danidee
2 years ago5,000+ Views
When I used to work at a drive-thru, it was the absolute worst when the customer at the pick-up window was trying their best to small talk with you while they waited for their order.
Customer: "Beautiful day outside, isn't it!"
Me: "What?"
Customer: "It's really nice outside!"
Me: "I'm sorry. Can you repeat that?"
Customer: "Nice day!"
Me: "............................................................Yes."
Normally this method works for me. Well, except for that one time I was going through airport security and the TSA inspector asked if I had something dangerous in my bag. Then it went something more like this:
TSA Inspector: "Do you have any firearms, combustibles, or any other hazardous material in your luggage, ma'am?"
Me: "What?"
TSA Inspector: "Do you have anything dangerous in your bag, ma'am?"
Me: "I'm sorry. Can you repeat that?"
TSA Inspector: "Are there any weapons in your bag?"
Me: "............................................................Yes."
Fortunately, my sister heard the question better than I did and was able to cut me off with a nice solid "NO. NO, SHE DOESN'T."

Has anything like this ever happened to you too?

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or when u ask them to repeat and they repeat the part you heard
LMAO! I can totally relate, sometimes I even doubt myself if I should get some hearing aid in my 20's! And I can never decipher other people's handwriting, maybe my problem is I can only understand myself lol.
Samething happens to me in drivethru. This one time I was at the present window at the restaurant I used to work at. Apparently (mind you this is what my coworker told me), a customer was talking to be about how her mother died and she was going through the process of her funeral. I didn't hear a single word that the woman said, and I thought she was talking about how her day's been going. So my response to that was "Awesome!! Hope you have a nice day!!" The woman then started crying right then and there, and drove off 馃槀馃槀馃槀
@danidee yea, but i hav 1 side cover/earbud in while the other out/uncovered. though at times the volume may be too loud to allow me to hear someone at times
@miraj877 It happens to the best of us!
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