IOU Gotta Be Kidding

, , , , | Right | August 1, 2019

(My friend is buying a train ticket and hears this conversation between the person in front of him and the employee selling tickets.)

Employee: “Sir, that will be $4 for your ticket.”

Customer: “How about an IOU?”

Employee: “Sir, I will never see you again.”

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Unfiltered Story #159099

, , , | Unfiltered | July 25, 2019

(In this particular case, I’m the customer. While waiting for my train to arrive at the station, I went up to a kiosk run by an elderly Chinese couple to buy snacks for the trip).

Me: *at the register* This’ll be everything.

Cashier: *rings up my items* Your total is $8.65

I hand her a 10$ bill and insist she keeps the change, I didn’t have any pockets at the time and the change was small enough to not be a big deal. Immediately her face lights up and she starts thanking me. After she bags my items, I go back to stand with my friend where she’s browsing for a couple things, and she goes up to ring her items through a few minutes later.

Friend: *places items on the counter* Alright, we’re ready.

Cashier: Thank you, your total will be $7.50

Me: *I cut in front of my friend* I’ll be covering it as well.

I hand the woman another 10$ and tell her again to keep the change. At this point she looks like she’s ready to cry. She takes extra care wrapping the items with an ear to ear smile on her face.
As my friend and I go and sit on a nearby bench, we can see her pointing me out to her husband as she excitedly tells him what happened. Knowing that I probably made their week always cheers me up when I’m feeling down.

Good-Looking People Get Whistled At

, , , , , | Working | June 19, 2019

(I am entering the train station to take a train home after a long day of work. As I step onto the platform, I see the train is already there and about to depart. I start running, but the train whistle sounds and all the doors but one close. I sprint towards the open door and manage to get onto the train. Inside I find two female conductors: a young woman and a middle-aged woman.)

Older Conductor: *to the younger* “If you keep doing this, no one will learn the rule that they shouldn’t try to get onto a train after the whistle has sounded.”

Younger Conductor: “Yes, I know, but I just couldn’t bear to close the door in his handsome face.”

Older Conductor: *looking me up and down* “Yeah, I can understand that.”

Me: *turns a bright shade of red and shuffles off to find a seat*

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Just Another Day In The British Countryside

, , , , , | Hopeless | June 8, 2019

(It’s a very, very quiet British Sunday. I am sitting at a train station, alone. No trains are due for a while and I am waiting for a connection. I can’t even hear traffic, it’s so quiet, and I can’t see any staff. Suddenly…)

Platform PA: “Ladies and gentlemen, this is a station announcement. This is for the lady that just brought us the cake… Thank you very much; it was delicious.”

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Making Hangry People Look Bad

, , , , | Friendly | June 7, 2019

(I’m on my way home and just got off the train. I stop at a bench on the platform to take my headphones out of my backpack to listen to some music. When I turn around to leave, there’s a girl in her early twenties standing in front of me, looking a bit pale but otherwise fairly well off.)

Girl: *unintelligible due to the music*

Me: *taking off headphones* “Pardon?”

Girl: *smiling brightly, holding out her hand* “Hello, could you give me some money?”

Me: *smiling just as brightly* “Definitely not!”

(I then start walking towards the stairs. Apparently, that makes her snap.)

Girl: “Hellooooo? I’M HUNGRY!”

Me: *over the shoulder* “So am I.”

Girl: “I’m hungry and you’re not showing mercy! You owe me mercy! YOU HAVE TO GIVE ME MONEY! I’M HUNGRY SO YOU OWE ME MONEY! HEARTLESS CRUEL C***!”

(She then threw a handful of coins at me that she’d probably begged off other people. I was already about 20m away by that point, so none of them hit me, but they rained all over the platform and the tracks. Seems like she didn’t need them that urgently.)

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