Unfiltered Story #32300

Unfiltered | March 8, 2016

(This happens in a geograph class. Most pupils in my class hates this teacher, because he is very strickt when it comes to grading our tests, and always expect too much of us. As if this wasn’t enough, his classes is really boring, and most pupils are more focused on their computers. One of the pupils in perticular has done this all year, and our teacher are beginning to loose his patience.)

Teacher: *To pupil* “May you please shut down your computer, and begin listen to what I say?”

Pupil: “I’m listening, just using my computer to take notes”

(He is clearly not taking notes to what the teacher is saying, but won’t shut down his computer.)

Teacher: “I’m only going to ask you one more time, please shut down your computer.”

(The pupil is still not doing as he is told, so our teacher, whom is in his 60’s, walks slowly towards him. The pupil is too focused on his computer to even acknowledge this, and then our teacher raises his hand, and throws the chalk he has in his hands at said pupil. The whole classrom is silent in astonishment.)

Teacher: *Grinning* “That should make him more focused”

(He turned out to be a rather cool teacher, and by the end of the year many of the pupils in my class had gone from hating to adoring him, mostly thanks to him throwing chalk at one our pupils)

Unfiltered Story #67123

Unfiltered | March 8, 2016

I rent a small basement apartment while I attend school. The neighborhood where I live is very close to the college that I attend, so as a result, I have alot of students in my neighborhood. Though I live with a roomate I own 2 pet rats to keep me company.

On rare occasions we get the odd door to door salesman, On this particular evening while holding one of my rats, there is a knock on the door, So I place my rat inside my sweater pocket and go answer the door.

Me (in a perfectly pleasent voice) “Hello, how can I help you this evening?”

Salesperson: Hello, my name is <name> I represent the,<well known charity> I am not a salesperson, but I have been going door to door, asking if you have ever heard of <well known charity>?”

Me: Yes, I have heard of the charity, I have donated before” (hoping that this will end the conversation)

Salesperson: “Oh, good, so as you already know, we do alot for your area, (she then proceeds to go into a well rehearsed speel, basically asking for donations,)

“So, if you would like, I can place you on a program where you only have to pay 1$ a day, you can cancel it at any time”

Me:” Well, Let me think about it for a few days. I have your brochure…”

(Sales person, huffs and puffs for a couple of seconds, obvously not happy that I am declining)
Salesperson: “Well, honestly a lot of people, who say that they will donate, never actually donate. Or they just procrastinate.”

Me: “Ok, well I do understand that, but I am also a student, and really cannot afford any more bills at this time”

Salesperson: (in a tad offensive tone) “Oh… well as a student, you should still be able to afford only 1$ a day”

Me: (suddenly gets an idea) Well, actually, I am barely making ends meet. infact (pulling my rat from my pocket) See this rat?”

Salesperson: (staring at me) “what about him?”

Me: *holds the rat up to show the woman a very large wound on my rats stomach* “I have already spent over 100$ just last week, on this rat for vet bills, and I will be spending another 100$ this week for more medication, to try to get this cleared up.”

Salesperson’s face turns white, she blushes for a moment, and says “Well, I am sorry to bother you miss, I hope you have a great night.” and then leaves.

Unfiltered Story #56754

Unfiltered | March 8, 2016

(It’s Thursday afternoon. I receive a text message reminding me of my appointment the next day at a spa I haven’t been to in over 4 years. Knowing it’s a mistake, I call them)

Me: “Hi, I received a text message reminder for an appointment tomorrow. I haven’t been there in over four years, and it isn’t mine.”

Receptionist #1: “What’s your name?”

Me: “At the time, it was [name].”

Receptionist #1: “Yup, I see we have you booked in tomorrow for a hot stone massage. We must have someone else with the same name. Thank you so much for letting us know!”

Me: “Thanks! No problem!”

(Next day, I receive a phone call…)

Receptionist #2: “Hi! We’re calling to remind you of your appointment this afternoon.”

Me: “I called yesterday about this when I received a text message. This isn’t my appointment.”

Receptionist #2: “Oh, hm..yes, I see there’s a note here that you called. We still haven’t gotten in contact with the other person. I’m so sorry about that!”

(I appreciate that she apologized, but why do you not look at the note before calling someone? Especially when that note is “don’t call this person!”)

Unfiltered Story #32299

Unfiltered | March 7, 2016

(For the last concert of my freshman year, I had to sit next to a kid who was known for being a slacker and not paying much attention in class. One day, when we were rehearsing a piece, he dazes off until he finally realizes what was going on. By then, the conductor stops the piece and notices his sudden snap in attention).

Conductor: “[Slacker]! Don’t daze off! We have a concert next week and this is one of the harder pieces!”

Slacker: “Oh… uh… okay.”

Conductor: “Good. (turns to me) [My name], you can whack him with your bow if you have to.”

Me: “Oh… okay.”

(A few days later, we were practicing another piece. My section had a difficult rhythm in the beginning of it, but were able to mostly learn it. As we started the piece, the slacker screws up this part and the conductor notices that he has about the same time I do. She stops the piece and is about to speak.)

Me: (Whacks [slacker] with bow)

Conductor: (at about the same time I whacked [slacker]) “[Slacker]!”

(There is a short silence as she recognizes what I just did)

Conductor: “You see? Thanks, [my name]!”

(The entire class (except the slacker) bursts into laughter as a result.)

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Unfiltered Story #67122

Unfiltered | March 7, 2016

We deal with quite a few queries at this office – they can come in by post, e-mail or by the phone. The following took place by phone over the course of 10 months.

Me: Thank you for calling business name, my name speaking how may I help you?

Caller: You guys haven’t paid me for work I have done and I want it looked into.

Me: Certainly, may I ask if you have our references?

Caller: No. Do I need that?

Me: It certainly makes it easier for us to look into the queries.

Caller: I’ll just post you copy invoices.

A few weeks pass and a stack of about 10 invoices appears. I look into them and see that the majority aren’t for us so I locate the callers e-mail address and e-mail them explaining this. 8 months pass and then:

Caller: I spoke to you months ago and posted you invoices and I still haven’t been paid. I find it rude how you are just ignoring me.

Me: I apologize, can you provide me with some details.

The caller gives me some more information – it is at this point that I realize it is the same person.

Me: Looking at our system I actually e-mailed you on this date regarding these files.

Caller: No you didn’t, if you had I would know it.

Me: Well, I have the e-mail in front of me so I can resend it if you never received it?

Caller: You never sent it in the first place but my e-mail is xyz.

Me: Ah, I see what the problem was, I e-mailed abc.

Caller: That is my secretaries e-mail, I tell her not to bother to read any e-mails about my work and to just delete them. I don’t know why you e-mailed her in the first place when I am the one with the query.

Me: I apologize but your secretaries e-mail was on our system. I will get that amended for you.

Caller: No, I don’t want to receive any e-mails from you just send them to my secretary to deal with.

I am slightly bewildered at this point but send the e-mail on. I hear nothing for another month when we then receive more invoices in the post from this person. I call and leave a voicemail explaining that we aren’t responsible.

A month later the phone rings again…

Caller: I spoke to you last year and you ignored me and never responded to my queries. When am I getting paid!

Me (recognizing the name of the caller): I forwarded the e-mail to you on x date and also left a voicemail for you last month.

Caller: I don’t bother reading e-mails from you, they waste my time.

Please note that we send proof of payment by e-mail which might explain why the caller thought we never paid them. Though who they thought the money they were receiving was from I do not know.