No Pain, No Brain, Part 2

| Working | June 29, 2012

(I’m working at my first job. It’s only been a month or two and I’m training a new employee on the registers.)

Me: “So, then, if a customer wants to pay with debit, just hit this button—”

(I look away from my coworker for a moment to show her the screen. When I look back, she is holding the stapler in one hand and staring at a staple embedded in her finger.)

Me: “Oh my God! What happened?!”

Coworker: “I dunno.”

Me: “Do you need first aid? How did you get a staple in your finger?!”

Coworker: “I dunno. I guess I just…stapled it.”

Me: “You stapled your own finger? Why?!”

Coworker: “I dunno.”

Me: “Why don’t you go to the back and see if [manager] can help you get that out?”

Coworker: “Yeah…”

(Best part: she was promoted over me!)


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