Unfiltered Story #47817

Yorkshire, England, UK | Unfiltered | June 11, 2016

(We’re watching a TV quiz show)

Quiz question: “For what reason was the trooping of the colour cancelled in 1955”

Step dad: “oh, I remember that happening. I remember it well.”

Me: *confused* “When were you born?”

Step dad: “1969”

Unfiltered Story #56850

India | Unfiltered | June 11, 2016

I am working as a developer in a MNC. Below conversation happened between me and coworker from team#1.

Note: there are 4 set of servers.Server#1 and Server#2 we are using for our application on which testing is going on.

Coworker: We want to use Server#1 and Server#2 for our application.

Me: But we are using those servers. However server#3 and server#4 are available.

Coworker: But the names are not matching with other servers we are going to use.I like a matching set of servers,not random one.

Me: But we are using them.Cant give permission to use.

Coworker: But the names are not matching.

(This went back and forth for some day until Coworker#2 from Team#2 told her not to use a already running server.Still not sure if she is convinced)

Unfiltered Story #67205

Grand Rapids, MI | Unfiltered | June 10, 2016

(I’m a cashier so I have a clear view of our customer service desk. In the middle of a busy Saturday I notice an older white man bring a little black girl to the desk. The events following seemed odd so I got the story from my manager later. It should be noted that our parking lot is badly laid out, making it tricky to navigate both driving and walking.)

Manager: Hi! How can I help you?

Man: This little girl was just standing in the parking lot. She says she’s waiting for her mother but she wasn’t anywhere to be seen.

Manager: Oh, well that’s definitely a problem. (Turning to the girl) Hi there sweetie! Don’t worry, we’ll figure it out! What’s your name? Did you get separated from your mom?

Girl: It’s (name). I was waiting for my mom. She told me to stay there and wait.

Manager: Hmmm, well what’s her name?

Girl: (Gives name)

Manager: How about we try paging her. (Over the intercom) Attention (store) shoppers! Would (mother’s name) please come to the courtesy desk!

(Mother’s name) to the courtesy desk please!

(The man needs to be somewhere so he leaves the little girl with the manager and heads off. A few minutes go by with no sign of the mother. The manager then decides to try looking in the parking lot, taking the girl with her.)

Manager: So how old are you?

Girl: four!

Manager: Wow, your pretty big! Do you know what your mom’s car looks like?

Girl: Yeah! (Describes car)

(They find a vehicle they think is the right one but still no sign of Mom. The manager gets the license number and heads back inside, little girl still in tow. The desk clerk still hasn’t heard from the mother either. The manager spots our store director returning from a break and goes to talk to him about the situation, still keeping the girl safely by her side. Suddenly, as she’s explaining what’s going on, a woman comes dashing up.)

Woman: (Angrily) There you are! I told you to stay put!

Manager: Are you her mother?

Woman: Yes!

Manager: (The girl obviously recognizes the woman so my manager lets the girl go to her.) She was found in the parking lot by herself. The person who found her was afraid she’d get hurt.

Woman: Uh, yeah, thanks. (As she goes to leave she turns to the little girl and says under her breath) I TOLD you to STAY PUT!

(My manager said the only reason she didn’t call the cops was that the store director didn’t think it was necessary. Talk about a candidate for the “worst parent of the year” award!)

Unfiltered Story #32392

WA, USA | Unfiltered | June 10, 2016

(I am in a biology class required for general education credit. There are a lot of people in the class who neither know nor care. The current unit is ecology, and we’ve been talking about the environment for weeks.)

Professor: Please talk in your groups about the patterns in this graph.

(The graph has one line showing climate cycles for the past 400,000 years and another line for carbon dioxide due to human industry.)

Classmate: How come the line for industry has shot up out of nowhere? The other line runs the whole length of the graph.

Unfiltered Story #18474

Vic, AUS | Unfiltered | June 10, 2016

(So I’m in a service station (which is well known for slushee drinks) after school, it’s a REALLY hot day, as in 35 degrees C. I’m looking around at the drinks fridge when i overhear a group of about five girls from my school talking about what they’re getting:)

Girl #1 (who i assume was going to be paying for it all): “Guys, i don’t think i have enough for us to all get one… I thought i had a $20 note, but it’s not in here…”

Girl #2: *sounding a bit worried* “Oooooh… and we’ve all poured our drinks too…”

Girl #3: * “yeah, and we were all gonna pay you back for it too, none of us have enough…”

Girl #4: “How short are we?”

Girl #1: “about $5. I could potentially bin mine, but we’d still be short.”

Girl #5: *Pointing at a mostly emtpy corner of the store* “Everyone go over here while we sort this out, put your drinks down and search for any loose change.”

(At this point i realise that i have a $2 coin which I’d found on the ground earlier, so i wait around a bit to see if they’re still short after searching)

(two minutes later, after they’ve gotten all the change they could find)

Girl #1: “F*ck… We’re still short”

Me: “How much do you need?”

Girl #1: “About 50c…”

Me: “I’ve only got a $2 coin, but it doesn’t bother me.” *handing her the coin* “Take it, i literally found it on the ground about 10 minutes ago, it’ll be as if i hadn’t found it.”

Girl #1: “Thank you so much! Are you sure you don’t want us to give you change?”

Me: “Nah, i’m good.”

Most, if not all of the girls: “Thank you!”

(a couple of days later, i’m getting stuff from my locker at the start of lunchtime, when Girl #1 walks up to me. I didn’t even know how she’d found me, as our school is pretty big and I’m two years ahead of her.)

Girl #1: “Thank you so much for giving us the $2. You didn’t have to, i probably would have just thrown out my drink and hoped that the worker didn’t notice. There were so many people in the shop, and no one even looked at us. Here.”

(she tries to hand me a $5 note)

Me: “Nope. You’re not giving me that. I don’t want it. I don’t need you to pay me back.”

Girl #1: “are you sure?”

Me: “Yup. I don’t want it.”

Girl #1: “Okay then… Thank you so much though!”

(She kept thanking me for a bit, and tried giving me the money a bit more. i actually found it in my locker about a week later with a note attached to it thanking me more. I’ve lost the note (oops) but it went on to say that the girl actually had a low-level anxiety issue, and was almost going to panic, but when i gave her the money, she got better almost instantly. It’s the little things which make others happy, even if it’s only $2)

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