I happen to be chronically ill, since i was about 17. Last time i visited my specialist, and i complained about being SO tired all the time and that it depressed me, he told me, i should view my disease and myself differently. He said: "Having Crohns disease, is like being an athlete, it's top sport for the body to deal with it, it's natural for you to be so tired,...it's the... Read More »
I'll never know what she ordered...
I used to work as a waitress in a little tapas restaurant, the worst part of my job was definitely my boss but occasionally the customers would make a good go of outdoing even his level of jerkiness. For example, one Sunday an elderly woman came in with her friends having convinced them all to come try our great food. As I brought them their menus I offered to explain how to use the menu as many people don't know that when you're in a tapas restaurant you should order a few dishes as they're quite small. She very rudely told me that she had been before and knows how to use a menu and that her friends do too. So I got them their drinks and came back to take their order only to find that she wanted to order "what she had last time". When I asked what that was she told me angrily that she couldn't find it on the menu and we must have removed it. I calmly explained that we hadn't as the menu hadn't changed since we'd opened a year before. She accused me of lying so I asked again what she'd had and she said that she didn't know as her son had ordered for their table but he had ordered a "platter of little dishes". I realised that she didn't know that tapas restaurants only sell little dishes and didn't know how to use the menu so I explained that all the dishes on the menu were little dishes and that the beauty of a tapas restaurant is that you can order lots of them and share. She was having none of it. She once again accused me of lying about having changed the menu as who would have a menu like that?! She demanded that I bring out to her what she had had last time which was the platter of little dishes. When I asked if she could remember any of the dishes that had been on it she lost her shit completely and demanded I bring out my manager. I don't know what he said to her but I can only imagine it went as well as what I had been saying because she left in a rage, dragging her friends behind her and swearing that she'd be back with her son to, quote, "sort this mess out".
Several years ago I worked with a overnight delivery company. It wasn't unusual to run into all sorts of dogs when you made a delivery (including nasty ones.) One day, I walked up to a lady's house where the front door was open. As soon as I rang the bell, I heard the jingle of dog tags & realized I was too far away from the vehicle to get back there in time, so I braced myself.... Read More » of the door run 4 GREAT DANES, who start to circle me & are growling. The lady comes out, signs for the package, & walks back in the house, leaving her pack circling me, snapping at me & growling. I yell out "Ma'am, would you please come get your dogs", to which she replies "Oh, they won't hurt you." It was about this time they got more aggressive & nipped at my legs. Finally after yelling at her that her dogs were starting to bite me, she comes out, tells to dogs to go inside, looks at me & says "Oh you poor frightened boy...you're just not a dog person are you?" Needless to say, anytime someones front door was open after that, I just honked the horn.
I work at Wal-Mart as a Wireless Sales Associate (basically electronics), and we have this one reoccurring older African-American customer who comes in with the assumption that we are some type of IT or Geek Squad. Well anyways, he comes in about a week ago, and brings his laptop. The laptop that he has is a Compact with Windows XP (a bit outdated I must say). Anyways, he pulls... Read More » it out, and opens up some program that is similar to PowerPoint (I guess, the XP version?) and tells me that some guy is stealing his credit and plagiarizing the trademark "Civil Rights", which baffled my mind. He wanted me to save a copy of his document, that he opened up on his mind you, so he can sue him for copyright infringement. I just looked at him confused, and literally had to listen to him rant for half an hour (before dumping him onto another associate for another hour) about how he stole his thunder and how computers are confusing. The next day, he calls the store, and begins asking me as to why his keys aren't working, I just let out a sigh and told him to call Compact (basically dumping him onto them). Moral of the story, please learn how to use a computer and don't bring it to a retail store and expect them to fix it.
I work private security, we have lately been having a lot of issues with access control and breaches (people not allowed to be there, being there.) so we have one officer who is in charge of training all of the officers in proper breach control. During his breach test, he failed and got a slap on the wrist. During mine, I passed but I missed a minor detail and got written up and... Read More » was told I was a step from being fired... the fuck?
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