Bus Stops Are An Amber Alert

, , , , | Working | January 16, 2018

I am riding the bus back to my apartment after my classes one day. There is a stop light near my stop, so I end up pulling the signal while we are waiting at the light.

The bus driver then opens the doors for a few seconds while the light is still yellow. I’m a little confused by why this happens, but I don’t really think anything of it.

Then, we approach the bus stop and a few of us realize the bus driver is not slowing down. We start pulling the signal again, but the driver passes our stop.

When people start to complain, she tells us that she had already stopped and nobody got off, so it was our fault. She ended up letting us off at the next stop, and I had to walk 20 minutes back to my apartment, all because I didn’t want to exit the bus in the middle of a stop light!

A Bad Application Of Listening Skills

, , , , , , | Working | January 12, 2018

(I am a receptionist, and my job is to simultaneously greet people and answer a multi-phone line. I am on the phone answering a client’s question when a woman comes up to the counter.)

Me: *to the woman, covering the mouthpiece* “Hi! I’ll be right with you in one moment.”

Woman: “Application.”

Me: *again, covering the receiver, trying to hear the client on the line and also talk to this woman* “I’m sorry, one moment while I finish this call.”

Woman: *louder* “APPLICATION.”

Me: *losing my temper slightly* “Ma’am, I am ON THE PHONE! You need to wait a moment while I finish this call!”

(She then angrily stormed out. Gee, I wonder why she’s looking for work?)

Unfiltered Story #103632

, | Unfiltered | January 12, 2018

(I work weekends at a farmer’s market while finishing college, early morning till mid afternoon. Normally, when customers ask me how I am as a greeting, I’ll say “good”, but if they seem friendly or chatty I’ll be more personal. This particular day I had a school performance starting right when market pack-up finished, and I’d been stressed trying to fit everything into my schedule.)
Customer: Hi, how are you? Oh man, it’s been a crappy week, I’ve been looking forward to coming here. I can’t wait to eat [produce we sell].
Me: I know what you mean. I’ve got a packed day ahead of me. Normally this is all I do today, but I have to go perform right after this!
Customer: Oh, well that’s what adult life is. It’s all downhill from here.
Me (alarm bells ringing in my head): I’m sure it’s not that bad.
Customer: No, honey, it is. Being an adult is awful. You should know it sooner than later.
(I decide to finish the transaction as fast as I can to get rid of her…but there’s no one else at the stall at all. I give her her change and produce bag, but she stays right where she is.)
Customer: I used to work twelve-hour days, and it sucked. You’re tired all the time and there’s no chance to rest. You finish one job and it’s off to the next one!
Me: Well…you said you “used” to. So you don’t anymore. It did get better!
Customer: …I guess. But that doesn’t mean being adult isn’t awful.
Me: Okay, well, have a good day ma’am.
Customer: No one else would’ve told you the truth. You’re welcome!

The Latest Series Is Pokémon: Budgeting And Accounting

, , , , , , | Right | January 11, 2018

(I’m in a store that sells Pokémon cards, and I overhear this conversation between two little boys:)

Boy #1: ” Uh-oh. These ones cost more than the others!”

Boy #2: “It’s okay; I budgeted for this.”

This Is Not A Test(es)

, , , | Healthy | January 11, 2018

(I work as a receptionist in a small, single-doctor veterinary practice. A first-time dog owner drops off his 6-month-old male Golden Doodle to be neutered. The surgery is routine, and the dog goes home that evening. I get this phone call the following day.)

Me: “Good morning. [Veterinary Hospital]. This is [My Name]. How can I help you?”

Client: “This is [Client]. I brought Fluffy in to be neutered yesterday. Did you also remove his testicles?”

Me: “Pardon me?”

Client: “Did the doctor remove Fluffy’s testicles yesterday when he was in to be neutered?”

Me: “Y-yes. That’s what the procedure is.”

Client: “I wish someone had explained that to me before I agreed to the surgery. Dr.

[Name] only said Fluffy would be castrated, not that his testicles would be removed.”

Me: “…”

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