Unfiltered Story #203912

, , | Unfiltered | August 5, 2020

(I work at a ski resort as a lift operator, I’m the head on my lift and I get to deal with all sorts of folk. We have electronic gates that read a small card that goes in your coat pocket. Everyone must have one to ride. Kids ride free but still need a pass, sometimes parents don’t know the passes are free and try to ‘sneak’ their kids in. It often doesn’t work and we have to manually let them in. This man did exactly that.)
Customer: “So, we just have my pass will you let me through?”
Me: (feeling generous even though I already dealt with a similar situation) “Sure! As long as you get her a pass at the ticket office. ”
Customer: “look, it took us an hour just to get here. I want to ride with her”
(The ticket office is down the hill from where I am, may be a fifteen minute walk.)
Me: “sir I’m letting you on the lift right now, and I shouldn’t. In fact I should revoke your pass, but I won’t.”
Customer: “I JUST WANT TO SKI WITH MY DAUGHTER YOU HAVE NO F***ING RIGHT TO TAKE MY PASS!”
Me: “sir, give me your pass and get off my lift. Now.”
Customer: “F*** YOU GUYS! I WANT TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE ELSE”
(I call my manager over and he tells him the same thing, and shuts off his pass. The man left in a fuming rage.)
Liftmate: (coming out of operating shack.) “He told me they never gave him a pass, so I let him on and told him exactly what you did. “