Unfiltered Story #67240

Unfiltered | July 15, 2016

(I work in a rough part of town in a beer vendor. I was working with the business owner when a young man entered the vendor and demands two eight packs of beer. I checked his ID and then brought him his order)

Me: “Here’s your beer, that’ll be $XX.XX”

(The young man, looks at his change for a minute, then tries to slowly walk away. I place my hand on the beer and count his change)

Me: “You’re $2.30 short.”

Customer: “You serious?”

Me: “Yes.”

Customer: “Kay, be right back.”

(He leaves and comes back about two minutes later)

Customer: “Hey! You guys should sell me the beer, I’m a regular, I’m good for it!”

Me: “No, I’m not selling you the beer if you don’t have the money.”

Customer: “What about him?” (motions to the owner) “He’s the boss, he can OK it, right?”

Boss: “No, his till has to balance at the end of the night and if it doesn’t it’s on him.”

Customer: “Fine, give me an eight pack and a king can.”

(He has enough for that, so I ring up his purchase. While I count his change he leans in towards me) Customer (with smug air about him): “So, like, are you guys short on cash lately?”

Me: “…. What?”

Customer: “Seems like you guys are short on cash lately.”

Me: “…You’re asking if WE’RE short on cash?”

Customer: “Yeah.”

Me: “… When YOU didn’t have enough cash for your beer?”

(At this point he realized what I was saying and told me that his parents own a nightclub and this was “his” part of town. I really wanted to ask if they were short on cash)