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Category: Family & Kids

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Referring To A Different Kind Of Ride

| TX, USA | Family & Kids, Popular, Rude & Risque

(One of the slides at the park involves lying stomach-down or crouching on your knees on a mat. An older woman with her daughter are next in line.)

Woman: *to the lifeguard on duty* “Will I be okay on this ride? I have trouble getting on my knees.”

Daughter: “That’s not what Dad says.”

(The lifeguard could barely answer, he was laughing so hard!)

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‘That One’ Time It Almost Worked

| TX, USA | Family & Kids, Food & Drink, Popular

(A customer and her young daughter are looking at the jewelry. I go over and ask if they’d like to see any pieces.)

Customer’s Daughter: “Yes, please. Could I see the white gold ring in the box closest to you, third row, on the left?”

Me: “No problem! You know, I love how you described it to me. Most adults just wave vaguely and say ‘that one.’”

Customer: “I want to see one, too.” *waves vaguely* “That one.”

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The Mother Is The One That Got Burned

| Pasadena, CA, USA | Bad Behavior, Family & Kids, Health & Body, Popular

(I work at a large chain video game store and my girlfriend will come into the store close to the end of my shift almost every day. About six years ago she got into a really bad car wreck and had about seventy-five percent of her body burned and has some pretty bad scarring on her arms and face. A woman with a boy and girl, both under ten, has been staring at her for a while before she walks up to me.)

Woman: “I would like to ask for that girl to be removed.”

Me: “Why do you think she needs to leave?”

Woman: *scoffs* “Her face is scaring my kids!”

(I am fighting back the urge to scream at her because my girlfriend can clearly hear her and is very self conscious about her scars.)

Me: “I can’t tell her to leave if she hasn’t done anything.”

Woman: “I’M IN HERE TO BUY THINGS! SHE HAS JUST BEEN STANDING HERE FOR TEN MINUTES!”

(By now my girlfriend looks like she’s about to cry.)

Me: “If your kids are scared of someone who almost died then you are clearly not doing the best job at teaching them to accept people who are different!”

(We left as my girlfriend started crying. It took me almost an hour to get her to calm down.)