Unfiltered Story #47761

Maine, USA | Unfiltered | April 13, 2016

(My brother is 23 and I’m 21, and female. I’m slightly more computer- and technology-literate than he is, so he often asks me to help with simple fixes and solutions. He asked me to teach him how to hook up laptops to televisions because he’d seen me playing PC games on our big screen tv and was interested.)

Me: The only method I really know of and am comfortable with is HDMI hook-up. You’ll need a double male HDMI cable, which you should be able to find easily.

(My brother giggles at ‘double male’ but I ignore him and move on.)

Me: So you need to find your HDMI socket on your laptop and put one end of the cable into it, and then plug in the other end into the HDMI socket on the tv. Some older tvs don’t have HDMI hook-ups so you might need an adapter.

Brother: *giggles* A… ‘double male’ adapter?

Me: *rolls eyes* No, a female/male adapter with one HDMI end and one tv-compatible end, like USB or A/V. So you just put male to female and plug–


Me: …Yes, male to f–


(My brother falls off of the couch because he’s laughing so hard. For the next few days, he occasionally mumbles, “Put male to female” and giggles to himself.)

Unfiltered Story #28066

Mesa Arizona | Unfiltered | April 12, 2016

One night I was standing in front of the new release wall looking for something to rent using an employee freebie when a customer walks up to me.

Customer: can you help me find [x] movie?

Me: Nope, sorry.

Before I have a chance to respond she starts yelling at me without giving me a chance to interrupt. I’m in uniform so I figure I shouldn’t make a scene. After about a minuet of getting berated for a polite answer to an otherwise innocuous question she goes on.

Customer: I want to talk to your manager, where is he?

Me: About a block away at [Electronics Store], I don’t think he’ll help you though.

This wise crack comment made her turn beat red and she proceeded to yell louder at me for another 30 seconds before I decided to calmly walk away. In this time the store manager starts trotting up, noticing its me, and beams a smile at me to diffuse the situation.

Manager: Is everything OK over here?

Customer: NO! No its not! This kid was rude, he refuses to help me find my movie!

Manager: Maybe I can help you find it?

Customer: NO! I want him to find it or you better do something about it! Its poor customer service! Unprofessional!

The manager looks me up and down with the same beaming smile before it fades into a stern looking glare. After a moment to compose himself in that mode he says in a deadpan tone.

Manager: Your Fired.

Customer: *dumbfounded gasp*

Me: (without skipping a beat) Ok, later!

I smiled and waved over my shoulder and went to wait for my ride outside the store. As I was walking away I heard the customer stammering in shock.

Customer: He deserved a write up! You didn’t need to FIRE him!

Manager: It’s Ok Maam, he doesn’t work here.

I worked at the electronics store a block away from a video store where my brother worked. I’d gotten off early that night and came over to wait for my mom to pick me up from the after school job. The funny part was that the uniforms for the video store and the electronics store where practically carbon copies; blue polo with a yellow ticket, the only difference between the two was the brand name and a 45° cant of the logo.

Unfiltered Story #56789

Sputh Carolina, USA | Unfiltered | April 12, 2016

My sister and her boyfriend have just beaten me badly for refusing to give them money they believe I owe them. Terrified, I drive to the nearest gas station, 2 blocks from my house, and, still bleeding, stumble inside and run up to the man at the till. A middle aged Indian man is working. (please note that I am crying and have obviously been beaten)

Me: Could I borrow your phone please, I need to call the police.

IG: We close in five minutes. Go somewhere else.

Me: You don’t understand. I was just assaulted. I need to call the police.

IG: There’s a (supermarket) just down the road. Go there.

Me: Please, I really don’t think I should be driving in this state. Can I just call the police?

A kind gentleman overhears an hands me his cell phone. I dial the police, and they promise they are on the way.

IG: We’re closing now. You need to leave.

Me: (still crying) Can I please stay until the police arrive?

IG: No. I get off at 10 and I don’t get paid overtime. Go outside please.

The gentleman who offered me his phone waits with me. While we are waiting, the lights of the gas station are still on, and the man is inside cleaning. He is still inside cleaning when the police arrive at 10:12.

Unfiltered Story #18411

Florida | Unfiltered | April 12, 2016

(I’m at the store picking up a few groceries. I’m checking out and admittedly distracted by my phone, and don’t realize I haven’t been rung for a few drinks, which are still on the belt.)

Cashier: Oh, are these yours as well?

Me: Oh, yeah they are. I’ll just have to buy them separate.

Customer Behind Me: Just add them to mine.

Me: Oh, thanks. Here, let me give you cash for them.

Customer: Nah, it’s fine.

Me: Are you sure?

Customer: Absolutely.

(He continued to refuse any money for them, so I took my items and left. I was having a rough day up until then, but it turned around after that. It was the nicest thing to happen to me in a while. Thanks, stranger!)

Unfiltered Story #32336

Louisville, KY | Unfiltered | April 12, 2016

(As a kid, I was always bullied since I’m Asian. Even though I couldn’t fight back a lot, this is one of the times that I got payback. This takes place in the library where I sat at a table infront of the librarian’s desk. I was talking to a friend when this happen.)

Me: So about the thing that….we were…

(What happened was that I noticed something weird going on with my feet; it didn’t dawn on me what was happening until I saw that someone’s trying to play a prank on me. Since I sat infront of the librarian’s shiny desk, I can actually see one of the bullies attempting to tie both my shoes together underneth the table.)

Me: Excuse me, Miss!

(I caught the librarian’s attention and pointed down and she noticed the idiot trying to pull a prank on me. Cue the glorious music when he got punished.)

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