Pestering Pests About Rodents At Rest

| MN, USA | Pets & Animals

(I take a phone call.)

Caller: “I’ve got a hamster I need you to get rid of!”

Me: “I’m sorry; we don’t get rid of hamsters.”

Caller: “Well why not? Isn’t it just a rodent?”

Me: “Yes, I think it might be, but it’s domesticated. We don’t get rid of domesticated animals.”

Caller: “But it’s dead.”

Me: “It’s dead?”

Caller: “Yeah! It’s dead behind the stove!”

Me: “Well, we don’t just come pick up dead animals; we really cant help you.”

Caller: “Okay. Thanks anyway.”

(The caller hangs up. I turn around to a coworker intending to tell her about my weird call. She holds up her finger, puts someone on hold, and blows out a huge sigh.)

Coworker: “Hey! I’m going to need a manager! This lady wants to know why we can’t prevent birds from landing in her yard!”

Stamping Her Place In History

| Kill Devil Hills, NC, USA | Bigotry, History, Theme Of The Month

(A male customer comes into my post office. I am a female, as are all but one clerk here. The customer asks me for a stamp. My partial book is a Rosa Parks stamp; I hand him one. He becomes enraged.)

Customer: “A woman?! Don’t you have a picture of a cat or a dog, instead? A woman! I don’t even know who this person is! I will not use a woman!”

(I act calm, but I am furious.)

Me: “This woman is Ms. Rosa Parks. She worked for the freedom and equality of all people, of every color. She is one of the people who made sure people of every race are welcome here. And she did it all without any acts of violence.”

(He takes his stamp. He sees my fury, and backs down pretty fast. Surprisingly, he became a very gentlemanly customer after that.)

Weekly Roundup: Zombies

Not Always Right | Roundups, Zombies

Weekly Roundup: Zombies. This week’s roundup is about the undead. ‘Nuff said.

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  2. Jane Austinpocalypse (2,356 thumbs up)
  3. Zombies Need Friends Too (1,396 thumbs up)
  4. Hear, Speak, Say, Play No Evil (3,556 thumbs up)
  5. Zombies Need Contractors Too (1,515 thumbs up)

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