The Contrarian Librarian: Looking For Work

, , , , | Right | August 10, 2018

(My mum works at the library, working in the front where most applicants drop off their sheets for open positions.)

Mum: “Welcome to [Library]. How may I help you?”

Customer: “I’d like to apply for the open position.”

(She hands my mum her resume, which is put with the others.)

Mum: “Anything else I can help you with today?”

Customer: “Can you help me find this book, as well?”

(She hands my mum a paper with the name of a series on it.)

Mum: “Oh, sure.” *looks it up* “This is a really good series; I think you’ll enjoy it.”

Customer: “Oh, this isn’t for me; this is for my friend. I hate reading.”

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Was “Tough” To Make Out

, , , , , | Friendly | August 8, 2018

I’m a guy, and a female friend of mine has invited me to join her and a few of her friends to go to a bar they like. They are all rather attractive women, but as I’m already in a relationship, the idea of being romantically interested in any of them doesn’t even cross my mind.

At one point in the evening we are outside on the bar’s patio area, save for one friend who is still inside. I am in need of a new drink and ask if I can get anyone else one, since I’m heading to the bar, anyway. After getting people’s orders, I head inside and see the other friend standing by a table talking to a guy that I assume she knows. She’s on my way to the bar, so I stop and ask her if I can get her a drink, since I am in the mindset of buying the next round. She politely declines, but then the guy she was talking to says something to me. The music is very loud and I can’t make out what he said. I ask him to repeat himself, but I still can’t make it out. However, from the cadence it sounds like he is making a joke, so I smile at him and chuckle and continue on to the bar to get drinks before I forget what people have asked me to get.

Later, after our group leaves the bar, the friend who was talking to the guy says she is astounded by what I did. I don’t know what she means and ask her to explain. The guy she was talking to was just a random guy who was trying to hit on her. When I came up and asked if I could get her a drink, he thought I was trying to hit on her, too, so he was threatening to fight me for having gotten in his way.

So, from his perspective, he threatened to beat me up, and I looked at him, smiled, laughed, and walked away. He was so intimidated by that that he ended up leaving her alone for the rest of the evening.

I am in no way a “tough guy” and, in fact, tend to avoid conflict to a fault. But this particular time, I managed to accidentally “out-tough” a random guy at the bar.

Unfiltered Story #117840

, , | Unfiltered | August 6, 2018

(Recently in town a heat wave has followed snow so we dont have working A/C. Do to this we have multiple fans around the building)
Me: *to customer* Hello, what would you like today?
Customer: I want to make a complaint.
Me: Ok tell me.
Customer: Your…building looks ugly with so many fans
Me: Well how I am I supposed to keep the dogs cool.
Customer: A/C duh!
Me: Sorry our A/C is broken
Customer: Well fix it
Me: None of our employees know how so we are hiring someone but he wont arrive until 3
Customer: Well I think it looks ugly!!! *throws our tip jar and walks out*

Juwanna Rethink That?

, , , , , | Friendly | August 4, 2018

(“Juwanna Mann” was a terrible 2002 movie about a man who dresses as a woman to play women’s basketball.)

Customer #1: “Look! They have a Juwanna Mann board game!”

Customer #2: “That’s Jumanji.”

Civility Crumbles Like A Cookie

, , , , , | Right | August 1, 2018

(I work at a restaurant that has soups, salads, and sandwiches. We are known for good service, but if we get something wrong, we promise a free pastry. This woman has come before, claiming that we got her order wrong and demanding a pastry. The last few times we have given her the pastry, but now it’s just getting old. I’m working the drive-thru one day and it’s pretty busy. She comes and orders:)

Customer: “Hi, I would like [order].”

Me: “All right, that will be [total] at the window.”

(She comes up to the drive-thru window and I give her the order.)

Me: “There you go. Have a nice day!”

Customer: “Yeah, okay.”

(She checks her bag and, of course, tells me it’s wrong.)

Customer: “When will you people ever get anything right? My order is wrong again, so I get another cookie!”

Me: “Ma’am, I remember taking your order, and that’s exactly what you ordered.”

Customer: “Really? You’re going to talk back to a customer? I demand to see the manager.”

(I get my manager and she repeats the whole thing over. I tell my manager that she is lying, and she believes me because she has dealt with her before.)

Manager: “I’m sorry, ma’am, but if [My Name] says you ordered that, then there is nothing I can do.”

Customer: “What horrible service!”

Me: “Miss, you are holding up the line.”

Customer: “You people disgust me.”

Me: “Miss, you’re fighting with me over a pastry.”

(The lady huffs and throws the bag of food at me. I step back, stunned. My manager comes to the window once more to talk to the lady, but she has already driven off.)

Manager: “Are you all right?”

Me: “Yeah, I’m fine, thanks.”

(The lady never came back, thankfully, and the cops were called for harassment. They caught her and arrested her.)

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