r/idontworkherelady | “I Pretended to work there for fun!”


No, I don’t work here, but it’s fun to pretend
I do L
A while ago, I was at the local aquarium with a few friends who were new to the area. I’ve
always been a keen animal person, I learnt to read from basic animal fact books, and
I’m full of weird and wonderful facts about Australia’s wildlife. This definitely extends
into the marine world too. You might be able to see where this is going… Since my new friends are from the distance
land of America, I take the opportunity to share my Aussie ocean wisdom with them as
we walk through the aquarium. I always wear a cap that says “Living Reef
Ranger” on it, so I don’t blame the people for what happened next at all, in fact, I
think it’s a bit funny and I’m actually proud of myself. As I’m explaining the social interactions
of clownfish to my friends, I notice a mum with a couple young (8-12?) kids with her
listening to what I’m saying. I ignore her and keep talking on with my mates. But then
one of the kids asks me a question about it. I happily explain since everyone should know
about nature. As kids do, he asks a few follow up questions, and I explain in simple manner
so they can understand. He politely thanks me and goes back to his mum. My mates and
I think it’s a bit cute, but we sorta brush it off and move onto the next section. But the family follows. And not only them.
A couple others too. I am now giving a tour of this aquarium. And I am loving it. I get
to completely nerd out with my animal facts. I feel so smart. I have the power. ….Until a youngish teen girl (15?) asks
me how to get a job at the aquarium because she wants to be a marine biologist. I inform
her (and hence the other people around me) that I don’t actually know because I don’t
work here. A few surprised looks, and a few people leave my “tour”. But I happily carried
on. When we finished up, my friends thought it
was hilarious people thought I was giving a tour, but said they felt privileged since
it was free and they were the “VIPs”. We don’t work here “anymore”
XL Back story i used to work for a specially
repair company. We would have customers bring us boards to rebuild all the time. Public
interest for the items we fixed went down mainly because they were not needed and very
expensive. The company went under over night all the tools parts were left in the building. Almost a year later a buddy of mine says he
bought the contents of a building site unseen and asked me to come take a look because he
recognized some of the equipment being similar to what i have in my home shop. I end up riding
with him no clue where we are going and end up at my old work place. We are there for about an hour looking through
everything checking what current market values are and just looking at what all was there
its been almost a year. We are about to call it a day when someone knocks at the door oops
I forgot the open sign is hard wired into the lights. My buddy goes to the door and
I recognize the guy he was a regular has about 20 high end whine coolers in his basement
and would bring us crates full of boards to rebuild so he had spares to swap out if one
ever failed and they fail frequently. O: old customer b: buddy m: me O: thank god you back in business i have 2
coolers down and no spares I lost a lot of my collection. B: what. M: hes a wine collector he has massive whine
coolers in his basement the board burn up constantly. he was a frequent customer. O: great its the same tech the other place
i have been going to has an idiot for a tech. B: sorry dude this place has been closed a
wile we don’t work here i just bought the contents O: what do you mean? He works here i know
he does i have come here for years. The price was always $100 a board im willing to pay
more if parts are more expensive. B: dude i have no clue what you talking about.
We are not a business i just bought a bunch of random crap at auction. I can hear wars going on i can see in the
guys truck there are 2 crates of boards probably 15 all together. I pull my buddy aside. M: we have the parts to rebuild whats in his
truck each one will take me about 5 minutes its up to you but it could be some quick cash
if you got the time. B: ok I go out tell the guy i will do it for the
stand price this time but the business is closed if he needs any fixed in the future
i can do it out of my house but the price may change. The guy got super excited agreed
left the boards his number and went to eat until we called him back. About an hour and a half go by i have all
the boards done it was 16 of them i call the guy he shows up. O: how did it go all good? M: yep they all test properly on the bench.
As always you will want to test as many as you can in a machine asap. i put my contact
info in one of the crates. Total comes to $1600. O: no no that price won’t work you guys
went out of your way to do this and you got it done in the same day thats never happened
before. He hands my buddy a bank bag. My buddy rifles
through the stack of bills inside. While i load the truck. I know the guy is a big tipper
he once paid me $200 just to stay an extra half hour to pick up his stuff. B: there’s $2600 in here. Im the only person
that bid on this crap I only paid $1200. You already made back my money and then some. Needless to say my shop got a bit of an upgrade
that day and my wallet got a tad bit heavier too. This is unacceptable! I KNOW YOU WORK HERE!!!!
XXXL I have been following this sub for months
now and thought I would share my own story. First off let me start by saying that I apologize.
I’m on mobile dun dun DUUUUN!!! (all jokes aside.) Let’s start with some backstory. This
happened 6 days ago. I am a 6′ 3″ male a little on the cubby side
(350lb but I do not look it.) I work at a place that is a sister company that rhymes
with “Tall blart”. We wear very similar colored vests but as you might have guested with different
logos. I was also wearing black shorts a silver hat with a nice dark dark blue polo shirt. For this story me=me wk=wicked karen of the
west M=Manager E=employee One fateful night as I’m just getting off
of work about 9:30pm. My girlfriend calls me to tell me that we are out of milk and
some other Misc. Items. But I only remember leaving with the milk lol. As I pull into
a parking spot and get out of my vehicle I heard a faint “excuse me sir?” Not thinking
it was pointed in my direction I thought nothing of it. (Mistake#1) half way towards the entrance
