Taco’ Bout Crazy

, , , , , | Working | July 2, 2020

When I am a teen, I am walking down the street, enjoying the summer sun, and sipping from a Gatorade bottle that I brought from my house. Set up in a parking lot along the street is a taco truck. I haven’t come within fifty feet of the truck.

A vendor leans out of the side of the truck and points at me.

Vendor: “Hey! Hey, you need to pay for that!”

Me: “Huh?”

Vendor: “You need to pay for that bottle!”

I shook my head at this and kept walking, but the guy actually climbed out of the truck and started chasing me. I ended up booking it down the street and outpacing him, but it was still one of the scariest events of my life at that point, and I ended up avoiding that stretch of street for a couple of years afterward.

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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.

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