Unfiltered Story #66964

Helsinki, Finland | Unfiltered | October 5, 2015

(The train I usually take is an express commuter train. Most trains stop at a major transfer station, but this train doesn’t. Before the train leaves Helsinki, there is an automated announcement about this. Today a helpful, but very drunk, passenger decides to supplement it.)

Announcement: This train’s next stop is [town 50 km/30 miles away].

Drunk Passenger: That’s right! So if you’re going to [transfer station] or [other suburban station], get off now because this train doesn’t go there!

Unfiltered Story #27876

CA, USA | Unfiltered | October 4, 2015

I am on a long visit to a college friend who is house-sitting for his parents. It is time for me to do laundry. Friend shows me what buttons to push on the machines, and adds–

FRIEND: “I should warn you, this dryer takes FOREVER to dry your clothes.”

ME: “Well, that’s OK, I’m not going anywhere. Just show me how to clean the lint screen.”

FRIEND: “How to clean the what?”

Unfiltered Story #47574

Glasgow, Scotland, UK | Unfiltered | October 4, 2015

(I just finished serving a woman with a little boy in a buggy and an older daughter when she approached the cash desk)

Mother: Is a 24 a size 6?

Coworker: Yes, it is.

Mother: All right, I’ll take this then.

(She points to a little girl’s boot her son is holding, and I guess where this is going)

Mother: He won’t let it go, so I’ll just take it.

Coworker: It’s for your little boy?

Mother: He really doesn’t want to let it go so I’ll just get them.

(Coworker attempts to prise the boot away from him, and he starts to cry. Coworker then returns with the boot and rings it up)

Mother: *cheerfully* It’s just so much easier to let him have it!

(We watch as she puts the boots on him. We honestly believed they would have been sneaked back to be returned, but they have never been seen again.)

Unfiltered Story #56602

Southern Oklahoma | Unfiltered | October 4, 2015

(On my lunch break I decide to grab a combo meal at a local fast food drive -through. As with thousands of other restaurants across the nation, the establishment has the sandwich, fries and a drink combined under a number for easier and faster ordering – at least that is what I thought!)

Voice over speaker: Welcome to [popular fast food chain], can I take your order?

Me: Yes, I would like a Number 11 with an unsweet tea, please.

[Slight pause]

Voice over speaker: [very rudely] So, do you want, like, just the sandwich, or WHAT?

Me: …

Unfiltered Story #32148

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | Unfiltered | October 4, 2015

(I have playground duty twice a week and a student I don’t know approaches me, crying.)

Student 1: They’re being mean to me! *points to some boys playing nearby*

Students 2, 3, 4 and 5: *look exasperated*

Me: How were they being mean to you?

Student 1: They keep running away from me!

Me: (to other students) Why do you keep running away from him?

Student 2: We were playing tag, and he was it. But we’re not playing anymore.

Me: (to student 1): Were you playing tag with them?

Student 1: Yes, but I didn’t want to be it! *is still sobbing*

Me: Well, that’s how the game is played. Did you know that was how the game was played?

Student 1: Yes. But I didn’t want to be it! *is still crying*

Me: That’s just the way it works. But it doesn’t matter, because everyone is playing a different game now.

Student 1: But I want to play tag! I just don’t want to be it.

(This continues for a few more rounds, the boy still crying the whole time. Eventually I give up and walk away. The boy immediately stops crying)

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