Stopped By Your Question

, | Learning | August 8, 2016

(I work at a dining hall on a college campus. We close for an hour so everyone can have a union mandated half-hour break, and so we can clean up and set up dinner. Sometimes students think the rules don’t apply to them. I’m a fairly big guy but actually a giant teddy bear, and my coworkers that work at the cash register are older ladies. A student tries walking right by my older coworker fifteen minutes after we closed.)

Older Coworker: “Excuse me, honey, we’re closed. We open back up in 45 minutes. You can come back then.”

Student: “Come on; I’m hungry. Just let me in.”

Older Coworker: “I’m sorry, honey, but all the lunch food is put away. There’s nothing out to give you and everyone is on their break.”

Student: “Who’s going to stop me if I just walk in?”

Older Coworker: *turns around and points at me and says* “That guy right there will stop you.”

(Having watched her point at me, I smiled and waved at them both. The student looked at me, his face fell, and he did an about face and left. My coworker came over and started cracking up and explained.)

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