"When I went to university, I worked at Taco Bell. Usually, I worked the drive-through. One night, a car pulled up to receive their order, when the driver stated, 'I thought I was hungry, then I got a look at you. I think I lost my appetite.'
While handing her the change that was due, I remarked, 'And I thought I left a town of incompetent hicks, bound for a city with more intelligence and culture. I guess I was wrong, about that.'
The next day, the customer showed up to the restaurant and complained to my boss that I was 'rude to her.' I explained the situation. My boss smiled, looked at me, and said, 'Yup. Still one of my best employees!' I apologized to my boss, later, for the trouble I may have caused. He told me that my witty comebacker was nothing compared to what he may have done. Sounds like my customer was lucky I'm just ugly. I could have been ugly AND mean, like my boss" (Source).
"When I was younger I worked as a bartender. Usually, people were very polite even if the bar I worked for was not a lovely place...
One night, a guy with his girlfriend came in and asked me to prepare some drinks for them. While I was doing my job, the guy was talking with his girlfriend about the bar. He was not very delighted to be there and I really did not understand why they came in the first place if they did not like it.
After few minutes, this guys said to me, 'Hey, moke, do I have to wait 5 hours to get those drinks?' (my ears are quite big). I told him they'll be ready in 2--3 minutes.
After a few minutes I gave him the drinks, and he told me, "You have a very big nose, why don't you use it as a third hand?' (my nose is big, indeed).
I answered him: 'I have big ears, I have a big nose, you can easily see it, but I also have something else much bigger, but you must ask your mother about it, she will tell you.'
The next thing I remember was a bottle to my head" (Source).
"'You all look like virgins waiting to be raped.'
I was working at one of those corporate events, serving champagne on trays and canapés. It's a zero-hour contract work, so I only chose events when I can. Me and four others girls where lined up at the entrance of the room, with trays full of cocktails or champagne.
There, an old man in a suit come to us, takes a gin & tonic from the tray, and enunciated loudly: 'You all look like virgins waiting to be raped.'
And off he goes, lost in the 700+ people, leaving 5 girls worried and shocked, unable to move until one of us has an emptied tray. When this happened, we reported it to the manager, but we have been unable to locate the old man in the crowd. Still quite shaken up by the idea of having this old man there, potentially drunk and dangerous" (Source).
"I used to spend my summers waiting tables, while I was in high school and college.
Once, a group walked in to be seated. As is customary, I asked how many were in the party. I could easily see that there were six of them, but I always asked the total in case more people were on the way.
One woman said 'Four adults and two children.'
A man, I assume her husband, then sputtered: 'That makes six total.' I didn't really think anything of it, until I heard him turn to his wife and say quietly (but not so quietly that I couldn't hear), 'You have to make it clear for the waitress, she might not be able to add them.'
I turned to him and with the sweetest smile said: 'Oh don't worry. I just wait tables over the summer. During the school year I attend the Oregon Institute of Technology where I'm double majoring in Civil Engineering and Applied Mathematics. I know that 2 and 4 make 6.'
I kindly showed them to their seats and they ended up giving a very generous tip (Source).
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