I have one rude one. And one funny one.
I worked cash in a grocery store, and there was a time durning the summer where I was doing 7am-12pm, monday to friday, which I loved. On tuesday and thursday durning those hours, there was a special needs guy named Chris.
I don’t really know exzaclty his condition, but it was sort of obvious when he started talking. He was like.. mid 30s? THE CUTEST THING I have ever seen. I thought he was a sweetheart. He would always come over and say “H-h-h..hi Ashley..!” and he would chat about his dog and what not. He would stand by my till and help me bag groceries. Sort of. He would ask EVERY customer if they would like a carry out, even if they had one bag. It was adorable.
One morning, it was really busy for some reason, so they had to get some grocery people to help out, and like 6 out of 8 tills were open. There was a lineup, and this man yelled really loud, to no one in particualr “CAN WE JUST HURRY UP [email protected]#” mutter mutter. He was pissed. People looked at him and continued to do their work.
This man got to his turn, and was at the till ahead of me. Chris was helping me bag. The man kept muttering and what not. He only had a couple of bags. Chris asked in the sweetest voice if he would like a carry out. The man YELLLLLLED back saying “NO I DO NOT! AND I DON’T NEED YOUR F#[email protected]#ING SMART ASS ATTITUDE EITHER!!!!!”
The front end went silent and everyone stared at him. Chris’ eyes welled up, and I felt TERRRRRIBLE. The front end manager gave him an earful, then went and comforted a crying Chris in the office for 30 minutes.
then the funny one..
Roughly the same time frame, I wound up working a night shift. Well like 630 to midnight. There was this girl I knew in HS, and her mom shopped at like 1130 at night. Massssive shop. She didn’t know who I was but she was a chatter box.
I was the only till open, and she has like 2 carts. There was a man and a girl behind them just staring quietly, kinda pissed because they had like a bag of chips.
At the end of her load, she had some ice cream, she kept chattering..
Woman = “And this ice cream is my treat for my night.. everybody deserves a treat!”
She eyes the guy and girl up and down, and coos, “I know what youuuuuuur guys treat is tonight!!!”
Man = “…..That is my stepdaughter…” (The man is like 40ish, and the girl is like 19?) The girl looks like she is going to puke
I burst out laughing.
Woman = “Oh. Well then nevermind!! That would be odd wouldn’t it?”
Then the women leaves, and the guy slaps his chips down and says “Well she is an [email protected]#&ing psycho..”
AND one more funny one. This on KILLLLED me.
In the morning, a woman (mid 20s?) comes in with just a box of Tampax. Right after her, comes a guy with just a box of Tampax.
He looks at her, looks at her box, looks at his, and says “Looks like we have the same problem!”
I burst out laughing. The girl just looks down, back up and goes “Uh. Yah”
She had no funny bone.