Unfiltered Story #189017

, , | Unfiltered | March 9, 2020

(I was waiting on my last two tables before I start closing my section. One table has three teenage boys being slightly loud and annoying. The other table consists of a mother, father, two very polite twin boys about 4 years old, and a baby.I walk up to the table to ask the family if they want dessert, but hear the parents trying to get one of the boys to eat at least part of his burger.)
Me: (to the boy) You know, if you don’t eat your food, I get to.
(The parents chuckle and we start chatting. I ask the twins how old they are and find that their birthday is in a few days. We give a free scoop of birthday cake ice cream to guests that are celebrating their birthday, which gives me an idea.)
Me: (to the parents) If the boys behave and eat their food, I can get them each a free scoop of birthday cake ice cream for their birthday.
Mother: (to the twins) Did you hear that? If you both take three more bites, you can both have a scoop of ice cream.
(The boys start eating their main course and I go to check on my other table and do some more cleaning. After a bit, I go to see if the twins have been eating, which they have been.)
Me: Have you boys been behaving?
Boy 1: (pointing at the remaining half of his pizza) Look! I ate a lot!
Boy 2: (holding up the remaining half of his burger) I did too!
(I ask the parents if they would like me to get the twins ice cream, and they nod. I being the ice cream and the boys thank me. After they were finished, the father comes up to me and hands me a few bills.)
Father: Sorry that you had to deal with those kids. Thank you very much for your service tonight.
(He gave me a 30% tip!)

Time Is Slowing Down

, , , , | Right | December 31, 2019

(I work at a gym. I’m working with a customer who needs a key for a separate workout area from the main building.)

Customer: “So, when can I check out the key?”

Me: “You can only hold the key for six hours.”

Customer: “So, when can I check out the key?”

Me: “Six hours before your reservation.”

Customer: “My reservation is at 3:00 pm; when can I check out the key?”

Me: “About six hours before that.”

Customer: “Which time is that?”

Me: “Well, three hours would be 12:00 pm, minus another three from that, so 9:00 am is the earliest you can come and get it.”

Customer: “So, I can’t check it out now?”

(It’s 5:00 am.)

Me: *rubs eyelids*

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Rest(room) Assured, Someone Is In There  

, , , | Right | October 9, 2019

(I work in a fast food restaurant. I am cleaning some tables near the restrooms. There is one men’s restroom and one women’s restroom, each a one-stall facility. A woman and her son, aged seven or eight, walk up to the men’s restroom and try the door; it’s locked.)

Woman: *while jiggling the door handle* “It’s not opening!”

(The woman tries a few more times before turning to me.)

Woman: *flustered* “Why is this door locked? My son really needs to use the toilet!”

Son: *embarrassed* “Mom, it’s fine.”

Woman: *to me* “Is there a key so I can open this door?”

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am. I cannot give you a key. Someone is currently in there and opening that door would disturb their privacy.”

Woman: *realizing* “Oh…”

(I left the area while the mother and son waited for a few more seconds. I didn’t see the gentleman’s reaction when he left the restroom, but I can bet he wasn’t too happy!)

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Unfiltered Story #163289

, , | Unfiltered | September 17, 2019

(I work in a call center which offers teleservices to a number of different businesses and groups. I am finishing up a call with a man from New Jersey, who is ordering a cheesecake from one of our clients. For reference, I am male.)

Me: And your order should be arriving on Wednesday, and if you check your email, you should’ve received a confirmation email.

Caller: Well thank you so much [Me], you were very helpful! When you get home tonight, you let your girl know that you did a good job today!

Me: Well, sir, I’ll be sure to let him know.

Caller: *silence*

(A few moments pass)

Me: Is there anything else I can do for you today, [Caller]?

Caller: *click*

Gradual De-Growling

, , , , | Related | August 25, 2019

(I live in a noisy area and today has been a bit extra loud. I recently got a new dog, and we are still working on the whole “no barking or growling” thing.)

Me: *sitting quietly at the table*

Dog: *sudden loud growl*

Me: *looks at the dog* “What?”

Dog: *growls, then looks at me*

Me: “Do you hear something?”

Dog: *looks down and growls*

Me: *hears a very faint noise from outside* “Well, they aren’t banging on the door, now, are they?”

Dog: *looks back at me, growls quietly*

Me: “If they aren’t banging on the door, we don’t need to growl at them, then, do we?”

Dog: *looks away, growls even more quietly* 

Me: “Remember that other people are allowed to live outside?”

Dog: *looks at me and gives the tiniest of growls*

Me: *raises eyebrows at the dog* “Well?”

Dog: *sighs*

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