door I realized that I didn’t take off my vest from work.(Mistake #2) so I quickly turn
around and put the vest in my truck, this time hearing a more noticeable more agitated
“Excuse me sir!?” Once again I thought nothing of it (Mistake #3) and entered the store.
Fast forward about ten minutes with the milk in my hand standing by the flower wall trying
to decide on buying my girlfriend some roses or not before I head out. (I would do anything
for that woman) I feel a sharp pain in my side and left leg. Cue WK. I stumbled sideways
and almost fell over. Someone rammed me with their cart intentionally. I turned to the
person, ticked at this moment ( real quick I am a very non confrontational person and
try to aviod any sort of confrontation if possible) and yell “WHAT THE F×$&!” But before
I could say another word she like most Karens do cut me off. WARNING lot of cursing ahead. Do to the rules
I will dumb down the curse words This lady had the trademark Karen hairdo long
acrylic nails a designer purse looked to be in her mid to late fourtys and looked to be
about 5’5″ Wk -” I CAN’T BELIEVE HOW INCREDIBLY DISRESPECTFUL
AND RUDE YOU ARE!! I. AM. A. PAYING. CUSTOMER!! I CALLED FOR YOU TO COME HELP ME IN THE PARKING
LOT AND YOU AS A EMPLOYEE IGNORED ME!! DON’T YOU KNOW WHO I AM?! I WILL HAVE YOUR JOB FOR
THIS!! COME WITH ME YOU PIECE OF CRAP(other word) WE’RE GOING TO TALK WITH YOUR MANAGER!!
she then went to grab my arm to try to drag me to the nearest Manager (watching a 5’5
woman try to drag a 6’3 full grown man like he’s a little kid will always make me laugh
(but like I said I.was.Ticked.) ) I snatched my arm away from her and yelled back Me- “LADY I DON’T GIVE A FLYING RAT FRICK
WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE AND HONESTLY I DON’T WANT TO KNOW! I DO NOT WORK HERE! ALSO WHAT
GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO PHYSICALLY ASSAULT SOMEONE WHEN YOU DONT GET WHAT YOU WANT YOU
ENTITLED WITCH!” upon hearing the yelling, I heard some running footsteps and around
a corner popped out employee. E-” What’s going on here? ” WK- Insert smug smile here* THIS EMPLOYEE
IGNORED ME AND PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED ME WHEN I TRIED TO ASK FOR SOME HELP! I DEMAND TO
SPEAK WITH YOUR MANAGER ABOUT GETTING THIS MAN FIRED!! ME- BULLTURD LADY THAT’S A LIE AND YOU KNOW
IT! YOU ARE THE ONE ASSAULTING PEOPLE I NEVER LAID A HAND ON YOU, AND PERSONALLY I DON’T
WANT TO! YOU GRUNT! I.DONT.WORK.HERE!! *E runs to get the manager WK- HOW DARE YOU TALK TO ME LIKE THAT! DO
YOU KISS YOUR MOTHER WITH THAT DISGUSTING MOUTH OF YOURS?! Me- not that it’s any of your Business as
a matter of fact I do and she loves me very much. Can’t say the same about you though.
Not with your attitude. WK-insert Banshee scream here* YOU SON OF
A WITCH DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?! I WILL PERSONALLY MAKE SURE YOU NEVER WORK IN THIS TOWN AGAIN! Me- lady I thought I already summarized that
I do not flippin care who the heck you are nor do I want to. Your lucky that I haven’t
already called the police for assault on you. At this moment PE and M come running around
the corner. M- what seems to be the problem here? WK- I WAS MINDING MY OWN BUSINESS WHEN YOU’RE
EMPLOYEE ASSAULTED ME AND STARTED YELLING AND BERATING ME I WANT THIS MAN FIRED!! ME- WHAT THE FUDGE LADY MORE LIES HOW MANY
TIMES DO I HAVE TO SAY IT TO GET IT INTO YOUR ENTITLED THICK SKULL READ MY LIPS WOMAN I…
DO…NOT ….WORK …HERE… Me to M Me- sir she is spreading lies and
twisting her story around she is the one that assaulted me I lifted my shirt to show the
marks that was left by her cart on my side and left calf(calf had a good bruise) WK- EWWW NO ONE WANTS TO SEE YOUR FAT A$%
BODY PUT IT AWAY NOW! OMG WHO WOULD LOVE SOMETHING LIKE THAT (yes this witch resorted to fat
shaming me. She went there.) I will be proud of what I said next till the
day I die. (once again I have no idea who this woman is. Or if she has a daughter or
not but what I said shut her up.) Me- That’s not what your Daughter said last
night. E- OHHH M to E- stop it M to me- Sir I’m going
to have to ask you to stop right there before I escort you out of the building ME- sorry I understand M to WK- mam I can assure you that this man
does not work for tall Blart WK- THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE I KNOW HE WORKS HERE
I SAW YOUR EMPLOYEE GET OUT OF HIS TRUCK WITH A BLUE VEST ON! I WANT HIM FIRED NOW!! M- mam once again he does not work here I
haven’t seen him before. WK- JUST TO LET YOU KNOW I WILL BE CONTACTING
YOUR CORPORATE OFFICE TO LET THEM KNOW ABOUT THIS RUDE EMPLOYEE THAT YOU ARE DEFENDING
AND WHAT A INCOMPETENT MANAGER YOU ARE!! M- Please leave the store mam. WK scoffs* stomps out of the store. M to ME- Sir I do apologize for any convenience
this must have caused you, would you like us to call the police so you can file a report
against her? Tbh I seriously did consider pressing charges
on her for assault. I was tired and wanted to go home. That and I didn’t want to go through
the whole court process. So I let it go. Paid for my milk and went home. That wasn’t my first karen encounter and unfortunately
probably won’t be the last either I sincerely hope that I never run into that woman again.
Thank you for reading. (Also the part about the bruise on my leg
was more of a mark from where the cart hit me bruise didnt show till later.) Wholesome IDWH
M Once I was in one of those big box electronics
stores, I forget which and as most of them are closed now its not important. Anyway I
was there shopping around for a TV. I remember enjoying myself cause there was a significant
absence of staff so I was not constantly bothered by people trying to help me. Anyway Some little
old man asks me for help on tv, I tell him sorry I don’t work here, and the poor guy
visibly deflates. This is when HD TVs were still fairly new
and there we a million different options and types, old CRTs, LED, Plasma, Thin Projection
it was confusing as heck for me who had done research and shopped around. For this poor
guy it must have been a danged nightmare. Anyway I figure I will help this poor guy
out a little cause even if he finds a salesperson they are only gonna recommend whatever is
most expensive anyway. I don’t work here, but I have been doing quite
a bit of TV shopping and have good feelings about this one, and maybe that one over there.
The little old man was clearly happy and wandered off to find someone to help him with his purchase.

