Oh My Gosh. I L-O-V-E when kids want to pay for their own item(s) and end up not having enough.
One girl bought those silly bands and paid in QUARTERS! and still came up 35 cents short. Her mother refused to give her the 35 cents. (Really?!)
Kid was lucky I had 50 cents on me. I felt bad because she was maybe eight and was so cute, even said "please" and "thank you."
I don't know where she got it from, because the mom was kinda nasty. She threw her basket on the counter and didn't remove her items, then threw her credit card at me.
I also once had a lady get mad because we had long lines and three open registers. (We have only 3 up front.)
She was all like, "Can you hurry up?! I'm in a rush! My infant is sleeping in the car and I left it running and he's by himself!"
An older woman FLIPPED out on her.
It was funny to watch, but seriously WTF lady?!
I did a good deed today! Grade schooler was upset because his grandfather was willing to buy him a book on two conditions:
a.) Book is a kids chapter book and contains 80% text.
b.) Book is not a graphic novel or includes silly puzzles and games. It must be educationally related.
Grade schooler wants a book that contains items on b.). He starts crying and grandfather asks me to help.
After a few minutes of asking him basic questions like, "What do you like to read?" and "What was the last thing you've read?" he mentions Harry Potter and magic. Bingo! My mind goes directly to Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Google it.)
I sell him on the whole magic like Harry Potter thing with a mixture of humor and get him all excited. I even throw in that you can also check out the movie (even though it sucks but I didn't tell that) after you read it. Grade schooler and grandfather leave happy for the day.
Yes folks, I my gold star for the day!
I worked at a Quiznos where we had exactly 44 trays, and we had to count them multiple times throughout our shifts to see if any had been stolen or thrown out.
My cheapskate boss made us dig through the trash to find them if any were missing. That was the only time I didn't mind seeing trays on the table--because I knew they weren't in the trash.
My sister and I are teaching my nephews to clean up after themselves in public.
It's so funny to watch other adults look on in horror as we make two little kids (ages 3 and 4) throw their garbage away and wipe up their spills on the floor.
From Huff Po:
When Charlotte Robinson learned that she would have to wear a cumbersome leg brace for a year she wasn’t quite so worried about that the pain and the recuperation.
She was concerned about having to wear frumpy clothing at the very start of high school, the 17-year-old told ABC News.
Robinson was born with a hemangioma, a disorder that caused vascular tumors to grow in her right tibia, which created holes in her bones and damaged her joints and growth plate, according to the news outlet. When she was 13, her right leg was 2.5 inches shorter than her left.
In 2011, the South Salem, New York, teen’s doctors told her that she would have to wear a Taylor Spatial Frame -- a leg brace -- in order to properly lengthen her right leg.
One of the first inconveniences Robinson faced was wearing uncomfortable Velcro underwear.
That’s when the idea for the "snap-on" underwear was born.
The cute knickers, which come in varying colors, snap along the sides, so anyone who can’t slip their legs into a pair of undies, can still find their way into these undergarments without a problem.
She’s now selling the line, which she dubbed No Guts, No Glory, on her website.
It’s this kind of "can-do" approach that has helped Robinson throughout her ordeal.
"I had the attitude that [the procedure] was going to work because, as my grandfather said to me '80 percent of the success of a surgery is the patient,'" she wrote on her blog. "Attitude is everything."
Often, it’s the patients who have the most innovative ideas when it comes to finding solutions for issues that come up during recovery.
Kylie Simonds, 11, from Naugatuck, Connecticut, had a similar experience.
After Kylie was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma -- a connective tissue cancer -- three years ago, she was forced to walk about with IV poles that usually got in her way and she wasn’t strong enough at the time to push, WTNH reported.
That’s why she recently invented a stylish and easy-to-use pediatric IV backpack. It’s a wearable, portable IV machine for kids receiving chemotherapy or transfusions.
"They are very light and they’re more convenient," she told WTNH. "To have something small for them and not as big like when I first went into the office, I was like, 'Whoa -- those things are huge and scary.'"