Unfiltered Story #161886

, , | Unfiltered | September 1, 2019

(The store I work at sells tickets for the National Lottery. In order for us to sell them the transaction has to be put through a separate computer. This computer locks transactions when the lottery draw starts at 7:30pm. A customer has come in just after the computer has locked and asked for a ticket.)

Me: Oh, sorry. You just missed it.

Customer: (Grumbles something under his breath.)

(At this point I smile and try to make a joke about the poor luck of the situation.)

Me: Heh, always the way, isn’t it?

Customer: (Suddenly shouting and red in the face.) THERE’S NOTHING FUNNY ABOUT IT!

(I’m struck silent by his sudden outburst, the customer storms out of the store and across the road outside, occasionally turning his head back and shouting something over his shoulder)

Co-Worker: What the…

Me: I don’t know!