Unfiltered Story #199837

, , | Unfiltered | July 2, 2020

I was tearing tickets at my podium when a group of four, what I presume to be two couples, pass by. The first woman and her husband hand me their tickets.
Me: Hi! You guys are in [theatre #] and your seats are [seat #s]. Enjoy!
The wife of the second couple passes by me, her husband slightly behind. She looks at him and it becomes apparent that he has the tickets. He stands next to my podium and stares blankly down the hall. His tickets are in the hand closest to me, and it’s my job to take tickets, so I assume he’s holding them out for me to tear. I reach for his tickets, but he doesn’t let go. All the while, he’s staring blankly, and his wife is looking at him expectantly.
Me: Sir? Can I tear your-
He realizes what was going on.
Customer: Oh! Sorry.
The man chuckles and gives me the tickets as his wife gives me an apologetic look.
Me: You guys are in [theatre #] and your seats are [seat #s]. Enjoy your movie!

Unfiltered Story #199833

, , | Unfiltered | July 1, 2020

I was tearing tickets at a podium when a man and woman walk up to hand me their tickets.
Man: How are you doing?
Me: I’m well. How are you?
Man: Thanks.
Slightly confused, I tear their tickets and hand them back.
Me: That’s good. Enjoy!

Unfiltered Story #199825

, , | Unfiltered | July 1, 2020

(A young man in his late teens or early twenties came to the pharmacy to pick up his prescription. He didn’t have enough money for them, so he called his mom, who called our store and I picked up. It should be noted that the pharmacy I work in is inside a chain of grocery stores.)

Woman: Okay, so first of all, can you take payment over the phone?

Me: No, it’s corporate policy to not do that.

Woman: Well, here’s my problem. I’m down in [City about 40 miles away], and he needs to get those. Your stores are all linked, right? Can I find a [Store Name] down here and pay for them and then have him pick them up?

Me: You mean you pay for them at a different store and he picks them up here?

Woman: Yeah!

Me: …No. You can’t pay for them at one [Store Name] and pick them up at another.

Security Insecurity, Part 2

, , , | Right | June 23, 2020

The security system goes off as someone is leaving the library.

Librarian: “Miss, can you come back?”

The library patron is extremely upset and impatient.

Patron: “All I have is this DVD!”

Librarian: “I know. It’s probably fine as this happens sometimes, but we have to check.”

After acting upset and rude, she goes through security again and the library staff lets her go. Pointing to her outfit with no pockets, the library patron says:

Patron: “Where did you think I was going to hide something? Up my butt?”

She then proceeded to reach into her PURSE to get her sunglasses, an obvious place to put a DVD.

Security Insecurity

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Unfiltered Story #197473

, , | Unfiltered | June 18, 2020

(The Restaurant I work at specializes in serving smoked meat, burgers, and salads. All of the items on our menu are made fresh and on average take at least 5-10 minutes to prepare, when we’re not slammed by a rush. We also have a gourmet soda station which we’ve set up at our drive through window. Due to the time it takes to prepare our food, we do not take meal orders through our drive through window. We use it only to sell our drinks, which we clearly state using a sign underneath the window.
One day, a man drove up to the window, with the intent to purchase one of our large meals. My female coworker happened to be the one to answer his request.)

Customer: But this is a drive through window, restaurants always sell food out of drive-through windows.

Co-worker: I’m sorry sir, but we can’t serve food out of this window. It would hold up the line both outside, and in the restaurant.

Customer: If that’s the case, then why don’t you have any signs up that say that?

Co-worker: (refrains from pointing out that there is in fact one underneath the window) I’m very sorry sir, but if you’d like to order a meal, please park and come inside.

(The Customer proceeded to tell her off on the way the restaurant was designed and how it was confusing before parking and coming inside. In the time between when he left the window, and entered the restaurant, my co-worker related the story of the man to me, and explained how long it took her to actually get him to listen to her and to come inside. I laughed and gave her my condolences for her having to deal with someone like that, then proceeded to walk back to the kitchen to continue washing some dishes. A couple of minutes later, I noticed a man was hanging around the side entrance of the kitchen, right outside of where I was washing the dishes. I looked at my kitchen coworkers, who all shrugged, and then walked out to talk to what looked like a concerned customer.)

Me: Can I help you?

Customer: Yeah, I wanted to talk to you about the drive through window.

(I realized that this was the customer that my coworker was talking to earlier)

Customer: It’s ridiculous that you have a drive through window, but refuse to sell food out of it, I mean, it just doesn’t make sense.

Me: I’m sorry to hear about your confusion sir, but as we’re not a fast food restaurant, we simply cannot keep up with orders from both the window, and the front register.

Customer: Then you should put up a sign!

(This was my favorite part)

Customer: To an adult mind like mine, I think that when there’s a drive through window, I can order food through it. (He kept shaking his head and smiling, as if I were some naieve kid that didn’t understand anything)

(He continued to explain how with his superior intellect, as I was obviously a high school student, he was justified with his confusion about the window, and continued ranting about it for another five minutes. I apologized for the umpteenth time and returned to the kitchen. Me and the rest of the staff had a great laugh about him and his “adult mind” getting confused.)