The customer is NOT always right!

What Did Grandpa Do?

, , , , | Right | February 27, 2021

I work at the reception desk at a retirement center. We frequently receive calls from confused/sundowning elderly people trying to contact friends or family who live in the facility.

Me: *Answering the phone* “Good morning! This is [Facility] how may I help you?”

There is no answer, only the sound of shuffling and button pressing.

Me: *Louder* “Hello? Hello, this is [Facility]. May I help you?”

There was more button pressing, and then in the background, there was a sudden, scandalized cry of, “GRANDPA, NO!” before the call abruptly disconnected.

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Employees Are People, Too

, , , | Right | February 27, 2021

I work in a stand in a mall. The top shelves of the stand have glass covers and are where most of our product is laid out. I spill a glass of water on the floor whilst serving a customer, so when they buy their items and leave, I run to the restroom to get some paper towels. We don’t have our own restroom; we use the public ones.

When I come back, I have three groups of people around the stand waiting for me, which is normal. What isn’t normal is that one couple has decided they couldn’t wait for me to come back, so they opened the shelf themselves and checked out the products.

I am shocked and just stare at them as I go behind the stand.

Customer: *Annoyed* “Oh, so it’s rude that we took a look around ourselves?”

Me: *Deadpan* “Kind of, yes.”

Customer: *Still annoyed* “But you not being at your workplace isn’t rude?”

Me: *Deadpan* “No. Am I not allowed to use the restroom?”

She gasped and mumbled something under her breath as they walked away. Honestly, the nerve of some people.

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10 More Hilarious Stories That Only Pokémon Fans Will Understand

| Right | February 27, 2021

Dear readers,

Today is National Pokémon day in the US, celebrating the first ever Pokémon video game release twenty-five years ago! The Pokémon franchise continues to entertain casual fans and hardcore geeks of all ages. And as we browse through our archives, we continue to find all kinds of fun stories from our readers about the Pokémon-obsessed and the Pokémon-confused.

Last summer, we brought you 23 stories about Pokémon. Grab your Ultra Balls and a handful of healing potions and let’s dive into 10 more!

 

Just Bowsing Through The Characters – When you’re a mom, everything’s a Pokie-man.

Gotta Eat ‘Em All – We can excuse not knowing all the Pokémon, but not knowing Cookie Monster?!

Gotta Catch Them All Ages – Just because you have assumptions, it doesn’t mean that you need to voice them.

(more…)

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Okay, Let’s Hash This Out…

, , | Right | February 27, 2021

I work as a cook. I’m working a double shift. The first nine hours or so, I can’t get away long enough to breathe because of all the orders. The second half is dead but I have to do all the prep work so I still can’t really get a break. Finally, I have everything done, but I’m so fed up with everyone and everything.

Literally five minutes before my coworker relief usually comes in, we get a customer. He has to order half the menu, and specifically, he wants gravy covering all his food.

As I’m finishing his food, I hear him asking me something that sounds like:

Customer: “Is that my food?”

Me: “Yes.”

This repeats three times. He’s the only customer so it’s literally the only order, so it’s obviously his.

I have hearing issues and I can’t hear anything when I’m cooking, and talking to me is literally one of my biggest pet peeves. I’m not your waitress. I’m the cook. Leave me alone!

My coworker shows up so I’m ready to run.

Customer: “My food is supposed to be stacked.”

Me: “Uh, what do you mean?”

Customer: “Stacked! It’s supposed to be stacked!”

Me: “Okay, how do you want it stacked, then?”

Customer: “The bacon on the hash browns… Ugh, I’ll just do it myself!”

Me: “I can do it, but I need to know how you want it.”

Customer: *Yelling* “I’ll just do it myself!”

I hand over the plate.

Me: “Okay. Let me just get you the gravy, then.”

Customer: “This is supposed to have extra hash and extra cheese!”

Me: *Fed up* “Sorry, but that’s not what the ticket says. I’ll put that hash down for you, though.”

He starts talking about how horrible of a cook I am and how I can’t get anything right. I’m seeing red, but I throw the hash on the grill, go up to my waitress, and tell her:

Me: “He’s b****ing because he wanted extra cheese and hash, so you’d better charge him.”

Then, I turn to the replacement cook.

Me: “I’ve been here for over twelve hours. I am not waiting for the hash. I did put it down, so take your time, but I’m out. I’m done.”

I have no idea how it all turned out because I was so far done that I wanted to throw a temper tantrum.

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Time Is Relative-ly Stupid

, , , , | Right | February 27, 2021

I am a hostess at a restaurant. This phone call takes place around 7:30 pm.

Customer: “Hi, do you have a table for three people?”

Me: “Yes, I do! What time would you like to come in?”

Customer: “In about an hour.”

Me: “Okay, so, 8:30?”

Customer: “No, that is much too late for us!”

The customer hung up and I was left staring at the phone in bewilderment.

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