A Bad Sample Of Humanity

, , , , | Right | May 3, 2019

(I work in a tea salon that also used to sell cakes. We’d cut up some and offer them as samples. Two young teenage girls approach my shop just as I’m cutting more samples.)

Girl #1: “Are you out of samples?”

Me: “I’m just cutting up more; they’ll be done in a second.”

Girl #2: “Good!”

Me: *finishes cutting and putting all the samples on a tray and puts it forward for the girls to take one*

Girl #2: *looks briefly at her friend, then promptly slams her hand down on the tray, grabbing an entire handful of samples, and sprints off, laughing*

Girl #1: “OH, MY GOD!” *sprints after her friend without taking a sample*

Me: “What… the f***?”

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Beggars Belief How Rich They Are

, , , , , | Friendly | November 28, 2018

(I am a university student, and money is beyond tight. I am walking through the station, catching a train home for the holidays, when a beggar stops me, asking for money.)

Beggar: “Hey, you. I need money for a ticket; can you spare me a tenner?”

Me: “Sorry, I don’t have any coins on me.”

Beggar: “That’s okay; I can easily break a hundred for you.”

Me: “Then you have more money than me, so no. Goodbye.”

(She followed me, cursing at me all through the station, until I detoured past a couple of police officers walking by and slipped away.)

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Unfiltered Story #122763

, | Unfiltered | October 8, 2018

(I worked last year in a small store where everything was already ridiculously cheap and we have discounts on most things. One day, a customer points to a lamp we’re selling)

Customer: “I want that lamp, but it’s too expensive, can you give me a discount?”

Me: “No, I’m not authorised to do that.”

Customer: “Please? I live very far away and I won’t be back here, please give me a discount.”

Me: “No, I’m sorry, I can’t give you a discount.”

Customer: “Come on you’ll still make money! I really want it, and I can’t come back here.”

Me: “I’m really sorry but I seriously can’t do that, we’ll still get the lamp sold for the actual price, so if you bought it for a further discount, we’d lose money.”

Customer: “Yeah but I really want it! And I won’t be back here again! Just let me buy it for a discount, I’m already buying other things. Come on.”

(I’m starting to lose my patience, when my boss happens to arrive and has heard some of the transaction)

Boss: “It’s okay ma’am, you can have it for a discount.”

Customer: “Than you! I really won’t be back here.”

(after she’s left)

Me: “Why’d you do that?”

Boss: “She was annoying.”

Unfiltered Story #117793

, | Unfiltered | July 31, 2018

(I work as a cashier. An older lady is coming through my line with only three items. I finish ringing her up.)

Me: Okay, that’ll be [Total].

Customer: No, the salmon is suppose to be [Price]. It’s on sale.

(I look at my screen, where I have the regular prize for the salmon and then the discount is subtracted so I have to do some quick math. It takes a few seconds.)

Me: Well, it does cost [Same prize as the customer saw].

Customer: (Annoyed) Then I’ll just have to go down there and check myself.

Me: No, no the salmon is [Prize].

Customer: Oh, it is? Why do you say [Total] then?

Me: (Pointing to her two other items) Because you also bought these two.

Customer: How was I suppose to know what you meant?

Me: But I told you your total?

Customer: That’s very confusing.

Me: Have a nice day.

Unfiltered Story #115268

, | Unfiltered | June 28, 2018

(I’m working the self-service checkout. There are six machines but currently I have no custormers so I’m cleaning one of the machines at the far end of the self-checkout area. A customer walk in, look around and then walk straight down to the one machine I’m cleaning. I have a roll of paper towels and the cleaning spray sitting on the scanning area and is clearly working. The customer puts down his basket and start to pick up items out of his basket.)

Me: Excuse me, but I’m currently cleaning this machine, could I get you to use one of the free ones instead?

Costumer: Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t notice.

(The costumer walks of to one of the other machines. This appens at least once every shift.)