Asking For Trouble

| BC, Canada | Working | July 27, 2012

(Due to an increase in my workload, I have delegated the task of filing documents to our receptionist at the suggestion of my boss. After many months of the receptionist repeatedly asking me the same questions over and over, this conversation ensues.)

Receptionist: “Hey, where do I file this document?”

Me: “In section 10.”

Receptionist: “How about this one?”

Me: “Also section 10.”

Receptionist: “Thanks!”

(Mildly annoyed with the receptionist’s repeated daily interruptions, I print out a written procedure on how to file documents.)

Me: “Hey [receptionist], I figured maybe you had lost the procedure for filing or maybe I never gave it to you in the first place. So, if you have any questions on where the documents go, this should answer any questions you do have.”

Receptionist: “Oh yeah, I have that already!”

Me: “…You do?”

Receptionist: “Yep.”

Me: “Then why do you keep asking me where everything needs to be filed?”

Receptionist: “It’s just easier for me to keep asking you!”

Low Standards A Plus

| Working | July 27, 2012

It’s Hard Work When You’re Hardly Working

| California, USA | Working | July 26, 2012

(My friend, who is a bit ditzy and lazy, has just started at an on-campus work program at the college library. She meets up with me at the cafeteria after work.)

Friend: “Work was so bad today. I didn’t even get a chance to sit down and play on the computer.”

Me: “Well, you should be working anyway, not watching videos.”

Friend: “Well, usually we don’t get much problems with people. Some people can be so rude!”

Me: “Okay, so what happened?”

Friend: “Well, today a big group of guys came into the library and got A LOT of books.”

Me: “Alright, well—”

Friend: “Then when they were done reading,they either left their books on the table…”

Me: “Well—”

Friend: “…or they put them on the WRONG shelf.”

Me: “Yes—”

Friend: “…or even on the right shelf, but NOT the right place!”

Me: “Well, you—”

Friend: “I think they personally did that on purpose to mess with me. Like, another group came and sort of did the same thing. I mean, how rude are they?! They can’t even bother to put books away in the right spot!”

Me: “So, you are mad that people didn’t put the books back in the right order?”

Friend: “Well, duh!”

Me: “So you are mad because you think these people are doing this just to spite you?”

Friend: “Well, yeah! They got A LOT of books out, and I had to put them ALL away. Normally I get to like read my book or look on the web, since I normally don’t have much to do.”

Me: “You do realize you work in the library. You should be working, not just sitting and reading. Isn’t one of the jobs you have there putting the books away on the shelves?”

Friend: “Well, yeah! What’s your point?!”

Just Reap The Change

| Sydney, Australia | Working | July 26, 2012

(I place my two 50c items on the counter and hand the cashier a $2 coin. She accepts it but instead of handing me back my change, she just stares at me.)

Cashier: “…Anything else?”

Me: “Um, no, but they were only 50c each.”

Cashier: “And?”

Me: “I gave you $2.”

Cashier: *sighs* “Can’t you just pay a dollar each for them?!”

(I stare at her, taken aback, and she sighs again and practically throws my change at me.)

Wireless & Clueless

| New Jersey, USA | Working | July 26, 2012

Coworker: “My monitor doesn’t work.”

Me: “What did you do now?”

Coworker: “Nothing, I was just cleaning my desk.”

(I go over to his desk, and find the monitor power cord on the floor, instead of connected to the monitor.)

Me: “Well, your monitor’s power is disconnected.”

Coworker: “Oh, yeah, I disconnected it. I didn’t like all the wires going through the wire hole!”

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