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Green Blankets Swaddle Better, Duh

, , , , , , | Related | January 17, 2022

My husband and I are expecting our second child. We are waiting until birth to find out baby’s sex. I’m thrifty and am trying to find some of the baby items we want secondhand. I find some really good deals and am sharing my excitement with my mother-in-law. 

Me: “I ended up finding someone just giving away the baby carrier I was looking for and two of the swaddles for under $10 total at a consignment store.”

Mother-In-Law: “Nice. Are they a gender-neutral color?”

Me: “The carrier’s an Oxford blue and the swaddles are a baby blue.”

She makes a tutting sound. 

Me: “What?”

Mother-In-Law: “What are you going to do if you have a girl?”

Me: “What do you mean? I’m going to use them.”

Mother-In-Law: “Blue is a boy’s color. You can’t use those if you have a girl.”

Me: “I don’t care if they were all pink and we had a boy. I’d still use them. The carrier was free and the swaddles were 85% off the cost they normally are. It’s just a color. Baby won’t care.”

Mother-In-Law: *Looking annoyed* “You need a gender-neutral color, instead.”

Me: “Tell you what. If we have a girl, you are more than welcome to spend the $150 dollars to buy everything in the color you deem fit.”

She dropped it after that and I stopped sharing information with her.

Your Patience Must Be Stretched Very Thin

, , , | Right | January 17, 2022

I worked in a deli. This lady came in every couple of weeks for “about $20 worth of very thinly sliced Prosciutto” — her exact words — and she wanted a plastic deli sheet between each paper-thin slice of meat. It took a couple of minutes to do when most customers could be helped in under a minute.

We would prepare it for her while she stared daggers at us. We’d nicely bag it for her, and multiple times in front of the counter (while other customers were waiting) she’d open the bag and check to make sure we didn’t put two slices between a plastic sheet instead of one.

Once she was satisfied, she’d walk away. No thank-you, no acknowledgment of the time it took, and no apologies to the customers waiting while she blocked the counter. She was so rude.

One time, someone “sliced her meat too thick” (after she approved the slice) and she made him do it all over again.

Unrelated Yet Berated

, , , , , , | Right | January 17, 2022

Me: “Thank you for calling [Restaurant]. How may I help you?”

Caller: “Hi, I have a complaint about room [number].”

Me: “I’m sorry, you meant to call [Hotel of the same name]. We’re actually unrelated.”

Caller: “Can you transfer me to the hotel?”

Me: “I’m sorry, but we’re separate companies; I can’t help you.”

Caller: “Just transfer me. I have bed bugs in my room! Someone needs to fix this!”

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am, we’re different companies.”


Me: *Sighs* “Okay…”

Caller: *Hangs up*

Employees Can’t Have Social Lives; They’re Not People

, , , | Right | CREDIT: I_am_dean | January 16, 2022

My friend was a manager at a restaurant and my other friend was a server. A few friends and I went to visit them and get some good food. While my friends were being directed to a table, I stopped to talk to my server friend.

The uniforms were black pants and a white shirt. I just so happened to be wearing black yoga pants and a white shirt — similar but not the same. I talked with my friend for about two minutes and then walked to the bathroom. I walked past a table and the woman there was staring me down. I just ignored her and walked into the bathroom. When I came out, the woman was waving at me. I awkwardly waved back.

Woman: “Hello, can you come here?!”

I awkwardly looked around and walked over.

Woman: “It was very rude of you to ignore me!”

It didn’t hit me until then that she assumed I worked there.

I laughed, and before I could explain, she demanded the manager. At this point, she was pretty loud, so another server came up. She demands the manager again, so the server went to get him.

Manager: “What’s the problem, ma’am?”

Lady: “Your server ignored me and gestured at me.”

Manager: “Who? [My Name]? She doesn’t work here.”

Lady: “But you know her.”

Manager: “Yeah, but she doesn’t work here.”


She really didn’t understand how he could know me if I didn’t work there.

This went on, and eventually, she accepted it and dismissed us by saying I shouldn’t be dressed like the servers.

That’ll Teach Her!

, , , , | Right | January 15, 2022

A teacher came in during the store’s back-to-school event and bought a bunch of stuff really cheap (and with coupons). The next month, she came in and returned this stuff, expecting to get the full retail price back, not what she paid.

I did the return, told her the return amount, and she was just yes-ing me to death until she saw the return ticket.

Teacher: “I want my stuff back!”

Me: “I can’t do that. You accepted the return and got your money back.”

Teacher: “You have to return my belongings; you didn’t give me the correct amount back!”

She kept demanding this over and over. I eventually snapped.

Me: “If I give you more money or your returns back, I’ll be fired, and you’re not worth getting fired for.”

She yelled for the manager, who told her she could repurchase her stuff at the current retail price.