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    Weekly Roundup: So Long, Sexism

    , , , , , | Not Always Right | Bigotry, Roundups

    So Long, Sexism: This week, we feature five stories of employees dealing with (and often overcoming) sexist remarks from customers!

    1. The Estrogen Empire Strikes Back:
      A sexist fast food customer faces women in power–everywhere!
    2. The Land Of Milk And Money:
      Don’t have a cow, man–ladies understand farming, too.
    3. Cross-Platform Chromosomes:
      Games may be platform-specific, but video gamers are gender neutral!
    4. Now Accepting Immigrants From Femmerica:
      News flash from Bigotland: half of America ain’t American.
    5. The Spice Girls Have A Lot To Answer For:
      Yes, “Ladies go first”–except when they’re cutting in line!

    PS #1: check out our new Extras section, with pictures, videos, and news galore!

    PS #2: Read more roundups here!

    Not Firmly Rooted In Reality

    | Vermont, USA |

    (I work at a “cut your own” Christmas tree farm.)

    Customer: “Are these locally grown?”

    Nature’s Calling, Please Don’t Answer

    | Langley, BC, Canada | Health & Body

    (I work on a berry farm and we have U-pick on the farm. While working in U-pick, I come across a woman and her son walking in the small wooded area beside one of the strawberry fields.)

    Me: “Hi, ma’am, I couldn’t help but notice you walking through the trees here. Are you looking for someone?”

    Customer: “Oh, hi. Um, no…we aren’t looking for anyone.”

    (She continues to walk away from me.)

    Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am, I’m going to have to ask you to come back to the strawberry field now. This wooded area is actually not on farm property.”

    Customer: “Oh, that’s okay. We’ll be quick. My son just needs to poop.”

    Me: “Oh! Actually, we ask that you don’t do that here. We have restrooms back at the main building.”

    (I point to the building, which is about 20 yards away.)

    Customer: *sighs* “Well, alright, but that’s a pretty long way to walk…”

    You’ll Just Have To Weight

    | Boston, MA, USA | At The Checkout, Bizarre

    Customer: “Could you add the tomato I sampled to the total price?”

    Me: “Do you mean you ate it?”

    Customer: “Yes, please add it.”

    Me: “I’m sorry, but we charge tomatoes by the pound, so that would be kind of hard to do.”

    Customer: *thinks for a second* “Well, I weighed 157 pounds before I ate it…”

    Not Berry Bright

    | Shelton, WA, USA |

    (A customer walks up to my berry stand and motions at a pack of strawberries.)

    Me: “Hello, sir. A pack is $11.”

    Customer: *hands me a dollar bill*

    Me: “Sorry, it’s $11 sir.”

    Customer:*hands me another dollar and looks at me expectantly*

    Me: “Well, I just need nine more of these.”

    Customer:*hands me another dollar bill*

    Me: “We’re getting there. Eight more.”

    Customer: *looks at me, confused, then walks away*


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