Category: Bad Behavior

Someone Needs Some Weekend Cheer

| MA, USA | Bad Behavior, Criminal & Illegal

(I open my store on Saturdays. On the way there I have to merge onto the highway slowly due to heavy traffic. A middle-aged couple in an SUV in the next lane apparently decide I’m not going fast enough and try to merge ahead of me, but I move up to prevent this. The man leans on his horn and yells obscenities out the window at me; I just wave and continue on my way, not thinking anything of it until I pull into the parking lot at work and the SUV comes speeding in. As I am walking to the door, the man gets out and starts yelling.)

Him: “JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE, YOU LITTLE B****? I SHOULD BEAT YOUR ASS RIGHT NOW AND TEACH YOU SOME G****** RESPECT!”

Me: “Is there a problem, sir?”

Him: “YOU FLIPPED ME OFF, YOU F****** C***!”

Me: “First of all, no, I didn’t. Second, even if I had there’s no law against that. Third, you tried to cut me off. Now if there’s nothing else, I have a job to get to.”

(At this point, this grown man who is at least old enough to be my father starts pointing and laughing like a little kid.)

Him: “Haha, you have to work today, you f****** loser! If you weren’t so stupid and lazy you’d have a real life!”

(I’ve heard enough. I take out my phone.)

Me: “Sir, did you need to buy something when we open?”

Him: “Hell, no, I—”

Me: *interrupting* “Then at this time I’m going to call the police.”

Him: *screaming again* “WHAT THE F*** FOR, YOU DUMB C***?”

Me: “Well, let’s see: you followed me here; that’s harassment. You threatened me with bodily harm, also a crime. You said you have no intention of buying anything at this store, and we’re not even open yet, so right now you’re trespassing on private property. The station is less than a mile from here so once I make this call officers will be here in about a minute. Maybe you’d like to make fun of them for working on a Saturday, too?”

(Needless to say, he got back in his car and took off, yelling a few more obscenities along the way while his wife flipped me off out the window.)

Looking For The Magic Beans

, | IN, USA | Bad Behavior, Food & Drink

(It is a Saturday and I am working as a cashier with one other coworker, whom I am training that day. We are currently featuring many Brand items for the month so the retail employees are familiar with the products. A lady approaches my coworker about some jelly beans she likes and had bought at another one of our stores.)

Customer: “I’m looking for some jelly beans I like. I don’t remember the name, though.”

(She describes the packaging to my coworker and it sounds like a Brand item we have.)

Coworker: “I think we have what you’re looking for but let me double check.” *she waves me over*

(The customer describes the packaging again.)

Me: “Yes, I believe we have that. It’s a [Brand] mix. I can go get one for you.”

Customer: “No, these jelly beans were not [Brand]. I don’t like [Brand] jelly beans.”

Coworker: *turning to me* “I don’t think we carry any other brands, do we?”

Me: “No. I’m sorry, ma’am. We only carry [Brand] jelly beans.”

(The customer starts getting mad and her friend comes over.)

Customer’s Friend: “But we got some at another store [in this chain]! Why don’t you have them?”

Me: “All of our stores carry the same products, with exceptions on the clothing. I can show you what we have, but I’m afraid all our jelly beans are [Brand].”

Customer: “I hate [Brand] jelly beans! I am positive the other ones I got before were not [Brand].”

(My coworker then decides to walk away and just go get the item that sounds like what the customer wants.)

Coworker: “This is what we have.”

Customer: “That’s it. I guess you little girls know what you have in your store now.”

Me: “Well, ma’am, I guess you know that you like [Brand] jelly beans now, too.”

Low On The Milk Of Human Kindness, Part 2

| IL, USA | Bad Behavior, Wild & Unruly

(I work in my family’s grocery store, which has been in my family since 1956. We’ve had the same hours at least since my parents purchased it in 1993. We close at 7 pm every Monday through Friday night. It is currently 7:05. The doors are locked, and I am cleaning the deli slicer, which is clearly visible from the front doors. An elderly man walks up to the door, looks at the “Closed” sign hanging on the door, and begins incessantly banging on the door. I look at my coworker who is counting money at the counter and agree to answer the door.)

Me: “Sorry, sir, but we’re closed.”

Customer: “All I need is a d*** gallon of milk.”

Me: “I’m sorry, but we’ve already shut down the registers.”

(The customer proceeds to push me back with the door, which opens inward, walks across the front of the store to the milk cooler, and grabs a gallon of milk.)

Coworker: “I can only ring this up if you have cash.”

(Customer throws five dollars down on the counter and stomps out the door, cussing my coworker and I out the entire time.)

Me: “Well, he was nice.”

Related:
Low On The Milk Of Human Kindness

In Line And Out Of Line, Part 15

| Pleasant Hill, CA, USA | At The Checkout, Bad Behavior

(I’m a cashier and there’s a line of about 20 people at the registers. I’m helping my current customer when I see a man out of the corner of my eye. He spots the line, scowls, and then walks to the front of the line and smirkingly steps in front of the woman who is at the front of the line.)

Woman: “HEY!”

Man: *as my current customer walks away* “I’m next!”

(As he starts to walk up to my register, I deliberately look past him and say:)

Me: “Ma’am, I can help you next!”

(He stops, a look of confusion on his face as the woman steps around him.)

Man: “But I was next! What about me?!”

Me: “Sir, I just watched you cut in line. If you want to be helped, you’ll go to the back of the line and be helped when it’s actually your turn.”

(I help the lady get rung up, but I have a feeling about this guy so I keep watching him out of the corner of my eye. As she goes on her way, the guy, who hasn’t budged, steps right up to my register and plunks his books down.)

Man: “I’m. Next. I have a movie that’s going to start in a few minutes.”

Me: “You and everybody else.”

Man: *shoves a $10 bill at me* “Ring me up right now, and you can have this.”

(I then take his books off the counter and set them aside.)

Me: “You’re welcome to dance this dance with me, sir, but before you say another word, consider that there are twenty more people that you just cut in front of. So before I take this ten from you, I suggest you offer ten dollars to every OTHER person you just cut in front of.”

Man: “There’s no way I’m putting out that much money!”

Me: “Then I’m not letting you cut.”

Next Customer In Line: “Hey, a**-hole. We all learned how to wait in line in kindergarten. What’s your excuse?”

(The man snatched up his $10 and stomped to the back of the line.)

Related:
In Line And Out Of Line, Part 14
In Line And Out Of Line, Part 13
In Line And Out Of Line, Part 12

The Pipes To Their Brain Must Be Blocked Too

| Wauwatosa, WI, USA | Bad Behavior, Non-Dialogue

The public bathrooms at the store I work in have stopped working. Apparently, the sewage is backing up. Not a pretty sight. Or smell.

Because of this, my managers make d*** sure no one is getting in, so they put up chairs and baskets and signs that say “Bathroom Out of Order” all over. The entire area is blocked off with rope and chairs.

Funny enough, two people force their way through only to be greeted by the wonderful aroma of backed up pipes.

We told you they were closed, but you didn’t listen. They then had the audacity to tell us that we weren’t clear enough!

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