Driving Themselves To Their Own Fate

, , , , | Legal | September 7, 2018

In my state, you can turn right on red at a traffic light. Unless you have a green arrow to signify the right-of-way — or even the solid green light — you do not have to turn, nor should you if it isn’t safe.

Today, I was at a red light waiting to turn right. I inched forward, saw a car coming from the left, and stopped. Immediately, the driver behind me blared her horn and gestured that she wanted me to turn.

I inched up a little further after the car from the left passed, looking for another car before turning.

Again, the woman behind me blared her horn. I looked in my rear view mirror to see her screaming and giving me both middle fingers. I waved (with my whole hand) and sat there until the light turned green. When it finally did change, I turned and the woman behind me drove up on the shoulder to be beside me. She rolled down her window and screamed, “YOU DUMB C***! LEARN TO DRIVE!”

It was just about that time that a local police officer a few cars behind us turned on his lights and brought her to a stop. I didn’t stick around to see what happened, but I’m guessing I’m not the only one who received some advice about driving.

They Had One Job…

, , , , , , , | Working | September 6, 2018

When products get recalled, our managers print out a copy of the information regarding the recalled products for the service desk. We’ve had quite a few recalled products lately. One was front page news — bacteria outbreak — when it happened, but a few others were merely typos on the labels. This particular event, I was working the desk with my little sister when we got handed a recall notice.

Notice: “These [breaded oysters] are being recalled because some packages contained broccoli instead of oysters.”

We still haven’t figured out how anyone could mistake broccoli for oysters, but this happened.

Unfiltered Story #119380

, , | Unfiltered | September 5, 2018

(Me and my mom are in a deli at the time. While waiting I over-hear an employee and a customer’s conversation:)

Employee: “So, how would you like your cheese cut?” *meaning how thick*

Customer: “Well obviously for sandwiches!”

No Way To Accent Their Bad Behavior

, , , , , | Right | August 28, 2018

(I am working at the help desk. I sit next to a gentleman who speaks three languages fluently. He has a slight accent, but no one in the office has ever had any problem understanding him. I take a call from a customer who, after hearing my rather generic, north-east accent says:)

Customer: “Oh, thank God! Finally, someone from the US! Maybe you can help me.”

(Quickly, I check the account history and find out that they were on a call with my coworker just a few minutes earlier. I review the information we have.)

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am, but there’s nothing else we can do. And for the record? You spoke with [Coworker], who sits right next to me here in Pennsylvania.”

(There was some sputtering involved, and the call was “disconnected” on her end.  Never assume that just because someone has an accent that they are overseas somewhere, or that someone without an accent can help you better. My coworker was ten times more knowledgeable about the issue than the caller was!)

Lizards And Dragons And Beards, Oh My

, , , , , | Friendly | August 24, 2018

(It’s three in the morning when I get a phone call from my best friend. She wakes me about once a week to tell me some weird thing she thought of while she was trying to sleep.)

Friend: “Hey! Guess what I just realized?”

Me: “What?”

Friend: “All bearded dragons come from Australia!”

Me: “And?”

Friend: “That means every bearded dragon is the Lizard of Oz!”

Me: *brief pause* “Oh, my God, [Friend]. Go to bed!”

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