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I would read the heck out of a collection of short stories written by this fine soul. I don't know anything about cars, but (s)he writes so clearly and the stories are just hilarious and give just the right amount of detail.
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@TechTyger: It's super weird, but Catholics don't consider fish to be "meat" and therefore deem it acceptable to eat on holy days when you are supposed to abstain from eating meat. From my (very short) google search it seems there are a few competing theories as to why that is are 1)red meat/poultry was generally considered a "luxury" for many early christians, whereas fish was just a staple food and so you were eschewing luxury when you were fasting or 2)a pope during the middle ages wanted to give his fisherman buddies a boost and so made red meat verboten. The one I find that makes the most sense is that most fish is considered parve in Judaism (where much of Catholic doctrine comes from) and so "not meat".
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I think it's really nice that mom is 1)willing to let her kids keep the lil' guy and 2)actually trying to make sure she cares for the chick properly. And what awesome workers to offer help with something not in their job description. Everyone in this story sounds pretty OK!
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Holy cow, $60 for two pizzas? I live in one of the most expensive areas in the country and I've NEVER seen that kind of insane pricing. You don't work in a "fairly expensive" Italian restaurant you work in an "exorbitantly expensive" one.
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My mom turns 75 next month and she *loves* old school video games. It came out this weekend that she still has our old Game Gear and Game Boy and plays both regularly.
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Thank you for the wonderful writing, this was so much fun to read. Kevin's gotta Kevin, I guess...
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Yea, I do not buy that she wasn't trying to scam you. Not saying anything until *after* she had eaten ALL the food she supposedly wanted to "sub" for is classic scummy scammer behavior.
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I hope dude isn't planning to fly back from vacation, trying to get onto a flight with no ID is going to be a lot more painful then simply not getting to enjoy a beer with your friends...
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You know, I really don't want to believe that there are grown up people in this world who are allowed to wander around unattended who don't understand how things like "shoe sizes" work, but I keep seeing stories like this one. In all seriousness, what the heck? How do you get to be an adult human with the ability to get yourself to the mall (presumably in clothing/shoes you've purchased in the correct size) and continue to be this dense?
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You can bet that if the item she was returning cost $26 and the new item cost $20 she'd get the concept.
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So, a customer was given bad/incomplete information from a sister store, behaved in a reasonable manner when informed that he was given bad/incomplete information and asked if you could continue to help him since bad/incompetent workers at the previous location had wasted his time and he's a "grinchy custy"? Sure, OK.
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This explains why the owner of the (very tiny) retail pharmacy I worked at throughout high school and college had a policy against hiring customer's family members. The chances of it blowing up spectacularly are not worth the potential gain.
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2017 on Coworker Hell: Tyler at Retail Hell Underground
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Sounds like that boss needs to get hit by a truck too! Who the hell cares if "Janice" cries discrimination, sounds like boss had/has more then enough easily documented reasons for firing her ass and if she wants to waste her time filing suit let her get some frivolous legal fees to deal with. And he sees you still working *hours* after you're supposed to be gone, the day before a holiday and still fires you a few weeks later. Dude sounds like an awful awful boss or a completely spineless human.
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Wouldn't the lack of signature be a problem for the business?
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OP, there are a few things you need to do that I guarantee will make you a better (and happier) worker. You need to realize that not everyone who is your coworker is your friend, heck they might not even *like* you and some coworkers will actually be actively trying to "get" you. You can't change other people so try not to take it so personally. You also need to learn to speak up for yourself. Ok, so you had a brain fart moment and it took you a second to realize the customer needed to give you more cash. Once you realized that you need to be able to say "whoops, you're total is actually $114 so you still owe me $14" instead of getting more and more flustered and upset. Just perusing this site should let you know that you are going to face WAAAY more challenging and upsetting situations then someone giving you the wrong amount of money.
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I mean, there probably *was* a guinea pig in there before the cat got to it.
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I currently have a coworker who never takes personal responsibility for anything. As a result, she never learns because she refuses to even listen to what went wrong in the first place. There have been times where she'll start explaining how something "isn't her fault" when I'm simply trying to pass on a general message from the owner or ask a question about something I don't understand. I would get it if we worked in the kind of environment where mistakes cost you something or supervisors came down hard on us; but everyone else just goes "whoops, my bad" and is met with a resounding "no problem".
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I have literally NEVER been in a store that had you swipe your card before or during the transaction, always right at the end. I wonder if it's regional?
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A failure to plan well on your part does not constitute an emergency on ours. If she really only had 15 minutes, she should have been at the shop earlier or put it off for another day, since even by her own calculations the most time she lost was an extra five minutes.
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There had to have been some sort of scam or angle there. I think customer thought lying about the receipt would somehow get her something more or better and when the manager got there and it became apparent that wasn't going to happen she tried to make the two workers out to be the bad guys, maybe in the hopes she'd still get something extra out of it. I'd also be curious how far from the purchase date the return was, as perhaps customer was responsible for breaking the ipad and was concerned you'd ask too many questions about the damage if she didn't make a big stink.
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Speed humps are a thing. They are wider than speed bump and more gradual, thus the different signage.
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It's kind of gross that your grocery store would return meat after it had left the store and put it back for sale. I understand that in this case there was likely nothing wrong with it; but you have no way of knowing what the customer did with the meat once she left with it, how/where it was stored, etc. Dangerous and gross.
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If the store does indeed have a "no-returns" policy, then it's on the customer. However, if the store simply won't do the return since the item is "worn", I have issues with this. It sounds like this customer is saying the item is not holding up well and if that is something she can tell after an hour of wear, it sounds like the item is defective. I would think it would be something the company brand should fix rather than the store though.
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While this particular instance might be a case of fraud (as reported by D), I don't think there is anything wrong with people using foodstamps for "luxuries" once in a while. Being poor is not a criminal offence and I'm all for someone living at or below the poverty line being able to treat themselves/their families on occasion. Someone could buy steaks once a year to celebrate a birthday or something like that and no one should judge them for it.
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