Maybe There Was A Reason They Didn’t Call You Back

, , , , | Right | September 27, 2018

(I used to live in a small town and worked as a cashier at the only supermarket in the town. Three years ago I moved away from that town to the big city, which is roughly a five-hour drive. I recently went back to the small town for a family reunion and went to the store I used to work at to say hello to all my former colleagues, and to do some shopping. That is when this takes place.)

Customer: *grabbing me on the shoulder and turning me around* “It was him! He’s the one I’ve been telling you about! You need to fire him!”

Me: “Huh?”

(A manager approaches, not the one from when I worked here.)

Manager: “I can assure you, ma’am, that he doesn’t work here.”

Customer: “He does so! Stop lying and fire the little S.O.B!”

Me: “He’s right; I don’t work here.”

Customer: “Yes, you do! But not for much longer!”

Manager: “What is your issue with him?”

Customer: “Around three and a half years ago, I lost my debit card in here; I told this little S.O.B about it when he was on the service kiosk, and he took down my details, but he never called me back to tell me about my card! Fire him now!”

Me: “I haven’t worked for the company for three and a half years; they can’t fire someone who left a while ago.”

Customer: “You listen to me. I am the customer, so I am right! You are fired! Get out of my sight.”

Me: *to the manager, who is gobsmacked* “The one thing I don’t miss about this job is the angry rude customers with bad B.O. I’m sorry she has ruined your shift, buddy.”

Customer: “How dare you?!”

Me: “Don’t worry. I don’t work here anymore, so you won’t have to be served by me again!”

Customer: “Are you going to fire him?!”

Manager: “Considering he doesn’t work for the company, I can’t fire him.”

Customer: “I shall be shopping elsewhere, then!”

(After she left, the manager and I did have a good laugh about that.)

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