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What A Weird Thing To Throw A Tantrum Over

, , , | Right | CREDIT: Coloured_Ribbons | June 20, 2022

I’m from the UK, and we have a bakery chain that is famed for its sausage rolls, pizza, steak bakes, and donuts. They usually have everything out hot so it’s perfect for a cold day.

I am going on my usual walk to the park near me just to get some fresh air, and I decide to buy some lunch on the way. [Bakery] is warm and cheap, so I decide to go and get a cheese pizza slice and a coffee. It is past the lunch rush, so a lot of the baked stuff is gone, save for two slices of cheese pizza and various other pastry-encased things.

There’s no one in front of me as I go in, and the staff is busy, so I stand at the counter and wait. Another customer walks in shortly after on his phone.

One of the staff gets a minute to take my order.

Me: “A slice of cheese pizza and a regular salted caramel latte, please!”

The other customer looks at me in a slightly offended manner, and I think that maybe he thinks I’m weird for my coffee choice or something until he pipes up:

Customer: “I want that pizza! I always get two pizza slices for my lunch, and now you have just ruined my day. I hope you’re pleased with yourself.”

This man is probably in his twenties. He is definitely past the age at which he should be throwing tantrums for not getting his way. I’m speechless. I blink back in response, having absolutely no clue as to what I can say back to this man who is throwing a fit over a £1.50 slice of cheese pizza.

Customer: What do you have to say for yourself?

Me: “Uh… excuse me? I’m not entirely sure what I’ve done wrong here—”

Customer: “You have just stolen that slice of pizza from me.”

Thankfully, I’m not the only one completely and utterly baffled at this man, as the staff member brings my coffee over and tells the customer:

Staff Member: “Sir, this person has not stolen anything from you. You have not bought that pizza; this young person is about to. Please, calm down.”

She started to ring me up as the customer continued shouting about how unfair it was that he wouldn’t get his two slices of pizza today. I very much enjoyed my legally obtained, unstolen pizza. Get a grip, Pizza Boy.

Three Grand Can Buy You A Lot Of Chianti And Fava Beans

, , , | Right | June 17, 2022

I’m working in the drive-thru of a bank, which generally has a cash-out limit of $2,000; we have to get approval for amounts over our limit, and this takes time that we don’t like to waste for customers in the drive-thru.

A customer pulls up.

Driver: “I want to take out $3,000. I know that’s more than the limit, but I have someone in the car who shouldn’t come inside.”

Me: “May I ask why that is?”

Driver: *With an added chuckle* “Well, he’s a little crazy.”

My coworkers and I watched as the man in the back seat gave us a straight-up serial killer glare. 

I don’t think he blinked that entire transaction.

It was definitely one of the weirdest, creepiest encounters I’ve had in customer service.

No More “Caddyshack” Before Bed

, , , , , | Romantic | June 17, 2022

My boyfriend talks in his sleep. It’s rare and only for a couple of minutes but always funny. Sometimes, I like to argue with him when he’s sleep-talking because it’s funny.

I wake up one night because I hear my boyfriend talking. He’s sitting upright in the bed, staring at the wall.

Me: “What?”

Boyfriend: “Stupid gopher.”

Me: “What are you talking about?”

Boyfriend: “That gopher.” *Points at the wall* “It’s driving the dog crazy and it’s messing up my woodpile. I need to get rid of it.”

It finally clicks. We don’t have a woodpile and there are no gophers anywhere near where we live.

Me: “No, that’s a muskrat.”

Boyfriend: “No, it’s a gopher. He’s an a**hole.”

Me: *Laughing* “I think it’s a beaver.”

Boyfriend: “What? Beavers have a big tail. Look at it.” *Gestures to the “gopher”*

Me: *Holding back laughter* “Okay, babe, you’re right. You can get it in the morning. Come back to sleep.”

Boyfriend: “Okay.” *Lays back down* “He mocks me.”

He went back to sleep after that and had no recollection of it in the morning.

A Different Kind Of Heavy Petting

, , , | Right | June 17, 2022

I work in a family-owned coffee shop. It’s pretty good, the customers are (usually) nice, and the pay is mostly okay. I am still in school so it’s different than the other people who work here.

I’m working in the front with the owner since I’m still in the “training” phase of my job. The owner excuses himself to go to the back to prepare some biscuits. I hear the front doorbell ring. I don’t immediately recognize the guy, so it takes a moment for me to start greeting him. Then, I see he’s holding a leash in his other hand.

Me: “Oh, sir, you can’t—”

I’m about to say, “You can’t bring a dog in here,” because I’m worried about a dog peeing on the books and allergies and whatnot. Then, my mind registers that it isn’t just a large dog… but a human woman with a collar around her neck.

Immediately, my mind stalls. Everything just disappears.

Customer: “Good afternoon!”

My mind stalls for another second, before nervously regaining my composure.

Me: “Uh… Y-Yeah, um… Good afternoon, sir.”

Customer: “Can I get a chai latte to go? Also, no milk, please.”

Me: “S-Sure…”

Throughout the whole interaction, I’m looking at the woman on the leash. It feels like she’s glaring straight into my soul and it’s almost like she has a gleeful look at my confusion. I make the latte for them as quickly as I can. I still can’t keep my eyes off the woman.

Me: “Um. H-Here you go, sir. have a nice day.”

Customer: “Thanks!”

He turns to his companion.

Customer: “How’s this, girl?”

He doesn’t hand her the drink. Instead, he holds the cup to her lips and she sips it. That’s when I notice she has some sort of gloves on her hands, like a paw.

Internally, I’m just praying for the owner to come back and end this uncomfortable interaction. Did I forget to mention that the tables inside our shop have patrons at them? The three other people in the shop are staring.

Customer: “All right, let’s get going!”

He scratched around her ears. Finally, they both left. I was left standing at the counter, my mind still reeling.

Even now, it’s been a few days and I still can’t forget this interaction. I don’t think I’ll ever forget it.

Meanwhile, In An Alternate Universe…

, , , , , | Right | June 17, 2022

I had just sent a company my invoice for designing their new logo, and the guy I was working with texted me the very next day.

Client: “Hey there. I just wanted to let you know that my boss loves the new logo, and we got your invoice and everything… But my boss wants you to make some changes to the invoice.”

Me: “Okay…? Did I get the company info wrong?”

Client: “No, not that. He wants you to change the payment amount.”

Me: “Absolutely not. We settled on the price before going into this, and everyone approved of the logo design, and I expect to get paid exactly what I have billed you for.”

Client: “Oh, sorry. You see, my boss was so impressed with your design that he actually wants to pay you more than we agreed.”

Me: “…what?”

Client: “So he wanted to know if you could update your invoice for our records? Just double the amount you have listed.”

Me: “Uh… Okay…?”

Client: “That isn’t going to be a problem for you, is it?”

Me: “No! Of course not! Not at all! I’ll get that updated invoice to you right away!”