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Healer, Hear Thyself

| Indio, CA, USA | Working | October 11, 2012

(I’m calling to ask why my doctor has refused to refill my medication at my pharmacy. Note that I went in that same day and he told me he would give me a refill.)

Receptionist: “How may I help you?”

Me: “Hi, I came in earlier to see [doctor]. He said he’d give me a refill, but when I called the pharmacy, they said he denied my refill.”

Receptionist: “Well, you’ll have to come back in and make another appointment to see him.”

Me: “I came in today to see him, though, and he said he’d refill my medication, but he didn’t.”

Receptionist: “You’ll have to come in again and make a new appointment to talk to him about it.”

Me: “So, I’d have to pay the co-pay again just to ask him about that?”

Receptionist: “Yes.”

Me: “Can I speak to him on the phone?”

Receptionist: “He’s not available. You have to come in to talk to him.”

Me: “I don’t want to pay the co-pay again just to talk to him about something he already said he’d do, but didn’t.”

Receptionist: *annoyed* “That’s not my problem.”

Me: “May I PLEASE speak to him on the phone?”

Receptionist: “No.” *hangs up*

Infinitely Loopy, Part 3

| England, UK | Working | October 11, 2012

(My dad has just started in a new office. This happens on his first day.)

Coworker: “You need two passwords for your computer. One’s to log onto the computer, and the other’s to access email.”

My Dad: “But I was only given the log-on password. Where’s the email one?”

Coworker: “It’ll be emailed to you.”

My Dad: “They’ll email me the password I need to access my emails?”

Coworker: *oblivious* “Yep!”

Infinitely Loopy, Part 2
Infinitely Loopy

Not Ever Working, Part 7

| New York, USA | Working | October 11, 2012

(I’m a supervisor for the front end at a grocery store. I’m a pretty easy going person, but I can’t stand it when cashiers repeatedly ask if they can leave early. Because of my personality, they seem to always ask me first. It’s a Sunday during football season, so we are pretty busy with football fans shopping for game snacks plus our Sunday regulars. I’m also working with 3 cashiers who are notorious for constantly begging to go home before their shift is supposed to end.)

Cashier #1: *while serving a customer* “Hey, [my name], can I go home an hour early?”

Me: “Why?”

Cashier #1: “I don’t feel like working today.”

Me: “Neither do I, but here I am.”

Cashier #1: “Yeah, but it’s super busy.”

Me: “All the more reason to keep you here. Tend to your customer.”

(The sudden rush dissipates, but there are still a huge number of cars outside and quite a few people I can see in the aisles. The second cashier comes up to me.)

Cashier #2: “So now that it’s not busy, can I go home now?”

Me: “No, we still have a bunch of people here and soon they will be swarming to the registers. Besides, the next cashier leaves in a half hour so if I am to send anyone home early, she will be next to go.”

Cashier #2: “But she doesn’t want to go home, you can send me.”

Me: “Then after her, it would be [cashier who leaves in an hour]. We aren’t sending anyone home right now who is not already scheduled to leave.”

(It is now about 8:30 pm. It has slowed down enough to send people home. However, there are still quite a few things left to be done. Cashier #3 who, I swear, begs to leave early more than anyone I work with, comes up to me.)

Cashier #3: “It’s really dead in here. You should send me home. I’m so bored.”

Me: “Actually, we have a full cart of items that need to be put back on the shelf.”

Cashier #3: “Ugh! That’s gonna take me FOREVER! Can you have someone else do it and just let me go? I have homework.”

Me: “You weren’t here yesterday. Why didn’t you do it then?”

Cashier #3: “I was hanging out with my girlfriend.”

Me: *annoyed* “Fine. If you bring back all of these items, you can leave as soon as you’re done, seeing how you’re only here for another half hour and it’s not busy.”

Cashier #3: “God, I hate work!”

Me: “Can I ask why you even applied for a job here in the first place?”

Not Ever Working, Part 6
Not Ever Working, Part 5
Not Ever Working, Part 4
Not Ever Working, Part 3
Not Ever Working, Part 2
Not Ever Working

Sore Loser

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A Virtual Reality Check

| Atlanta, GA, USA | Related | October 11, 2012

(I am playing a video game. My mom is watching over my shoulder.)

Me: “Mom, keep an eye out for enemies.”

Mom: “Wait! Stop! What’s that jumping thing?”

Me: *thinking she saw an enemy* “What? Where?”

Mom: “That thing jumping in the middle of the screen!”

(I am continuing to run down the passage, doing flips as I go.)

Mom: “Look! Now it did a flip!”

Me: “Mom? That’s me.”

Mom: “Oh! But it looks nothing like you!”

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