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Category: Family & Kids

A Healing Cup Of Coffee

| SC, USA | Awesome Workers, Family & Kids, Food & Drink, Top

(It’s the week before finals, and my sister and I are both feeling the stress. We end up driving out to the nearest coffee chain with an armload of homework. I’ve only been there twice, but my sister frequently refers to it as probably the nicest branch of this coffee chain ever, by which she always means the people there. We order our drinks and sit down on a little couch in the corner. We end up waiting for a really long time, and people who have ordered after us are getting their drinks before us. My sister looks up from her computer.)

Sister: “This is very unusual for them.”

(About 20 minutes later, the woman who took our orders hurries over with our drinks and gift cards, apologizing profusely. Evidently, the ticket had gotten lost or something like that.)

Cashier: “I am so sorry about this! Just take these to any [Coffee Chain], and you’ll get a drink for free.”

Me: “Oh, it’s all right; we weren’t waiting THAT long!”

(My sister and I try to reassure her that we’re not upset. She starts to walk away, then stops. She looks at my sister and I quizzically.)

Cashier: “Sorry, but… are you two twins?”

Sister: “Yes, we are!”

Cashier: “My husband is a twin. Was a twin. His sister died really recently and…” *she stops for a moment to compose herself* “And yesterday was the first time he’s had to celebrate his birthday without her.”

(My sister and I both express our sympathy and condolences, and she kind of laughs.)

Cashier: “I don’t even know why I’m telling you this.”

Me: “Maybe that’s why the drinks were delayed; because you needed someone to talk to.”

(Maybe it was an odd statement, but I really felt that if the drinks were on time, she wouldn’t have been able to talk to us about being a twin and losing a twin. Ma’am, I hope you and your husband are doing better now, wherever you are. Thank you for the gift cards!)

Trying To Dress Themselves Up

| Livingston, NJ, USA | Family & Kids

(A woman and her small child are walking through the men’s department.)

Kid: “Are we allowed to be in here?”

Woman: “Of course we are! Men don’t buy their own clothes anyway!”

Trying To Blow Smoke

| USA | At The Checkout, Family & Kids, Health & Body

(I’m running the express lane when a lady approaches my till holding an infant of about a year old. Note: it’s October and around 68° outside.)

Me: “Hello! What can I do for you?”

Customer #1: *sets infant on counter * “Yes, I’d like two packs of [Brand] cigars.”

(I go get the cigars, and as I return and start ringing up her cigars, another customer walks by who also has an infant that is in only shorts, minding their own business.)

Customer #1: *to Customer #2’s infant* “Oooh, baby, you’re gonna get sick wearing only shorts. It’s, like, zero degrees outside.” *to me* “Some people.”

(She happily walked away with her cigars and baby.)