Money Thrown Everywhere Except Where He Needs It To Be

, , , , | Right | May 27, 2020

A man finishes ordering his food, so I give him the total.

Me: “All right, your total is $14.16.”

He hands me $14.15.

Me: “Sir, I just need one more penny.”

Customer: “Really? You’re going to be like that over one penny?!”

He continues to rant for a bit about this before handing me the penny and saying:

Customer: “Every other time I order this they don’t make me pay the one cent.”

Me: “I’m just doing my job, sir.”

As I put the money into the till, he begins ranting about this, cursing at me, and getting more upset by the second. Finally, he stops me and says:

Customer: “Just give me my d*** money back!”

Me: “Sir?”

Customer: “I said give me my f****** money back!”

I call the manager over for the refund and to handle the situation. I start to explain the situation before he interrupts me.

Customer: “No, don’t tell her what happened! Just give me my d*** money!”

I back off as the manager handles it and gives him the refund. He storms out, but before leaving, he turns around and chucks the $0.16 at me from behind.

Me: “Did he just throw his money at us?”

Manager: “Just ignore it. He’s just having a really bad day. You didn’t do anything wrong.”

I shrugged and pocketed the money from the ground.

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In Memorial Of Her Brain

, , , , | Right | May 25, 2020

It’s Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. I’m running the smoke shop register when one of my bosses comes up to me from the customer service desk.

Boss: “[My Name], I just spent several minutes on the phone explaining to an old lady that bought a gift card with cash why it doesn’t show up on her bank account.”

Even the customer I was tending to at the moment laughed out loud.

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This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 93

, , , , | Right | May 24, 2020

A lady in her mid-twenties calls in to get her balance.

Me: “Your balance today is -$50.00.”


Me: “Is there anything else I can help with?”

Caller: “People keep telling me that, but what does it mean?”

I am baffled by this lady’s lack of basic adult knowledge.

Me: “It means you have spent more money than you have, and you owe the bank fifty dollars.”

Caller: “So… how much do I have left?”

Again, I pause, as I haven’t met this level of lack of understanding before.

Me: “None. You owe fifty dollars because you have spent more than you have.”

Caller: “So, if I go in on Monday and deposit fifty dollars, what will I have then?”

Me: “You will then no longer owe the bank money, after you deposit what you owe.”

This went on for another ten minutes. I explained multiple times over how a negative balance works, and what would happen when she deposited money. I don’t think she ever truly understood what I was saying, and I put a note on her account so her local branch would have a heads up if she went crazy negative in the future.

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 92
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 91
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 90

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How Dare You Make Me Do Math?!

, , , , , | Working | May 22, 2020

I’m really bad with confrontation.

Cashier: “Your total is $26.15.”

Me: “Okay.”

I hand her $41.15.

Cashier: “What are you giving me all this money for?!”

Me: “I— I— I— Change.”

The cashier gave me a dirty look. She called her supervisor, took a long time to count out $15, and shoved it into my hands. The whole time, she held my items behind the counter. I have no idea how I offended her so badly.

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Expecting The US Dollar To Get Top Billing

, , | Right | May 22, 2020

I finish a grocery order, and the woman pays in American money. I give her change in Canadian loonies and toonies. She just looks at the money and blinks.

Customer: “I’m American. Can I have my change in bills, please?”

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