In Good Company Name

, , , , , , | Right | January 10, 2018

(I work as a receptionist for a manufacturing company, so I handle all incoming calls.)

Me: “Good morning! [Company], how can I help you?”

Caller: “Hi! Is this [Company]?”

Me: “Yes, it is.”

Caller: “So, this is [Company]?”

Me: “Yep. This is [Company].”

Caller: “Oh. Just making sure I was calling [Company].”

Me: “That’s us, all day, everyday.”

(This actually happens a lot throughout the day, believe it or not.)

Sometimes They Just Can’t Get A Break

, , , , , | Right | January 10, 2018

(I’m a cashier at a store which is located in a large strip mall. I am in the front of the store speaking with the security guard, when a woman walks in, furious.)

Woman: “There are kids skateboarding over there! You need to do something about it!”

Security: “Are they bothering anyone?”

Woman: “No, but they shouldn’t be doing that!”

Security: “I’m sorry, ma’am. Would you rather them be breaking into people’s cars?”

(The woman stopped and looked cluelessly at my coworker, then stormed off.)

Unfiltered Story #103346

, , | Unfiltered | January 7, 2018

To put this story in perspective i am around 8 years old, I am from England and this is my first time visiting the USA so I had no idea that tax was added on after the sale. I am waiting to catch my flight home to the UK and decide to use the last of my money to buy a magazine for the flight. i pick up a magazine that says $3 on the shelf i go to the counter with three dollar bills.

Employee: (scans the magazine) that will be $3.25
Me: oh i only have $3 on me but I’ve got change do i have what you need (holds out a handful of coins)
Employee: why do you only have $3 on you when you should know that tax is added on afterwards?
Me: i don’t know what tax is but its okay i’ll put the magazine back
Employee: typical foreigner always trying to weasel out of paying taxes
(at this point i’m getting nervous cause theres a line and i only have the $3 on me. this is when someone steps in to save the day)
Customer #1: leave the kid alone he’s not from here and he wont know about taxes at his age, ill pay the extra .25 cents so he can have it (reaches for his wallet)
Employee: no more americans shouldn’t be paying for for foreigners he wants it he has to pay for it or ill call security
Me:(nearly in tears at this point) please don’t call security ill see if my Mum has the money i’m really sorry
Customer #1: no you dont need to (hands employee a $5 and tells me to go back to my mum)
Employee: no this little punk should pay for himself
(at this point the line was fairly long so the manager came over to see what was going on, after customer #1 explained he said i should just go back to my mum, the next thing i heard was the manager shouting at the employee for making a little kid cry when a customer had offered the money)

Nature Rains On Her Parade Literally, You Metaphorically

, , , , | Right | January 3, 2018

(I work at a popular park where they have daily parades, unless it rains.)

Guest: *frantically runs into the store, child dangling under her arm* “Can I take this?”

Me: “Take…?”

(The guest is now placing her child on the ground while trying to open the disposable camera box she is now holding.)

Guest: “Yeah, Barry Bonds is the grand marshall. My husband loves him… Can I just take this?”

Me: “No… ma’am… you have to pay for it. Then you can take it.”

Guest: *looking at me in disbelief* “What?! It’s Barry Bonds; you know, the baseball player?”

Me: “You need to pay for it no matter who the grand marshall is, ma’am. You pay for it and you can take it anywhere.”

Guest: “This is ridiculous!” *she runs out cursing me; the child runs out after her because she had forgotten him*

Only One Holiday Per Child

, , , , , , , | Working | December 23, 2017

(My family is at the checkout line for our groceries. The checkout clerk comments how my three year old is adorable and well-behaved. I thank her.)

Employee: *to daughter* “You should tell Mommy and Daddy that you want a brother or sister for Christmas!”

(The clerk looks at me and smiles.)

Me: *coldly* “Then it’s a good thing we’re Jewish.”

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