Unfiltered Story #116236

, , , | Unfiltered | July 7, 2018

(This happened on Easter Sunday during a night shift)

I was working the till when a rush of customers started. The manager was on break and my two coworkers were running for me. One had to go and cook a food order, and just after that a lady came up to talk to the other, leaving me alone at the till. After a few stressful minutes debating whether new policy is worth being late with orders, my coworker returned from the conversation.

Coworker: Kill me now

Me: What happened?

Coworker: She wanted me to turn up the radio. I explained only a manager can do that. She wouldn’t go away.

A few minutes later we notice her talking to our manager, who is eating his dinner at a table. The manager comes behind the counter and adjusts the radio, and returns to his break. The lady keeps talking to him, with no break in conversation. The manager returns behind the counter, followed to the front by the lady.

Manager: I made a friend. Unfortunately.

Lady: (continues talking, now about how she makes lattes with her microwave)

Lady: And (Manager), did you know I’m a born again virgin?

At this point I walked to the back of the store to hide with my coworker. Eventually we came back up front, and our manager went to the back.

Lady (to coworker): You seem so familiar, do you know (Name)? You could be his twin you know.

Coworker (obviously uncomfortable): No ma’am.

Lady: Do you think you could sell me some lettuce?

Me: What?

Lady: Some lettuce. I’m on a diet you know.

Me (to coworker): Just get her some lettuce, maybe she’ll leave.

Coworker goes to the kitchen area and Manager returns from the back.

Lady: Could you sell me some lettuce? It’s for my dog.

Manager: No, sorry ma’am I can’t do that.

Later, after the lady had conversed with various customers, taken a newspaper and left:

Manager: I didn’t sell her any lettuce because if you give them what they want they’ll come back.

She is now known to us as the crazy lettuce lady

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