I worked at Taco Bell while in high school. One of my coworkers was this guy who was really friendly, but also really strange. He was obsessed with being a “straight edge” kid and drew the Xs on his hands, and the whole nine yards. He had a high pitched, but pleasant voice, and spoke in an overly polite manner.
Anyway, he had put in his two weeks and on his last day he was working the front counter register. This lady walks up to order and he just stares at her. After a few seconds she says “Umm… can you take my order?” In his very calm and polite voice he says “Oh, I am sorry ma’am, but I cannot.” There was another awkward pause and she says “Ummm… well why not?” He responds with “….BECAUSE I AM A DINOSAUR!!!”
He immediately started growling and roaring at her, and he walked back and forth behind the counter like a T-Rex. He did this until the GM who was back making food realized what was going on. On her way up to the counter he calmly clocked out and left. The GM had to apologize over and over again to the poor woman trying to order.
That kid was a Taco Bell legend for several years.
Edit: I forgot to add that he was a 6’3” 250lb…ish burly guy who wore eye liner and had blue hair. (Nathann4288)
During grad school a professor in my department had a doctoral student who’d been there a few years, had passed candidacy exams and was writing up the dissertation.
I still don’t know what truly caused the argument, but they ended up having a shouting matching in the hallway in our academic building one day. Allegedly student wanted to publish results and prof said no because they actually corrected a previously published theory he had first authored. Major fireworks.
Student ends up switching to a new lab, refuses to let professor have the lab / research notes, and wrote up his dissertation using the original data funded by the original prof under a different prof (a big deal, again).
That professor submitted his tenure packet one year later. It was unanimously approved by the dept and college…. the provost rejected it, because this former student went to the provost with the prof’s original paper, student’s data, the still-unsubmitted manuscript the student had written up…everything.
The uni had a rule that if you don’t get tenure you have to leave….prof never could get hired in the states after that and had to go back to his home country in the Middle East. (SlothMaster223)
You think you can fool me?
First, this involves the new £5 notes. For those who don’t know, they’re polymer notes, and if you fold them up they tend to stay folded. Its important for the story.
I served a customer, a friendly old man with white hair, who paid with a folded £5. I put it in the till. A few minutes later my boss was in the till and saw the folded note.
He decided that the folds meant it had been rolled up into a tube to snort coke with. He was absolutely adamant. I said no, I just took that note, from an old man. He started yelling, rolling the note up in his fingers to make a tube, shouting at me, “Look! It rolls up like this! Don’t tell me I don’t know what I’m talking about! Don’t tell me I’m wrong!” He kept shouting at me, basically waiting for me to apologise and back down, say I was wrong. But I wasn’t so I didnt.
He wound up storming off, throwing things and slamming things. He’s f**king insane and I should have complained but there would be no point, everyone knows what he’s like and no one cares. (QuoyanHayel)