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Needs To Transform His Tastes

| Related | September 20, 2013

(My sister and best friend are working a family festival. Their job is to take pictures of the kids and print them out for the parents. A little boy comes up to my sister wearing an Autobot t-shirt.)

Sister: “Oh wow, I love your shirt bud! Who’s you’re favorite autobot?”

Kid: “Soundwave!”

Sister: “Oh… that’s cool.”

(My sister takes the picture and the kid leaves. She then turns to my friend.)

Sister: “Soundwave is totally a Decepticon.”

Best Friend: “He’s your brother’s favorite.”

Sister: “I know!”

Wasn’t Looking Too In-Tent-ly

| Working | July 20, 2013

(I am a 17-year-old girl on her way to her first metal/rock festival. I have short, spiky hair and eyeliner. My dad and I are putting our tent up ready for the three days of camping. My dad is struggling with the tent, and approaches a guard.)

Dad: “This is difficult! Any chance of some help?”

Guard: “You’ll be fine, what with this strapping young boy next to you!”

(The guard points to me, and I look confused.)

Dad: “That’s a girl.”

Guard: “No, it’s not.”

Dad: Yes, it is. Her name is [my name].

Guard: “But [my name] is a girl’s name!”

Me: “Yes… I’m a girl.”

(The guard turns around and looks at me full-on.)

Guard: “Oh, wait, yes, you are a girl! I was looking at you from the side, where you looked like a boy!”

The Perils Of Information Underload

, , , | Right | July 23, 2009

(I’m a band host for a Norwegian band and am working at a music festival in Trondheim, Norway. An irate lady comes up to me.)

Lady: “What the h*** is going on?”

Me: “This is the Trondheim Rock Festival.”

Lady: “But it’s in the middle of everything!”

Me: “Yes, ma’am, it is.”

Lady: “I have to go all around it to get to the other side of the city center!”

Me: “Yes. Yes, you do.”

Lady: “But this is outrageous! How can you do this without telling people on beforehand?”

Me: “Well, there’s been a lot of publicity on TV, posters on the walls, and in the newspapers. It also takes place the same time each year.”

Lady: “Hmph! I think you should get something done about this. You can’t expect people to remember, look at posters, read newspapers, or watch TV all the time!”