Juggling Two Jobs At Once

| London, England, UK | Right | August 14, 2016

(After working in my local bakery, I’ve become quite adept at doing multiple things at once. I’ve recently moved to a new location and, whilst serving a customer, my coworker knocks a loaf from the shelf. Since we need to dispose of any dropped produce, it’s important to catch it. Without really thinking, I reach out, catch the loaf and place it back on the shelf with my left hand and turn back to my customer with their change. At this point I notice almost everyone in the crowded store is silent and staring at me.)

Me: “Erm… what…?”

Coworker: “That catch… That was amazing.”

Me: “Huh?”

Coworker: “You didn’t even look and you caught the loaf whilst you were counting change…”

Customer: “Yeah. It was really impressive. Do you juggle of something?”

Me: “Nope, I can’t juggle to save my life. Anyway, who’s next?”

Apologizing Is Your Call Of Duty

| AL, USA | Right | August 14, 2016

(I worked in the bakery of a popular retail chain. This is the call and unexpected outcome I received:)

Me: “Thank you for calling [Bakery]. How may I help you?”

Customer: “Do you have a Call of Duty cake?”

Me: “No. I am sorry. We aren’t licensed to do that cake at this particular store.” *our town has two of these stores*

Customer: “I’m at the other, and they have it but not the kit! I need it today!”

Me: “I’m sorry. They are new and have more of a selection than us because they think they will have a bigger need. Our store can’t make the cake. And, we don’t have the kit either.”

Customer: *clearly upset and angry* “What am I supposed to do?! I need it today!”

Me: “Well, you can make the cake without the kit and find some toys to put on it? That would be the best suggestion I have.”

Customer: *hangs up in a huff*

(Ten minutes later the phone rings again.)

Me: “This is [Bakery]. How may I help you?”

Customer: “I called about the Call Of Duty cake.”

Me: “Yes, ma’am?”

Customer: “I wanted to apologize for being rude. You were very helpful and I was just upset and in a hurry. I did take your advice and I think it’s going to look much better than the kit!”

(The call back made my day. She didn’t have to apologize, but hey! She’s a good lady!)

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Working In The Land Of Nod

, | Copenhagen, Denmark | Working | July 7, 2016

(I’m working the morning shift with a coworker at a bakery department in a grocery store. I’ve been at the store for a long time while my coworker is fairly new, so I usually takes charge so things get done. My coworker is filing the cake display up. They way she is doing it isn’t the easiest way, so I try to help her out. Please note that I have given her the same advice before.)

Me: “You know, it’s a lot easier if you place the sign in front before putting the cakes up.”

Coworker: “Oh, okay.”

(She continues with what she is doing. She is now putting up rather tall cakes with a lot of whipped cream on top that is easy to ruin.)

Me: “It’s going to be really difficult for you to place the sign in front of those cakes afterwards.”

Coworker: “Oh, yeah, the signs. I completely forgot about them, thank you.”

Me: “But… I just asked you about it a few minutes ago and you said okay?”

Coworker: “Yeah, I tend to just nod and say okay without really paying attention.”

Not Very Closed Minded, Part 17

| Germany | Right | May 16, 2016

(Five minutes after our closing time a customer storms in.)

Customer: “Are you still open? I need some bread, please.”

Coworker: “No, sorry, we’re closed. The registers are out and all. I cannot check you out.”

Customer: “But I’ll be really fast! Just quick, [Bread], please!”

Coworker: “Sorry, we’re closed. The registers are already shut down. In fact I’m already emptying the display right now.”

Customer: “But I’ll be really fast!”

Coworker: “We’re still closed. Even if I wanted to, I couldn’t check you out.”

Customer: “Hmm, can’t you just give it to me then?”

(We started locking the door after that.)

 

Will Get Indigestion From The Suggestion

| VA, USA | Right | May 10, 2016

(I work at a mom-and-pop bakery. For some reason our manager decides it would be a good idea to add a suggestion box. These were some of the stranger suggestions we got…)

Suggestion #1: “Chipotle taco flavored cookies.”

Suggestion #2: “A rollerblading purple walrus mascot.”

Suggestion #3: *my personal favorite* “Extend the bakery and add a mini strip club where people can really take pleasure in their desserts…”

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