Unfiltered Story #27926

Calgary | Unfiltered | November 23, 2015

(I’m next in line to pay at a stationery store. I’m a woman.)

Customer (older woman): Do you know the way to [Bingo Hall]?

Cashier: Sorry, I don’t.

Me: It was just across the street from here, but it closed a few years ago. I know there’s a large bingo hall in [nearby industrial area].

Customer: Do you know what bus goes there?

Me: Sorry, no clue. *thinks briefly* I don’t usually do this kind of thing, and it’s totally okay if you say no, but would you like a ride there? It’s on my way.

(Long story short, she accepted, and I gave her a lift. During the drive, he told me that she had recently left her physically abusive husband, and that this was her first time going out to have some fun on her own. So glad I took a chance–I’ve never given a stranger a ride before or since! And I made sure there was a bus stop in the area before I dropped her off.)

Unfiltered Story #47624

CA, USA | Unfiltered | November 23, 2015

(We are having a political discussion at dinner. Note that while the rest of the family is liberal, my brother is pretty conservative)

Dad: Who’s Mitch McConnell again?

Me: Minority Leader of the Senate.

Mom: Yeah. Super conservative.

Brother: He’s got an Asian wife, so he can’t be THAT conservative.

Mom: What, his mail order bride?

Brother: Oh, c’mon, she’s not THAT young.

Unfiltered Story #56652

Mankato Mn | Unfiltered | November 23, 2015

Having never been big on fast food I had never been to a certain chain. My roommate was craving something from there and I had no plans so why not try it.

Place was clean, only one off duty employee in the place and one car in drive through. Roommate knew what she wanted and instantly ordered. While she did so I read menu decided on something simple. As she stepped to a side I stepped forward.

And the cashier walked off to start filling ice in the lobby. Okay maybe he just didn’t want it to melt all over counter. Then took the bucket back. Started going through his checklist of cleaning.. I am still standing at counter. No one in drive through now. Off duty employee and roommate standing at end of counter waiting for food. Manager walked up, the off duty coughed and pointed toward me. Manager didn’t take hint, so he spoke up. “Hey you have someone waiting to order.”

Manger comes up, yells for cashier to come up from the back, starts my order. #5 small combo no mayo. I think this is a fairly simple order. I was wrong.

It takes four tries to get it entered right and I should have just walked out, because the cashier did. My roommate has finished eating now. I still don’t even have a soda cup. Drive thru bounces up hands me a bag with cold fries. Nothing else.

I call the manager over. Thankfully I had the receipt. He took the cold fries. A few moments later I have a burger.. bun, burger, extra mayo.. No cheese, no bacon, no anything but enough Mayo to drown a rat. Those fries? They are even colder now. And the cup is still sitting somewhere under the counter. I look at it, look at the manager and shake head. He looks at the receipt “Oh I’ll fix it.” Takes the bun and starts scraping mayo off it into the trash.

My roommate is now laughing her head off. The off duty employee is looking embarrassed and disgusted. I tell the manager not to bother.. just refund it, I have lost my appetite. He says sure but will have to charge me for the soda, Roomie, the off duty employee and I all ask him What soda? I never got a cup! Assures me the charge has been reversed, no trouble.

Next day on a whim I check with the bank.. not only had he NOT refunded me.. he had charged me a second time. I told the bank to refuse payment as it was fraudulent. Found out the district managers name and number and explained what had happened. He took my name and info. I mail him a copy of the information from bank and copy of the receipt.

A week later they have a Now hiring sign up as we go past. Today I received a hand written note of apology and coupons for free meals. But I think I will give them to my roommate.

Unfiltered Story #32198

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Unfiltered | November 23, 2015

( It’s parent-teacher interview night, and I’m volunteering as a student. I’m sitting in the lobby, with two other students, giving directions and schedules to forgetful parents. A woman comes up to us and asks where to find her first meeting. I help her out, and fifteen minutes later she comes back, and acts EXTREMELY rude .)

Parent: You know, for future reference, if a teacher isn’t there, you really should let people know, so that you don’t waste their time! And now I need to get to room A251, can you at least do that?

Me: Oh, I’m sorry, but his name is on the list here-

Parent: Well is he here or is he not?! Because he told me he would be here, and the boys over there said he already left!!

Me: Well, we aren’t told information like that, so it’s not exactly our fault; don’t blame us. A251 is over that way.

Parent: Hmph!

( The three of us just stare at each other as she leaves. One of the other students actually goes to check that the other teachers in that department are available. In retrospect I was a bit sassy, but she was incredibly rude. Who picks on sixteen year olds? Yeesh.)

Unfiltered Story #27925

Reading, UK | Unfiltered | November 22, 2015

I used to have to walk to work past a girls’ school whose pupils were, er, “notorious”. As a young-middle-aged male this could be a trial. This is one of the times:

Schoolgirl (in far too much makeup, with a flirty look in her eye and voice): Excuse me, have you got the time?

Me (putting on a cross voice): No I haven’t, it’s half past eight!

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