: “There she is! That b**** right there put her grubby child on my daughter’s lesson horse, and won’t leave the ring so she can have her lesson.”

Me: “I’ve tried to explain to you already that there are no lessons scheduled for the rest of the day. That’s my horse, and she certainly isn’t a lesson horse.”

Customer: “Do you hear how disrespectful she’s being? I demand you fire her for being so rude to me.”

Manager: “You want me to fire my best hand for letting her daughter ride her horse on her own time, when there are no lessons planned?”

Customer: “Yes!”

DOMArry The One You Love

| New York, USA | Awesome Customers, Bigotry, Love/Romance, Top, Wild & Unruly

(A co-worker and I are out to lunch on the weekend with our boss. We’re all really good friends and we are chatting with each other when we notice one of the waiters, who is thin and short, getting harassed by a group of teens.)

Rude Teen #1: “Haha, look at [waiter] f*** up like he always does!”

Rude Teen #2: “Ha! D*** f****t!”

(The waiter is doing a good job ignoring the rude teens, but it’s very obvious he’s feeling upset. He’s walking towards us when one of the teens trips the waiter. He falls face first into the food he is carrying.)

Rude Teen #1: *laughs hysterically* “Oops, don’t fall!”

(The waiter gets up and wipes his face off, but it’s very obvious that he is crying. Having been bullied myself for being gay and being appalled at what’s going on, I stand up and approach the table. Note, I’m 6’3″ and very strong. I stand in between the tables the kids are at and the waiter.)

Me: “Do we have a problem here?”

Rude Teen #2: “Mind your own business, man!”

Rude Teen #1: “Yeah, f*** off! This kid is a f****t anyways!”

Me: “I suggest you stop right now, or else…” *I push up my sleeve and flex* “…you all and I are going to have a problem.”

(The two teens slink down into their seats, and I walk the waiter over to his co-workers.)

Me: *to the waiter* “Hey, if anybody ever tries to harass you or hurt you again, call this number. I know what’s like for being bullied because you’re gay. Just remember: I’m here to help you.”

(I give the waiter my phone number. He hugs me and starts crying on my shoulder. While he is, the manager of the store comes by, and I explain the situation to him and point out the two teenagers. After the whole ordeal is done, the manager and the waiter come over to our table and give me a $100 gift card for helping them out. I tell them they don’t have to reward me for being a decent human being, but they keep continuing to offer it. Later that night I get a phone call from that waiter, but it wasn’t about being bullied. Eleven months later, I’m now engaged to the waiter I protected that day.)

Of Bellies And Buttons

| Baltimore, MD, USA | Health & Body

(My co-worker is a tall, thin, very pretty girl. I am about the same height, but I am a plus-sized girl. I am in the middle of doing my count-out, since I am about to get off and my coworker is coming on. We have a customer waiting, so I ask her if she can check her out real quick. After she is done, we start a conversation.)

Coworker: “I don’t think I’m going to enjoy my classes this semester. I really just can’t wait for the whole thing to be over.”

Me: “You’ll be fine. Plus you need to be one of those girls that are both smart and pretty!”

(We both laugh, and she begins to tell me about her classes when the client interrupts.)

Client: “You know… you could be really pretty too if you tried.”

Me: “I’m sorry?”

Client: “I’m serious! You could be just as pretty as she is if you exercised, ate properly, and lost a good bit of weight.”

Me: “Oh… I…”

Client: “Well your face is as cute as a button! You just need to lose weight!”

Me: “Um… thanks.”

Client: “Do people even say cute as a button anymore? Oh well… your face is still cute as a button!”

(The client walks out.)

Coworker: “Did she really just tell you to lose weight?”

Me: “Yeah. But I’m cute as a button though!”

(We laugh. Now, when we see something we like, we say it’s cute as a button!)

Man, What A Woman

| MI, USA | Awesome Customers, Food & Drink, Top

(I’m female, but due to my height, my short hair cut, and our gender neutral uniforms, I’m often mistaken as male.)

Customer: “Excuse me, sir?”

Me: *turns around* “Yes, sir?”

Customer: *blinks* “Oh, I’m sorry! I thought you were a man! Well, I mean, it’s not that you look masculine. Not that you look weak either! You’re very beautiful. I just saw short hair and a ball cap. Not that girls can’t wear ball caps! Or have short hair! I like short hair on women. It’s very nice! I mean, ah, your hair is. Some women can’t pull it off. I like your eyes!”

(The customer turns red and I am trying not to laugh.)

Me: “Thank you very much, sir. Can I slice you some lunch meat?”

Customer: “Yes. And then just toss it in the hole I tried to dig myself out of, would you?”

Me: “Not a problem. We cater to stranger requests.”

(As the customer is leaving, he gives me a very large smile.)

Customer: “You know something? You really ARE quite beautiful. Have a nice day!”

(I did have a nice day, and all because of him!)

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