(Closed) Um… a mermaid? HUH(crazy things you hear at work)

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Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@babeandbabe:  oh my goooosh hilarious! gotta love those kids. 🙂

I’ll add: Someone at my church asked if I was Brazilian. what?! I’m Vietnamese!!!

Post # 18
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3367 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@peachacid:  LOL! 

I have had several people ask me if I dye my eyebrows, which only serves to make me very self-conscious of them. 

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had a little girl tell me I look like a princess once, which was nice.

Another time I had a visitor (I work at a Zoo) tell me that all our maps are printed upside down (aka the paper map you hold in your hands)….I just had to walk away.

I also regularly have people ask me how old I am, if I’m old enough to have my job, that they have grandkids my age, etc, etc, etc. I work in HR and hire a lot of retirees…and high schoolers….so I guess it makes sense, but it’s annoying.

I had an employee tell me “You look skinnier than normal.”

Post # 20
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1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Oh, just thought of another one!

I interviewed this guy the other day, and in the interview, asked him why he would be a good fit for the job (standard question, right?). The guy looks at me and says “I really wouldn’t be. I hate people, I don’t like using computers or the phone…I just really need a job and hope I’ll learn to like it.”.

Post # 21
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1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was asked the other day by a consultant at work if I was pregnant. I asked him if I looked fat, and he said that it was because my face is rosy. It’s always like that, but I’ve never heard that one before!

 

 

Post # 22
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2008 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I get “You look like my ex girlfriend (boyfriends ex-girlfriend/ cousins ex-girlfriend etc)”

Bitches that look just like me are leaving a trail of broken hearts in their wake.

Post # 23
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1098 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

One of our regulars who I strongly suspect is a schizophrenic casually told me “I killed 40 people once.” 

I am AA and another one or regulars who likes to awkwardly flirt with all the girls said to me “Something is different about you. Did you get lighter?” I had just gone to the beach the day before so actually I had gotten darker but seriously, WTF?

Post # 24
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5427 posts
Bee Keeper

@StL.Ashley:  I interviewed this guy the other day, and in the interview, asked him why he would be a good fit for the job (standard question, right?). The guy looks at me and says “I really wouldn’t be. I hate people, I don’t like using computers or the phone…I just really need a job and hope I’ll learn to like it.”

WOW! Honesty is the right policy…. correct?

Post # 25
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3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I interviewed a guy once who asked how many smoke breaks he’d get a day, because he was a pretty heave smoker, so he was just wondering.

I answered his question (you get a 1 hour lunch and two 15 minute breaks but this is an Asian company, they all smoke, you can run out for 5 minutes between tasks).

Then I walked him out and called the contract house who sent him, told them no thanks, why, and suggested they coach him on questions to NOT ASK DURING AN INTERVIEW.

Post # 26
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2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I had someone tell me I looked like Snow White.

I had someone ask me when I was pregnant who the father was… a total stranger… I was like I was cranky and told him I had no idea.

 

I also had someone in for a job interview ask me how to spell Wednesday….

Post # 27
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206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i had someone ask me if i was 12 years old once, i am actually turning 22 next month, and i look young but not younger than maybe 18 also there’s no way i could work there if i was 12 haha i was just like woow some people

oooh another good one was that this customer at work told me i look exotic… i am of scottish/irish decent, have one of the palest complexions i know of and have brown hair with a hint of red someone please explain how i could possibly look “exotic” he then added after hearing me speak that i habve a bit of a southern accent thus adding further to my intrigue and exoticness i suppose haha

i also get told “WOW you’re REALLY pale!” a lot, i’m like omgeez am i really cause it’s not like i look in a mirror every day or look at my own limbs to be able to tell that already wot an amazing discovery!

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