Unfiltered Story #148160

, , , | Unfiltered | April 27, 2019

(I’m the bad customer in this one. I have to go to the grocery store, but because of putting it off without checking when they close, I don’t get there until 9:47 pm, and see on their sign that they close at 10 pm. I have worked food service and have always despised when customers come in so soon before closing. Feeling terrible about doing the same, I rush in, grab a basket, and start speedwalking towards the section I need, when I am suddenly stopped by an employee. I am immediately irritated that he is delaying me, if only by a few seconds; and I am also pre-emptively irritated because I assume he is about to advise me that they close soon, and one of my personal flaws is that I hate being told something that I’m already aware of.)

Employee: *gesturing to my basket* “Excuse me, miss. I can take your basket if you don’t need it.”

(I am even more irritated now that I was on guard for a false alarm, and that he assumed I didn’t need my basket. I also have a fleeting thought that this is actually his subtle way of suggesting I should be on my way out.)

Me: *crossly* “I *do* need it.”

(I continue my speedwalking, but it is only a few seconds later that I realize how rude and ungrateful I just was to someone only offering to help; that his tone was purely helpful and had nothing to suggest he was trying to shoo me out; and that it was perfectly reasonable to assume that someone rushing in the general direction of the exit, with a frantic expression and an empty basket, ten minutes to closing time, might be fretting over where to put the basket away. And I was short with him just because I was in a rush so as not to inconvenience the employees! In trying not to be one type of bad customer, I became a different type of bad customer. And I usually pride myself on being kind and understanding with employees. Good job, me…)

Digging Their Nails Into Racist Stereotypes

, , , , | Right | November 8, 2018

(I run a mobile spa business. I am at a bridal party doing manicures. I am making small talk with the client, the mother of the bride.)

Mother Of The Bride: “So, is this your business, or do you work for someone?”

Me: “It’s my business.”

Mother Of The Bride: “Now all you need are the slanty eyes.”

Me: *speechless*

An Armful Of Judgement

, , , , , | Healthy | October 4, 2018

(I wake up one morning to find both arms so numb that I can hardly use them. In a panic, I get my mother to drive me to the local doctor’s office. He sends me to get bloodwork done at a different facility. This takes place during the follow-up visit.)

Nurse: *while taking my vitals* “And are your arms still numb?”

Me: “Yes, but they’re a bit better than before.”

(The nurse leads me to the exam room. The doctor enters after a few minutes.)

Doctor: “Okay, your blood work looks good, except for cholesterol. You really need to lose weight. Do you drink a lot of Cokes?”

Me: “Well… yes, but—”

Doctor: “You should give up all caffeinated drinks. They’re making you fat, and it’s very bad for your health.”

(The doctor proceeded to ramble about how I needed to stop eating sugar and start losing weight. He left the room with a final order to stop drinking Cokes. I never got a chance to ask him about my numb arms, and he never once said anything about the issue I’d gone there for in the first place. I don’t have insurance and am unemployed, so I couldn’t afford to go somewhere else. I ended up asking friends online for help and figured out how to address my problem through them.)

Unfiltered Story #116852

, , , | Unfiltered | July 22, 2018

I’m a small girl, in her early 20s. I also have my gun license, and shoot guns on a regular basis. I live in Canada however, so guns aren’t as predominant as they are in other countries. A customer comes in to my store wearing a “511” brand hat, which I know is sold at a local tactical/gun store. This occurs as he’s paying.

Me: I notice you’re wearing 511. Do you shoot?

Customer: Oh no. I just get my work clothes from [local tactical store], and they sometimes throw in free stuff like this hat when my order is big enough.

Me: Oh cool. Yeah [local tactical store] has a lot of cool stuff.

Customer: Yeah. (Coming to sudden realization). Um…do you shoot?

Me: Oh yeah! I shoot at [local gun club]. They only have a pistol and small caliber rifle range, but it’s a nice spot.

Customer: (Looks terrified) Um…ok. Thanks. Bye. (Quickly backs out of the store, keeping his eyes on me the whole time).

Unfiltered Story #115240

, , | Unfiltered | June 26, 2018

We were informed by management that we are no longer allowed to wear hoodie sweatshirts beneath our uniforms regardless of the weather. Mind you it is Ohio, it tends to get quite cold out there and the heater in our trucks is sometimes pretty irrelevant being we’re constantly running in and out of the truck delivering our packages. They are not part of the “official, world famous uniform” and therefore non-compliant.
The next day, we were rewarded for our “exemplary” safety record with hoodie sweatshirts.

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