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| Right | October 16, 2012


Longing For When Thongs Weren’t Wrong

| Pensacola, FL, USA | Working | October 16, 2012

(I’m at a beach supply store shopping with my grandpa and little brother.)

My Grandpa: “Excuse me, young man, could you by chance point me to the children’s thongs, please?”

Cashier: *horrified* “W-WE DONT SELL THOSE HERE!”

My Grandpa: “Really? Well, that’s quite odd. It’s usually fairly easy to find them in stores. See, I need some for my grandson.” *motions to my little brother*

My Brother: “Yeah, grandpa broke my last pair yesterday putting ’em on me, so—”

Cashier: “YOU TWO ARE SICK!” *runs away, while pointing back at them yelling*

My Grandpa: “What the f*** just happened?!”

Technology Leads To Periods Of Confusion

| West Virginia, USA | Working | October 16, 2012

(I call my doctor’s office about getting some paperwork.)

Receptionist: “Yes, we can get the papers for you. When will you be in to pick them up?”

Me: “Could you just scan them and email them to me? That would be easier.”

Receptionist: “Sure, what’s your email address?”

Me: “It’s [my first name] dot [my last name] at yahoo dot com.”

Receptionist: “Okay, I’ll send those right away…”

(About 24 hours pass and no email. I call back the next day and get the same receptionist.)

Me: “Hi, my name is [name]. I called yesterday about getting some paperwork emailed to me, but I haven’t gotten it yet.”

Receptionist: “Hmm, that’s odd. I sent it yesterday.”

Me: “Just to double check, you have my email address as [first name] period [last name] at yahoo dot com, right?”

Receptionist: “Oh, you said [first name] DOT [last name], so I was writing the word ‘dot!'”

Newton’s Laws Of Promotion

| Long Beach, CA, USA | Working | October 16, 2012

(I am a senior physics major at the local university and have been working the same retail job since I was 16 (a little over 5 years). This particular encounter happens as I am working in the back stockroom.)


(Note: I am on top of a 10 foot ladder with a box that is easily 3/4 as tall as me. There’s no way to get the box down safely.)

Me: “Don’t worry. It’s not going to break. They’re shoes, and even so, I was just going to drop it, not throw it, which means that the acceleration is only due to gravity at 9.8 m/s^2 . I’m only up about 3 meters, so knowing F=m*a, the force isn’t going to be large enough to even dent the box, let alone damage the contents!)

(The manager was quiet after that, and I got my work done.)

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Do You Not Have A Job?

| Working | October 16, 2012

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