Cleans Up One Mess And Causes Another

| KS, USA | Working | February 16, 2016

(It’s my first day working with my coworker at a retail store’s bakery. She’s notorious for being temperamental and throwing tantrums about ridiculous things. Today, she is baking and I’m stocking all the items on the bakery floor. We each have an L-cart for our respective tasks, and since I know she won’t be using hers for several hours at least, I borrow it to put my broken down boxes on with the intention of taking them to the baker before she starts using hers. I have disappeared into the freezer to load up my own cart with items to stock. I come out just in time to see her returning to the bakery with a third L-cart. Naturally, this is a little weird to me.)

Me: “I brought this cart for you, you know?” *motions to cart with boxes on it*

Coworker: *gruffly* “You put your boxes on it, so it’s not mine anymore.”

Me: “If it’s that important, I’ll put them on the floor. I just wanted to keep it from getting messy.”

Coworker: “Whatever. It’s FINE.”

(She storms off and I am standing there flabbergasted at the 20-year-old child I am officially working with.)

I Can Clearly See Why I Have A Headache

| Canada | Working | February 8, 2016

(One of my coworkers/friends has been complaining about a headache all day. Finally…)

Coworker: “Oh, my god, no wonder I have a headache! I’m wearing my glasses and my contacts!”

Me: “Wow. You’re not even four-eyes. You’re like… six-eyes!”

(That became one of her nicknames.)

I’m Guessing He’s Not A Breadwinner

| Sydney, NSW, Australia | Right | February 6, 2016

Customer: “What’s that white stuff on top of your bread?”

Me: “Oh, that’s flour.”

Customer: “Is that edible?”

Doesn’t Know Wheat You Mean

| San Jose, CA, USA | Working | January 19, 2016

(My older sister is gluten-intolerant, meaning that her intestines get very unhappy when she eats anything with wheat. My uncle, on his way to our home for dinner, decides to pick up a dessert for her to eat.)

Uncle: “Do you have anything that’s gluten-free?”

Employee: “I’m sorry, sir, we don’t have any free items.”

Uncle: “No, GLUTEN-free. No wheat.”

Employee: “Sir, we don’t serve any free items.”

Uncle: “Gluten-free. You know, no wheat.”

Employee: “Sir, I told you, we don’t have anything for free.”

(This went on until he gave up. My sister didn’t get dessert that evening.)

A Barrel Of Laughs

| San Antonio, TX, USA | Working | November 30, 2015

(I work in a commercial bakery as a pie filler. I’m at the bottom of a large barrel of pumpkin pie filling and I have to tip over the barrel to reach the filling that’s left. I’ve been chatting with the woman next to me.)

Me: “If I fall in, you have my permission to laugh first and then pull me out.”

Coworker #1: *laughing* “Okay.”

(A few minutes later she goes on her break and is replaced by another woman.)

Me: “I’m gonna tell you the same thing I told the other lady. If I fall in, you have my permission to laugh first and then pull me out.”

Coworker #2: “Nah, I’ll just go to lunch and see if you’re still there when I get back.”

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