Double Slice

, , | Right | July 29, 2020

The not-so-right customer in this case is me. I live with my boyfriend. We order a pizza but realise we have to go to a nearby store to pick up something before closing time. We just arrive back at our house when we notice the delivery guy waiting for us.

Me: “Oh, look, here’s our pizza.”

Delivery Guy: “That’ll be [amount].”

We pay and head back to our flat when my boyfriend suddenly stops and casts a weird look at me.

Boyfriend: “I thought we ordered their special offer; that costs only [smaller amount]. How come we had to pay this much?”

I check the box and sure enough, it’s a totally different order than what we ordered. The address on the box is right; the name, however, is not. We stand there, bewildered, when our neighbour comes out of the building.

Neighbour: “Is that my pizza? Because I just ordered one from [Pizza Place] and I figured it must have arrived, but they forgot to call me. What happened?”

Me: “Well…”

It turned out he had ordered at the same time and from the same restaurant as us. I had to call the place and explain the situation. I think I heard them laughing in the background.

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She’s Editing What She Hears Into What She Wants To Hear

, , , , | Related | June 22, 2020

I need to do a small skit with my two younger brothers for a youth group we’re in, and I am explaining to my mother how it will work out.

Me: “We need to take two videos, and then later, someone in the youth group will combine them.”

Mum: “Why don’t you combine them? You did that for French class, didn’t you?”

Me: “Yes, but that was putting together five separate videos that didn’t need to look natural at all. It wasn’t like this, where it needs to look natural.”

Mum: “But it should be just fine; that’s exactly the same thing.”

Me: “No, it’s not. It is not the same thing at all.”

Mum: “I think you should do it anyway; maybe it’ll be better than the other person who’ll do it.”

I’m still in high school and the other person actually does video editing for a career.

Me: “MUM. I DO NOT HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO DO THIS. I CANNOT.”

Mum: “Okay, you can try it later. Thanks for agreeing to do it!”

Me: “…”

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Unfiltered Story #195796

, , | Unfiltered | June 1, 2020

I’m on vacation with a group tour in Budapest. To tour parliament, you have to purchase tickets for a time (9:00, 10:00 for example), and return to turnstiles. You are then escorted by a guide to a waiting room, and then given a tour. We are waiting at the turnstiles with our guides but the security guard isn’t letting us through.

Guide #1: *To guide #2 who speaks Hungarian* Is something wrong?

Guide #2: Oh no, she just said there are too many people waiting in the waiting room and it needs to clear out a little.

Our group, and everyone else in line, are patiently waiting to be let when I hear a man grumble behind me to his wife.

Man: This is ridiculous. I’m not waiting for this. Look, there’s no wait for that other turnstile.

Next thing I know, the man is jumping over the turnstile that is clearly not in order (there’s no security guard at it and it’s light isn’t green like the other). Keep in mind, this in an active parliament with plenty of Hungarian soldiers protecting their government, and they don’t hesitate to charge the man and push him back. Amazingly, the man doesn’t really back off even when the soldiers with guns are yelling at him and continues to push through.

Security guard: Sir! You can’t go through that way! Go back to your spot in line now.

Luckily for the man, the security guard was able to calm the soldiers down enough for them to let the man to rejoin his wife. But by the look on her face, she looked like she would have been happy to leave.

Unfiltered Story #187757

, | Unfiltered | March 4, 2020

(I’m cashiering at a big supermarket, it’s past 8pm and i’m due to close my register soon. A lady comes to my register and she is what we would commonly describe as a b***h. She also sounds a bit stupid, and has a lot of things, including cleaning products and expensive food products. I’m a little way into scanning her items, but she’s been nasty from the start.)
Her: It’s already [amount]? Just this stuff?
Me: Well, that’s how it rings up.
Her: This can’t be right, are you sure you haven’t scanned something twice?
Me: No ma’am, you can see right here.
Her: There must be something wrong. This stuff doesn’t cost so much.
Me: I can add it up for you manually just to check.
*I proceed to add it all up with my calculator, it’s correct. I continue scanning*
Her: This can’t be right. We’ll look through all this after you’ve finished.
Me, losing my patience, as I’m supposed to be closing and i still have a line of people: YOU can do what you like. I however, will finish your transaction, continue with my job, and then go home.
Her: I don’t give a f**k what YOU do, I meant Customer Services!

Not Trying To Be A (Buda)Pest

, , , , | Right | January 10, 2020

About six years ago, I went on a family vacation to Budapest on Portugal’s flag carrier. This happened on the flight back home.

After climbing for about fifteen or twenty minutes, the Captain made an announcement.

“Hello. Unfortunately, we will have to return to Budapest to pick up some passengers who did not board. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

We turned back, landed twenty or so minutes after the announcement, and taxied to a gate only for the doors to open and a four-member family to board. They were not famous and they were not important; they were a family on vacation in Budapest, just like mine.

Later on, we found out they made a mistake and entered the wrong bus, saw our plane depart, and spoke to the bus driver who passed the information along for everyone to coordinate the return of the aircraft and boarding of the passengers. It was nice to see that, for a change, an airline didn’t have a “Your mistake, your problem, buy a new ticket, we won’t waste our money with fees and fuel” attitude, but were rather truly interested in getting all their passengers from A to B.

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