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Not At A Loss For Sauce

, | Working | October 30, 2012

(I pull up to a drive-thru window. My wife is in the back seat and can’t see the employee.)

Employee: “That’ll be $10.48. Would you like any sauces today?”

Me: “No sauces today, thank you.”

(Some time passes…)

Employee: “Okay, here is your change. Would you like any sauces today?”

Me: “Oh, no thank you.”

(More time passes…)

Employee: “Alright, here is your order! Did you want any sauces for that?”

Me: “No thanks. Have a great day!”

Wife: “I hope she was pretty.”

Me: “Actually, it was a guy.”

Wife: “…Well, he’s screwed.”

Call Of Duty: Misogynist Warfare, Part 2

| Working | October 29, 2012

(I am trying to exchange a lousy video game that came bundled with a previous game I purchased, which is within the store’s policy. Note that while I’m an avid gamer, I’m often told I don’t “look” like a gamer.)

Employee #1: “Okay, we’ll put the balance on a gift card for you.”

Me: “Thanks!”

Employee #1: “So what was this, a joke gift?”

Me: “I know right, [title] is a horrible game. Why even bother? I guess they have to give it away to make shelf room.”

Employee #1: “No. I mean because of you.”

Me: “Sorry?”

Employee #1: “Because you’re… I mean, look at you: you obviously don’t play games. So, whoever got this for you was just trying to mess with you. Girls who play video games are fat and ugly.”

Me: “Actually, I am a gamer. I’m returning this game because it’s awful. I can’t even wade through the miserable plot since the physics engine is subpar and the graphics are hilariously dated, though I suppose that’s to be expected by [development company]. Plus, I’m not into this genre; I much prefer FPS games. Just because I don’t look like your ignorant assumption doesn’t mean I couldn’t kick your ass on any game, any day. It’s really rude of you to assume a gamer girl has to look a certain way to enjoy video games. It makes you come off like an a**hole to have such closed-minded, verbal assumptions.”

Employee #1: *stares open-mouthed*

(Employee #2, who was next to Employee #1 the whole time bursts out laughing.)

Employee #2: “D***, [Employee #1], she told you! That’s what you get though, dude. You kinda deserved that one!”

Call Of Duty: Misogynist Warfare

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The Joke Stops Here

| Working | October 29, 2012

Manager: “Can you check the SKU for this, please?”

(My manager hands me the item so I can scan it. I try to find the barcode, but both the manager and I notice that the tag or label appears to be missing.)

Me: *mockingly* “Har har har, it must be free!”

Manager: “F*** YOU! I may not be able to do anything about customers who tell that stupid a** joke, but as for you, this ends here!”

(This marks the first and last time I’ve ever used a ‘customer joke!’)

Suffering From An Allergic Infraction

, | Working | October 29, 2012

(Note: I’m allergic to tomatoes.)

Me: “Hi, this has ketchup and tomatoes. Can I get new one with no tomato products?”

Cashier: “Ugh! There are children starving! You should be thankful!”

Me: “I’m allergic to tomatoes, so I can’t eat this.”

Cashier: “FINE!” *opens burger and takes off tomato slice* “Here!”

Me: “Um… the ketchup?”

Cashier: “What about it?!”

Me: “It’s made of tomatoes.”

Cashier: “No, it isn’t. Don’t be stupid!”

(At this point, the manager comes over.)

Manager: *to the cashier*You’re the stupid one. No wonder so many people complain about you.” *to me* “I’m sorry. I’ll get you a new burger.”

(I got a new burger. Needless to say, the cashier got fired.)

A Warmed Over Response

| Working | October 28, 2012

Me: “I’d like a hot tea, please.”

Waiter: “No problem.”

(Two minutes later, he returns with a tray bearing two waters and a tall glass of some dark liquid.)

Waiter: “You had the hot tea?” *offers dark liquid*

Me: “Uh, yes, the tea.”

(I touch the glass. It’s room temperature, and certainly not hot.)

Me: “I uh, wanted hot tea.”

Waiter: “Yes.”

Me: “Hot tea.”

Waiter: “This is the hottest tea we have. This is the only tea we have that isn’t cold.”

Me: “Are you having a problem with the hot water?”

Waiter: “This is the only hot tea we have.”

(I flag down a passing waitress.)

Me: “Uh, are you guys having trouble with the hot water?”

Waitress: “Um, no… why?”

Waiter: “She wanted hot tea. This is the only hot tea we have.” *indicates glass of lukewarm ice tea*

Waitress: “Hot green tea, right?”

Me: “Yes.”

Waitress: “I’ll make that for you right now.”


Waitress: “Sorry, he’s new…”