Totally Dory-ble, Part 2

| France | Related | February 1, 2013

(My family are all at Disneyland Paris on holiday. We all love Disney movies, and my youngest brother is currently obsessed with ‘Finding Nemo’. He is about three years old.)

Sister: “Let’s go on ‘It’s A Small World’!”

(‘It’s A Small World’ is a boat ride, with water. My youngest brother is entranced by the singing dolls, but then he notices the water. He looks at it for a moment. Then he looks at the stuffed Nemo plushie he’s holding.)

Brother: “Nemo, go home!”

(He tries to throw Nemo out the boat.)

Everyone: “NO!”

(My mum grabs the toy and stops him.)

Brother: “But all drains lead to the sea!”

Totally Dory-ble

Let There Be Unhappy Feet

| San Antonio, TX, USA | Right | January 26, 2013

(I am working at the penguin exhibit during the summer.)

Guest: “Hey, why are all the lights off?”

Me: “The penguins are from the Southern Hemisphere, so it’s winter for them. Therefore, we have the lights off for most of the day in order to simulate the dark Antarctic winter environment.”

Guest: “Well, I don’t think it’s healthy for them to be in the dark so long. You should release them back to the wild and into the light.”

Me: “Ma’am, like I said, it is dark in Antarctica right now too. If we released them there, they would still be in the dark.”

Guest: “Whatever… it’s just not healthy! They need to see the light!” *pauses* “You forgot to pay your electric bill, didn’t you?”

Me: “What? No! Of course we pay our electric bills. All the lights are on in the park! However, in order to keep our penguins happy, we have to keep it dark in the summer.”

Guest: “Don’t lie! I can’t believe you are keeping these fish in such drab conditions! Next time, pay your electric bill!”

Me: *speechless*

1 Thumbs

I Have A Good Feeling About Her

| Orlando, FL, USA | Working | January 1, 2013

(My family and I are shopping in a theme park souvenir store devoted to a certain legendary space movie series.)

Sister: *to us* “Last time I was here, I saw light-up R2D2s that I’d really like to get. Help me find them!”

(We search the store, and are stopped by an employee standing at a counter full of bins.)

Employee: “Can I help you find something?”

Me: “What are those bins?”

Employee: “It’s our build-your-own-robot figurine section! We’ve got all these parts, and you can build your own, any way you like!”

Me: “Wow, that’s actually pretty cute. I’ll have to think about that.”

Employee: *to my sister* “How about you? Are you sure you don’t need one? They’re cuuuuuuuute!”

Sister: “No, thanks. These aren’t the droids I’m looking for.”

Employee: “You win the park.”

1 Thumbs

Best Just To Let It Slide

| UK | Right | January 1, 2013

(I work on the rides at a small theme park. We swap round every so often because you’d go mad working in the same place all day. To reach the top of the water slide, we have to go up the same way the customers do. Ideally, customers should queue either side of the ramp, one queue for each of the two types of slides as indicated by the signs, then we’d walk up the space in the middle. It’s not always that easy, though.)

Me: “Excuse me, please.”

(As I walk up the space in the middle, most customers move to the side when they turn and see I’m in uniform. One woman, however, appears to ignore me.)

Me: “Sorry, excuse me please.”

Customer: “There’s a queue.”

Me: “Yes, I know; I work here. Sorry about the wait. It shouldn’t take long from here. If I could just squeeze past?”

Customer: “No! You can wait like everyone else. So rude. Trying to push in!” *begins ranting*

(The customer’s husband turns around to see what his wife is ranting about and starts laughing.)

Customer’s Husband: “Hun, let her past.”

Customer: “What? No way!”

Customer’s Husband: “Well, we’re not going to get very far if you don’t. She’s the one that’s operating the ride.”

Customer: *turns around, goes bright red, and steps out of my way*

(I laugh and thank her husband before carrying on. She looked quite embarrassed to see me operating the water slide by the time it got to her go!)

1 Thumbs

They Crossed The Line

| Orlando, FL, USA | Right | November 22, 2012

(A group of girls is cutting people in a long line for a roller coaster. They try and cut the guy behind me.)

Guy Behind Me: “Woah, hold up!”

Group Of Girls: “Excuse me!”

Guy Behind Me: “I’m not letting you cut me!”

(Everyone in line who has been cut starts to side with the guy behind me. The girls start screaming when out of nowhere, a security guard appears.)

Security Guard: *to one of the girls* “Ma’am, please come with us.”

(The security guard escorts the group of girls out of the line.)

Guy Behind Me: “Na na na na, na na na na!”

Everyone In Line: “Hey hey hey, Goodbye!”

1 Thumbs
Page 17/32First...1516171819...Last