Unfiltered Story #47592

Unfiltered | October 22, 2015

(My Mother and I are talking on the phone, she’s in an emergency shelter right now. My Mother is very religious, introverted and shy, she doesn’t socialize, and has very linear beliefs. I’ve always wanted my Mother to be a P-Flag Mom but this is a little overboard.)

Mom: *Urgently says my name then Whispers into the phone.* “How do you know if someone is a Lesbian??!”

Me: *laughing* “What?” (I’ve explained

several times before that you can’t really tell someones sexual preference by distinguishing traits.)

Mom: *still quite* “Well…she asked me out for a walk and no one has asked me to go for a walk in 15 years! It was nice. *quieter again* And she tries to take care of me, um she wants me to go move in with her!”

Me: *Speechless* “I don’t think moving in with her is the best idea Mom, you need to be on your own. Just be nice to her Mom.”

Unfiltered Story #56620

Unfiltered | October 22, 2015

(I go to this restaurant frequently, have known the owners as family friends as long as I can remember. It is a small town restaurant and I personally know most of the workers. A few weeks before there was a tuna melt special)

Waitress: What can I get you today?

Me: I’d like the tuna melt you had a few weeks ago but I can’t find it on your menu.

Waitress: I don’t know what that is.

Me: Well can you at least ask the cooks. I’m sure they will know what you are talking about. When I had it a few weeks ago it was the best I’ve ever had and I would love to have it again.

(Waitress goes back and places the order. She doesn’t come back so I assume everything is figured out. I am very excited to get my delicious sandwich. After some time she brings us our order)

Waitress: Here is your order, tell me if there is anything you need

(She is on her way. I take a bite of my sandwich, something tastes off so I open it up. I am shocked at what I find and to this day cannot figure out why.)

Me: *to my boyfriend* they put lettuce and… what is this? They put egg in my tuna melt!!! How did egg get in my tuna melt!?!?

(It wasn’t worth what we paid for it, but I didn’t make a big deal because I had asked for something not on the menu and I know these people and didn’t want to be THAT customer. But I was fairly upset that a cook didn’t know how to not only make a plain tuna melt but also an item that they had as a special not too long ago!)

Unfiltered Story #66981

Unfiltered | October 22, 2015

(I am fourteen, and It’s my second day on the job as a cross between server, greeter, and busboy. One man walks in, and is waiting for his takeout, so I begin to speak to him.)

Me: Hello! How is your day going, Sir?

Customer: Fine, fine…how old are you?

Me: *somewhat uncertain* I’m fourteen, Sir.

Customer: Good…did you have a childhood?

Me: *startled, not comfortable* Um…yes?

Customer: What is your relationship with your parents like?

(That’s when I decided that I didn’t want to know where this was going, and politely told him that I had tables to attend to, grabbed a jug of ice water, and stayed in the far corner of the restaurant until he left.)

Unfiltered Story #32166

Unfiltered | October 22, 2015

(As a senior with a heavy workload and the recent purchase of several lengthy novels, I’ve forgone sleep in favor of memorizing a long list of anatomical terms for class and then a good read. The next day, I’m in the dining hall with a thermos of coffee and a bowl of cereal, and in a very grumpy, tired mood. Suddenly, a freshman who spoke to me a few weeks back plops down accross the table.)

Me: *Looks up and nods in greeting*

Freshman: *Cheerily* “Aren’t you going to drink anything? You know you’re supposed to drink water or juice at breakfast, rght?”

Me: *Gestures to coffee* “This’ll do.”

Freshman: “And what about meat? See, I got bacon. You should, too.”

Me: “I’m vegetarian.”

(At this point, I’d like nothing better to ask her to leave, and very bluntly at that. But besides being a bit short, I manage to keep from being mean.)

Freshman: “Yeah, but you should still eat meat. Don’t you know its good for you? And you really need to get something to drink…” *Keeps prattlig on, even when the bell rings*

Me: *Stands up and collects things* “Well, as enlightening as this has been, I’ve got to go to class. Good day.”

(Definitely not the best start to my morning.)

Unfiltered Story #27893

Unfiltered | October 21, 2015

(I’m on my way to Supanova Pop Culture Expo a few years ago. Usually the train running stops at the show grounds station but due to some technical issue along the train line the train can’t run so there are replacement buses that run along an alternative route what normally is a 15 minute train trip turns into a 30 minute bus trip. There are a large group of people on the bus and I’m sitting in the front seat behind the driver. It becomes obvious that the driver doesn’t know the route when we see him check a street directory a few times. As we pull up at some traffic lights I notice that we are definitely going to be going the wrong way and the driver seems to realise too, turns to me and asks)

Driver: “Damn, are we supposed to up that way” *points towards the right*

Me: “Yeah otherwise you’ll end up in City Beach” (30 minutes away from where we need to be)

Driver: “Ah righto, hang on”

(The driver waits till the lights turn green and turns right crossing 6 lanes in front of oncoming traffic in both directions. As we come over a hill we pull up behind another train replacement bus, the driver radio’s the driver in front)

Driver: “Hey *driver* can I follow you? I’ve never done this route before”

Woman behind me: “Yeah no shit”

Other Driver: “Yeah *our driver* No problem”

(15 minutes later as we finally reach our destination a large group of get off the bus and the woman who was sitting behind me shouts)

Woman: “OH THANK GOD WE’RE ALIVE! Shit I hope the trains are back on when we’re leaving”

(Unfortunately the trains were still out of service when I was leaving a few hours later. I ended up walking 20 minutes to the main road to get a bus from there)