This is completely ridiculous but here goes
So I work at the online shopping department at the grocery store in town. The front end (where I used to work for 2 years and was a huge PITA) stopped using paper bags bc the store didn’t want to pay for them, but my boss refused to comply since it’ll take 200x longer if our shoppers only used plastic, making us the only ones with paper bags. I clocked in at 4 to walk into the usual Unhappy Hour™ (bc everyone literally tries to pick up their stuff at once). The rush isn’t bad when I started, but it started to pick up an hour later. Around then, as I was helping my coworker/friend load a customer’s car, a middle-aged man comes up to me, kinda pissed for God knows what reason. The conversation went something like this:
Man: go inside and ask your boss why you guys have paper bags
Me, confused and looking at wall of groceries: what?
Man, pointing to paper/plastic bag on top of an order: I wanna know why you guys have paper and plastic bags and we’re stuck with just plastic. is it some kind of joke? it’s a shame.
Me: … I d-
Man: you know what? I’m gonna go make a big stink about it
He leaves and I don’t see him again until after a couple more of our customers pick up. Again he comes up to me after I finish the last of the round.
Man: so I talked with (insert store manager name here) and he understands
Man: I’m also going to sue (store name here) for discrimination charges cause I’m being discriminated against.
Me: ¿what? ok??
Once I go inside after the second time (out of sight and earshot) I start cracking up over how dumb the whole thing was. Sometimes I wonder why I still work there.
customer complains to me about paper bag policy that I have no control over, talks to a manager, and threatens to sue because he didn’t get paper for his groceries