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It’s Clear What Side Their Burger Is Buttered On

, , , , , | Working | August 24, 2021

I’ve been working at a local burger, pizza, and craft beer restaurant for about eighteen months now. Up until four weeks ago, I was the front-of-house supervisor, but after one negative review left online by an entitled jerk, I started getting sent home early almost daily. 

Needing a break, I requested two days off to go see a friend. I got back home bright and early for work, only to spend almost two weeks without a shift, and then got called in at the last minute for a shift on Sunday night.

Apparently, the bosses’ friend who she had decided to replace me with had lasted two weeks doing everything that I had been in charge of before he had a nervous breakdown, got caught stealing bottles of wine from the storeroom, and was recommended to check into rehab. The boss started being very nice to me again. 

Kind of funny how nice they are when they realise you aren’t in the wrong, isn’t it? Needless to say, I’m already looking elsewhere; there’s no point staying loyal when they aren’t willing to do the same!

This Store Seriously Needs To Invest In Some Prophets

, , , , | Right | August 23, 2021

A customer alerts me to a spill. Someone has dropped a pot of yoghurt on the ground, spilling yoghurt everywhere, and just left it there without alerting anyone. I grab some paper towels and make my way over to it. As I do, a coworker spots it, too, and begins walking over to it. However, neither of us is in time to stop a customer from stepping in the spill.

Coworker: “Sorry, you’ve just stepped in a spill.”

The customer takes a step away and my coworker and I begin cleaning up the mess.

Customer: *Annoyed* “Why was there a spill here and nobody to warn me about it? Someone should have been here.”

Coworker: “I only just noticed it, ma’am, but not in time to warn you.”

Me: “A customer only just told me about it. I was just coming to clean it.”

Customer: “Well, you shouldn’t have left it unattended. One of you should have been here to stop me from stepping in it.”

Coworker: “We didn’t know about it. We both came as soon as we knew it was here.”

Customer: “I understand that, but one of you should have been here. You can’t leave a spill unattended like this. One of you should have stayed here while the other got stuff to clean it up with.”

Me: “I’m sorry, but as we said, I was only just told about it. I came as soon as I was told. You got here before me.”

Coworker: “And I only just spotted it as you were about to step in it.”

Customer: “I understand that. I understand that you both only just found out about the spill. I understand that you both just got here. But that doesn’t change the fact that one of you should have been here to warn customers not to step in it.”

Coworker: “But we didn’t know about it.”

Customer: *Getting more frustrated* “I know that you didn’t know about it. But that doesn’t change the fact that you can’t leave a spill unattended like that, even if you don’t know about it yet.”

And with that, she walked off. My coworker and I just shot each other a confused look and went about our business. Next time there’s a spill, I’ll be extra sure to already be standing next to it before going to find it.

Not Feeling So Good

, , , , , , | Healthy | August 22, 2021

I went to my doctor for a very minor operation on my hand. He gave me two shots of local anaesthetic and we waited for a few moments for it to work. As soon as the scalpel touched my hand, I nearly jumped out of my skin.

Doctor: *Puzzled* “You shouldn’t have felt that. You must be very sensitive. I’ll give you another shot.”

We waited a few minutes again. When the scalpel touched my hand, I jumped again.

Doctor: *Even more puzzled* “You shouldn’t have felt that. I can’t give you any more; it would be a bit risky.”

I just want to get it over and done with.

Me: “It’s not so bad. Go ahead and I’ll try not to react.”

The doctor carefully and successfully finishes the operation.

Doctor: ”Has this ever happened before? It looks like anaesthetics don’t work very well on you.”

Me: “I’ve never had any sort of anaesthetic, full or local, before.”

I drove home, a trip of about an hour. I sat down with a cup of tea, and suddenly, I lost all feeling in my body. Before I could react, I fell asleep. I woke up about three hours later with no apparent after-effects, apart from being worried.

A week later, I saw my doctor for a follow-up and told him what had happened.

Doctor: *Looking very concerned* “I’ve never heard of such a reaction before. It’s a good job it didn’t happen while you were driving home. I think that you had better be very careful about having any sort of anaesthetic in the future. I will put a DANGER note in your medical record.”

I now wear a bright orange “Anaesthetic Risk” medical alert wristband ALL THE TIME!

It’s About The Aesthetic

, , , , , | Friendly | August 21, 2021

I’m out in the car park one day, admiring my neighbour’s car that is always gleamingly clean and runs perfectly. He is doing something to the engine, which is running. I shout so he can hear me.

Me: “How’s it going? Looks good!”

My neighbour continues peering closely at his car.

Neighbour: “I suppose so, but I’m not seeing very well these days.”

I’m just making conversation and having to shout again.

Me: “Engine runs very well!”

Neighbour: “Yes, it does, doesn’t it? I try very hard to keep it in good condition.”

Although the car is always in perfect condition, always very clean and runs well, it never leaves the car park. My neighbour is legally blind and so hard of hearing that he can’t get a driver’s licence. He can’t drive anyway.

Not Very Closed-Minded, Part 47

, , , , | Right | August 20, 2021

I work as a manager at a popular fast food place. We are having renovations, so we have to close the store for a day and a half.

We have about a week’s notice, so we put up signs that we will be closing the next Monday and reopening on Tuesday lunchtime. We tell our customers, as well, and let them know that another one of our franchises is less than ten minutes away and still open.

It is Tuesday. Another manager and I are rostered in the morning to clean up and test the equipment and everything before reopening.

Many people come knocking on the door asking to come in, completely ignoring the huge sign that we are closed until lunchtime and the obvious work being done. It’s getting to about two hours before reopening and our staff are slowly arriving for their shifts via the back door.

To get to the back door, you must first enter a huge gate that states, “Authorised Personnel Only.” Inside is our giant dumpster, and there is another gate to the side with another sign saying, “Employees Only,” and then there are our recycling dumpster, chemical cupboards, and the back door, which also has a sign saying, “No entry without manager’s permission.”

Imagine our surprise when an elderly woman and two young children enter through the back door.

Customer: “I couldn’t get in the front door! Also, this entrance is disgusting!”

Me: “Did you not see the signs? We are under construction right now; we are not open. Please leave, as it’s a hazard for you to be here.”

Customer: “What signs?! There are no signs! Can we get some kids’ meals now? This place is gross! There’s dust everywhere!”

Me: “No. We are closed and under construction; however, another location is open. Do you need directions?”

Customer: “No, I don’t drive. I don’t understand why this entrance is so disgusting! In fact, this whole place is disgusting! What type of place are you running here?!”

Me: “We are closed. Leave now; you cannot be here!”

Customer: “Not without my meals; my grandkids are starving! They should be free as this place is disgusting! I’m calling the owner; he’ll be disgusted, too!”

I laugh a little inside as the owners are women.

Me: “Leave, before I call the police!”

Customer: “The owner will be disgusted with his place like this! Come on, kids. She’ll be fired once I call the owner! This place is gross! You hear me? You’ll be fired!”

She turned around and ran into an employee, knocking him to the floor. Again, she started screaming and complaining, but at least she was walking out. Those kids looked mortified. Some people need to learn to read.

Not Very Closed Minded, Part 46
Not Very Closed Minded, Part 45
Not Very Closed Minded, Part 44
Not Very Closed Minded, Part 43
Not Very Closed Minded, Part 42