Unfiltered Story #56603

Ohio | Unfiltered | October 5, 2015

[I locked my keys in my car and as a result, leave probably half an out late to get to work. Even though I’m guessing I’ll be to work within 10 minutes of my usual time, and my coworker notoriously hangs around talking at me for 15-20 minutes after her shift ends, I call as a courtesy to let her know.]

COWORKER: Hi. [Library.]

ME: Hi, it’s me, I just wanted to let you know, I locked my keys in my car and am only just now leaving. I’ll be there by a quarter after, tops, probably sooner.

COWORKER *long pause*: Should I wait?

[Keep in mind, at this hour, she would be the *only* employee in the library except for maybe one student volunteer.]

ME: Um . . . I would? Yes?


[When I arrived, barely ten minutes after, I saw her walking to her car as I was pulling up. Guess if I wasn’t there to talk at, no reason to stay late!]

Unfiltered Story #32149

OR, USA | Unfiltered | October 5, 2015

(I’m in sixth grade, and we’re in our first few weeks of school. Given the time of year, my Spanish teacher decides to go over our textbooks that we’re going to use. The textbook covers the culture of most of the major Spanish speaking countries, including some states in the US that have a high number of Spanish speakers. At one point I hear a kid whispering this:)

Student: Wait, Texas has a flag?

Unfiltered Story #66964

Helsinki, Finland | Unfiltered | October 5, 2015

(The train I usually take is an express commuter train. Most trains stop at a major transfer station, but this train doesn’t. Before the train leaves Helsinki, there is an automated announcement about this. Today a helpful, but very drunk, passenger decides to supplement it.)

Announcement: This train’s next stop is [town 50 km/30 miles away].

Drunk Passenger: That’s right! So if you’re going to [transfer station] or [other suburban station], get off now because this train doesn’t go there!

Unfiltered Story #27876

CA, USA | Unfiltered | October 4, 2015

I am on a long visit to a college friend who is house-sitting for his parents. It is time for me to do laundry. Friend shows me what buttons to push on the machines, and adds–

FRIEND: “I should warn you, this dryer takes FOREVER to dry your clothes.”

ME: “Well, that’s OK, I’m not going anywhere. Just show me how to clean the lint screen.”

FRIEND: “How to clean the what?”

Unfiltered Story #47574

Glasgow, Scotland, UK | Unfiltered | October 4, 2015

(I just finished serving a woman with a little boy in a buggy and an older daughter when she approached the cash desk)

Mother: Is a 24 a size 6?

Coworker: Yes, it is.

Mother: All right, I’ll take this then.

(She points to a little girl’s boot her son is holding, and I guess where this is going)

Mother: He won’t let it go, so I’ll just take it.

Coworker: It’s for your little boy?

Mother: He really doesn’t want to let it go so I’ll just get them.

(Coworker attempts to prise the boot away from him, and he starts to cry. Coworker then returns with the boot and rings it up)

Mother: *cheerfully* It’s just so much easier to let him have it!

(We watch as she puts the boots on him. We honestly believed they would have been sneaked back to be returned, but they have never been seen again.)

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