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Waitress Goes Out For Tampons and Doesn't Come Back

Waitress Goes Out For Tampons and Doesn't Come Back

Over sushi with the girls this weekend, we got to chatting about our long ago days of waitressing at various joints across the country. Hands down, the best story was from a girlfriend that started and ended her short waitressing career in Boston. After one hellish week of training under a witchy waitress, my friend said that she had to run across the street for feminine supplies and then never went back! Can you think of a better excuse than the tampon escape, or have you experienced anything similar?


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chancleta chancleta 9 years
that's a great one! i've soooo been there before reminds of that scene in "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" "i have to go - away!"
courtney422 courtney422 9 years
Oh these stories are great!
marcella marcella 9 years
CestLaVie -- I love that story about the "I quit" post-it. That beats the tampon story by 100%!
Advah Advah 9 years
At my job people have a tendency to cry at work whenever they upset (good or bad reasons), which goes against my rule that if you want to cry at work, you lock yourself in the bathroom and don't impose that to your coworkers who are already trying to deal with stress. Anyway after the last time people cried in my office, I decided the next time I'd see someone cry I'd just grab my coat without saying anything, walk out and take the first bus that goes to the beach. Sadly, they've sort of stopped crying since..
n_i_k n_i_k 9 years
When no one was looking I left out the back door & never came back in the middle of my shift. I never told anyone I was leaving & I never answered when they called.
jadenirvana jadenirvana 9 years
I havent but my former boyfriend once was so hungover he just walked out of his first day of waiter training and went on slept with the homeless people on the pier.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I worked as a receptionist at a radio station once, and it was so chaotic an unorganized that it stressed me out. At certain times of the day, I'd have to give up my desk to someone else and practically sit in a closet answering phones. No one had an official title, so when people would call asking for Marketing, for example, I had no idea who to transfer them to. I was performing tasks that I had never done before. The boss lady was cold and stern, and treated me like an imbecile. She expected me to kiss as much advertiser ass as she did, which was not my thing. It was just a mess. Day two I ran out crying and muttering "I don't need to work." It was embarrassing, but I was #3 to walk out.
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
when i worked at verizon, we would play "last one to the floor helps the customer" just as a customer would walk in they would three people fall to the ground
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
I have always been afraid to do this because Pittsburgh is a small town. My first job in college, my boss there is cousins to my current boss although one was retail and one is a professional establishment.
Marci Marci 9 years
I haven't done anything like that myself, but a girl I worked with went to lunch one day and never came back.
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
im not going to lie, i have done something similar to this before.. haha n it felt pretty good! :)
lawchick lawchick 9 years
when I was in high school and waiting tables, I was asked to come in on a Saturday when I wasn't scheduled, so I had my best friend pretend to be me and call and quit the job!
CestLaVie CestLaVie 9 years
Someone at the company I am at (before I stated) left an "I quit" PostIt on his computer when he went to lunch.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Haha that is awesome! I know sometimes I want to do the same.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
I remember something similar happening when I used to work at Blockbuster. I'd only been working there for two months or so, when they asked me to work on a Saturday night at a branch across town. This was a branch that saw WAY more traffic than the one I worked at. That store was pure chaos! They also asked this guy at my branch that was VERY new (a week or so) if he would go there too. The new guy was in the store for a few minutes, said he needed to run out to the car real quick to get his belt. He took off, without another word! It wasn't fair that he was put in that sort of situation when he was so new... but I could've KILLED him.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Hmmm I don't think I've ever done anything like this in regards to work but I have done this with a guy. Hahaha. :rotfl:
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