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Gerrinson
06-15-2015, 01:17 PM
The tourist season is picking up around here, and with it comes a flood of entitled jerks. The one I encountered at the gas station yesterday was one of the special ones.

Our cast:

Me: Myself and I.
EJ: Entitled Jerkwad - incidentally he looked about 4 - 5 years older than me.
EJF: EJ's friend, which clearly calls into question his intelligence and/or poor character judgment.

I pulled in, got gas, and was scrubbing some wiper/washer fluid resistant crud off my windshield with the scrubber/squeegee that the station provides between the gas pumps. As I was doing this, a couple of vehicles pulled up on either side of the pump behind me and the drivers were conversing. I wasn't paying a lot of attention to them until this happened:

EJ: *speaking to his friend* Do you need your windshield cleaned?

EJF: Yes, that would be nice.

EJ: You!

Me: ... *cleaning my windshield and really not paying attention*

EJ: You, boy! You need to wash my friend's windshield when you're done there.

Me: ... *thinking: you'd better not be talking to me like that*

EJ: You! Boy! In the black t-shirt!

Me: *:pissed: ORLY? He IS talking to me!* Call me 'boy' one more time and I'll come over there to shove this squeegee up your ass, you obnoxious prick.

EJ: Who do you think you are? I'm going to have you fired! Where's your manager?

Me: Not working today, but her name is Irene and her direct dial work phone number is 555-5555 if you want to leave a message. *I then chucked the squeegee back into the holder and drove off, with EJ just staring at me as I went.*

I'm waiting for my boss to arrive now to find out if the tool actually called her. I'm pretty sure that not cleaning someone's windshield on demand at the gas station will have no impact at all on my job as a corporate accountant / accounts payable supervisor.

Even if I did work for the gas station, calling me 'boy' is not going to get you what you want.

Crossbow
06-15-2015, 02:16 PM
I'm pretty sure that not cleaning someone's windshield on demand at the gas station will have no impact at all on my job as a corporate accountant / accounts payable supervisor.


Well, not unless Irene is a complete tool anyway...

Ashaela
06-15-2015, 02:20 PM
Ho-ly crap. I think you were more restrained than I would have been!

EvilEmpryss
06-15-2015, 02:51 PM
I applaud you for saying aloud what others may not have had the gumption to do.

Seriously, I haven't seen a gas station offer windshield washing to anyone for decades! I can get them to pump my gas for me because I'm disabled, but I don't think I could get them to clean my windshield unless it were a safety hazard covered in mud or something and the worker took pity on me.

Jay 2K Winger
06-15-2015, 06:31 PM
Man, if someone had said that to me, I'd probably have responded similarly, but not given them my boss' phone or anything. I'd just have said, "I don't work here, f@#khead."

Pagan
06-16-2015, 01:26 AM
I'm waiting for my boss to arrive now to find out if the tool actually called her.

And...? Don't leave us hanging!

raudf
06-16-2015, 01:54 AM
Best way I've found to break my youngest is to say, "Mommy doesn't understand rude," and not acknowledge him until he uses his manners.

"I don't understand rude," ignore until they are polite, and then tell them you don't work there!

MoonCat
06-16-2015, 01:59 AM
WTF? "You, boy"? Seriously??? Who the hell says that?? This guy thinks he's JP Morgan or something?? In 2015 no less?

You were definitely more restrained than I would have been.

Monterey Jack
06-16-2015, 02:39 AM
I would have replied with a hearty, "Yes, sir!", then spit repeatedly on his windshield before giving it a token swipe with the squeegee and walking away. :D

Silent-Hunter
06-16-2015, 06:54 PM
Holy CRAP! And there was NO indication to him that you worked there? No similar clothing colors or anything?

Evannah
06-16-2015, 07:23 PM
Oh, I'd LOVE it if a customer presumed I worked somewhere I don't and got nasty with me. You have to restrain yourself when you're working, but hell, I'd let rip at them seeing as I'd be a customer just like they are :)

If they end up phoning your boss, please keep us updated!

Slave to the Phone
06-16-2015, 10:00 PM
Way back when, I was wearing my Dice manager's shirt when I stopped at the grocery store. I grabbed a cart from the parking lot and was pushing it into the store when someone grabbed the cart and DEMANDED that I give it to him. I refused. He yelled at me because he was the customer and needed my cart. I walked past him with cart proudly in front of me.

He contacted Dice Corp to lodge a complaint that I was so unhelpful and rude.

My boss laughed and laughed and I always changed out of my shirt before leaving after that.

Gerrinson
06-17-2015, 11:48 AM
Sorry for the delay in responding, things at work went to hell real quick on Monday. I might make a CoC post about it later, but after 2 days I'm still seething about the stuff that came up. And co-opted all my time doing someone else's work. *sigh*

Anyway, the jackass did not call my boss. I was hoping there would be a great message, but nothing. Maybe he finally figured out I didn't work there?

As for the 'no indication that I worked there' - nope. The employees where black slacks and a grey/red shirts with logos & name tags. I was wearing a black t-shirt and jeans with a couple gaping holes in them (but they're so comfy!)

I have to wonder if maybe he didn't go inside to lodge a complaint and they informed him I was just another customer.

taxguykarl
06-17-2015, 05:16 PM
I have to wonder if maybe he didn't go inside to lodge a complaint and they informed him I was just another customer.Either that or writing a paper letter:rolleyes:
Tell me that you gave your manager a heads up on this nonsense.

wolfie
06-17-2015, 05:54 PM
The tourist season is picking up around here, and with it comes a flood of entitled jerks.

Tourist season, you say? What's the bag limit?:devil:

dalesys
06-17-2015, 06:06 PM
Tourist season, you say? What's the bag limit?:devil:
More of a gag limit. There is a heavily enforced, "You kill it, you eat it." and you have use everything but the squeal.

And I don't need anymore lampshades.

morgana
06-17-2015, 07:59 PM
More of a gag limit. There is a heavily enforced, "You kill it, you eat it." and you have use everything but the squeal.

And I don't need anymore lampshades.

On the other hand, leather-bound journals are wonderful . . . :rolleyes:

Gerrinson
06-18-2015, 01:43 PM
Tell me that you gave your manager a heads up on this nonsense.

Yup, when I checked with her first thing on Monday to see if she had any voicemail messages, I gave her the run down on what happened.