A Beautiful Blonde Moment

, , , , , | Hopeless | June 3, 2019

(I’m standing in line behind a small girl and her parents. I’m Caucasian while they are of a much darker ethnicity, but this isn’t uncommon as my city is quite diverse.)

Little Girl: *looks over at me shocked* “What’s wrong with your hair?!”

Me: *panicked* “Wh-what’s wrong with it?”

Little Girl: “Why’s it such a weird colour?”

(I’m blonde, and this isn’t weird for my area at all, but I laugh realizing this little girl might not have a lot of exposure to blonde hair as some ethnic groups keep to themselves. The parents are flustered at their outspoken child.)

Me: *laughing* “It’s okay. I was born with it like this.”

Little Girl: “Oh…” *pauses, thinking for a moment, then tugs at me to whisper* “I like your hair. It’s really pretty!”

Me: *heart melting, whispers back* “I like yours, too! You’re awesome!”

(Kids are awesome.)

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Unfiltered Story #151705

, , , | Unfiltered | May 22, 2019

(I am working as a hostess at the time. My restaurant has 3 large signs out front with our name on it. All the employees also wear nametags and uniforms with our name and logo on it, and I greet every customer with “hello, welcome to (restaurant). It is also printed on all the menus. I have just sat a couple on a saturday morning, and not even a minute later I see them walking out the door.)
Man: I’m really sorry, I thought this was (restaurant down the road)!
(Me and my coworker just looked at each other and laughed!)

Unfiltered Story #147730

, , , | Unfiltered | April 23, 2019

I work at a store that asks us to help customers pro-actively, such as when they look lost, unsure, etc.  I saw a customer standing at the front of one of our aisles looking dazedly up at the signs for the aisles that tell you what is in them, so I approach the customer.

Me: Can I help you find anything todayÉ

Customer: Yes.

Customer then turned her back on me and walked away.

Your Tax System Is Trash

, , , , | Right | April 16, 2019

Caller: “I need copies of my statements! I need them right away. How do I access them?”

Me: “Are you set up to receive your statements electronically, sir?”

Caller: “Yes, I am. Since November of 2015, I think it was.”

Me: “Then you’re already receiving your statements by email as a PDF attachment.”

Caller: “I get my statements, I look at them, and then I move them to the trash folder. Then, my trash folder empties. I need the statements for my taxes!”

Me: “…”

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Unfiltered Story #144745

, , , | Unfiltered | March 24, 2019

I am a cashier at a local grocery store.
Me: *answers phone* Hello, this is [grocery store], how may I help you?
Customer: *sounding very not sober* Takee ouuut
Me: I-I’m sorry?
Customer: I wanna order take-ooout.
Me: Sorry this is a grocery store… We don’t do take-out…
Customer: Ok. Byyyeeee.
Me: Bye now…