Unfiltered Story #163241

, , , | Unfiltered | September 14, 2019

(I typically work front counter at my job. In the front lobby there is a metal railing to separate the lines during orders. Bored children usually play on this while their parents are getting their order taken. One evening a man and his two young sons come in. Almost immediately his children are climbing on the railing.)
Me: “Hello! What can I get for you this evening?”
Man: “I just need 4 large drinks, please.”
(At this point, the younger son has decided the railing is boring and starts to head out the door. The dad notices this and calls him over.)
Man: “[Name], stay inside or I’ll spank you.”
(The son, obviously testing his dad, smirks and goes outside.)
Man, to me: “Excuse me a moment.”
(He walks to the door, and the son, seeing his dad was not kidding, runs back inside, past his dad, and hits his mouth on the railing. Thankfully, he isn’t bleeding, but he does begin to cry.)
Man: “That’s what you get for not listening to me.”
(Unsure of what to do after what I just witnessed, I finished ringing up the drinks and said good night. After the dad fills the cups and hands one to each of his sons to carry they leave, the younger son still in tears.)

To Go, Away

, , , , | Right | September 19, 2018

(I am working in the lobby of a fast food restaurant this evening, and it’s pretty dead. A man walks in and takes his time looking over the menu.)

Me: “Hi! What can I get for you?”

Customer: “This order will be to go.”

Me: “All right.”

(I usually ask customers after taking their order whether their order is “for here” or “to go.” After working this job for so long, it’s really all habitual now.)

Customer: “I would like a bean burrito and a large drink.”

Me: “All right, that’s [total]. Is this for here or to go? Oh, wait. Never mind; you said, ‘To go.’ I remember!”

Customer: *looks at me with a bewildered face* “What? Are you stoned?”

Me: *in shock* “No, sir. I swear, I have never done any drugs.”

Customer: “Yeah, sure.”

(The transaction went normally after that. I later told my manager, who laughed and said, “Of all the employees who work here, he had to pick the one that doesn’t do any of those!”)

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