A Whole Ocean Of Worry

, , , , | Friendly | September 30, 2019

(I’m walking along a beach with my mom on an island in the Bahamas, taking in the scenery and generally just soaking in the beautiful day. I mention to her that I’ve noticed people not walking the right way in the ocean — the right way being shuffling along and not taking big steps, so as not to step on a stingray and get stung. A woman nearby hears what I’ve said and looks at me, aghast.)

Woman: “You mean they don’t take those out of here?!”

Me: “What? The stingrays? Uh, no. This is the ocean. They live here?”

Woman: “Oh, my God!” *scurries back up the beach to a lounge chair and sits down*

(My mom and I shared a good WTF look. I understand people might not have heard about the best way to walk so as not to get stung, even though there were a few signs up and the brochures mentioned it, etc., but… it’s the ocean. You know, the wild? Where animals live? Some people are just… There are no words.)

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Unfiltered Story #163305

, , | Unfiltered | September 18, 2019

(I work as a bartender on a cruise ship. I’m a 27 year old female.)
Me: “Hi, how may I help you today?”
Customer (in sunglasses and hat): “A [set meal for two], please.”
Me: “Coming up! Are you sharing with anyone?”
Customer, whipping glasses, hat and fake beard to reveal it to be my boyfriend: “You, [my name]!”
Me: “Oh my god, [boyfriend], you’re so silly!”
Boyfriend: “Yes, I am. *whips out small ring box* And here, in the middle of the ocean, I want to ask you a question, [my name]. I have been your partner for four and a half years, and I can’t imagine my life without you now. You’ve helped me through life, and I have helped you. [my name], will you marry me?”
Me: *shocked, in awe, crying and laughing* “Yes! Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!”
(My boyfriend-turned-fiance places the ring on my finger and kisses me. A few of our friends come out with balloons, flowers and a camera, all cheering. We are all having a blast exchanging greetings and taking pictures, when this happens.)
Female customer (a bit older than me): “You f****** b****! You are SO unworthy of him! I was gonna get him, stupid w****! You are such a boyfriend-stealing s***!”
(I am shocked and confused, I had never seen her in my life apart from briefly on the cruise. As people are calling security and looking at her, she suddenly lunges at me, rips off my ring and places it on her own finger. She proceeds to try and assault me, grabbing me by the arm and shaking me.)
Boyfriend: “What the f***! I have never seen you in my life, crazy b****! Thanks to you, the proposal is absolutely ruined!”
Security: “Alright, miss, that’s enough. Come with us and give the ring back to [my name], please.”
Female Customer: “F*** you all!”
(I watch in horrified shock as she throws my ring overboard, into the ocean. Everyone is infuriated, but too shocked to do anything.)
Me: *whimpers* “My ring…”
(Security hauls the crazy customer away in handcuffs, all the while her screaming that I am not worthy of a man like that, and she should be the one with him! I eventually got a new ring, courtesy of the crazy customer, but I made sure to keep it discreet and be VERY, VERY careful with it.