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    Bowling For Breadwinners

    | Massapequa, NY, USA | Family & Kids, Wild & Unruly

    (I work at a dollar store in the area where I pack out boxes for a summer job. I am assembling plastic cups in the children’s section when I hear a large bang behind me. I turn around and find a child holding a heavily-loaded shopping cart loaded inches away from my legs. With all that weight, he could have severely injured me. The cart apparently hit the box I was packing out from.)

    Customer: “Mommy! I almost hit him!”

    Customer’s Mom: “Don’t worry sweetie. You’ll get him next time!”

    (I never asked to work in the children’s aisle again!)

    Even Customers Fall Short

    , | Kansas City, Missouri, USA | Family & Kids, Underaged

    (I am in a local dollar store/pharmacy. This happened to me when I as ten years old. An elderly looking woman comes up.)

    Customer: “Do you work here?”

    Me: “Me?”

    Customer: “Yes, you.”

    Me: “Ma’am, I’m still in grade school.”

    Customer: *mumbling while walking away* “Lazy employees. Always coming up with excuses!”

    Bagging For Trouble

    , | Ontario, Canada |

    (I was standing in line behind a group of girls who had bought a pack of pencils.)

    First girl: “Can we get a bag?”

    Cashier: “I’m sorry, I’ve already given you one. I’m afraid I can’t give you another.”

    Second girl: “Why not? The woman ahead of us got three bags!”

    Cashier: “Yes, and all three of them were full. I can’t give you another bag.”

    First girl: “That is bull****! You gave her all those bags and can’t fork over one more for me?! ”

    Cashier: “I’m sorry… no, I can’t. She needed the bags for the items she purchased. ”

    (The third girl grabs a pack of gum and throws it on the counter.)

    Third girl: “Fine. If we get this, can we get another bag?”

    Cashier: “No, you can fit that in your first bag. There are other customers wait–”

    First girl: “F*** you! You’re just doin’ this ‘cuz we’re teenagers! This is age discrimination!”

    Cashier: “I’m sorry, but–”

    Second girl: “We want to see your manager!”

    Cashier: “I need to help other customers in line. I’m sorry I can’t–”

    First girl: “You need to help me, b****! I’m asking you for a bag!”

    Cashier: “Store policy is–”

    Second girl: “We don’t give a s*** about your store policy! Just give us a d***ed bag!”

    (I was in a hurry and by this time I just wanted to get out. Figuring any plastic bag would do, I emptied one that I had already.)

    Me, to the girls: “Here, you can have this one. I don’t need it.”

    Third girl: “Excuse me? Did I ask YOU for help?”

    Me: “No, but if it’s a plastic bag you want, I honestly don’t need it.”

    Second girl: “Would you mind your own business?”

    Elderly woman behind me: “Jumping Jesus, young lady, it’s a plastic bag! You could find one in a garbage can if you wanted it that badly!”

    DualShock Depreciation

    , | Washington, USA |

    (This is during Christmas time 2001 and a lot of people came in for stocking stuffers and such. I’m stocking some generic potato chips and an old woman approaches me. Keep in mind, this is a DOLLAR STORE.)

    Old Woman: “Excuse me…”

    Me: “Hello, may I help you find something?”

    Old Woman: “Yes, do you folks have Playstation 2s?”

    Me: “Uh… no, ma’am. I’m sorry, we don’t.”

    Old Woman: “Oh, well, they were out of ‘em at [chain electronics store], so I thought you folks might have ‘em.”

    Me: “Well, we carry mostly overstock. Besides, PlayStation 2′s are worth far more than just one dollar so I’m pretty sure we’ll never carry them…”

    Old Woman: “What about after Christmas?”

    Me: “Yeah, I don’t think so.”

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