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post #1 of 26
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Guys,

I'm at work and bored, I've read up on all my 9gag.com and now I'm sat here with nothing to do, so $25 to someone who gives me an interesting story. I'll pick the winner tomorrow at 2pm and transfer it via Paypal.

No general requirements, just stick to the rules etc and make it interesting, it can be funny, it can be something that affected you personally. Just tell me something interesting that you've done or something interesting about yourself. It has to be either you or someone you know, not something from a newspaper.

Pictures give more kudos ;-)

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post #2 of 26
haha, ok

Challenge accepted,

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Back when i was in 5th grade, the last class i had in the day was the one i hated the most. i was too smart, they were teaching basic arithmetic and 3 dimensional shapes, and the teacher wouldn't believe me when i said i knew something, and always accused me of lying. Like one day i was just sitting there and she thought i had gum in my mouth, so she yells "JACK GO SPIT OUT YOUR GUM!! IF I CATCH YOU WITH GUM AGAIN I WILL WRITE YOU UP!" and of course since she screamed, i was too afraid to explain i didnt have any gum. i go over to the trash can and act like i spit something out. when i saw she was satisfied i sat back down. a few minutes later, she starts walking over to my desk. i still did not have any gum, so i thought she was going to say sorry or something. boy was i wrong. she stands next to my desk and doesnt scream, but in a tone that is audible to everyone she says"Jack i'm tired of you not listening. go spit out your gum and go to the office. i didnt want to get written up, so i flip out on her. "I NEVER EVEN HAD ANY GUM! SEE LOOK! *so i open my mouth and pull out my tounge* SEE NO GUM! YOU JUST YELLED AT ME FOR NO REASON AND PUT ME ON THE SPOT!" so she starts to cry and goes to her desk. i run out of the classroom and hide in the bathroom, afraid that i would get written up. when i heard the bell ring, i bolted out of the school as fast as i could and ran home. the next day she gives me a write up and calls my parents. she goes out of the classroom, but i could still hear her talking. she was lying to my mother, saying i flipped desks and pushed her and various other lies. when i got home that day, my mom was in shock. she knew i wouldnt do anything like that, and when i explained what happened, she said she would handle it. the next day i see my mom come in for a parent teacher conference(this was after school). i sit outside the room and listen. my mom flipped out on the teacher. the next day the teacher said sorry and never hassled me about anything. she wouldnt even ask me to do something, and pretty much let me do anything. this is why i love my mom!
Edited by thepoopscooper - 8/28/12 at 9:15am
post #5 of 26

Why not?

 

This one time, in band camp..... j/k

 

Here's a good story I have about irony and a horrible manager I had a few years ago:

 

In the winter of 2009 I was living with my in-laws in Virginia. At the time I had two, very crappy, low paying jobs. I worked for a fast food restaurant during the afternoon/night time hours and a stocking job at a department store from early morning to afternoon. I was pulling anywhere from 60-75 hours a week, and sometimes going 3 days on just 2-3 naps. In our situation, we were just struggling to pay the few bills we had while taking care of our newborn daughter.

 

That winter, for anyone who doesn't remember it, there was record breaking snow fall in our area. At one point we had a 12ft high snow mountain in the front yard from digging out the walkways and driveways, not to mention the 4-5ft of snow on the actual road in front of the house. There were mass closings of many businesses, my father-in-law was told not to come into work, my (now) wife was told to stay home, and the fast food place I worked for was gracious enough to tell me I didn't have to brave the roads. That just left my stocking position, which for some reason refused to take a call off or tell us not to come to work.

 

Let me make this little problem clearer, I was driving a 2001 Hyundai Accent (the 2-door model) at the time. The department store was a 15-20 minute drive from my house on days when there weren't 4ft of snow on the roads. My manager told me that calling out would be considered an unexcused call off, and it would reflect badly on my employment record. So in order to make it to work by 4am the first day, I left my house at 12am, and drove for 4 1/2 hours to get to work. I passed numerous vehicles in ditches, 3-4 accidents, and even witnessed two, massive, 4-wheel drive vehicles pull into the same ditch one after the other. Needless to say, I was lucky I got there at all, much less only 30-minutes late.

