Not Always Right: The Comic – Red Light Bulb Moment

| Germany | Right | September 22, 2015

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Penny Dreadful Service

| New Orleans, LA, USA | Working | September 21, 2015

(My older sister and I are at a fine dining restaurant and have ordered a bottle of wine with our meal. The server is terribly slow the entire meal but this is the breaking point.)

Server: *clearing off the table after we had been finished at least a half hour* “Will there be anything else?”

Sister: “Yes, we’ll take the rest of the bottle of wine with us.”

(The bottle is less than halfway full. The server picks up the bottle from the wine cart and turns it upside down in the ice bucket it was in, emptying the contents. He then hands my sister the empty bottle. After that he brings the bill and we pay in cash, but my sister leaves a single penny on the tray.)

Sister: “Oh, this is for you.”

Server: *seeing the penny* “What?!”

My Sister: “Yes. For you.”

(The server storms off. The manager comes over, almost crying because she’s laughing so hard.)

Manager: “You actually offered him a penny?”

Me: “It was more than he deserved. We’ve been here over two hours thanks to him.”

Manager: “And you already paid?”

My Sister: “Yes.”

Manager: “I’m sorry about that. Please come back again and we’ll make things right.”

(We never saw that server again!)

Allergic To People With Allergies

| Tucson, AZ, USA | Related | September 21, 2015

(I’m having dinner with my dad. At this time, I’m 26 and have not been married yet. My dad and I have fallen into discussion about expectations with your partner.)

Dad: “Don’t let the mother-in-law dominate your household. But don’t alienate her as well. You need to make her feel welcomed. You always need to make compromises with your partner.”

Me: “I know, I know. But not with the pets. My dogs and cat stay.”

Dad: “Well, what if your husband is allergic?”

Me: “Yeah, fine. I’ll compromise on that… I’ll pay for his medication.”

A Special Case Of Special Treatment

| Atlanta, GA, USA | Right | September 20, 2015

(I’m a customer at a restaurant that has a counter to make your order and pushes it down the counter towards the register where you pay. There are entrances on two sides of the building and only one register, so there tends to be two lines from both doors.)

Me: *to the customer at the front of the other line* “If you have decided, you can go ahead of me. I’m still deciding.”

Customer #1: *from the other line* “Thank you.”

(As he proceeds to the front counter, the customer who was behind me, Customer #2, speaks up.)

Customer #2: “Why did you let him through?”

Me: “I’m still deciding on what I’d like to order, so I let him pass so I wouldn’t hold up the line.”

Customer #2: “So you just let him pass? We have places to be and want to order as well! He should wait until after you and not break the pattern. You should learn some respect for everyone and not give anyone special treatment unless you give it to everyone!”

Me: *sigh* “If you’re in that much of a rush, you can go ahead of me as well.”

Customer #2: “D*** right I will!”

(Customer #2 pushes me aside as she moves in front of me to get to the counter. During the entire time she was ordering, she kept yelling at the employee about being too incompetent to work. After she and the next customer from the other line order, I step up to order. Whilst waiting for my order to be made, I wait in line to pay at the register. Upon reaching the register, Customer #2 is still near the register, looking through her order to make sure it’s right.)

Cashier: *to me* “Your order comes to [total].”

Me: “I’m sorry, but that’s much too low for my order.”

Customer #2: *upon hearing the price* “Yeah, he ordered much more food than me. Why is his food cheaper?”

Cashier: “Well, the customer that he let ahead gave extra money and paid for this man’s order.”

Customer #2: “And that makes it right? Nobody deserves special treatment unless everyone gets it!” *turns to me* “I demand that you give me money to pay for my meal!”

Me: “I will not. As you told me earlier, I should learn to respect everyone, but I’ve already learned to respect those who deserve respect. From the rudeness that you have shown, not only me, but the employees working here as well, you do not deserve my respect.”

Customer #2: *turning back to the cashier* “This man is rude to your customers! I demand that you refuse his order and kick him out!”

Cashier: “I’m not allowed to refuse service to any paying customer. If you’d like, I can get my manager and you can talk to him.”

Customer #2: “D*** right you will!”

(Completely astonished, I now have to wait at the register for the cashier to return so I can pay for the rest of the order, which results in the line being held up. Eventually, the manager comes out.)

Manager: “Is there something I can do to help?”

Customer #2: “Yes, you can get this piece of trash out of here.” *she points to me*

Manager: *looking at me, then back at her* “I will not.”

Customer #2: “Excuse me? I’m a paying customer, unlike this a**-hole who’s practically getting his meal free! I demand you get him out of here!”

Manager: “As I said, I will not. This gentleman is here at least once a week and is kind to each of us here. You, on the other hand, have shown that you’re willing to make a big fuss over something insignificant and holding up all the other customers. If anyone should be kicked out, it’s you.”

(All the customers and employees cheer in agreement.)

Customer #2: “How dare you speak to me that way! I’ll be calling corporate and getting this place shut down!”

Manager: “We’ll be waiting with the security footage to back us up.”

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Realising The Cold Truth

| CA, USA | Working | September 20, 2015

(A waitress walks up to me and my friend.)

Waitress: “What type of drinks will you be having this morning?”

Me: “Can I get an iced coffee, please?”

(The waitress pauses a moment.)

Waitress: “I’m not sure we have iced coffee. I’m sorry, sir, is there anything else I can get you?”

(My friend looks at me bewildered.)

Friend: “You don’t have ice coffee here?”

(The waitress slowly shakes her head.)

Me: “Uh… could i just get a normal coffee, then, a glass of ice-water, and an empty cup?”

(The waitress wrote down the order and apologized again. Obviously it was still not clicking but she was nice so I didn’t have the heart to tell her. Before we left the waitress saw the ice mixed in with my coffee in the extra glass and the look on her face said it all. My friend and I laughed the entire drive home.)

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