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Disgruntled Teenagers Are Just A Part Of Life

, , , , , | Working | October 31, 2022

I am a cashier. My manager recently told me this.

Manager: “I want you to stop asking for ID when selling alcohol. It’s confrontational.”

I ended up getting fired for “being too confrontational” because I’m not picking up charges because he doesn’t wanna hear complaints from teenagers.

Should Have Gone With Another Leap

, , , , , | Right | October 28, 2022

One of my first jobs is at a liquor store. I’m behind the counter and a young man comes up with a couple of bottles of booze. I ask for his ID and he shows it to me.

Me: “I’m sorry, but this ID is fake. I can’t let you have these.”

I put the bottles he was trying to buy behind the counter.

Customer: “What do you mean, you can’t let me have them? That’s my ID. It isn’t fake.”

Me: “It clearly is. Sorry, no booze for you.”

Customer: “How dare you—”

Me: “Shut up and get out of here before I call the cops.”

The young man scowls and storms off.

After my shift, I’m talking to my boss as I get ready to leave.

Me: “Yeah, the ID was just about perfect — best fake I’ve ever seen — and I would have believed it was real… except that I know you can’t be born on November 31st.”

Malicious Protection

, , , , , , , | Right | CREDIT: Tacticool_Hotdog | October 24, 2022

I work as a train conductor for [Company] in Finland. My job includes making sure there are no disturbances on the train, as well as keeping an eye on everyone having tickets. I am usually pretty lenient on this if you have a good reason or a funny enough excuse. Hey, sometimes life kicks you in the head and you really, really have to be somewhere.

I am doing ticket rounds on a late-evening train. Out of the corner of my eye, I see two teenagers, maybe fifteen or sixteen, switch seats. That’s okay, and I think no more of that… until a few minutes later when I come to their compartment in order to check their tickets and hear their particular excuse. There are six teenagers in total. Every single one of them is pretending to be asleep. People try this every now and then, but this is the first time I’ve seen someone try it after making eye contact.

I just kind of chuckle and say, “Nice try,” loud enough for the rest of the compartment to hear. The teenagers feign ignorance and say they were trying to catch a bit of sleep. I also notice that they’re carrying alcohol with them. They’re off to a bad start. I ask for the tickets. This is when I hear a myriad of excuses.

[Friend]’s mom has the tickets. Nobody has a working phone on them. When they get the battery charged, [Friend]’s mom doesn’t care and hangs up. They actually went the wrong way first.

You get the point by now.

They finally drop the act and start pleading for a free ride. They even try to bribe me with 10€, to which I reply:

Me: “The next time you try to bribe someone, here’s a little heads-up: don’t do it in front of a dozen witnesses.”

The other passengers are having a blast so far.

In a last-ditch effort, the teenagers bring up the fact that they are, in fact, underage and I am technically in charge of keeping them safe. Here’s the thing: I have to be really careful now because, the law being what it is, I could be held accountable if I drop them off somewhere without supervision and something happens to them.

Here comes the malicious compliance. I finally “relent”.

Me: “I’ll let you go as far as the next station where you can still buy tickets with that bit of cash you have.”

Then, I leave and continue to do my job. Now, as I have to keep them safe, I am naturally worried about underage drinking on their part, as well. That stuff rots the brain and hinders the development of these beautiful young children! So, I arrange for security and police to meet them at the next station.

As they jump off the train, I hear one of the teenagers say:

Teenager: “Man, we really managed to bulls*** that one!”

Naturally, I directed the impressive amount of nothing-better-to-do-right-now security and police officers to the teenagers. I’ve never seen anyone get as pure of an “Oh, s***!” expression as those kids right then.

Their drinks were confiscated and destroyed, and each of them was shipped home to have a meeting with their guardians, the police, and possibly even Child Protective Services if this was a recurring problem. Fines could be slapped, as well.

Moral(s) of the story: Be honest. And under no circumstance tell me to keep you safe, because I will keep you safe.

Do NOT Give This Man More Than Plastic!

, , , , | Right | October 3, 2022

I work in a takeaway chicken store which is conveniently located right next to a pub/bar. One Wednesday night, this guy stumbles in, clearly drunk out of his mind.

Customer: “I want dinner!”

Me: “What it is exactly that you’re after?”

Customer: “Just some f****** chicken, vegetables, and gravy!”

I order him exactly that. He pays and sits down to wait with no problems. When it’s ready, he comes to the counter.

Me: “Would you like cutlery?”

Customer: “Yes.”

I pack his meal into a bag with cutlery, napkins, etc. He is just about to leave the store when he looks into the bag and totally loses it, screaming in a store full of customers.

Customer: “What the f*** is this, a plastic knife and fork?! I can’t eat with this; I need real ones for f***’s sake!”

Me: “Sorry, sir, we only have plastic.”

He took his meal out of the bag and launched it over the counter at me. Luckily, he was drunk, so his aim was terrible and he ended up hitting the wall.

As soon as this happened a guy sitting in the dining room grabbed him and pulled him out of the store, and he stumbled away.

Brain Cells Floating In A Pool Of Booze

, , , , , , , , , | Right | CREDIT: Korbindallas912 | September 24, 2022

In the late 1990s, I was the graveyard shift manager at a hotel on the Las Vegas strip. Very late one night, a clerk calls me to come out for a very drunk guest. I get out to the desk and his hands are both dyed dark blue and there’s this dripping wet block of blue material sitting on the counter.

Guest: “I thought someone threw something into the pool, and I wanted to help, so I pulled it out myself.”

It was the chemical block that maintenance put in the pool to help purify it. We had the pool roped off with safety signs, but he went around the barrier to do it.

We had to call 911 and get him checked out and everything. He went to the hospital but ended up okay, luckily.