 

As you probably guessed by now, my manager had words to share with me about my tardiness. It was put down in my official employment record with them, that I was "extremely" tardy to work on this day. All of this, for being 30 minutes late to work on a day when the roads weren't plowed and I was driving a matchbox size, 2-wheel drive vehicle. It's probably needless to say that I was very unhappy with my manager at this point, but I bit my tongue and went to work for 7 hours positioning products on shelves, because the truck we were supposed to receive never showed because of the weather. I finished my work day and went home, exhausted, but ready for the same the next morning. 

 

The next day was a bit better, because that night the plows went over the main roads for the first time. Because of that, I made it to work early that morning. I arrived maybe 45 minutes before the manager was supposed to be there to let us inside the story. So I kicked the seat back in my car, cranked some music, and waited. 45 minutes came and went, and there was no sign of my manager. 2 hours later, another manager showed up and told us all that the manager from the previous morning wouldn't be there today, he had some issues getting to work in the snow. 

 

Because I'm a spiteful person, I proceeded to tell this manager about how I was reprimanded the previous morning for being late due to weather and I expected appropriate response to a manager calling off due to the weather; considering my now tarnished record from just being late. When the current manager listened to my story, she was in shock that I was treated in such a manner, considering I risked my life getting to work for $9 an hour.

 

The next week the other manager, who had called out due to the weather, was demoted to regular staff for his actions.

 

Moral: Pay back is OH SO SWEET!

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post #6 of 26
I don't think my story is quite what he is looking for. Sorry. smile.gif
Edited by Demented - 8/28/12 at 8:08pm
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post #7 of 26
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Well,

I'm back and I must say i'm a little disappointed, I see a couple of good stories but lets be honest, I'm giving you $25 for pretty much nothing. Just some entertainment that the entire community can enjoy.

Guys, Man up and move on, give me something more biggrin.gif

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post #8 of 26
Here is a true story that i hope you guys believe:

When I was in 3rd or 4th grade I was in the school choir and would sing all over United States in front of many people. One day my choir teacher told us that we would be singing for someone very special this month. She told us that this person attended our school for a few years when he was our age and would be coming to visit and even might sing with us. The day came and as we were preparing for the performance, our teacher told us to look outside the second story window because our special guest had arrived. Without knowing who the guest was, we all crowded around the window and saw the man himself, coming out of his limo. Michael Jackson! He came upstairs to meet and greet us before our big performance. I got to shake his hand, talk to him and he even gave me his BAD album (vinyl record) with his signature written on the cover. The time had come for the performance and Michael sang We Are The World with us. We were all over the news and I got to be on TV. biggrin.gif My school dedicated our Auditorium to Michael because of his donations to our school music program.

Time had gone by and one day when I was in Jr. high, my family was having a yard sale to get rid of our "useless" things. Well, without my sister thinking, she put up the signed "Bad" Album for sale. When she came up to my parents and I to tell us the good news that she sold something, I was shocked to find out that she sold my album for 1 measly dollar. That is right guys! The memory of meeting, arguably the most famous person in the world, gone. My sister and I laugh about it now and at least it does make a good story. tongue.gif

Here is a small picture of the auditorium with his name on it.

Edited by Ragsters - 8/28/12 at 12:52pm
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$25 for someone to abate your boredom for a few minutes? At that rate you better be getting a happy ending.
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post #10 of 26
So I told the bartender, "I ain't got no tree-fiddy"...

I would love to give you a funny story but all I've got experiences from sitting in a chair my whole life. Nothing special. redface.gif

Just in case though: This space reserved rolleyes.gif
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