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Old 05-26-2007, 04:25 PM
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Default Mother's mad becaus MY formula tastes bad

I have a digestive disorder, and because of this my doctors prescribed to me several cans of nutrition formula that I have to drink. They say it tastes like vanilla. I've tasted vanilla and this is the worst tasting vanilla ever! Normally, we can't drink at the registers, but my manager's a real nice guy, and seeing how this is a medical thing, he lets me drink the formula at the registers as long as it's in a sports bottle.

So, I'm working at the registers with my bottle of heaven-knows-what-flavor formula and I'm ringing up a mother with a 7 or 8 year old boy. As I'm scanning her items, my hand accidently knocks into my bottle and knocks it off the counter. The boy picks it up. At first, I think he's going to give it back, but instead he pops the top up and takes a drink! Then he screams, "Ew! Gross! This is nasty!" I swear, Australia heard us and we are nowhere near Australia. He flings the bottle at me and I dodge it.

Now this is where it gets interesting. The mother yells at me for keeping a foul tasting drink on my register for customers to sample. I tell her the drink was for my personal use and furthermore it tastes bad because my doctors prescribed it to me for a disorder. The mother then tells me that if I'm a cripple, I shouldn't be out in daylight! The manager is over at the next register and he hears this. He doesn't like it when customers insults his employees, so he goes over there and tells her, "Ma'am. This is the 21st century, not the 1950s. Handicaps are more than welcome to enjoy the sunshine if they want to. And furthermore, Princess-Snake is not a cripple. She is a bright young woman who was born just a tad different than most babies." (I love my manager!) I don't know if it was because someone dared to stand up to her, or if it was because my manager is 6'5" and lifts weights every day, but her face turned pale, she quickly paid, and practically ran out of the store. After she left, I got some alcohol wipes that I always keep with me and wiped the top of the bottle with three of them. Then life moved on. (Although I was tempted to just dump the formulaon the mother's head. Then I wouldn't have to drink it.)
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Old 05-26-2007, 04:33 PM
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Ha! Your manager rocks!

I wish I had been in that store as another customer, because I would've let that stupid lady have it.

Ignorant AND a poor parent. Wow.

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Old 05-26-2007, 05:10 PM
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If that were my kid (and I'd like to think if he were he never would have taken a drink in the first place) I'd have said "well, that'll teach you to drink from bottles that don't belong to you"...and why the he!! would someone assume an unlabeled sports bottle would be meant for customers to sample??!!
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Old 05-26-2007, 05:52 PM
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What in the name of gord is wrong with people?!
"Shouldn't be out in daylight"?! What an absolutely disgusting attitude. What would this woman do if there was the slightest thing wrong with her little boy and was told that he shouldn't attend school with other children?
Reminds me of this war story:
http://www.customerssuck.com/board/showthread.php?t=198
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Old 05-26-2007, 06:10 PM
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I'd have probably informed the boy about how impolite it is to grab someone else's drink. "Didn't your mother teach you any manners?"

I'd have also suggested to the mother, "Maybe you need to teach your brat some manners." My parents taught me that children are to be seen, and not heard.

It's probably a wonder that I don't get in trouble sometimes, but I give the hell right back to the hellions. You know, share and share alike.... do unto others as they do unto you.

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Old 05-26-2007, 06:42 PM
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Maybe she got cripples and vampires confused?

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Old 05-26-2007, 06:45 PM
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I don't know why this mother is mad at me. First of all, the kid ought to know better, and second of all so what if my formula tastes bad, what are you mad at me for? You're not the one who's forced to drink it, I am! I should be mad, not you! I'm just hoping she's not a vegan, cause knowing her attitude, she would have gotten on my case on my "meat only" diet that my doctors put me on. (Meat's easier on the digestive system than other foods.) i'm not joking. The doctors have made me a carnivore.
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Old 05-26-2007, 07:07 PM
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I don't know why this mother is mad at me. First of all, the kid ought to know better, and second of all so what if my formula tastes bad, what are you mad at me for? You're not the one who's forced to drink it, I am! lol:
Should have told her you love it! It's the most delicious thing you've ever had and you wish everyone could have a prescription for it Artificial/medicinal vanilla flavoring rocks!!
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Old 05-26-2007, 07:18 PM
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They also have chocolate and strawberry flavors too. But if the vanilla one tastes like crap, then I don't even want to know what the chocolate ones taste like. My dad told me (before the doctors put me on my carnivorous diet) to mix in chocolate syrup with the formula to make it taste better. Long story short, I did and it didn't.
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Old 05-26-2007, 07:20 PM
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The mother then tells me that if I'm a cripple, I shouldn't be out in daylight!
"Well, being as you are evidently mentally crippled, I guess you should take your own advice. You shouldn't be out in daylight--or at night for that matter."
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