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Uh… Do You Need A Hug, Or…?

, , , , | Working | June 2, 2022

One of my coworkers is a real ball of sunshine. I overhear this exchange with another coworker as she’s leaving for the day.

Coworker #1: “Well, have a good night, [Coworker #2]!”

Coworker #2: “No, I won’t have a good night. I’m spending it with my daughter!”

Rated M For Miserable

, , , , | Right | June 2, 2022

I overheard this at my local game retailer.

Customer #1: “Why would you play [Game]?”

Customer #2: “For the same reason anyone plays any game; they enjoy it.”

Customer #1: “But it’s rated E!”

Customer #2: “Which stands for EVERYONE. What, you think that just because something is family-friendly, that means that adults can’t enjoy it?”

Have You Tried, Uh… Not Doing That?

, , | Right | April 30, 2022

I recently heard this on the job:

Employee: “I don’t understand. I’ve cut this plywood twice and it’s still too short!”

That’s Mom, Always Pushing You To Succeed… Or Something

, , , , | Related | April 13, 2022

I am a customer at a restaurant. A woman and a teenage girl sit down at the table next to mine. I swear I didn’t mean to eavesdrop.

Woman: “And where is [Boy], exactly?”

Girl: “He wasn’t feeling well so he stayed at home.”

Woman: “[Health crisis illness]?”

Girl: “His tests all came back negative. And he’s not coughing, he’s tummy-and-headache sick.”

Woman: “Too sick to visit on my birthday?

Girl: “That’s just how it goes sometimes, Mum.”

Woman: “I suppose, but I think he’s exaggerating. The world doesn’t stop just because you don’t feel well.”

Girl: “The last time you told me that, you sent me to school with shingles.”

Woman: *Triumphantly* “And you passed your exam with an A!”

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 108

, , , , , , | Right | April 12, 2022

I’m at work overseeing the self-serve checkouts. Two young women scan through a few things on one of the machines, and then [Customer #1] pays with her card.

Customer #2: “I could have paid with your card. You told me your PIN number and bank details, remember?”

Customer #1: “That was for my old card. I had to get a new one.”

Customer #2: “Why’s that?”

Customer #1: “My old one got hacked. I have no idea how.”

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 107
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 106
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 105
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 104
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 103