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This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 26

| Belgium | Right | December 22, 2013

(I work a summer job in a bank. An angry customer storms in and slams a card on the counter.)

Customer: “I tried to get money out of the cash machine but it won’t give me anything!”

Me: “Well, sir. It seems—”

Customer: “I’m not poor! There’s money in my account! You can check it!”

Me: “Well, sir—”

Customer: “I just want my d*** money! Give it to me!”

Me: “Sir… That’s a library card.”

Related:
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 25
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 24
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 23
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 22
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 21
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 20
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 19
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 18
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 17
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 16
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 15
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 14
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 13
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 12

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Some Customers Are Just Worth Recording

, | Cupertino, CA, USA | Right | December 22, 2013

(I’m working in the drive-thru.)

Me: “Hi. Welcome to [restaurant]; what can I get for you today?”

Customer: “Are… are you a recording?”

Me: “Yup. I’m absolutely a prerecorded message to take your order and make your day just a little brighter!”

Customer: “Oh. Well… I’ll have [order].”

(The customers drive up to the window to pay. I look at them amusingly.)

Me: “Am I a recording?”

Customer: *laughs* “Sorry. You were just so chipper that we thought you were a recording!”

Me: *chuckles* “It’s no problem. I’ve been up for three hours already and I’m loaded up on caffeine! Anyway, your order comes out to [total].”

Customer: “Okay. So, if I drive off right now, do you get to keep the change?”

Me: “Umm… That hasn’t happened before, so… maybe?”

Customer: “Okay. Well, have a great day, then!”

(The customers drive up to the next window to pick up their food. They very kindly leave me with a $15 tip!)

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5 Stories Of Terrible Travellers

| Not Always Right | Right | December 22, 2013

Weekly Roundup: 5 Stories of Terrible Travellers! It is the time of the year where many of us are travelling for the holidays. How many of you will bump into travellers like these?

  1. Acting Cuckoo (2,727 thumbs up)
  2. Mile High Blood Pressure (2,956 thumbs up)
  3. Visiting The 51st State (2,122 thumbs up)
  4. There Is A Meth To This Madness (3,002 thumbs up)
  5. This Round He Lost (In Translation), Part 3
    (2,519 thumbs up)

PS #1: check out our Extras section, with pictures, videos, and news!

PS #2: Read more roundups here!

A Good Manager Likes Their Staff Cloning Around

| MA, USA | Working | December 22, 2013

(I work at the service desk at our store. Sometimes they have me swap out with a coworker to take care of merchandise on the floor. Today is one of those days. When my coworker arrives to switch with me, we get hit with a big line of customers. Both of us are there for nearly half an hour together. Just as the line dies down, my manager calls from outside the store to check in on things.)

Manager: “What are you still doing at the desk? You’re supposed to be over in Misses! And [Coworker] is still there too? I can’t have both of you there!”

Me: “Sorry. We had a big rush. We’re just cleaning up. Once everything’s in order we can swap.”

Manager: “Good. I need [Coworker] out on the floor to start taking care of the shoe department.”

Me: “Um, wait. If [Coworker] is going to be in shoes, who’s at the service desk?”

Manager: “You, of course!”

(This isn’t the first time my manager has implied that I can clone myself!)

Medium Coffee, Large Gesture

| Toronto, ON, Canada | Working | December 22, 2013

(I’ve been made part time at work. Money is tight and I’m struggling a bit. I have $1.95 left in my purse.)

Me: “Hi. How much is a medium coffee with the tax? Is it less that $1.95?”

Barista: “It’s $1.84 with the tax.”

Me: “Great, I’d just have a medium then, please.”

(The barista starts to pour coffee into a medium cup, then stops.)

Barista: “You usually have large don’t you?”

Me: “Yes, but I don’t have enough money.”

Barista: “How much money do you have?”

Me: “$1.95.”

(The barista picks up a large cup. She pours the contents of the medium into the large, fills it and gives it to me.)

Barista: “Here you go!”

(It was such a little thing, but it made my whole day!)

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