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I used to work at a dairy farm. One day, while in the barn, I'm walking past a urinating cow, and my boss says 'get some of that, hold it for me'. I had to cup my hands and catch cow piss straight from the cow while he got a litmus strip to see if the cow was pregnant.
I used to work at abercrombie which is the kids version of Abercrombie and Fitch. One day an attractive 20 something year old blonde idiot comes in and starts trying on clothes. Within a few minutes she starts bawling hysterically because none of the clothes fit her because she is "SO FAT AND UGLY!" Nobody in the store cared enough to tell her what an idiot she was.
I work as a Pharmacy Clerk, Today some guy came in, and his insurance copay went up. So he flipped out out me, and blamed me, and all the other young people because we voted for Barrack Obama.
I used to work at a golf course during the summers in college. I would change the cups on the green every morning and at least once a year would find one with human crap in it, which I would have to wash out before putting it back.
-David M, U of MN
I work at a supermarket in which we have spill procedures. If you can be poisoned by whatever is broken you have to treat it as a chemical spill. One day a bottle of Tide laundry detergent was broken so we had to get in full gear. Nearly Hazmat for a damn detergent bottle, really? They next day a little boy pissed on the floor and maintenance cleaned it up with paper towels and no gloves. I shiver when I look at that spot. I'm still a little fuzzy on how our spill procedure works now.
I work as a bar back in a night club and when i am not moving around i stand on a milk crate so i can see over the crowd. While standing on the milk crate last weekend a girl came over grabbed my arm and the proceeded to throw up right next to me. She used me as a support for her to throw up. Then she turned to me and said "some one should really clean this up" and then walked away.
-Mike W, Roosevelt University
I've worked for four summers at a local pool. One day, a fully clothed kid asked if he could get into the pool. I said yes, assuming he would change first. He immediately jumped in the pool and started to drown because his shoes were on.
Were his shoes made of cement?