You've seen that video, where two guys go through a drive thru and throw pop on the employee? That's right, that happened to me. I was 15, in my first month of work at the local Dairy Queen, and I was bombarded with Pepsi. Guess it could have been worse, had they thrown a milkshake, but still, I was sticky for the rest of my shift. And I had to clean up the mess.
I worked various shifts at a 24hr Subway. Overnights contained constant entertainment. I've experienced (people): - masterbate outside the windows; - drop their pants in the store after loogying into the lettuce; - do a line on a table; - roll one on a table; - smash an empty 26er over another guys head which cut off a large piece of one ear; - be too drunk &/or high to move, then pass out in the store, - start bloody fistfights broken up by police; - piss on the exterior windows; - piss ALL over a washroom with the toilet seat deliberately down; - deficate ALL over a washroom (think ceiling and walls..); - leave 'prizes' such as condoms and empty liquor bottles in the store; - threaten to 'bash my skull in' with the store shovel he stole from the entrance; - staff members too high to work and trip balls while trying to serve customers, then having to go into the back to sit down; - staff members deposit more roaches out back than cigarette butts; - staff member on an overnight wearing a baseball cap, dark shades, big smile, and bouncing his head to a continuous techno cd, while serving customers on e; - overweight individuals eat entire bottles of mayo, with extra cheese and bacon on their 'subs' - creepy old men hitting on the teenage female workers; - very drunk man throwing a table through a window; - a disgruntled man with a tire iron smashing the sneeze guard; - enormous understaffing issues; - a customer asking to use the phone (portable) during a busy period, which he then took unnoticed into the washroom for an hour. We later recieved a bill for an hours worth of phone-sex service.. - a 75ish year old couple describe graphicly and in detail their recent activities on a sex swing; - staff members who dated using a table for 'support', which they broke during the act; - staff members who hotboxed a freezer; and, - a staff member who became so high and bored she coloured over 20 'my little pony' pictures and stuck them on the walls in the back; and, We did it for the subs ;)
Electric Boogaloo |
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 » constant inflamation".... (don't google for pics, it's horrible) I've been thinking about my specialists recommended view. It's indeed as exhausting as top sport, but without the benefits. It's working really really hard, and the only result is .... still being ill. I can't get better. Now don't get me wrong, i'm not really talking about self-pity, but i am saying: being ill, truly is working very hard 24/7, without ANY pay, vacation or pauze, benefits or nice colleagues. Nasty side effects come for free with the medication, puking, nausea, cramps, pain... and those meds even cost ya lots of money. No self esteem either from a job well-done. My work sucks.
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.
Dieter Wolfjager |
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.
Gerry Torres |
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