In life, when you’re at work, you’re going to overhear a lot of conversations from people you work with. If you’re in an office, you co-workers may whisper things to each other and you catch wind of it. If you’re in service, you may encounter the same thing. But, when you’re in the customer service industry, you may overhear some pretty wild things from your customers. For example, if you’re a waiter or waitress, some tables may have some really wild conversations and you may interrupt at the worst time possible. Just ask the many people of Reddit – they know.
I was delivering food to a large table that looked like they were on a family reunion vacation when I overheard a grandpa asking one of the younger (12 or 13?) grandchildren if he they had fun that day. The kid responded with “Fuck you grandpa I can’t wait until you die.”. I almost dropped all the plates in shock.
In a Witherspoons and there was a slight lull in the Friday night noise and a buddy and I overheard a girl say “Well technically he isn’t my brother so I shagged him” to which her friend replied “But you have the same Dad”.
Had a guy confess to banging his SO’s sister when I brought their drinks to them. It was an anniversary. I guess he thought it would be the least likely place for her to cause a scene. She caused a scene.
We had a couple who would come in regularly and always asked to be seated in my coworker’s section. They were probably in their 60s and were always really affectionate and cute with each other. My coworker would joke around with them all the time.
One day the man came in with a different woman than usual, and my coworker jokingly told him “ooooh, you’re in trouble. I’m going to tell your wife you were here with another woman.”
Woman said “Excuse me? I am his wife. Who the fuck has he been coming here with?” Dead awkward silence while she death-glares at her extremely uncomfortable-looking husband.
My coworker just turned around and walked away.
When I was a waiter, people often pretended that I wasn’t there. The stories they told were crazy and personal. One woman at a table of 6 lunching ladies told the story of how her husband was recently prescribed viagra. “He took it like a vitamin – 1 pill every morning. He kept having erections at work and didn’t understand why.”