Eventually Sweet About It

, , , , | Right | February 26, 2018

(I work in a very popular fast food chain. The following happens a few minutes before we close at midnight.)

Me: “May I help who’s next in line please?”

Customer: *comes up with a smile* “I just need a sweet tea. No sugar.”

Me: “All right, one unsweetened tea.”

Customer: “No… I said a sweet tea. No sugar.”

Me: “Uh, okay. So, an unsweetened tea. That’ll be—”

Customer: “NO! I want a SWEET TEA. NO SUGAR!”

(I stare at her a second, then to both the tanks containing the iced teas. She is getting angry and impatient. The few other customers in line are laughing quietly.)

Me: “Ma’am… I… I don’t…”

(It suddenly hits her and she literally face-palms.)

Customer: *quietly* “I need a sweet tea. No ice.”

Me: “Okay. That I can do!”

(I get her drink and she pays.)

Customer: “It’s been a long night.”

Me: “Same here. Have a good one!”

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Daddy’s Little Monster

, , , , , | Right | February 26, 2018

(I’ve just finished ringing up a teenage girl.)

Me: “Thank you. The bottom of your receipt has a survey. Fill that out for a chance to win a $250 gift card.”

Girl: “Why would I do that when I could just ask Daddy for money?”

Me: “I don’t know?”

Girl: “Exactly.” *flounces off with Waiakea water and Prada purse*

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It’s A Hassle To Do As You’re Told

, , , , | Right | February 25, 2018

(I work in the footwear department at a store. One day, while I am stocking the shelves, a customer approaches me.)

Customer: “Can you help me find something?”

Me: “Absolutely! How can I help you?”

Customer: “Do you have [Work Boots] in a size 9?”

Me: “Unfortunately, we no longer have those in stock. Would you like me to check online for you?”

Customer: “Sure.”

(The customer and I walk to the nearest computer terminal and do a quick web search. We find the work boots pretty quickly.)

Me: “All right, sir, would you like to place an order for these work boots?”

Customer: “Stop hassling me!”

Me: *caught off guard by his sudden change in attitude* “I’m sorry?”

Customer: *slowly* “Stop hassling me.”

Me: “I’m not trying to hassle you, sir. I’m sorry if I gave you that impression. Does this mean you don’t want the boots?”

Customer: “I would have ordered them if you hadn’t just hassled me!” *walks out*

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Now You’re Just Being Cilly

, , , , , | Healthy | February 25, 2018

(I have gone to see my new doctor because I have pneumonia.)

Doctor: *after looking at my xrays* “Yeah, that’s pneumonia. I’m going to prescribe you amoxicillin.”

Me: “I’m allergic to the penicillin family. Isn’t that in my chart?”

Doctor: “Yeah, it is… How allergic exactly are you?”

Me: “Allergic enough that I don’t want to risk it?”

Doctor: “I’m just trying to save you money! The other one I can give you is really expensive.”

Me: “More expensive than a hospital stay because of an allergic reaction?”

Doctor: “I’m just trying to save you money. No need to get defensive!”

Me: “I just want to go home and back to bed; just give me my prescription and let me worry about the costs!”

(She grudgingly gave me my prescription, muttering the entire time about how she was just trying to save me money and how ungrateful I was. The non-penicillin medication cost me $15.)

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Curb Your Expectations

, , , , | Right | February 24, 2018

(I work in a fast food restaurant that has a drive-thru. I have just finished taking a customer’s order and the middle-aged man pulls up to the window.)

Customer: *mumbling something under breath*

Me: “I’m sorry. What was that?”

Customer: *very angrily, he yells* “Nice place to put a curb!”

Me: “Okay.”

(I shut the window, and left it at that. I am 19 years old and going to college. I didn’t build the 15-year-old building.)

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