Voicemail Fail: Four Years Later

, , , , , | Working | October 14, 2019

At work, I miss a call on my cell phone, but the caller leaves a voicemail. The caller states they are from a counseling office and are returning my call about whether they accepted a certain insurance or not. I hadn’t called them so I initially brushed it off as a wrong number.

But then I get to thinking. I did previously have a policy with the insurance they mentioned but it was a while ago. I listen to the message again for the name of the office they were calling from and then I remember. I called this office and left a message to ask that question…

FOUR YEARS EARLIER. 

I can’t fathom how it took four years to return a phone call for a simple question and how they never realized how old the message I left was.

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Will Get Less Than Five Woofs On Yelp

, , , | Right | October 2, 2019

(I work at a pet boarding facility that is very popular, which means we fill up quickly, especially on weekends. We have five different sized kennels people can book: cages, cabins, large cabins, suites, and large suites. A client comes in with his three dogs: two rather large labs and a Jack Russel puppy. The following exchange takes place with my manager who is working the front desk.)

Client: “Hi, we have [Pets] here for boarding.”

Manager: “Perfect!” *looks up booking* “Okay, it looks like we have [Jack Russel] in a cage and [Labs] in a cabin.”

Client: “Yeah, we made that booking right after we got our puppy, but the female lab and the puppy have really bonded so we want them all together.”

Manager: “Oh, I’m sorry, sir, but our cabins are not big enough for three dogs.”

Client: “What?! That’s ridiculous; I want to see these cabins! I’m sure it will be fine.”

Manager: “We’d be happy to show you, sir.”

(She pages one of my coworkers working in the back to come give him a quick tour. Our cabins and our large cabins are in the same area.)

Client: *after the tour* “Yeah, I guess you’re right; they wouldn’t fit. I did see some bigger kennels, though, and they would all three fit in those for sure.”

Manager: “I can see if we have any openings.” *quickly looks through the computer, even though she knows we are full* “I’m sorry, sir, but all of our large ones are booked. You will have to keep the two different kennels, but we will make sure they get plenty of time together.”

Client: “Well, can’t you just move another dog into the smaller one and let us have the bigger one? Their owners would never know.”

Manager: *shocked expression* “Sir, we can’t change someone else’s booking. That would be unprofessional. Wouldn’t you be upset if we moved your dogs around for someone else?”

Client: “Yeah, but they’d never have to know! My dogs are only staying for a few days.” *they are staying over a week* “And how was I supposed to know they would all bond so well?”

(This went back and forth for a while before the client, reluctantly, agreed to his original booking. He just couldn’t understand why we wouldn’t move someone else so his dogs could be together even though he was the one who booked them separately.)

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Fusion Reactors Are On Aisle Four

, , , , | Right | September 23, 2019

(I am working at the registers and mostly everyone in the store has radios on and have earpieces in. It is kind of a slow night when an older gentleman storms in, already looking aggravated. He storms up to one of the workers on the sales floor.)

Customer: “Hey! I need an Unlimited Power Supply; where are they at?!”

Worker: “I’m sorry, a what?”

Customer: “An Unlimited Power Supply! Where are they?! Are you stupid?!”

Worker: “I’m sorry, do you mean a UPS? An Uninterruptible Power Supply?”

Customer: “Never mind you. I’ll find someone who can actually help me.”

(I then just hear him storming around the store grumbling at people about his “Unlimited Power Supply.” One of the workers eventually takes him to the UPS area and that is what the customer was looking for. He then comes up to me to check out and the first worker that he yelled at says over the radio;)

Worker: “If we sell an unlimited power supply that literally works off perpetual motion, y’all better tell me where that s*** is, ‘cause I want one, too.”

(I burst out laughing right in front of the customer.)

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Unfiltered Story #162076

, , | Unfiltered | September 8, 2019

(This happened to a girl in front of me in line. Proof there are good people in the world.)
Cashier: I’m sorry, the computer won’t take your card. Do you have another form of payment?
Girl: I…No, I don’t. *getting visibly distraught*
Casheir: I’ll pay for you. *takes out personal debit card and swipes it*
Girl: No, I couldn’t let you!
Cashier: Don’t worry about it. I want to!
Girl: Thank you… Thank you so much!

Try The New Frankenchicken!

, , , , , | Right | August 28, 2019

(I am at a fried chicken restaurant. I have already ordered and am waiting when another customer steps up to order.)

Customer: “Hi. Can I get two breast pieces with dark meat?”

Cashier: “Sorry, breast meat is white. You can get other pieces of the chicken that have dark meat, though. The leg has dark meat. I can get you some of those!”

Customer: “No, no! I want the breast pieces. Just make it dark meat.”

Cashier: “Sir, I can’t really do that… That’s how the body of the chicken is.”

Customer: “You have terrible customer service! I could do your job! If you can’t give me a dark meat chicken breast, I’m contacting your corporate office and I’m never coming back! This is ridiculous!”

Cashier: “I’m sorry. It looks like that’s your only option because I cannot possibly change the anatomy of an animal.”

(The customer left in a huff with the rest of the restaurant either in awe or stifling their laughs. The cashier just shook her head in disbelief.)

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