In The Dark On The Subject Of Rudeness

, , , , , , | Friendly | August 5, 2020

My parents are dropping off our taxes and the preparer we go to happens to be our neighbor. When they come back, they give me a lecture.

Dad: “You know, [Neighbor] says that she always waves to you when you’re walking the dog up the road, but you never wave back! It’s super rude.”

Me: “You mean the neighbor whose car windows are tinted so dark you can’t see inside?”

Dad: “Oh, fair enough.”

We Wish We Could All Quit Bad Customers

, , , , , , | Right | August 5, 2020

I am the bad worker in this case. I work at a bank call center and have recently put in my notice to work elsewhere. My supervisor is also a friend, so she understands my decision.

It is my last day and I receive a call from a very unhappy customer regarding one overdraft fee he received after visiting an ATM and withdrawing money that he did not have. After a while:

Customer: “You know, this level of service you guys have provided is just terrible. I have half a mind to leave this bank.”

Me: “I’m sorry you feel that way, sir, and if you do wish to close your account, I can help you do that.”

Customer: “I mean, how do you live with yourself, charging all those fees to innocent people?”

Me: “You know what? You’re right. I can’t live like this anymore. I quit.”

Customer: “I’m sorry, what?”

Me: “I quit. After I hang up with you, I’m going to my supervisor’s office and telling her that I quit, that I can’t live with myself.”

Customer: *Quietly* “Bulls***.”

Me: “No. I quit. I’m done. I quit. Do you want me to transfer you to a current employee?” 

Customer: “I mean… you’re quitting?”

Me: “Yes, Mr. [Last Name].You’ve shown me the light. I hope you have a really nice life.”

Customer: “Um, okay… well… bye, I guess.”

After I told my supervisor to listen to the recorded call, she laughed so hard she cried. She later told me that the same customer called back to ask for me the next day. When he was told that I quit, he told my former coworker, “Wow. I really did that.”

Teachers Aren’t The Only Ones Teaching Lessons

, , , , , , , , | Learning | August 5, 2020

I was in an advanced class in high school; we were supposed to be the “smart” guys.

The new teacher had the habit of stomping into the classroom for every lesson. He would noisily stomp onto the short podium and forcefully throw his books on the teacher’s desk. I assume he did that to assure he got our attention.

The class quickly became fed up with the teacher’s repeated displays. Some of the students moved the teacher’s desk so the front legs were just barely on the front portion of the podium.

When the teacher next arrived, he did his usual attention-getter, making plenty of noise and throwing his books on the desk. The front of the desk fell off the podium, and the angle caused his books to slide off to the floor. None of the students laughed. All stared at the teacher.

The expression on the teacher’s face was priceless. He looked at the staring faces and shouted, “Who did that?”

There was no answer, just more stares. He then raised the desk back to its proper position and went on with the lesson. He never tried the stomping and throwing again.

Unfiltered Story #203922

, , | Unfiltered | August 5, 2020

*Phone rings at the pizza place where I am working the counter, I answer*
Me: (Pizza place), this is (my name) speaking, how can I help you?
Customer: I’d like to place an order for pick up.
Me; Certainly! What can I get you?
Customer: (Name of pizza sort of similar to something we have on the menu)
Me: Did you mean (name of pizza actually on menu)?
Customer: No! I saaaaid, (same name as last time.)
Me: I’m sorry, what’s on that?
Customer: Really?
Customer goes on to list ingredients to a pizza we do not have on the menu, but as we have a build-your-own option, I follow closely along and take it down as they say. As they seem agitated and are being short with me, I’m worried they are summarizing and not going to get all of what they want.
Me: So you want a pizza with (said ingredients,) right?
Customer: Yes! The (same named pizza)!
Me; Okay, miss, and I don’t mean to sound rude, but I think you may be ordering from our competitor’s menu, which is why I’m not recognizing the pizza. I will be happy to make it for you, just be sure to come to (our restaurant’s name) when you pick up!
Customer: Oh, yeah, maybe, whatever. So a (same pizza), and also the (competitor’s menu’s salad.)
Me: *already currently googling their menu and confirming she was indeed ordering off that menu* Sure thing! *Plugs in our restaurant’s equivalent of that salad, as we have the ingredients.* Your total will be $20.50, just give us about 20 minutes.
Customer: Okay. Wait. I’d also like an order of pepperoni roll-ups.
Me: I’m sorry, we don’t have those here. How about an order of cheesy garlic bread, with pepperoni?
Customer: What do you mean you don’t have them?
Me: I’m very sorry, but we don’t make them.
Customer: It’s on your menu.
Me: As I said, you are looking at our competitor’s menu.
Customer: No, it’s a (competitor’s name) menu. *laughs at something in the background, obviously carrying on several conversations at once*
Me: Okay, so it’ll be about 20 minutes! See you then!
Miraculously, a man came to the right place in about the right time to pick it up, and no mention of the appetizer was made, and we didn’t receive any follow up call. This level of annoying is about a 3 in my experience.

Unfiltered Story #203920

, , | Unfiltered | August 5, 2020

(Slurpee’s cost extra, so we ask every single time if a person wants a soda or a slurpee, because unfortunately both machines are out in the dining area and we have to make the money on the slurpee or it comes out of our pocket. A man comes in and orders a combo meal.)

Man: And I would like a drink.

Me: Would you like a soda or a slurpee?

Man: (Becomes irritated) I *SAID* I want a drink!


(This was before I stood up for myself and was afraid to tell him that a slurpee is also a drink. I ring him up for a soda, believing that maybe he doesn’t understand what a slurpee is. Thankfully, he gets a soda or I would have had to paid the extra.)