Unfiltered Story #67000

Unfiltered | November 10, 2015

(I work in a beauty store that sells hair, makeup, skincare, and bath products. I have been complimented in the past on my friendly service and my willingness to help customers. A lady had come in asking for good quality makeup brushes that aren’t too pricey.)

Me: (showing her our selection of lower-priced brushes) “I have had good luck with the [brand] brushes, and they are a lower price point as well.”

Customer: “These brushes are s**t. I have used them before. What else do you have?”

Me: (pointing out another brand next to the brushes I had just showed her) “These ones are nice too. I have heard many good things about them.”

Customer: “Those aren’t what I’m looking for.”

Me: “Okay. We have many brands and types of brushes in the store, so I am sure we can find you something. What kind of brush do you have in mind?”

Customer: “Ones for eyeshadow.”

Me: “Do you prefer the fluffy ones for blending, or the stiffer ones for application?”

Customer: (She is getting exasperated) “I don’t know! Just show me what else you have.”

(After showing the customer all the brands in the store that are of okay-quality and cheaper than others, she still was not satisfied with any. They were either too expensive or not of good enough quality.)

Me: “Some brands are a bit pricier because they are of better quality. The same holds true with many products. I have showed you the makeup brushes we carry that are lower priced, but maybe it wouldn’t hurt to splurge on a brush that you might be more satisfied with.”

Customer: “I should NOT have to pay that much for a f***ing eyeshadow brush. That’s ridiculous!”

Me: I know that some are out of the price range that you are looking to spend, but we do guarantee all of our products. If you try it and don’t like it, you can bring it back to us.”

Customer: “I live all the way in [city]. I am NOT coming back here to return a brush I don’t like!”

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am. I have showed you all the brands that are in your budget range, and none are what you are looking for. I am not sure how to help you.”

Customer: “You people are supposed to be HELPFUL! I came in here looking for something, and you are just going to turn me away?!”

Me: “That is not my intent. I am just not sure what it is you are looking for.”

Customer: “I am looking for a good makeup brush that is cheap. Apparently that’s too much to ask.”

Me: “I apaologize, but I have already showed you all the inexpensive makeup brushes in the store, and none are to your liking. I wish there was something I could do for you.”

Customer: “You know what? FINE! This is the worst customer service I have ever gotten! I’ll look somewhere else where someone might actually be able to HELP ME!”

(She storms off, and gives me the finger as she leaves.)

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Unfiltered Story #32185

Unfiltered | November 10, 2015

My high school starred doing a Shakespeare drama trip for grade 11 & 12 drama students every 2 years. They go to London and kind of trace Shakespeare’s steps. My sister went on the first trip. It’s now 2 years later and I’m the right age to go.

Teacher (talking about the ladt trip): last time we took 30 students.

Me: And how many did you bring back?

Teacher (warningly): (my name!)

Classmate: yeah sir, how many did you bring back?

Teacher: that doesn’t matter.

Classmate (to me): how many did they bring back?

Teacher: (my name!)

Me: 29!

Classmate: how do you know?

Me: Because my sister was the one who they left behind

(My sister got a middle ear infection during the final week of the tour and was unable to fly. My mum had to fly over to London and bring her back after everybody else had already returned).

Unfiltered Story #27912

Unfiltered | November 9, 2015

A few years back my husband was out of work for 2 years and I was working at a 16 hour a week job. I would take any extra shifts whenever I could but quite often my pay would only just cover our family’s food bill for the week for our family of four. Any extra went on to the bills, we had no social life, simply living paycheck to paycheck.

I am talking to a friend who is complaining about her finances. She eats out several times a week and I often see her spending up to $200 at a time on junky items. She and her husband earn in excess of $100 Grand a year and have no kids.

Friend “You have no idea what it’s like having to live paycheck to paycheck we never have any money left at the end”

Unfiltered Story #47610

Unfiltered | November 9, 2015

(This exchange happens last April, when my sister and I are watching TV. The weatherman is on.)

Weatherman: We will be expecting April showers this Sunday in the morning…

Me: Hey, [sister].

Sister: Yeah?

Me: If April showers bring May flowers, then what do May flowers bring?

Sister: Allergies.

(Clearly, we both know the punchline is ‘pilgrims.’ I roll my eyes)

Me: And you just ruined the joke.

Sister: You’re welcome.

Unfiltered Story #56638

Unfiltered | November 9, 2015

(My brother and I go on a cruise. Not only does the cruise itself last a week and go almost as far south as Venezuela, but the port is in southern Florida, a day’s drive from our home in South Carolina. We planned the trip for months before leaving, including taking time off work and school and telling everyone where we’re going. On the last night, his phone rings.)

Brother’s boss: “Hey, [Coworker] isn’t coming in tonight. Can you cover his shift?”

Brother (to me): “They want me to come in to work today!”

Me: “Tell them, ‘Sure, just send a helicopter to get me.'”