Unfiltered Story #47601

Northampton, UK | Unfiltered | October 31, 2015

(My sister and I are talking about the ‘Political Correctness Brigade’ that we have in the UK. They basically say that we cannot adhere to common traditions for fear of offending immigrants and foreign nationals).

Sister: *Quoting PC brigade* You can’t hang the British flag up on St. George’s Day.

Me: You wouldn’t the British flag up on St. George’s Day anyway.

Sister: No, it would be the Welsh flag, wouldn’t it?

Me: *Burst out laughing*.

Sister: Shut up.

Unfiltered Story #56628

Oakland, CA | Unfiltered | October 30, 2015

(I’m in the middle of a crowded concert with a friend when my cell phone rings; I compulsively answer my phone, no matter of I recognize the number. I step to a less crowded spot on the floor, but don’t leave.)

Me:”HELLO?!”

Telemarketer*taken aback at my yelling*:”Um…yes, hello, may I speak to [My Name]?”

Me:”THIS IS SHE, WHO’S THIS?!?”

Telemarketer:”Geez, you don’t have to shout, you know.”

Me:”I’M AT A ROCK SHOW, YES I DO!!! HOW CAN I HELP YOU?!?”

(He hung up.)

Unfiltered Story #32174

MA, USA | Unfiltered | October 30, 2015

(My physical science teacher is fairly new to the school I currently attend, and doesn’t know many of the students well. This is how attendance in our class usually went when the school year started.)

Teacher: “[Student #1]?”

Student #1: “Here.”

Teacher: “[Student #2]?”

Student #2: “Here.”

Teacher: (getting the name wrong) “[Student #3]?”

Student #3: (sighs) “It’s (correct pronunciation)…”

Teacher: “Sorry, sorry.”

(He kept getting the name wrong for almost two weeks! My friends and I had started to wonder if he’d ever get it right, until one day…)

Teacher: (correctly) “[Student #3]?”

Student #3: “You said it right!”

(The entire class applauded.)

Unfiltered Story #66989

Australia | Unfiltered | October 30, 2015

I work in a Council call center that deal with all Council related inquiries.

A new resident calls and queries a bill she’s received.

Customer: I have this $250 (this is a very high bill) bill what is it for?

Me: What does it say at the top of the bill?

Customer: [Council name] Water & waste.

Me: Well that’s your water bill.

Customer: Water bill for what?

Me: … The water you’ve used on your property.

Customer: Why do I have to pay this?

Me: Because we charge for water that is used at a property just the same as electricity.

Customer: Oh well I can understand paying for electricity cause that has to be like made but water falls from the sky and should be free.

Me: Well we have to collect the water from a dam, treat it so you can drink it and for you to use. That’s why we charge for it.

Customer: (starts getting angry) Well that’s just highway robbery. I can’t believe you do that to people. Water’s free from the sky’s and is a god given right and you shouldn’t be robbing people of something that is free. That’s f****** stupid.

Me: Well if you feel that way maybe think about getting a rain water tank? And then you won’t have to pay for water anymore.

Customer: And what waste more money on something I won’t use? You’re just f***** stupid if you think I’m going to waste more money.That is just f****** ridiculous.

[hangs up on me].

I had the agree with the last thing she said. Because I don’t quite understand how she won’t need to use water.

Unfiltered Story #27899

Uppsala, Sweden | Unfiltered | October 30, 2015

(My father is a musician who often tours around the globe. When this happened, he was in Japan, which currently had problems with massive flooding and people being evacuated, even injured and killed. I’m grocery shopping when I find out and call my mother immediately to find out if he’s okay, and talk to her while I’m in line to pay.)

Me: …so, is he alright? Have you heard anything?

[Mother]: I haven’t spoken to him today, but they posted a picture from the gig on their Facebook page a few hours ago, so I think we can assume he’s safe. He shouldn’t be close to the area where the flooding is, anyway.

Me: It’s so scary though, not knowing how he is. I hope he calls to confirm he’s okay soon. Aren’t they going to [flooded area] tomorrow?

[Mother]: Yeah. It’s a bit worrying. But it should be fine.

(At this point, it’s almost my turn to pay, and I quickly apologize to the cashier for talking on the phone, while trying to get my cards of out my wallet. The previous customer, who looks completely ordinary, is a good distance away from me already, packing his items.)

[Previous customer] (sees me talking on the phone and rushes towards me) HOW DARE YOU TALK RIGHT INTO MY EAR? HAVE YOU NO SHAME?

Me: (into phone) Mom, I have to go. *hangs up* I’m sorry, sir?

[Customer]: YOU WERE TALKING STRAIGHT INTO MY EAR! YOU’RE YELLING AND DISTURBING EVERYONE!

[Cashier] and me: …

[Customer]: I DEMAND YOU APOLOGIZE THIS INSTANT!

Me: Sir, I’m very sorry, but I wasn’t talking very loudly. I know it’s rude to chat on the phone while you’re trying to pay, but–

[Customer] (to cashier): IS THIS THE KIND OF PEOPLE YOU LET IN TO YOUR STORE?

[Cashier]: Sir, please, there is absolutely no need for this kind of outburst. Her talking on the phone did not bother me. This does.

The customer stands there, absolutely fuming with anger, until he rushes out. I hope he managed to have a better day after that…

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