Unfiltered Story #18415

Unfiltered | April 13, 2016

(I work at a Financial Intitution. We have machines that dispense the cash for us, but one of them errors a lot. At the request of the company that services these machines, we keep an error log. One day it had errored while I was working on it so I proceed to log it. There’s about 4 members in line, and 2 other tellers working. The member at the front of the line begins to get irate.)

Member: “There is a line! Are you going to help us or just take your sweet time?”

Me: “Sir, I see that there is a small line, O just need to take care of this really quick.”

Member: “No, you don’t! We are waiting!”

(At this point, the other members are getting upset about his behavior.)

Other member: “Um, the line isn’t that long. You need to calm down.”

Me: (After finished the log.) “I can help you now.”

Member: (angrily) “Are you sure?! No, I’ll wait! Just take your time.”

Me: “Well, if you’re going to speak to me like that, I won’t. Do you want me to help you?”

(The member walks over and continutes to grumble and says he’s having a bad day and he’s grumpy doesn’t feel well. I mentioned that he doesn’t have to take it out on me and finish his transaction. He starts to leave and I call the next member.)

Next Member: (loudly) “I’m sorry about that, I’m sorry that some people have a F***ing attitude! (Normal voice now) I hope your day gets better.”

(Those two members that were kind and stood up for me made my day. He countinued to apologize for the previous member despite me telling him that it was okay and that I appriciated his kindness.)

Unfiltered Story #67152

Unfiltered | April 13, 2016

I happened to wear a blue polo shirt that looked like the shirts Apple retail employees work.

I was looking at accessories when a women came up to me and started asking me questions about certain items. I happened to know about them and was telling her the differences and then I also said, “I’m sorry I don’t work here”, she then realized that I didn’t but was still happy with my help.

Unfiltered Story #32337

Unfiltered | April 13, 2016

Chemistry 11 Class

It is the first day of Chemistry 11, and I hear this gem:

Student: So what are we dissecting in this class?

Teacher: …

Unfiltered Story #28066

Unfiltered | April 12, 2016

One night I was standing in front of the new release wall looking for something to rent using an employee freebie when a customer walks up to me.

Customer: can you help me find [x] movie?

Me: Nope, sorry.

Before I have a chance to respond she starts yelling at me without giving me a chance to interrupt. I’m in uniform so I figure I shouldn’t make a scene. After about a minuet of getting berated for a polite answer to an otherwise innocuous question she goes on.

Customer: I want to talk to your manager, where is he?

Me: About a block away at [Electronics Store], I don’t think he’ll help you though.

This wise crack comment made her turn beat red and she proceeded to yell louder at me for another 30 seconds before I decided to calmly walk away. In this time the store manager starts trotting up, noticing its me, and beams a smile at me to diffuse the situation.

Manager: Is everything OK over here?

Customer: NO! No its not! This kid was rude, he refuses to help me find my movie!

Manager: Maybe I can help you find it?

Customer: NO! I want him to find it or you better do something about it! Its poor customer service! Unprofessional!

The manager looks me up and down with the same beaming smile before it fades into a stern looking glare. After a moment to compose himself in that mode he says in a deadpan tone.

Manager: Your Fired.

Customer: *dumbfounded gasp*

Me: (without skipping a beat) Ok, later!

I smiled and waved over my shoulder and went to wait for my ride outside the store. As I was walking away I heard the customer stammering in shock.

Customer: He deserved a write up! You didn’t need to FIRE him!

Manager: It’s Ok Maam, he doesn’t work here.

I worked at the electronics store a block away from a video store where my brother worked. I’d gotten off early that night and came over to wait for my mom to pick me up from the after school job. The funny part was that the uniforms for the video store and the electronics store where practically carbon copies; blue polo with a yellow ticket, the only difference between the two was the brand name and a 45° cant of the logo.

Unfiltered Story #56789

Unfiltered | April 12, 2016

My sister and her boyfriend have just beaten me badly for refusing to give them money they believe I owe them. Terrified, I drive to the nearest gas station, 2 blocks from my house, and, still bleeding, stumble inside and run up to the man at the till. A middle aged Indian man is working. (please note that I am crying and have obviously been beaten)

Me: Could I borrow your phone please, I need to call the police.

IG: We close in five minutes. Go somewhere else.

Me: You don’t understand. I was just assaulted. I need to call the police.

IG: There’s a (supermarket) just down the road. Go there.

Me: Please, I really don’t think I should be driving in this state. Can I just call the police?

A kind gentleman overhears an hands me his cell phone. I dial the police, and they promise they are on the way.

IG: We’re closing now. You need to leave.

Me: (still crying) Can I please stay until the police arrive?

IG: No. I get off at 10 and I don’t get paid overtime. Go outside please.

The gentleman who offered me his phone waits with me. While we are waiting, the lights of the gas station are still on, and the man is inside cleaning. He is still inside cleaning when the police arrive at 10:12.