Unfiltered Story #66994

Balloch, Scotland | Unfiltered | November 4, 2015

I’m on vacation in Scotland, and visiting an Aquarium. We’re getting some info on lobsters and crabs from an employee

Note: i’m deathly afraid of spiders.

employee: “So here we have the king crab. Let me get one out of it’s tank..”

And he proceeds taking a huge crab out of the tank, and I jump back a few feet in horror; the thing looks just like a giant spider to me.

employee: (still holding the crab.) “Er… something I said?”

me: (slightly panting) “No, it’s just.. eh.. can you put that thing back?”

Employee: “Oh… okaaay…”

He puts it back.

me: “I’m so sorry, but i’m deathly afraid of spiders and apparently that fear includes everything with too many protrusions.”

employee: “Oh, I see. Hm.. never heard of arachnophobia that includes fear of crabs. That’s a new one!”

Later on I hesitantly approach the tank, to take a closer look. I come to the conclusion that when it’s under water it isn’t so bad.

Employee: “I thought you were afraid of it?”

me: “Its ok when it’s just sitting still I guess.”

Employee: “You want me to take it out again.”

me: “DON’T YOU DARE!!!”

Unfiltered Story #47604

Canada | Unfiltered | November 3, 2015

(My family is preparing to sell our house and travel for a year, while I’m cooking supper my younger sister is scanning some photos before packing them for storage. I also have a much younger sister who is 6 years old.)

Me: Mom can you or [little sister] come peel the potatoes while I cut these vegetables?

Mom: [little sister] can do it, she’s just scanning pictures

Me: Yeah, eating is a bit more important than scanning pictures

6-year old sister: No! She needs to scan the pictures so we can travel!

Me: Yeah, but we can’t travel the world if we starve to death first.

Unfiltered Story #56632

MO, USA | Unfiltered | November 3, 2015

(I work with two other employees on the Thursday shift. Every week, the same woman comes in and gets a coffee. She does this so much, she know her name and what she’ll order before she reaches the counter. One week, she doesn’t come in.)

Me: Hey, [Employee #1], where’s [Name]? She’s usually here by now.

Employee #1: Didn’t you hear? Her husband’s been arrested.

Me: (shocked) What for?

Employee #1: Beating her up and throwing a kettle of boiling water at her.

Me: What?!

Employee #1: Apparently, a neighbour called the police after hearing it. She’s in hospital, but she’s OK.

(As we say this, Employee #2 comes in.)

Employee #2: What’s happened?

(I explain as Employee #2’s eyes widen.)

Employee #2: Oh. I wondered why she had a black eye.

Me: (confused) What?

Employee #2: She came in last week with a black eye and she said her husband did it.

Employee #1: Why didn’t you tell anyone?!

Employee #2 (taken aback): They’re (religion)! I was scared of looking racist!

(Thankfully, my friend is fine.)

Unfiltered Story #32178

Gresham, OR, USA | Unfiltered | November 3, 2015

(In my class one day we had some foreign exchange students and one was from China. My friends sister (who was my friend as well) asks them a question during a question time.)

Friend’s Sister: So, what do you do to celebrate Chinese New Year?

Exchange Student: (Blank look)

Friend’s Sister: You know? Chinese New Year.

(At this point I’m mentally face palming.)

Friend’s Sister: (Finally realizing) What do you do to celebrate the turning of one year to another. New Years?

Exchange Student: Oh! We, we uh…I don’t know the word. Can I translate?

Friend’s Sister: Of course.

(The girl takes out her tablet and types in the word in a translation app in front of the completely silent class room)

Exchange Student: We. Set off. Fire Crackers?

Class: Oh!

(I still cant believe that my friends sister didn’t realize that they would’ve just called it New Years rather than Chinese New Years though)

Unfiltered Story #66993

Newfoundland, Canada | Unfiltered | November 3, 2015

(I work at a tea store where I am one of two males on staff, and the only male working at the time. While I was weighing out Tea for one customer a lady jumped the line)

Lady: *near yelling* I need a woman’s opinion on clothing!

(Thinking she had made a purchase she was not sure of I grabbed my manager and told her about the customer)

Manager: How can I help you today?

Lady: I came from way out in the bay, and I want to buy some clothes!

Me:Ma’am you are aware that this is a tea store and that we do not sell clothing?

Lady: I drove all the way out from the bay and not a God**** place here sells clothes!?

(Lady storms out before we can tell her to go to any other store in the mall, about five minutes later a college age guy walks in and approaches me)

Guy: How much would it take for you to give me your shirt?

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