Unfiltered Story #106938

| Unfiltered | March 9, 2018

I take some medicines a specialist prescribed me. I fall sick and go to a general practice. Doctor prescribes me something.
Me: So you’re prescribing [medicine]. Is it okay to take together with [substance]?
(I take a generic instead of brand because brand medicine with my substance uses some additives which are generally helpful, but I’m allergic to them. Since generic name is quite bland, I refer to my medicines by substance name, which most doctors recognize).
Doctor: Yes, there’s no problem at all.
Me: Okay, thank you.
I buy the medicines and read the info sheet attached. And what do I read?
“Do not take together with [substance] or other [substance group]. May cause thrombosis.”

The Next Generation Is Finally Blooming

, , , | Right | March 2, 2018

Customer: “I need a bouquet of carnations and roses, in pink and orange, with one of these ‘final goodbye’ ribbons, for Friday morning.”

Florist: “Certainly. Do you want to pick it up here or have it delivered to the funeral?”

Customer: “I’ll pick it up here. It’s not for funeral; my son is graduating elementary school and it’s for his teacher.”

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When It Pays To Be Materialistic

, , , | Right | February 28, 2018

(I make and sell embroidered and cross-stitched cards. My designs are quite elaborate and I use good quality materials, so my prices are quite high. I set my stall at multiple fairs in many locations, and this happens when I’m in quite a small town. Most customers and about half of sellers are locals, and there’s a local elderly lady with cross-stitched cards, simpler and cheaper than mine. We’re on good terms, and she only sets her stall at this particular fair. This situation happens a few times during a two-day fair.)

Customer: “I’d like a wedding card.”

Me: *showing cards* “I can add the newlyweds’ names and wedding date, too. These cards are [price #1], and these are [price #2].”

Customer: “How much?! [Elderly Lady] sells hers for [price #3], less than half of your prices!”

Me: “Well, then, you are welcome to buy your card from [Elderly Lady].”

Customer: “But your cards look so much better!”

Me: “This is why they are from [price #1] to [price #2].”

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The Cheese Has All The Answers

, , | Right | February 27, 2018

(I’m a customer, doing a big amount of shopping in a large store that sells basically everything, from pins, to food, to large appliances, to car parts. Another customer approaches me.)

Customer: “Excuse me, ma’am. Where can I find fruit gelatin?”

Me: *automatically* “Aisle 13.”

Customer: “Thank you!”

Me: *realizing I wear nothing like store uniform* “Uh… How did you know I knew where it is?”

Customer: *cheerily* “You have a big pile of these in your cart, ma’am.”

(I did.)

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Some Customers Can Be Truly Calculating

, , , , | Right | February 21, 2018

(I serve a family of five, and they leave a really generous tip. When I am cleaning their table, I find a napkin with notes:)

Notes:

“Waiter was smiling 2%
Menus given quickly +5%
Waiter accurately told approximate time to receiving food +5%
Allergen information +5%
Substitutes offered +5%
Asked about taste only once +5%
Wished a good day +2%”

(Yep. Some customers are really calculating their tips!)

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