From Terah when she worked in Gas Station Hell, posted to RHU, Dec, 2013:
I got stuck in the gas station for Christmas. Mostly because my shift leader forgot I can’t work in the cooler because of my stitches. By the time she realized, though, we were already on shift so whatever.
PIZZAS OUT THE ASS! Come ON, who the FUCK wants gas station pizza for Christmas?! GO EAT A HOME COOKED MEAL WITH YOUR FAMILIES!! I got nowhere near Foofy’s record of 76 Pizzas from last Christmas, but 20 was enough for me.
Also, beer, beer, and MORE beer. We can sell beer on Sundays and Christmas. We NEVER stop selling beer except for between 2 and 6 in the morning. All day long I had to answer the phone to the question "Are you open today? Can you sell beer today?"
At one point, I was answering with, "[Hello], [Store] we are open and sell beer today, how may I help you?," but I stopped when people STILL said "I have a question. Are you open today? Can we buy beer there?"
And then we had the father of all idiots come in.
Idiot: So, you know why your beer is so watered down, right?
Terah: …okay, I’ll bite. Why?
Idiot: Well, you’re on a reservation. And it’s illegal to sell REAL beer to the Indians, so you sell ‘Fire Water’ to them.
I bit my tongue and waited until he left.
HOW MANY FUCKING TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL PEOPLE?! We are NOT on a reservation! We are NOT ON a Reservation! WE ARE NOT ON A FUCKING RESERVATION AND THERE IS NOT ONE IN THE STATE!
I HATE THAT STATEMENT, I WANT TO PUNCH BABIES AND SET KITTENS ON FIRE WHEN I HEAR IT!
At the store I work at, wit never seems to fail that people want to be shitty right after the Holidays.
After Halloween, I had this group of about 5 women come into the store, with 2 baskets damn-near overflowing with costumes, candy, and decor.
They come up to my register, and I already had a gut feeling this wasn’t going to end well. Each and every time, they would stick it on the counter. “How much is this!?” and they expected me to tell them the price of every. single. item. And they would respond with “yes” or “no”, meaning if they wanted it or not.
An entire cart later, these ladies only take 1 of their 2 carts. They decided they didn’t want the rest of it, and left an ENTIRE CART FULL of random shit in FRONT OF MY REGISTER. Blocking the lines, of course. They left the store, and I figured they were gone, like they left. So I took the cart to the return area so I could help the next customer.
About 10 minutes later, one of the women came bursting through the door, cuts into the line and asks me “Where is the broom!? The broom! The broom!” and I’m sitting here like wtf what broom? While trying not to be annoyed that she interrupted my customer. So our manager comes and helps her find her little glittery decor broom, and I figure she’s going to check out at the Service desk or whatever. But no, she decides to cut in front of another woman in line to check out this broom she didn’t even want in the first place. And I tried telling her no, she has to go to wait in line, and tried to refuse to check her out for cutting in front of this other person, but she just kept going at it and at it, shoving her stupid broom in my face. (Thankfully, the person she cut in front of wasn’t confrontational with her, or me, and just kinda let it happen, even if it was shitty.)
Then, after Christmas, these same women came back to the store to get Christmas items. They had like 3 carts full of lights, candy, decorations, etc. I was about to get off my shift, but I figured what the hell, it’ll just take me like 15 minutes to check out all their stuff (since there was so damn much of it) and I didn’t have a line because leaving. But no! These ladies decide they want to keep ringing stuff up into about 6 separate purchases, grabbing things off the displays near the registers and saying “can you add this in? Can we ring this up too? I would like to get this!” like dude, fucking stop. It’s 20 minutes past the end of my shift. I’d like to leave.
The credit card processing company I work for has cellular modems that include encryption and such to allow credit cards to be run through registers with no land line connections. Our biggest customers for them are seasonal businesses, like firework stands. It's Saturday, July 2nd, and I've just had several people call and bitch at me because they didn't contact us to have their seasonal accounts reopened, and the people who can do it are not available on this holiday weekend for some reason.
There are three occasions a year where firework stands make most of their money, New Year's, xmas, and The Fourth Of July. It's not like it sneaks up on you, the date is right there in the name! How is it my fault you waited until the last possible second to test the thing that allows you to make money? We have limited access to the stuff at the best of times, and this is not only a weekend, but a holiday weekend, so how is it my fault you didn't allow for problems? You've had an entire year to plan for this, and you failed...