What Is She Doing With Those Pens?

, , , , , , | Right | April 5, 2019

(I am a supervisor at a local grocery store. We have just hired a bunch of new cashiers, many of whom are minors. As I’m walking over to tell one of our new girls to close so that I can have her till counted and her punched out on time, I overhear her and her customer talking about school supplies. My cashier is high-school age; the customer looks to be about in her mid-thirties and is buying a bunch of pens and pencils that we have on sale.)

Cashier: “I always buy way more pens than I need but always manage to lose them.”

Customer: “Right! It’s such a fetish! We all buy so many pens and pencils and then don’t know what to do with them!”

(The lady was super cheery and the cashier, to her credit, just kept the conversation going without missing a beat. But we both had a good laugh about it after the customer was gone.)

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This Is Not A Test(es)

, , , | Healthy | January 11, 2018

(I work as a receptionist in a small, single-doctor veterinary practice. A first-time dog owner drops off his 6-month-old male Golden Doodle to be neutered. The surgery is routine, and the dog goes home that evening. I get this phone call the following day.)

Me: “Good morning. [Veterinary Hospital]. This is [My Name]. How can I help you?”

Client: “This is [Client]. I brought Fluffy in to be neutered yesterday. Did you also remove his testicles?”

Me: “Pardon me?”

Client: “Did the doctor remove Fluffy’s testicles yesterday when he was in to be neutered?”

Me: “Y-yes. That’s what the procedure is.”

Client: “I wish someone had explained that to me before I agreed to the surgery. Dr.

[Name] only said Fluffy would be castrated, not that his testicles would be removed.”

Me: “…”

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