Unfiltered Story #56729

Michigan | Unfiltered | February 12, 2016

(I just took an order on drivethrough, with a customer repeatedly calling our products by another brand’s names. A manager takes over so I start bagging up the order as kitchen puts it out. The exchange goes on for a few minutes as my manager asks if she wants our version of the food and the customer continually rejects it, saying she wants the other brand’s items. Finally, she relents to buying our products from us.)

Me: So… Why are they so big on correcting when they say they want something else? We know what it is.

Coworker: Store pride, maybe?

Me: Well, ain’t got any of that.

Coworker 2: Probably legal reasons. We can’t legally agree to sell another brand’s food that were don’t have.

(The first coworker and I quietly work on bagging up the order as the second walks away.)

Me:… Makes sense.

Unfiltered Story #32274

Long Island, NY, USA | Unfiltered | February 12, 2016

This story involves two classes; I was in both but as a witness, not a participant.

It was a Friday, the last class before lunch. It is late enough in the school year that our freshman Spanish teacher was relaxed with the class. He had come to the US in his early teens and started school in New York City speaking only Spanish though classes were in English. This experience meant he was well versed in what you might call survival skills, including what to do when the teacher asks you something and don’t know the answer. This day…

Spanish Teacher: asks Student A a question. (Student A is something of a class clown.)

Student A: hems and haws and can’t answer it.

Spanish Teacher: “You need to know how to handle such situation.” He then explains one type of response he used to use when he was in school, with an example. He explains that the technique only works on Fridays when everyone is exhausted.

The second class is History, immediately after lunch the same day. About half the students in History were in the same Spanish class earlier.

History Teacher: [Student B], please explain [something we were supposed to know].

Student B: hems, and haws, obviously not able to answer.

History Teacher: Come on [Student B], this was covered in the reading.

Studenc A (who is seated next to Student B): putting his head down behind the person in front and tries to whisper to Student B but is not getting through. After a few tries the teacher notices.

History Teacher: [Student A], stand up and tell us what were you saying!

Studenc A stands: No, no, I wasn’t saying anything [History Teacher].

History Teacher: [Student A], out with it! What were you saying to [Student B]!

Studenc A, hanging his head: No, no, it wasn’t anything [History Teacher].

History Teacher: NOW!

Student A, speaking as though with great reluctance: Ice cream has no bones!

Which was exactly what [Spanish Teacher] had used as an example of how to deflect a teacher’s wrath with a bit of nonsense (but only on a Friday). The entire class exploded with laughter, though only half of us understood what was going on. The teacher, who had a great sense of humor, just shook her head and returned to the front of the room.

Unfiltered Story #67093

CT, USA | Unfiltered | February 11, 2016

(I work in a store in the mall selling lotions, perfumes, etc. We are having sales on lotions after Christmas has passed. My job is to stand at the front of the store and greet people and ask if they need help finding anything. I also have to make sure people aren’t stealing things.)

Me: Hello ma’am, can I help you find anything today?

Customer: No, I’m just looking in general.

Me: Alright, well if you need help finding something just let me know!

(A few minutes pass. I keep an eye on the customer as she was acting slightly odd. I help a few other customers, and when I turn around, she is pouring lotion from our sample bottles into a plastic baggie.)

Me: Ma’am, you can’t do that!

Customer: Well, why the h*ll not?!

Me: That’s stealing! We have those bottles out so customers can test them and decide if they want to buy them or not. If you like that scent, we have some sales going on. We have some sales going on with great prices for some of the lotions.

(She looks visibly upset and turns to leave. As she passes by me, she takes what lotion she had in the baggie and dumps it on my head! Thankfully, I was near the end of my shift and my manager let me leave early. We never saw her again!)

Unfiltered Story #47703

antwerp, belgium | Unfiltered | February 11, 2016

(I just arrived and didn’t had time to get my coat off when my niece barged up to me)

Niece: Rolling Stones or Beatles

Me: what?

Niece (more pressing): Rolling Stones or Beatles?

Me (still wondering what it is about): well, if you ask it like that, Rolling Stones Niece : (screams in frustation) Brother (alarmed by the distress of his 16 year old): what’s happening?

Me (still unsure): well, she let me choose between Rolling Stones and Beatles

Brother: sure, Rolling stones, of courses

Me: duhuh

Niece: what is wrong with this family

Dad: don’t worry dear, I think it is Beatles too Me (to my brother): old people

Brother: I suppose he has to,as a granddad…

Unfiltered Story #56728

Cincinnati, OH | Unfiltered | February 11, 2016

(My company does billing work for various doctor offices. This includes sending out claims and posting payments. A lot of claims come back denied for whatever reason, and we deal with correcting those as well. When we get new people, someone goes through their work before updating their batches to make sure things don’t leave with an error, since they are new. I only post payments, but if something looks strange on a denial, I’ll ask someone who does claims. I just happen to see something strange with a denial.).

Me: Hey, do you know any reason that an office visit would be billed out at $27,500?

(While our billing prices are higher than what’s normally paid, if you bill out an excessive price like that, it will pretty much always deny, requesting info as to why it was billed out so high. Normally, office visits are billed out under $150 depending on how long the visit was, and insurance pays about $40-100.)

Co-worker #1: Did you check the claim?

Me: I tried, but I see nothing on here to indicate it, maybe you can look since you know these things better?

(He comes over and looks. He sees no reason it was billed that way. I checked to see who posted the claim, and noticed it was a trainee. Even if it wasn’t, it’s something I have to show my supervisor. I go to her office.)

Supervisor: What’s up?

Me: I wasn’t sure how to explain this in an email, but can you look up (claim number) under (doctor’s database)?

Supervisor *does so* What the hell are they billing out for that price!?

Me: It’s an office visit. The batch is one from (trainee).

Supervisor: *looks at details* This is partially my fault. I should’ve known better than to let (co-worker #2, who makes several errors himself) check it.

(Turns out that the office visit was so high because the trainee put 211.9 units of office visits in! There was absolutely no reason that shouldn’t have been caught before sending. I’m sure that coworker that checked the work got an earful that night! Just glad that it wasn’t a self-pay visit that went out…)

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