Unfiltered Story #199815

, , | Unfiltered | June 30, 2020

[I work in a popular video game retailer, and am a flamboyant gay man.]

One day, a pair of young men come in, one of whom is listening to his music, loudly, without headphones. I greet them normally, and they notice a poster for the new Call of Duty game on the PS4.

Customer #1: Where’s your Xbox version of this game?

Me: Actually it doesn’t come out until [date].

I point to the poster, which clearly states a date three weeks into the future.

Customer #2: It says right on the poster, man!

Customer #1: You know I don’t read!

I turn, thinking that’s the end of that when he says:

Customer #1: Why would they even make it for the PS4?! It’s so gay!

I’m surprised. Not only that people still use “gay” like that, but that he’d say it right next to me. Note: at this point in the consome cycle, the PS4 has outsold the Xbox One flobally by 100%. I speak up.

Me: Maybe because it’s the moat popular machine.

He doesn’t say anything. A few minutes later, I hear;

Customer #1: I just don’t believe that! I like the Xbox more!

The funniest part? He doesn’t have an Xbox One, only a 360. He couldn’t have played the game on his presumably “straightv console, either.

Awesome Siblings, Less Awesome Roomies

, , , , , | Related | June 27, 2020

My younger sister moves into her first apartment. I moved out of state a couple of years ago and mainly keep in contact with her through Facebook.

Sister: “Getting this apartment has cost a lot more then we estimated and our roommate hasn’t paid for anything.”

Me: “How short on money are you?”

Sister: “We paid everything for the apartment, rent and security deposit, but we don’t have any grocery money and I don’t get paid for a week.”

Me: “Well, why don’t you send me your new address so I can visit when I come down?”

That day, I arranged grocery delivery for the next day. I sent her enough groceries for at least two weeks. It was a nice little surprise when she got off work.

The roommate never did pay rent. She was also the younger sister of my sister’s husband, so that didn’t go over very well.

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Unfiltered Story #198696

, , | Unfiltered | June 26, 2020

I work at Burger King and we currently have a deal where you get 2 Whopper meals for $10. Knowing some customers say they want two of the deals but only want the two meals not four, I always clarify. But then this happens.

Customer: I want two of the 2 for $10 deal you have going on.

Me: Ok so then you wanted 4 meals total, correct?

Customer: Yes.

After handing her the cups for all four meals, she tells me she only wanted two meals. I had to have my manager issue her a refund in the middle of lunch rush.

Moral of the story, make sure you’re listening to the person who is taking your order.

Unfiltered Story #197565

, , , | Unfiltered | June 23, 2020

Caller: Hi I need to update software on my computer.
Me: Okay, you probably need to get a reimage. Are you on campus?
Caller: No
Me: …Are you in town?
Caller: I’m a remote learning student.
Me: Oookkaay… Well sometimes we do mail ins. You’re not a grad student, right?
Caller: I’m a grad student.
Me: Oh, uh, well… We don’t do software support for grad students.
Caller: I need this to do my homework.
Me: Hasn’t the professor given you software download information?
Caller: No.
Me: Okay, so what exactly is the problem?
Caller: I need the new OS to run this software.
Me: You should just be able to do that through normal Mac updates?
Caller: I can’t.
Me: … Okay… Um… Go to this site. “Apple dot com slash mac os…” You following me?
Caller: Yes.
Me: “slash how dash to dash upgrade.” Enter. You there?
Caller: …What was the address?
Me: *I repeat it and try not to sigh in frustration*
Caller: *long pause* It’s not working.
Me: Well what version of Mac are you on?
Caller: 10.5
Me: Ten… point… five??
(The rest of the world is on 10.11)
Me: Well… You’re gonna have to BUY snow leopard first.
Caller: How do I do that.
Me: Okay. Go to google. Type in Mac. OS. Snow. Leopard. Have you done that
Caller: *long pause* Yes
Me: Do you see the first one that is at apple.com?
Caller: *long pause* Yes.
Me: It’s that one. Do you need anything else?
Caller: Can I get software from you guys?
Me: No, we don’t support grad student computers.
Caller: I thought you sold Windows Office suite.
Me: …. That’s Student Business Services.
Finally he lets me hang up. Two of my coworkers, who came in twenty minutes ago to replace me after my shift ended, both look over to me at the same time.
Coworker 1: You were stuck on that call this whole time?
Me: Yep.
Coworker 2: He didn’t even have snow leopard???
Me: Yep.

In This Case, MOD Apparently Stands For Master Of Drunkenness

, , , , , , , | Working | June 22, 2020

During my younger days, I worked at the front desk of a hotel that, to say the least, has helped me appreciate all jobs that I had after it. Here is one fun story:

We have a night auditor that works Sunday night through Thursday night, 11:00 pm to 7:00 am, every week. He is nearly seventy years old. There is another position for someone to work this same shift on Friday and Saturday nights, which, as you can imagine, would be hard to keep filled, as it’s an overnight position with only two shifts. My boss has decided to hire a questionable person into this role, as he was the only applicant.

I am working the evening shift, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and it has been a smooth evening thus far. Eleven comes and goes and the weekend night auditor does not show up. I call him multiple times with no answer and then call my manager to see what she wants me to do.

She explains that there are only three people that know how to do this work: the weekly night auditor, who we cannot call because we will mess up his sleep schedule and possibly cause more problems for ourselves; the weekend night auditor, who we currently cannot get ahold of; and one of our Managers-On-Duty that was just promoted out of the role and has already worked 9:00 am to 9:00 pm today.

My manager explains that I need to call the MOD and ask him if he can come in. 

I call him.

“[MOD], hey, listen, [Weekend Night Auditor] didn’t show up,” I explain. “Can you come to work?”

[MOD] is very obviously drunk as he responds, “WHAT’S UP, BUDDY?! OF COURSE, I’LL BE RIGHT THERE!”

He hangs up before I can say anything else and shows up a while later, blitzed as can be.

I call my manager again to see what she wants me to do, and she says we don’t have any other choice.

We then start doing the night audit, where everything was hilarious to [MOD] until about 3:00 am, where he takes on a more subdued demeanor. I essentially watch him go from being drunk all the way to a hangover, and he’s been awake for over twenty-four hours. I have also been up for nearly twenty-four hours by the end of the shift.

We are able to complete the work, and then I drive him home, as he can barely stay awake.

My boss does not fire the weekend night auditor, and this is not the last time that he doesn’t show up for a shift. More stories to come!

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