Pray They Have The Ability To Change

, , , , , , | Working | September 21, 2017

(I am a supervisor. My employee at the attraction booth is relatively new, but by 2 pm, I’ve been called to assist him six times, once every 30 minutes or so. I end up going to his registrar to troubleshoot a nearby computer and observe the following:)

Guest: “Oh, my change is $0.85? Can I give you a quarter and you give me $0.10 back?”

Employee: “Uh…” *looks to me for assistance*

Me: “Yeah, go ahead, [Employee]; just give them a dime back.”

(He processes the change and opens his drawer. He deposits the quarter, but then stops.)

Customer: *catching on that he is rather slow on the draw* “I just need a dime, dear.”

(Because of regulations, I can’t reach into his change drawer, so I can only give him verbal directions.)

Me: “It’s all right; she just needs a dime.”

(His hand hovers over the coin slots; he looks extremely confused.)

Customer: “Just a dime.”

(He hesitantly reaches for the nickles.)

Me: “No, a dime.”

(He moves his hand down into the pile of five cent pieces, then looks to me for assurance.)

Me: “Not a nickel, a dime.”

(He picks up a nickel, and shows it to me.)

Me: “That’s a nickel; you need a dime.”

(He hands the nickel to the customer, who is trying her best to hold in laughter.)

Me: “Okay, fine; just give her another nickel.”

(He reaches for the dimes this time.)

Me: “No, see she needs another nickel like the one you gave her.”

(He picks up a dime and hands it to her.)

Guest: *stifling laughter* “And I owe you this dear.” *she hands him back his nickel*

Employee: *with the greatest look of confusion upon his face* “Uh, all right, I guess…”

(The guest leaves and [Employee] looks at me.)

Employee: “Hey, [My Name], do you think I’ll be off in my drawer? She gave me her change back.”

(Later that day I went to my manager and told her to either retrain him or never give him another register shift. He was nearly $40 off that day.)

Unfiltered Story #93152

, , | Unfiltered | September 10, 2017

So I was visiting Disney and I happen to look a look a lot like Princess Anna, so I wore a costume like her. So this stranger walks up to me.
Customer: Excuse me miss, where is the child parking?
Me: I don’t work here
Customer: Yeah, but where is the child parking
(At this point the customer is bringing his wife over)
Wife: Miss, where is the child parking?
Me: Um I really don’t work here
Wife: …
Me: I don’t work here but *gesturing to staff* they do. Why don’t you ask them?

The best part, I was wearing nikes and a Chicago Cubs cap. I clearly was a tourist and not the staff!

You Won’t Be Seeing Her Space Mountains

, , , | Right | August 17, 2017

(My job is to screen ride photos at a famous space ride. I typically see a lot of vulgar hand gestures and boobs. Surprisingly, a lot of boobs. We screen them so they can’t be seen by guests and are unsellable. A woman and three men come to the ride photo booth to pick up their photo and are displeased when it is censored and they can’t see it. Unsurprisingly, they are drunk or getting there at least.)

Ride Photo Attendant: “I’m sorry, we can’t show them to you.”

Women: “Just for a second.”

Ride Photo Attendant: “No, sorry.”

(The woman and one man go to the washroom and another man, not from their party, comes up to the front.)

Other Man: “Can I buy that photo?”

Ride Photo Attendant: “Do you know that woman?”

Other Man: “No, but my wife and I are having trouble getting it on here with all these kids around and I need something to stimulate IT with, if you know what I mean.”

(The ride photo attendant did know what they meant, as did the security guard who escorted him out.)

The Crazies Come Out At Night

| Orlando, FL, USA | Right | July 28, 2017

(My best friend and I are attending a special nighttime event at the park, which we have booked through a convention we are attending. Because those in our party will be allowed in the park for several hours after normal closing time, we have to wear two forms of identification that must be visible at all times. The park has closed about ten minutes before this occurs, and my friend and I have turned to walk the path to a ride that is staying open for us.)

Regular Customer: *attempts to walk behind us and is stopped by a park guard*

Guard: “I’m sorry, ma’am, but the park has now closed. Please head toward the gates which are in the opposite direction.” *points*

(My friend and I slow down, as we both sense trouble.)

Regular Customer: “But you just let them go!” *gestures to the small child she has with her* “My son wants to ride the train one last time! If those grown women get to go, he should get to go, too!”

Guard: “I apologize, ma’am, but those ladies are part of a special event here at the park. They have paid to have private use of the park until two am. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience, but we would be closing to you at this time, anyhow. I would be happy to direct you to the nearest exit.”

Regular Customer: “That’s bull-s**t! You just don’t want my boy and me here because we’re [race]!””

Guard: “Ma’am, that’s not it at all. I assure you, the park has a non-discrimination policy. In fact, the special group this evening consists of all different races and ethnicities; people come from all over the world for the convention they’re attending. Furthermore, I happen to know that it is attended by many LGBTQ people, too. The park is open to EVERYONE until closing, and now those people — and only those people — with special identification can remain in the park at this time.”

(He gestures toward me and I hold up the ticket hanging on a lanyard around my neck, as well as my wrist to show off my bracelet.)

Regular Customer: *huffs angrily* “Well! I don’t believe you! I just think—” *eyes go wide* “Wait, did you say there are GAY people here?!”

Guard: “Yes, ma’am.”

Regular Customer: “Oh, h*** no! My son is not going to be around some [slur]s!” *grabs her son’s hand and starts dragging him toward the exit*

Classic Nick…

| USA | Working | July 26, 2017

(I work as a rides operator at a small fairy-tale themed amusement park in my hometown. On this day, I’m driving the train, which tours the entire park and has a PA system mainly for me to talk to the passengers about the attractions we’re passing. We have a script, but we don’t have to follow it strictly. I often insert silly things to make the passengers smile, and I’m also a little bit of a practical joker. As I’ve just loaded a set of 50 passengers onto the train…)

Me: *over PA* “Hey, could you guys do me a big favor?”

Passengers: *general motions of “sure, what’s the favor?”*

Me: “The guy who’s running the carousel right now is named Nick. When we pass him, can you all yell out ‘Hi, Nick!’ at him?”

Passengers: *laughter, thumbs up, nods of approval*

Me: “Great, let’s go! Welcome aboard the [Park] Express.”

(I go through the rest of my opening spiel and start the train. I do the rest of the trip pretty normally. When we pass the carousel…)

Passengers: “HI, NICK!”

Random Passenger Dude: “I LOVE YOU, NICK!”

(The look Nick gave me when I passed him the next circuit around was priceless.)

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