The OP was expecting everyone to agree that the customers were at fault, but most people are on the customers’ side.
the comments of this aren’t going in OP’s direction:
Quite a busy day today for surprising story receptions…
It’s an older story but I just got pinged to it in my notifications:
I don’t think OP expected all those “you shouldn’t have picked up the phone in the first place”
The commenters seem to strongly dislike both the OP startling people as a “prank” and the OP not apologizing for it.
Wow… not only did OP not apologize, she still thinks the neighbor’s face was funny? Wow.
People don’t like this sexist OP. What a surprise. (/s)
This was in the Editors’ Choice for 2019s edition of the 15th Anniversary Round-up. However the comment section is overwhelmingly critical of the OP, who caused the situation in the first place. There really was no need to tell the jerk customer who bought the last item.
The OP even added that they could see where this was going, and yet they still told the jerk!
I like malicious compliance stories, but not when they are aimed at someone who has a valid point, and certainly not where the result could have a serious effect on people’s health.
The most mind-boggling thing about this story is someone read this story and asked permission from the Redditor if they could post it here.
If ever you’re wondering whether or not using unofficial terms is that big of an issue, i refer you to the Tenerife airport crash. There was a LOT of things that went wrong that day; it was a domino effect of lots of little things that went wrong in a row, and if any one of them hadn’t done wrong, then two 747s wouldn’t have collided on the runway, killing hundreds.
One of the dominos was a pilot using unofficial terminology over the radio, which was misinterpreted by air traffic control. Following the crash investigation, use of approved terminology over the radio was enforced.
I don’t think justification is needed, the OP led a campaign to make patient records confusing and difficult to read. Whatever point they thought they were making wasn’t worth the risk they created to patient care.
There’s a whole thread on Reddit stories and their value in being here, whether they fit or not, etc. The biggest issue is that Reddit stories mostly do not match the tonality of the standard story here at NAR, hence many of them do end up here in ignominy.
What I find confusing is that not only do most Reddit stories not match the tonality, they actually end up on the site faster than stories submitted here on the site itself. A story I submitted almost 2-3 years ago got posted this year, while stories on Reddit get posted in months, if not weeks.
I don’t think this one was posted yet?
Disagreements in the comments over whose side to be in. Some people (myself included) think the second student was rather rude and that the first has much to be proud of.
It’s a new one, but people are already confused about OP’s us-vs-them attitude.
OP butts into a conversation that had nothing to do with them; comment section calls out OP.
This story has kicked off an interesting debate about whether emulating the customer’s speech pattern in telling the story is a form of mockery.
People are skeptical of this story’s authenticity because OP was offered [Boss]'s job a few months after they’d already quit.
The OP here is seen as being fussy and acting like a jerk to a customer making a complaint that’s considered subjective at best.
Customer made it ABUNDANTLY clear they wanted two. They accidentally ordered 4. OP realised this, and charged the customer for four and made four.
Comment section made their thoughts ABUNDANTLY clear too…
While the commenters are divided on whether suggesting the park was a terrible mistake, they seem to agree that going slowly is not the unforgiveable crime that OP seems to think it is.