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    Vexed, Lies & Videotape

    | Tallahassee, FL, USA | Bad Behavior, Criminal/Illegal, Wild & Unruly

    (I am sitting down with my friends at a cafe when some rather loud customers come in. I think they’ve been partying or something, because they won’t stop talking rather loudly and giggling.)

    Cashier: “What can I get you ladies?”

    Customer #1: “Well, you could stop dressing like a f****** emo for one.”

    (The cashier simply has dyed black hair and nails.)

    Cashier: “Please stop being rude.”

    Customer #2: “Err, no! It’s a free country. We can say what we like, you dumb b****!”

    Cashier: “Just stop this.”

    Customer #1: “No, get us [order] and get snappy about it, b****, or I’ll tell the manager you hit me!”

    Me: “That won’t work! We’ve been watching you!”

    Customer #2: “And what the h*** are you gonna do about it, b****? *walks up to me and throws my food on the floor* “Oh, look, you can’t do anything.”

    Me: “I can. I know there are cameras here.”

    Customer #2: “As. If. You. Slut.”

    Cashier: “I’m getting my manager. Hopefully he can sort you out and ban you from here.”

    Customer #3: “Oh, come on! We’re paying customers. You can’t throw us out.”

    Cashier: “It doesn’t matter; you’re causing a scene and you need to pay for that young woman’s food.”

    Customer #1: “As. F***.”

    (The manager comes from a back room and looks exhausted anyway so I don’t think he’ll even try to make the girls leave. I get up and go over just in case he needs help.)

    Customer #2: “Yeah, your cashier spat in my face, so I think we need a free meal.

    Manager: “The only thing you’re getting for free around here is a one-way ticket out of here. I’ve had a really hard time with lots of people are coming in for Christmas. I’ve been up all night and I really just don’t want any hassle.”

    Customer #3: “Well, don’t and don’t throw us out.”

    (The manager looks almost tired enough to give in. The cashier looks at him horrified as I take my turn.)

    Me: “The video cameras have enough footage of you insulting and being violent so I can just call the police right now and have them arrest you.”

    (The customers look truly scared. They begin to run, with the cashier and I trying to stop them getting out the door but they throw things from the tables at us, including dishes, vinegar and even chairs. I get a gash on my shoulder and the cashier is struck in the face but they get out.)

    Manager: “Don’t worry, I saw their licence.”

    (I saw later that they were arrested.)

    Give It More Than Half A Thought

    | Aberystwyth, Wales, UK | At The Checkout, Extra Stupid, Math & Science

    (I work in a small corner shop in my university town. I was serving behind the till when a man came up with bin bags, that I wasn’t aware were on a special offer until I scanned them through the till. The following conversation took place when I realised this.)

    Me: “Oh, sir, these bin bags are two for £1.20. Would you like to take another?’

    Customer: “No. You see, I need double strength bags for heavy duty waste, so I only buy ten, because if I bought twenty they’d only be half strength.”

    Judged Unworthy To Judge

    | NH, USA | At The Checkout, Holidays, Religion

    (I am wearing rabbit ears the week before the Easter holiday while I ring groceries.)

    Customer: “And do you go to church on Easter?”

    Me: “No, I celebrate with baskets, candy, and a nice family meal.”

    Customer: “I don’t think Jesus would approve of that.”

    Me: “Luckily for me, Jesus wasn’t exactly known to judge people.”

    (That shut him up!)

    Wipe And Gripe

    | Kansas City, MO, USA | Extra Stupid, Technology

    (I am on my way to the bathroom when a student stops me. She’s on one of our computers. All of our computers are available to the public.)

    Student: “Hey! Where’s my stuff!?”

    Me: “I’m sorry?”

    Student: “I saved my stuff on here and it’s gone!”

    Me: *shocked* “Ma’am, that’s a public computer. They wipe them fairly often.”

    Student: “Other people’s stuff is on it and mine isn’t! I want my stuff!”

    Me: *attempts to see if I can find her ‘stuff’*

    Student: “I had my resume on here and everything!”

    Me: “As I said, ma’am, these are public computers. Even if it hadn’t been wiped, any person can come in and delete files that are saved on here.”

    Student: “Well, that’s just stupid!”

    Upgraded Complaints

    , | MT, USA | At The Checkout, Bizarre, Family & Kids, Food & Drink

    (I used to work at the local big-name ice cream and burger restaurant eight years ago. The night shift lead is the owner’s son that was just a little runt when I worked there. On this trip through the drive thru I order a small ice cream cone for me and a blended drink for my husband. We get the drink, but while the cashier is taking another order he opens the window:)

    Shift Lead: “So, she accidentally made a large cone instead of a small one. Is that still okay?”

    Me: *I raise an eyebrow and scoff dramatically* “No! It. Is. Not. Okay! You are giving me more for my money and it’s just unacceptable!”

    Shift Lead: *grinning and handing me the cone* “Gosh darn us for giving you a free upgrade, right?”

    Me: “Gripe, gripe, gripe. Obligatory threat to complain to your father, young man!”

    Shift Lead: *laughing* “Yeah, you have a good night, too!”

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