Acting Badly On Your Watch

| USA | Working | April 9, 2015

(I work as a cashier. Our front registers have large glass cases built into them to hold watches, but they’re too small to hold all the watches in our inventory, so we keep the extras in a drawer behind the registers. We’re supposed to be taping sale tags to certain items, and I’m rummaging through the watch drawer trying to find the ones on sale. I’ve taken a good amount of watches out of the drawer and placed them on the counter so I can get to the ones at the bottom.)

Me: *searching through watch drawer* “Let’s see… Nope, not this one. How about you? No, not this one, either.”

(At this point, my coworker enters the register area and notices me rummaging through the watch drawer. She is the only ‘difficult’ coworker in the store, as she’s gained a reputation for being insensitive and even insulting to the staff, constantly complains about her shifts, and is rarely in a good mood, even around customers.)

Me: *noticing my coworker’s presence* “Hey.”

(My coworker looks at me, and then swings her arm at the row of watches on the counter, knocking them over and even pushing several of them back into the drawer.)

Coworker: “I’m such a b****! Ha!”

Me: “…”

(Mentally, I was screaming inside, but I didn’t respond to her comment and my coworker walked away laughing as I resumed my work. She had always been a bit crass. I’m just glad she had enough sense to recognize it!)

Seeking A Truly Honest Opinion

| AB, Canada | Right | April 9, 2015

(I’m shopping in a popular trendy store, carrying my jacket and my purse, and I’m holding a few things I want to try on when a guy walks up to me.)

Guy: “Hi. You don’t work here, do you?”

Me: “Uh, no.”

Guy: “Oh, good. What do you think of this jacket?” *holds out his arms to display the jacket he’s trying on*

Maybe He Needed Socks For The Office

| Sacramento, CA, USA | Right | April 9, 2015

(I work at a counter right inside the entrance of an office supply store. One day, I see a man in a suit hurrying into the store. He looks panicked.)

Me: “Hello! What can I help—”

Customer: *looking frantically at nearby displays* “Do you guys sell socks!?”

Me: “Er… no, we sell office supplies.”

Customer: “You’re SURE?!”

Me: “I’m sure.”

Customer: “Do you know if [Store Next Door] sells socks?”

Me: “It’s a better possibility than an office supply store selling them!”

(He turned around and hurried out of the store, headed for our neighbor.)

Not A Grain Of Sense

| DE, USA | Right | April 8, 2015

(An obviously drunk customer wanders into my fragrance shop in the local farmers’ market.)

Customer: “Do you sell grain alcohol in here?”

Me: “No, sir, but there is a liquor store and a pharmacy across the street.”

Customer: “Does anyone sell grain alcohol in here?”

Me: “No, sir. It is only legal to sell that product in drugstores or liquor stores in this state.”

(I’m trying hard to convince myself that the man needs it for his child’s science experiment, or to fuel a bottle rocket. He is peering woozily at my shelves full of fragrances for men and women.)

Customer: “Can you drink any of this stuff?”

Health Careless

| TX, USA | Friendly | April 7, 2015

(My boss is the sole owner of a small shop.)

Me: “[Boss], [Husband] and I are doing a walk for MS research and I was wondering if the shop would want to donate…”

Boss: “No, I don’t give money for things like that. The only person’s health care I’m paying for is my own.”

(All heart, that one.)

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