(Price) Check Your Attitude

| Toledo, OH, USA | Working | January 31, 2013

(I’m dress shopping and have picked out two that I really like. One is on a sale rack for $12.99, originally $30+. However, the dress rings up at full price.)

Me: “Oh no, that’s supposed to be on sale.”

Cashier: “Uh, well, I can’t change it.”

Me: “But I just got it off the sale rack. Can’t you just look?”

Cashier: “I can’t leave this station.”

Me: “That’s fine, but it’s right there. You can just look around me at it.”

Cashier: “I’m not changing the price.”

Me: “Okay, if you’ll be that unreasonable, go ahead and take it off. I won’t pay full price for it.”

Cashier: “Whatever!”

(I leave, but after an hour I still really want the dress. I suck it up and return to the store. Thankfully, a manager was my cashier and rang me up for the correct price.)

Playing Doctor, To A Degree

| Scotland, UK | Working | January 31, 2013

(I’m a nurse and work with a know-it-all healthcare assistant. I’ve just started in the job but he has been there 2 years. One day, I hear him shouting at a patient.)

Coworker: “YOU CAN’T HAVE ANY PAINKILLERS! YOU HAD SOME HALF AN HOUR AGO!”

Patient: “I’m really sore; are you sure?”

Coworker: “YES! NOW SHUT UP!”

(I go to the patient and check his prescription. He hasn’t had any pain meds. I talk to him and find he is in pain from intensive physio earlier that day.)

Me: “Hey, [coworker], why are you telling him he can’t have any pain meds?”

Coworker: “Because he can’t. The drug round was half an hour ago… he had some then. He can’t have more!”

Me:I’m the nurse here. I give the meds. If you knew how to read a prescription, you’d know he didn’t have any pain meds at the last round but he’s written up for painkillers as and when he needs them. Next time, if a patient says he’s in pain, tell me and I will check out if they can have any. Not you… okay?”

(As a result of this conversation, my coworker hasn’t spoken to me for over five months.)

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Delusional Daniel

| Working | January 31, 2013

Not Ever Working, Part 12

| Alberta, Canada | Working | January 31, 2013

(I’m out with two of my friends celebrating Friend #1’s birthday. When we arrive at the restaurant, there are three other tables filled. We wait 10 minutes to be seated.)

Waitress: “Drinks?”

Friend #1: “I’ll have a rum and coke.”

Friend #2: “Me too!”

Me: “I’m driving, so just a coke is good, thanks.”

(The waitress leaves and we chat for a bit, and after 20 minutes we start looking around for our waitress. We spot her sitting behind the bar playing on her phone and finally manage to wave her over.)

Waitress: “What?”

Friend #2: “Could we get our drinks, please?”

Waitress: “GOD, you’re so impatient! These things take time, you know!”

(She then storms off before we can tell her we’d like to order. At this point we’re getting irritated but decide to have Friend #1 open her presents. After another 15 minutes of being ignored, we have decided it’s time to give up and go elsewhere. As we’re getting up to leave, the waitress comes back.)

Waitress: “So what, you’re not eating?”

Friend #2: *jaw drops*

Friend #1: “You’re kidding, right?!”

Me: “We were ready to eat 45 minutes ago, but you’ve been avoiding our table all evening, so now we’re leaving.”

Waitress: “Well… I’m the only one here! What am I supposed to do?”

Me: “I dunno, maybe do your job and make sure the couple of tables you have are served?”

Waitress: “Wait! You can’t leave! You have to pay for your drinks!”

Friend #1: “You mean our invisible, imaginary drinks we never got? Yeah, screw you.”

(We ended up going elsewhere where the service was MUCH better. Friend #1 ended up having a really good time for her birthday, but all three of us made sure to call in the next morning to report our experience the prior evening. Never saw that waitress there again.)

 

A Good Break

| Working | January 30, 2013

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