Can’t Top Their Cheapness

, , , , | Right | September 14, 2020

I am working at the concession of a movie theatre. The lobby has seating for customers and is in plain view of the concession. A customer approaches me with a half-empty popcorn.

Customer: “Hi, could I get some more butter on this, please?”

Me: “Sure!”

Customer: “Oh, and could you top it up while you’re at it?”

Me: “Um… No, sorry, I can’t.”

Customer: “Why not?”

Me: “I can’t give you more popcorn than you paid for.”

Customer: “I just want a full bag! You people never fill the bags up properly; as soon as you shake it a bit, it’s only half full!”

Me: “Sir, firstly, I personally make sure popcorn bags are completely full before they go out. Second, I could see you sitting at that table eating it. I can’t just give you half a bag of free popcorn.”

Customer: “This is ridiculous! These places are so cheap!”

The customer starts ranting and I proceed to put butter on what’s left of his popcorn.

Me: *Handing it back* “There you go, sir!”

He glared, snatched the popcorn, and walked away.

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Unfiltered Story #207929

, , , | Unfiltered | September 10, 2020

(I’m serving customers on the register. An old man gets to the front of the queue.)
Me: Hi, what can I get for you?
Customer: I’d like a zinger burger. That’s all.
Me: That’s $4.95 thanks.
(Customer hands me money and I hand him his change and receipt. But instead of moving to the side to let the next customer up to the register, he stands there and reads his receipt.)
Me: Is everything alright sir?
Customer: Why didn’t you give me my seniors discount?
Me: I’m sorry but you never said you’d like a seniors discount, and you didn’t show me your card.
Customer: I want to speak to your manager.
(I know it’s pointless to argue. So I call my manager over. Bear in mind, this seniors discount would’ve saved him 20 cents.)
My manager couldn’t be bothered with him so she just gave him his 20 cents and he got his burger and left.

Being A Jerk Is In Her Nature

, , , , , | Friendly | August 23, 2020

There is a nature preserve near my house with a path all around a lake and a floating bridge across one section of it. For a long time, it was made of wood, but in the past few years, it has been replaced with a man-made material. It is constructed of many separate sections to accommodate for shifts in water level, with ramped metal connections in between.

One day, when I’m walking the loop, I decide to take a picture of a duck that is standing no more than two feet from me, completely chill with my presence. I hear someone approaching on the bridge — the connectors unfortunately make a lot of noise when stepped on — think nothing of it, and keep snapping away.

Then, the approaching woman addresses me.

Woman: “The kids must love this, huh?”

Me: *Smiling* “Yeah, they—”

The woman SLAMS her foot on the next metal connector.

Woman: “Such a nice sound, isn’t it?”

I just stare at her, shocked, as she walks to the next one.

Woman: “Coming out here to enjoy the nature and—” *SLAM* “—scaring all the birds away!” *SLAM* “It’s just so nice, isn’t it?” *SLAM*

She proceeded to stomp on every single connector for the entire rest of the bridge, raising her knee to hip-height each time for maximum stompage, repeating her complaints to every single group on the bridge, some of which included small children that never made a peep.

Eventually, she rounded a corner behind some brush, but even a hundred feet away, I could still hear her stomping and complaining all the way back to land.

Relieved to know someone was setting such a good example for the next generation as to how they should act in nature, I turned back to my duck. For some reason, she’d flown away. How odd.

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Unfiltered Story #205778

, , , | Unfiltered | August 22, 2020

I am the customer in this story;

Cashier: Hello, how may I help you?

Me: Hello, could I please have a large black coffee and a blueberry muffin?

Cashier: I can do the coffee, however, our oven isn’t working right now and we are unable to offer anything other than sandwiches.

Me: Oh, that’s okay. I’ll just have the coffee then please.

Cashier: (looks at me blankly for several seconds) yes, of course, sorry, you are one of the only customers who hasn’t gotten angry today about the food.

Me: Really? Do people not get that if the oven is broken, there is nothing that can be done?

Cashier: Some customers have a different reaction.
The cashier points to a window that has clearly been smashed recently as two staff members are sweeping up the glass.

He Rolls Cheap

, , , , , | Right | August 20, 2020

Teenage Boy: “Can I have two bread rolls?”

Me: “Sure; that’ll be $2.”

Teenage Boy: “I only have $1. Can I still have two bread rolls?”

Me: “No, because they’re $1 each.”

Teenage Boy: “But they’re so cheap! Can you please just give me an extra bread roll?”

Me: “No.”

Teenage Boy: “Please?”

Me: “No.”

The conversation continued like this for several minutes until the manager threatened to throw him out for being a nuisance and for holding up the line. The other customers and serving staff spent the rest of the shift congratulating me for my patience with an obnoxious customer.

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