Isn’t Used To This Kind Of Treatment

, , , , , | Healthy | March 2, 2018

(I volunteer in the emergency room of a very large hospital. I’ve volunteered in other departments as well, so I’m quite familiar with the layout. I notice a woman wandering around looking lost, so I greet her and ask if I can help her find where she’s going.)

Patient: “Yeah, I have some questions about some medical treatment I’m going to be receiving.”

Me: “Sure. Which department do you need?”

Patient: “I’m not telling you my personal medical information!”

Me: “You don’t have to, ma’am. I only need to know the category of treatment so I know where to direct you.”

Patient: “Isn’t there some kind of central information desk?”

Me: “Yes, but you’ll have to tell them the same thing.”

Patient: “Well, my medical information is confidential. Just tell me where I can get my questions answered.”

Me: “In order to do that, I need some idea of what you’re here for.”

Patient: “This is a very disorganized hospital.” *walks away*

(I probably should have just directed her to Psych.)

Strolling Through The Paperwork

, , , , | Working | February 27, 2018

I work at a stroller rental booth at the local mall. Whenever someone wants to rent a stroller they need to sign a waiver.

We have a huge rush one day, so my coworker is handing out waivers while I assign strollers. We don’t have time to carefully look over the waivers as they are turned in.

After the rush, I begin sorting through the waivers and realise my coworker probably should have been paying more attention.

It is clear a mother just handed the clipboard to her child to sign because the writing is messy and under name, they just put, “My Ma.”

My coworker is fired a few days later for being incompetent again, as she gives out strollers without anyone signing waivers because she doesn’t want to “deal with the paperwork.”

Ereading Too Much Into This

, , , | Right | February 27, 2018

Customer: “Do you sell iBooks?”

Me: “You want to download an ebook for your ereader?”

Customer: “No. I don’t know.”

Me: “Do you already own an ereader?”

Customer: “No, I just want the iBook.”

Me: “Okay, so, you have an iPad? And you’re not sure how to download books?”

Customer: “I don’t know.”

(The customer then turns to her friend and they talk to each other in another language, and it sounds like they both agree on something. Then they just turn and stare at me.)

Me: “So… You need an ereader?”

Customer: “I don’t know!”

Me: “What do you have now?”

Customer: “I don’t know!”

Me: “Okay. Um… You want to read electronic books, on a device that lets you do that, correct?”

Customer: “Yes.”

Me: “Do you already have a device that lets your read electronic books?”

Customer: “No.”

Me: “Okay, then you need an ereader.”

That One Time…

, , , , | Right | February 27, 2018

(I work in a copy shop. It is an extremely busy day and it has been non-stop with customers and copy orders since we opened. This conversation starts after I tell a customer I don’t have time to do her order while she waits, since it’s so busy with other customers.)

Customer: “Okay. I guess I can come back at five for it, then.”

Me: “Okay.”

(We book in the order.)

Customer: “Okay, so, I can come back at one?”

Me: “Um, you said five.”

Customer: “Yeah, but I’ll be on my lunch at one, so it’s easier to come then.”

Me: “Let me see what other orders I have booked in.”

(I check to see when everything else is due. Getting it done by one will be tight, but I think I can do it.)

Me: “Okay, sure. Come back at one.”

(I basically panic getting the order done by one, but I do it with just a few minutes to spare. She doesn’t pick it up until five.)

Customer: “I hope you didn’t rush it for one!”

Me: “…”

Annoying To The Nines

, , , , , | Working | February 27, 2018

Coworker: “When will we get out tonight?”

Me: “We close at eight.”

Coworker: “Yeah, but like, when can we leave?”

Me: “You end at nine.”

Coworker: “Yeah, but like, will I get out at nine?”

Me: *putting my fingers to my temple* “Hold on. I’m seeing into the future to find the answer.”

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