Underneat It All

| Working | June 13, 2012

Thems The Cakes

, | South Boston, VA, USA | Working | June 12, 2012

(I am ordering fried chicken in the drive thru of a very popular franchise that specializes in fried chicken. I order the 12 piece meal which is $28.99 and comes with three sides and a free cake, and drive up to the window.)

Employee: “Your total $36.xx.”

Me: “Why? The menu says $28.99.”

Employee: “There’s tax on it.”

Me: “The tax is not that much.”

Employee: “The tax is $2.14.”

Me: “Yes, but that doesn’t add up to $36.”

Employee: “Yes it does, ma’am!”

Me: “No, it actually doesn’t.”

Employee: “HOLD ON!”

(A few moments later, the manager comes to the window.)

Manager: “There’s tax, ma’am.”

Me: “I’m aware of that, but the total doesn’t add up.”

Manager: “The tax is $2.14…”

Me: “Right…”

Manager: “And the meal is $28.99…”

Me: “Uh huh…”

Manager: “So your total is $36.xx.”

Me: *waits*

(I notice the light bulb go on in the manager’s face, and he presses some buttons before turning to the employee.)

Manager: *to employee* “You put in the wrong d*** cake!”

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South Of South End

| Colorado, USA | Working | June 12, 2012

(Note: I’m Australian and have an accent.)

Coworker: “You sound funny. Where are you from? Boston?”

Me: “Australia.”

Coworker: “Really? You still live there?”

(I think my coworker is just trying to be funny, so I play along.)

Me: “Yup! It’s such a long drive for work every day.”

Coworker: “Oh my God, I bet! What time do you have to leave home to get here on time?”

(I still carry on with the joke, but I’m starting to suspect she may actually be serious.)

Me: “Oh, it’s not too bad. Only takes a couple of hours.”

Coworker: “How awesome! You SO have to have a barbecue one day! I have always wanted to go to Australia!” *walks off*

Fungi Is Not Always Fun Guy

| Portland, OR, USA | Working | June 12, 2012

(My manager, a coworker, and I are in the back of the store preparing vegetables for the lunch rush.)

Coworker: “Oh, a few of these cucumbers have mold on them.”

Manager: “So?”

Me: “Well, we should throw them out, right? We’ll then put how many were moldy on the inventory sheet.”

Manager: “I think we’ll be fine…”

Me: “What?!”

Manager: “It’s just a little mold. No one’s ever been hurt by a little mold. That’s where they get penicillin!”

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| Working | June 12, 2012

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