Their Brain Clocked Out

| NC, USA | Working | May 20, 2016

(I would work full-time at a fast food restaurant near my hometown to help pay my school fees. I am part of the opening shift on a busy holiday weekend. I have been opening for four days straight and because of that, my manager arranges for me to get off before 10:00 am instead of 11:00 am. The last two hours of my shift I’m on the drive-thru register. The oncoming manager for lunch is checking the stock when the AM manager comes into the booth.)

Manager #1: “[My Name], I have to go make this deposit really quickly. As soon I get back I’ll cash out your drawer so you can go home.”

Me: *looks at clock; it’s about 9:30 am* “Sure, that’s fine.”

(Manager #1 drives off to the bank just as we get slammed with the last minute breakfast/early lunch crowd. The cars are so constant that any minute of rest in between I’m brewing the sweet tea. By the time I notice Manager #1 hasn’t come back yet it’s 12:00 pm and I still haven’t had my drawer pulled. Even the front is being slammed and Manager #2 is at the grill trying to help. Finally at around 2:00 pm everything slows down and I approach the manager.)

Me: “[Manager #2], I know we’re busy, but can I please get a break or a drink from the front?”

Manager #2: “[My Name]? I thought you opened this morning?”

Me: “I did. [Manager #1] was supposed to let me go at 10 am when he came back from the bank. I was originally scheduled to get off at 11 am.”

(Manager #2 gets a really shocked look on her face and grabs one of the girls just coming on shift.)

Manager #2: *to coworker* “Go count a drawer. I’m putting you in the window.” *to me* “I’m sorry, [My Name]. [Manager #1] didn’t tell me you were still back there!”

Not Horsing Around About It

| USA | Right | May 20, 2016

(I work at a pretty popular national drive-in themed fast food place that has a special on shakes after 8:00 pm. It’s a slow night when the following happens.)

Me: “Welcome to [Restaurant]. May I take your order?”

Customer: “Yeah, my friend wants a cheesecake milkshake, and I’ll take a large strawberry shake.”

Me: “All right, anything else for you tonight?”

Customer: “Yeah, on the strawberry shake, I want you to draw a horse on it.”

Me: *thinking I misheard* “I’m sorry, could you repeat that?”

Customer: “I want you to draw a horse on it.”

Me: *to my manager* “He wants me to draw a horse on it.”

Manager: “Can you draw a horse?”

Me: “Sure.”

Manager: “Go for it.”

(I drew the horse. Never heard from that guy again.)

Bringing In Lots Of Change

| Wallingford, CT, USA | Working | May 17, 2016

(I’m a cashier at a sandwich shop, and a kid no older than twelve approaches the counter with a large order of sandwiches. He looks a little sheepish.)

Kid: “So… um… how much is that?”

Me: “[Total over thirty dollars].”

Kid: “Yeah… so… I’m so sorry but…”

(The kid then holds up a large gallon plastic baggy of quarters, dimes, and nickels.)

Kid: “…this is the only money I have.”

Me: *laughs* “No problem. I’m sure you’ve got plenty.”

(The kid is kind enough to help me count by piling dimes up into dollar stacks as I count them, and he’s got more than enough, so he adds some chips and drinks to his order. The whole process takes a while, but he’s the only customer cashing out at the moment and I am in no rush. As I’m patiently counting out another stack of dimes and nickels for the additional food, my boss peeks over to my register and sees my mountain of coins, and he is red with laughter.)

Manager: “Haha! I can’t believe it! You had to count all of that?”

Me: *smiling evilly* “That’s nothing. You’re the one balancing out my drawer before I leave!”

(The look of horror on my boss’s face was priceless.)

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See No Evil, Eat No Evil

| Porterville, CA, USA | Working | May 16, 2016

(I tend to give my coworkers sarcastic answers to stupid questions they ask. I’m on back booth in drive-thru and they’re taking an extremely long time up front so I go up and make the ice creams for the next car. A coworker sees me walk to the back while holding them.)

Coworker: “You got those ice creams?”

Me: *waving them in the air* “No, it’s just an illusion. They’re invisible! “

Lychee Nailing Jelly To The Wall

| Berkeley, CA, USA | Right | May 14, 2016

(A customer walks in to our boba shop and wants to order a slushy.)

Cashier: “Your drink comes with two free toppings and they are lychee jelly and tapioca. Would you like that in your drink or would you like to change it?”

Customer: “I want the boba; how much is it?”

Cashier: “So no lychee jelly, just boba? All right, that would be $3.50.”

(The customer pays and waits for the drink. The order is ready and the customer picks it up.)

Customer: “Excuse me, what happened to the lychee jelly?”

Cashier: “You said you don’t want it so we didn’t put it in.”

Customer: “No, I mean what did you do with it since I didn’t want it?”

Cashier: *wants to say “I ate it” but can’t* “The lychee jelly is usually chilling in the fridge.”

Customer: *looking worried and upset* “Tell me the truth; you guys must have done something to it since I turned it down!”

(Really, the toppings you don’t want will stay out of your cup and be cool in the fridge. In the whole process, no toppings were mistreated or harmed.)

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