Ears Are Becoming Vestigial Organs These Days

, , | Healthy | July 6, 2020

I work at a clinic where we frequently send people for surgery. Sometimes we send people to the hospital for emergency surgery right from the clinic, but most often, we have their surgery scheduled anywhere between a week from when we saw them up to a few months in the future. 

In these cases, we give the patient a quick explanation of the paperwork they need to fill out, as well as how the process works. When we are able to tell patients what day their surgery will be, we explain that we get the time for their surgery right from the hospital but we won’t get that information until the day before their surgery day.

One day, I am answering phones at work when I get the following call.

Caller: “Hi, I was just at the clinic and they said my dad is going to have surgery on [date], but they didn’t give us the time!” *Laughs*

Me: “We always call patients the day before their surgery in the afternoon to inform them of their surgery time.”

Caller: “Oh, that’s what the girl at the desk said.”

Me: “…”

I get that people are a little nervous and preoccupied when they are told they will need to have surgery. However, we get calls like this every single day! Some people just don’t listen, I guess.

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Unfiltered Story #199931

, , | Unfiltered | July 6, 2020

I was working in the dairy, filling the milk. A customer (50-ish woman) walks up very close to the counter – actually leaning in and holding a carton of milk for balance. She looks left and right a couple times then snaps at me “Where the hell is the buttermilk?”

She was leaning on the buttermilk. I told her it was in her hand.

Unfiltered Story #199927

, , | Unfiltered | July 6, 2020

I’m closing the store one night alone. It’s 9:29 and the store closes at 9:30. We’re located in a mall so we have to follow mall hours. I’m just closing the doors when the phone rings.

Me: Hi [Store] this is [My Name] speaking, how can I help you?

Customer: Yes hi I’m about ten minutes away from the mall and I need a birthday card, can you keep the store open for another few minutes?

Me: I’m sorry ma’am but the store closes at 9:30, I have to close.

Customer: Oh please? I really need a birthday card.

Me: Well [Dollar Store] is open until 10 and [Gas Station] might have some as well.

Customer: No no no! I need a nice birthday card! Not that junk! I’m almost there.

Me: I’m sorry ma’am, I can’t wait for you unless you’re physically in the store.

Customer: (suddenly very angry) Well WHY NOT?! I am a PAYING CUSTOMER-

Me: Have a nice night! *hangs up*

Unfiltered Story #199909

, , | Unfiltered | July 5, 2020

(My Mom and I were sitting at the bar in a Chinese Restaurant that we used to be regulars at. Since the other restaurant was closed, we decided to go to this particular restaurant, since we hadn’t been there in awhile. While my Mom and I were looking at the menu for takeout, there was a man at the counter, with the Chinese waitress. I’m not too sure what was first said, but I tried to listen in as best as possible. Basically, he was complaining about how the food was disgusting, and he seemed to be kind of a jerk about it. He also said that the food made him and his wife sick. I couldn’t understand what the Chinese woman was saying, because of her accent, but I saw her pick up the phone. I guess who she was trying to call didn’t answer. The guy was still being a jerk about it. He also said he was going to call the (Chinese Restaurant main office) and the Health Inspector. The whole time, I was whispering to my Mom about what was going on, because I was mostly the one listening. I even said how I was nervous about eating there now! I just wonder what the man and his wife ate to get apparently sick! I was also waiting for him to rage at us and the other customers about how terrible the food was!

Then, when my Mom brought it up later, she questioned, “I don’t know what he expected her to do… I also don’t understand how the food would’ve made them sick, if it was too disgusting-looking to eat.” She then said, “I don’t know if he wanted a free meal, or what?”

I then said, “Well, he said he wasn’t eating there again, because the food was disgusting and made them sick.”

There could be many reasons why the food made the man and his wife sick, but as long as we’ve went to that restaurant, we’ve never had a problem.)

Unfiltered Story #199901

, , | Unfiltered | July 5, 2020

I work on take out at a popular restaurant chain. We have a new thing going where customers can get what’s called a pasta station. It comes with all the pasta and sauces and toppings and stuff individually so they can mix and match their own plate. On top of that we give all the set up stuff like wire racks, pans, heating pieces and that kind of thing.

So i get in in the morning and we have an order for a pasta station for 30 people. Now this is a ton of food. I’m talking 6 huge trays of various pastas, 8 trays of sauces and 9 trays of toppings and 3 jumbo salads. In total i had about 10 massive bags for the entire order. The pick up was for 12 and since i open at 11 i only had an hour to get it all together. So long story short i ran around like a maniac trying to get it all done since i was the only one on at the time.

At almost 12 on the dot my manager gets a phone call from the lady who ordered saying that she will be anywhere from 45 minutes to a few hours late. I’m a little annoyed but i relax since it gives me more time to finish getting everything together. As the morning continues i had hardly any orders so that means no tips coming my way. Finally at 2:30 while i’m trying to help another 3 customers the lady finally shows up. I am very helpful and put off my other orders to get her all together. I wrangled some of my coworkers to help bring everything to her car and she seemed really happy with everything. I go ring her in and her bill is about 450$. She leaves and i check the receipt, no tip.

I was so pissed off i wanted to punch her in the face.