Unfiltered Story #105425

, , , | Unfiltered | February 15, 2018

(I’m a customer at a mall fast food outlet. The man in front of me has just received his food, and stomped back up to the counter holding his receipt.)

Man: “Why was I charged for sales tax twice!?” *shoves receipt in cashier’s face*

Cashier: “You weren’t, it just comes up that way because—”

Man: *irate* “It has it twice! You’re ripping me off, that’s f****** bull-s***! Give me my f****** money back! Where’s your manager?”

Cashier: “He’s not here, but the receipt only says that because—”

Man: *tries to grab other employee* “You! Are you the manager!? This is f****** bulls-s***! You’re ripping me off!”

Employee: *steps back* “It’s because you’re charged both federal and provincial tax, it has nothing to do with us.”

Man: “Well, that’s f****** stupid! If you want my business you’ll take that tax off! It’s bull-s***!”

Employee: *calm* “I agree. The election is shouldn’t be too far away if you want to do something about it.”

Man: *speechless for a few moments* “Fine!” *as he’s storming off* “These people are a bunch of f****** con artists!”

Employee: *smiles and waves* “If you voted for [Party], it’s your own f****** fault!”

Cashier: *shocked laughter* “Um, how can I help you?”

Unfiltered Story #101993

, , , | Unfiltered | December 25, 2017

(I work as a Teaching Assistant (TA). It is the winter holidays and the other TAs and I have come to campus to collect our students’ final exams so we can grade them before Christmas (5 days away). After we have organized everything and discussed grading schemes, I look around the room).

Me: “So, can I start now?”

TA #1: “Oh no! No-ho-ho-ho no. No way. Not a chance. Absolutely not.”

Me: *beat* “Can I start NOW?”

TA #1: “Yes, you may.”

Wish You Could Liquidate Some Customers

, , , , , | Right | December 3, 2017

(A big department store has recently declared bankruptcy and is closing down. All the stores are now in liquidation. The new prices are clearly marked on the labels and any additional discounts are marked in bright posters all over the store. On top of that, this is pretty big news in general which has been covered by many media outlets. I am shopping with a friend because I have an old gift card that I want to use it before the store closes forever. I am next in line and am browsing the “impulse buy” section. I am standing about five feet away from the customer in front of me, who is at the cash ringing her items through.)

Sales Rep: *tells woman what the total is*

Customer: “No. That’s not right. They were on sale in the flyer.”

Sales Rep: “I understand, and I do apologize. The thing is, we’ve gone into liquidation, so we can no longer honor those prices. As you can see on the tag, this is the liquidation price; plus, there’s a 20% discount.”

Customer: *stares at the employee as if he is speaking in a different language* “What?! But it’s in the flyer!

Sales Rep: “I can go check with my supervisor and see if I can put it through for the flyer price.” *leaves*

(I continue to browse a rack of flip flops that are behind the customer, four or five feet away.)


(I do not realize she is speaking to me, since I am not very close to her and I am within the area blocked off for lining up, and there’s people behind me, so I don’t really have anywhere to move to. I just ignore her and think maybe she’s talking to someone else.)

Sales Rep: *returns* “Hi, so, I can’t make any changes to the liquidation prices.” *begins to explain to her what a liquidation is and why he can’t make any changes*

Customer: “Well, can you just ring it in at the sale price from the flyer, and then ring it in at the liquidation price so that I can see the difference?”

(The sales rep begins ringing through the items to compare prices. I step back into line, away from the flip-flops. I am now three or four feet away from the customer, but I am by no means “too close,” as I am standing in the marked area for the next customer in line to wait. The customer, who is now arguing about what ends up being about a $1 difference between sale price and liquidation price, suddenly turns to me.)


Me: *fed up, as we have been waiting on this woman over ten minutes* “Yeah! Okay!”

(I left the line and went to a different cashier elsewhere in the store. I was next in line there, as well, and was done with my transaction in about two minutes. I had to walk past the original register and noticed the same lady was still there, arguing about her store points, with a line of over ten people behind her. Her purchase was just four pairs of socks. Also, the cashier who checked me out told me that customers have gone crazy with the sale; she witnessed a woman slap a complete stranger across the face when she thought she was trying to step in front of her in line.)

Air Heads

, , , , , , | Friendly | October 26, 2017

(I am at the grocery store when two “stereotypical” teenage girls walk by. I catch this snippet of their conversation.)

Teenage Girl #1: “Oh, my God, like, have you ever wondered what air tastes like?”

Teenage Girl #2: “Like, I never have even thought of that. You’re, like, a total genius.”

Teenage Girl #1: “I’m, like, going to ask our science teacher this question. I bet he doesn’t know the answer, either!”

Teenage Girl #2: “Yeah, he’s going to have to totally admit you’re smart now! LOL!”

(I, too, was “laughing out loud,” but not for the same reason that they were.)