It’s Just Not Worth It

, , , , , | Right | January 5, 2019

(I work in a restaurant.)

Me: “Bacon or sausage?”

Customer: “Bacon; I can’t have pork.”

Me: “Oh, but… Never mind.”

Unfiltered Story #135116

, , | Unfiltered | December 29, 2018

(Until recently I worked in a popular Tourist spot in Toronto. Most of the people I met were lovely down to tourists- but this guy was one of the most calm and disturbing bigots I have ever met)

Chinese Guy: You are English, Yes?

Me: That’s right yeah

Chinese Guy: I pray for situation there- it get very bad!

Me: I’m sorry, I don’t really follow?

Chinese Guy: Over there, you have too many muslim who make trouble! I grow in Communist China, everyone need Jesus!

Me: Rigghhttt, ok! I don’t really see it as an issue but thanks… I guess

(Then one of his embarrassed looking friends dragged him to the exit. The man look puzzled as to what he had done wrong. Fortunately no other guest were like him)

Secret Santa Banter

, , , , , | Working | December 25, 2018

(My jewelry store is having a Secret Santa exchange and it cannot be a gift card. I am a seasonal associate, and therefore haven’t really known these people that well, so I have to guess at what my person will like. As I am underage, I have limited options on what I can buy; all my other coworkers love to drink. My person wrote down that she likes a specific tea shop; since there is one in the mall, I go there after work. I eventually choose a tea mug with a steeper and go to pay. I get a 10% mall discount in all food locations, so I decide to ask if that applies to this tea shop on non-food items.)

Me: “Can I get my mall discount?” *points to my nametag*

Associate: “Sure, where do you work?”

Me: “[Famous Jewelry Store].”

Associate: *looking skeptical* “Really?” *looks me up and down* “But you’re so young!”

Me: *laughing* “Yeah, I’m the youngest there. They hired me exactly on my 18th birthday. That’s why I wear my nametag; people never believe me.”

Associate: “I am so glad you laughed. As soon as I said it, I was worried it would be taken the wrong way.”

Me: “Hard day?”

(We talked for about ten minutes about bad customers and exchanged Facebooks. I drop by the store every shift to say hi.)

Hold The Holding

, , , , | Right | December 21, 2018

(I work at a coffee shop.)

Customer: “I want a cafe mocha, but hold the whipped cream. Well, don’t actually hold it, ’cause that’s unsanitary.”

Me: “Uh… Okay?”

Customer: *laughing* “Oh, my gosh, I am so sorry. It’s early in the morning!”

(The time was 3:30 pm.)

Buyers Expect Puzzles To Not Be Puzzling

, , , , | Right | November 28, 2018

(I work at a really big chain department store as a customer service representative. We deal mainly with returns and exchanges for merchandise. This exchange happens when a customer wants to return a 100-piece puzzle.)

Me: “Hi. Return?”

Customer: “Yes, thanks.”

Me: “Okay, what is the reason for the return?”

Customer: “Oh, I didn’t know I had to put it together myself.”

Me: “…”

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