Taxing Faxing, Part 29

, , | Right | September 4, 2020

I am working in the copy section of a retail store. The new girl who worked yesterday messed up a large order which I am working on correcting with the customer. We have a self-serve fax machine. I notice a woman has moved from the machine over to my register.

Me: “Hello. If you don’t want to wait for me to finish, you can go ring up at customer service.”

I point toward the main registers.

She hesitates before walking away to ring up her fax. I continue working with my customer and he eventually goes to walk around the store while I print and finish his order. One of my goofier coworkers walks up.

Coworker: “Geez, [My Name]! You know, there are baby turtles in my pond that are faster than you!”

Me: *Confused* “What?”

Coworker: “You mean you didn’t hear that lady? She was screaming for like fifteen minutes about how slow you are.”

Me: “The lady with the fax? All I did was tell her to ring up over there.”

Coworker: “Yeah, well, apparently, she has a pond and you are slower than her baby turtles.”

My manager eventually came to have a serious talk with me about the complaint. From then on, my coworkers would joke at me about it. What I never understood was how exactly I was slow. Turtle-lady, wherever you are, I wish you could explain it to me.

Related:
Taxing Faxing, Part 28
Taxing Faxing, Part 27
Taxing Faxing, Part 26
Taxing Faxing, Part 25
Taxing Faxing, Part 24

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