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Comments

  1. Karen: "Don't you know who I am?!"

    Me: "No but let's go to the local police station and they'll probably tell you."

  2. Still blurry, for christ sake's man, just upload it in higher quality, take screenshotf of reddit pages using a better program. All your videos have been blurry for the last 50 videos. I'm on the brink of unsubscribing because I cant read it.

  3. I totally thought they were talking about wooden boards in the first story too, because of all the wood in wine cellars.

  4. Tour related I went to Vancouver Island many years back and I couldn't believe the tour prices, they were outrageous. A bum walks up to me and asked if I was looking for any buds while on my visit, he had my full attention. I told him about how I wanted to go on a tour but the prices sucked and he said he knows all the good places and would do it for a pack of smokes, so I bought him 2 packs and took him up on his other offer. That trip was the best trip I ever went on. I have only been to 7 or 8 countries so far.

  5. I would have totally called the cops on the "Tall Blart" woman. Before the manager just let her leave the store without having her data (great job moron).

  6. Always. Press. Charges.

    Seriously, how weak spind is the guy for not protecting the staff and himself by letting her get away with ASSAULTING people.

  7. My son is an avid gamer and has helped countless people (read: Moms and grandmas) at gaming stores. He likes to hang out there and chat with the employees and has no issues jumping in to help when they get busy.

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