Stewing In Their Own Juice

| NY, USA | Working | December 24, 2012

(I am purchasing some juice to stock up for the holiday break because a majority of stores will be closed. There is an employee working the cash register.)

Me: “Hello, how are you?”

Employee: *glares*

Me: “…Okay, never mind then.” *places juice cartons on conveyor belt*

Employee: *picks up carton and rolls eyes*

Me: “I’m sorry, is there a problem?”

Employee: “You know that half of the juice that’s sold in the United States has chemicals in it, right?”

Me: “…”

Employee: “So essentially, you’re killing yourself and your family by buying this stuff.”

Me: “Excuse me?”

Employee: “Whatever; it’s not up to me to tell you how to lead your lifestyle. Kids these days! Idiots and failures, every single one of them.”

(Another customer behind me has been listening in and speaks up.)

Another Customer: “Listen, if this kid wants to buy juice, then that’s his prerogative. It’s not up to you to tell him that he’s killing his family because he’s certainly living a better life than you at this rate. Now, shut your trap and sell this kid what he wants.”

(I buy my juice and leave, but I make sure to stop the other customer once they head out of the store.)

Me: “Thank you very much for that.”

Another Customer: “It’s no problem. Here’s something funny; I’ve seen that woman at the register before. I went to high school with her and she dropped out. She’s one to talk about kids being worthless.”

December Themed Giveaway Roundup: The Holidays!

, , | Not Always Working | Working | December 23, 2012

Hey readers! Check out these great Holiday stories we’ve already received for the December Themed Story Giveaway:

Got a story of your own? Submit it for a chance to win a Not Always Working T-shirt!

Submitting is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Submit a story based on the theme-of-the-month: The Holidays!
  2. Enter your email address in the form to qualify.
  3. All posted stories will be entered in a drawing to win a free t-shirt gift certificate, to use in the official Not Always Working shop!

PS: winners will be announced the first Wednesday of every month. Next free t-shirt: Wednesday, January 2!

December Themed Giveaway Roundup: The Holidays!

Not Always Working | Working | December 23, 2012

Hey readers! Check out these great Holiday stories we’ve already received for the December Themed Story Giveaway:

Got a story of your own? Submit it for a chance to win a Not Always Working T-shirt!

Submitting is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Submit a story based on the theme-of-the-month: The Holidays!
  2. Enter your email address in the form to qualify.
  3. All posted stories will be entered in a drawing to win a free t-shirt gift certificate, to use in the official Not Always Working shop!

PS: winners will be announced the first Wednesday of every month. Next free t-shirt: Wednesday, January 2!

Something Looks Fishy

| UK | Working | December 23, 2012

Me: “Hi, I’d like fish, chips and gravy, please.”

Employee: “Sorry, we’ve run out of fish.”

(I look at the cooked and battered fish lying in direct sight.)

Me: “So, what’s that?” *points to said fish* “Are you keeping it as a pet?”

(The employee looks at the fish for a good 10 seconds, and then back at me.)

Employee: “Oh.”

Egg-xtraordinarily Flip-Plant

| New York City, NY, USA | Working | December 23, 2012

(I am at a local deli ordering a pre-prepared sandwich from their display window.)

Me: “Hi, I’d like that chicken cutlet sandwich, please. No chips and no drink; just the sandwich.”

Deli Worker: “Ugh! That is not a chicken cutlet. It’s breaded fried eggplant!”

Me: “Oh, that sounds good. I’ll still take it.” *points to the same sandwich*

Deli Worker: “That isn’t chicken. It’s eggplant.”

Me: “I know. Could I have the fried eggplant sandwich, please?”

Deli Worker: “Here, this one is chicken. Is this the one you wanted?” *gestures to jalapeño and chicken wrap*

Me: “No, thank you. I don’t eat peppers. Again, I will have the fried eggplant sandwich; no chips and no drink!”

Deli Worker: “Here, this one is chicken.” *starts wrapping up chicken jalapeño wrap*

Me: “NO! I want the fried eggpla—”

Deli Worker: *gruffly* “Your total is [price].”

(By now, the deli worker, who has been aggravated and rude the entire time, has rung me up already for the chicken jalapeño and charged me for chips AND a drink.)

Me: “No, I don’t want that sandwich! I want the fried eggplant with NO chip and NO drink!”

Deli Worker: “IT ISN’T CHICKEN! IT’S EGGPLANT!”

(Fed up, I take the sandwich and pick out all the jalapeño. She also refuses to take off the drink and chips. Because I didn’t want to hold the line up further, I just paid. I’ve been back to the deli a few times with friends, but never saw that deli worker again!)

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