Unfiltered Story #152434

, | Unfiltered | May 28, 2019

At our store, we have a family who are quite notorious for being a lot of hardwork and particularly time consuming. One day, on the Easter Holidays, I drew the short straw and served them:
Customer: Why is the shopping centre shut? This is beyond ridiculous!
Me (having already answered this question a dozen times): I’m sorry Ma’am, it’s Easter Sunday, pretty much we’re the only store opened here.
Customer (absently, changing subjects): Easter is a time for family… *launches into a long spiel about how some family member of hers was fighting*
I continue to try and serve other customers while she is talking, as I’m too polite to say anything. She waits until I’m free, before asking me this question, note – I’m working at a movie rental store –
Customer: I really needed to do some shopping today… Have you got any carrots or apples for sale?

Get Them To The Church On Time

, , , , | Right | May 21, 2019

Caller: “Can I get a [premium service] taxi?”

Me: “Well, we do require a half-hour notice for that and—“

Caller: “But it’s my wedding day!”

Me: “…”

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Bringing Professionalism To Its Knees

, , , , , , | Healthy | May 20, 2019

(I’m a young adult woman about to have my first gynaecological examination. I have no idea what I’m doing, so my doctor is walking me through it step by step. For reference, the examination table is quite narrow to allow for easy movement around it.)

Doctor: “We need you to lie back on the table with your feet at the end, and then spread your knees. Keep your feet together. Then cover yourself with the towel and let me know you’re ready.”

(She turns away to put on gloves, and I have a moment of doubt.)

Me: “Uh, how far apart do you want my knees?”

Doctor: “As far as you can.”

(I shrug and obey, following her instructions. A moment later, the doctor turns back around and I get to enjoy a moment of bug-eyed shock before professionalism covers it.)

Me: “I used to be a gymnast.”

Doctor: “Maybe not quite that far, [My Name].”

(I had dropped my knees below the level of the table with no effort or strain. Turned out she wanted something closer to a 90-degree angle. It did teach her to be more specific with instructions in the future, though!)

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Unfiltered Story #151670

, , , | Unfiltered | May 20, 2019

Me: “Hi folks, we’re very sorry but our coffee grinder is currently not working, so we are unable to serve coffee for another 2-3 hours while we wait for the repairman to get it fixed.”
Customer, a female in early 20’s: “So… you can’t do any milkshakes?”
Me: “…”

Unfiltered Story #149613

, , , | Unfiltered | May 8, 2019

This all happened about a week after the Sydney siege in January 2015While working behind the till, an elderly gentleman comes to my till with a few items to ring up.

Me: Hello sir, how are you today?
Elderly gentleman: I see you guys sell Vegemite. Is it an Australian product?
Me: Yes sir.

As Vegemite is an Australian brand, I am already quite amused by the gentleman.

Elderly Gentleman: You people should stop selling it.

As the gentleman is speaking with a very heavy Australian accent, I get very confused.

Me: Excuse me sir?
Elderly Gentleman: See this ticker?

Shows me a Halal sticker.

Elderly Gentleman: This is Halal approved, which means Kraft (the manufacturer) supports Muslims, which means they support ISIS, which means by selling this, you people are supporting ISIS.

My manager hears what is happening, and knowing I am very outspoken about freedom of religion, comes over.

Manager: Sir, what is the problem?

Elderly gentleman tell him the story.

Manager: We’ll see what we can do.