Unable To Think Outside The Box

, , , , | | Right | July 15, 2019

(I work at a fast food restaurant where a new “box deal” has just been introduced with many items in one deal. I am handing out this order to a customer that ordered it. I put in on a tray as he’s eating in.)

Customer: “I thought it was a ‘[Deal] box.’ Shouldn’t it be in a box?”

Me: “It’s on the tray because you’re eating here, sir.”

Customer: “But it’s a box deal. I thought it would taste much better in the box…”

Me: “It’s all right. I’ll get the bo—”

Customer’s Girlfriend: *to me* “It’s all right, ignore him. He can be a real idiot sometimes.”

Me: “…”

Breaking Bread Daily

, , , , , , | | Hopeless | July 9, 2019

I used to be bullied in junior high school by the “popular kids” back in my home country, so I have always tried to distance myself from those kinds of popular kids so as not to be bullied.

Fast forward to my university life. I do not have a job and am just living off of a piece of bread and a bowl of oats a day. I only have $20 to survive for the next two weeks. 

Out of nowhere, a classmate of mine — the popular kind of kid — whom I have never actually talked to invites me to come over to his place to cook together and have dinner with his housemates. Instinctively, I refuse, but after a bit of persuasion, I decide to come over. 

I go there and help with the cooking and they all like it! I used to cook at home, so I can actually cook pretty well. He then comes up with the idea to make this a daily routine where they all buy the ingredients and I’ll be the one doing the cooking. This really helps me a lot, since I can cut my expenses for food. 

Later on, it turns out that he actually realised that in the cafeteria, I mostly sat by myself and only had a piece of bread for lunch. Then, one day, he decided to ask me to come over for dinner. This really reminds me that there are actually good people out there, that really care about others.

All Newborns Are Beautifully Ugly

, , , , , | | Romantic | July 5, 2019

(My husband had seven siblings who each had children long before we married. He would never have anything to do with his nieces and nephews when they were babies, telling me that all babies were ugly. But when our daughter was born, he fell in love, and gushed over how beautiful she was. He constantly takes photos of her. About a week after we brought her home a package of photos that were taken at the hospital arrives by post, and he carries it in for me.)

Husband: “There’s a package for you.”

Me: *opening* “Oh, it’s the photos that were taken of [Daughter] at the hospital.”

Husband: “Show me.” *looks at photos* “That’s not [Daughter].”

Me: “Yes, it is.” *pulls out the invoice for the photos*

Husband: “No, she was never this ugly. What’s that you have in your hand?”

Me: “The invoice for the photos; we need to decide which sizes do we want to keep and pay for them.”

Husband: “No, they can be sent back. That’s not our daughter; she was never that ugly.”

Unfiltered Story #155628

, , , | | Unfiltered | July 1, 2019

(One of our team leaders has recently celebrated six years with the company; a post on our internal network point this out. The team leader’s manager posts the below comment:)

Manager: “Congratulations [team leader], been amazing to watch you grow into a integer always part of the team!”

(I get what they were getting at with the integer compliment, but it just seemed like a weird use of the term. I’ve never heard someone called an integer before!)

Big(otry) Prices

, , , , , | | Working | June 24, 2019

(I am at a car-boot sale and am waiting behind an obviously Muslim lady who is going through a box of jewelry at one stall. She picks up a piece of costume jewelry.)

Lady: “Excuse me. How much is this, please?”

Stall Holder: *rudely* “$10.”

Lady: “Oh, it’s a bit much; can you make it a bit cheaper?”

Stall Holder: “Nope, $10.”

(The lady leaves and I pick up a couple of items that have caught my eye.)

Stall Holder: *sweetly, but loud enough for the other lady to still hear* ” “For you, fifty-cents each.”

(I handed over the $1. It was only later I realised what had happened. The stall holder had tried to rip off the other lady on a piece of junk jewelry, but had actually ripped herself off because later, I found out that the items she sold me were worth almost $200.)

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