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Losing The Game

| FL, USA | Working | October 14, 2013

(I’ve recently quit my job at a game store. I still go there to buy games periodically. I see a new guy calling people, letting them know about the current special offers.)

New Guy: “Hello? Is Mr. Smith there?”

(I hear audible yelling from the other line.)

New Guy: “I’m sorry, sir; this is [Name] from [Game Store]. I just want to let you know about some specials we have right now…”

(The new guy goes on to tell the customer the deals.)

New Guy: *after finishing the call* “Dang! I hate it when they yell at me!”

Me: “Hey, I used to work here. I highly recommend telling them who you are first before asking for them. People don’t like getting calls from people they don’t know, so if you say you’re from [Game Store] first, and then ask for the person, it should go a lot smoother.”

New Guy: “Uh, yeah, okay, I’ll try that.”

(He makes another call.)

New Guy: “Hi, is Ms. Smith there?”

(Once again, I heard audible yelling from the other line.)

Me: *facepalm*

Can I Help You Find Something?

| Working | October 14, 2013


Dinner Plate Pictures

| Related | October 14, 2013


Dead Certain

| Robeline, LA, USA | Related | October 14, 2013

(I’m surfing the net while my mom is watching TV. I glance at the TV and see what looks like a low-budget horror movie.)

Me: “What’s this?”

Mom: “I don’t know; it’s a zombie movie.”

Me: “Yeah, I see that. What is it though?”

Mom: “I don’t know. It’s Rise of the Dead or The Walking Dead.”

Me: “BLASPHEMY! I don’t know what this is, but it’s not The Walking Dead!”

The Sea Is Very Fertile

| USA | Related | October 14, 2013

(I am an eight-year-old girl. My family is having dinner.)

Dad: “So, what did you learn about in school today? Anything interesting?”

Me: “Yeah! We learned in science class about sea animals!”

Mom: “Sea animals, you mean like fish and clams?”

Me: “No, like octopus!”

Dad: “And what did you learn about them?”

Me: “That they have these really long arms; the teacher called them a funny name. Tent… test… testicles!”

Mom: *nearly spits out her mouthful*

Me: “What?”

Dad: “I don’t think that’s what you meant, honey.”

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