Unfiltered Story #110965

, , , | Unfiltered | May 18, 2018

(I am working as the closing manager at a popular fast food restaurant this evening, and we have already closed. All the machines either have been or are being taken apart and cleaned, and everything is turned off. I am counting down the final register when I get a call.)

Me: “This is [Restaurant]. What can I do for you?”

Man: “De-liver-EE!”

(He has a strange accent and has pronounced “delivery” with nearly a shriek at the last syllable. It is very odd, but I figure he has called the wrong place, since we don’t do deliveries and never have at any of our locations.)

Me: “You’ve just called [Restaurant]. We—”

Man: “I KNOW! De-liver–EE!”

(It suddenly dawns on me that he might be just a wee bit drunk, high, or both, and that explanations aren’t going to work on him, and he won’t remember anything in the morning, anyway, so…)

Me: “I’m sorry, but we’re closed now. You’ll have to call back in the morning.”

(I hung up without waiting for a response. He never called back, but to this day, I fondly remember the guy with the accent and high, shrieking voice demanding a “de-liver-EE.”)

Sim-ply Instigating

, , , , , | Friendly | June 29, 2017

(I’m at my friends’ place. One of them tends to be a bit of an instigator, to the point where he’s lost other friends over it, and is also a hardcore gamer. I’m a big fan of The Sims, and I’m currently playing it on my laptop.)

Friend: “I just don’t see the point in The Sims.”

Me: “Mmmm?”

Friend: “I mean, that has got to be one of the most boring concepts for a game ever.”

Me: “Oh… to each his own, I guess.”

Friend: “It’s a dumb idea. You’re just creating people and have them go about their everyday lives. There’s no excitement in that.”

Me: “Whatever you say, man.”

(Realizing he was not going to get a rise out of me, he gave up and went back to what he was doing. It wasn’t the first or last time he’s tried that with me, but I figured out the quickest way to defuse him was to not get upset. He’s thankfully matured out of that phase since then, but not before ruining another close friendship, and almost destroying the one he had with his roommate at the time.)

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