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Comedian Al Murray recounts a run-in with industrial-scale stupidity: "Car insurance company rang, without having sent me a renewal letter, asking for money. Made them answer security questions." In the same vein, tell us your stories about pointless paperwork and corporate quarter-wits

(, Thu 23 Feb 2012, 12:13)
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I once paid cash at a GAP store or similar
And the retail drone held every note under his UV light to check if they were real.

So when he gave me my £15-ish change, I just bent over the counter and checked them as well.

If you don't trust me, I don't trust you. Simple.
(, Mon 27 Feb 2012, 14:57, 17 replies)

(, Mon 27 Feb 2012, 15:12, closed)
Good for you.
*I like this*
(, Mon 27 Feb 2012, 15:19, closed)
Nothing says "Fuck da system"
quite like petty one-upmanship.
(, Mon 27 Feb 2012, 15:39, closed)

(, Mon 27 Feb 2012, 15:56, closed)
How dare someone do their job.

(, Mon 27 Feb 2012, 16:30, closed)
Dear Brayn
I read that as Waaaaahhhhhh waaaaaahhhhhh.

You are just playing devils advocate again.
(, Mon 27 Feb 2012, 19:01, closed)
If there was one single good reason why they should trust you
this might make the tiniest bit of sense.

Did you also check the clothes they sold you weren't counterfeit?
(, Mon 27 Feb 2012, 17:00, closed)
Please remember that people who work in retail:
1. Hate their job
2. Hate their employers
3. Hate you.

Don't be a cunt to some poor bastard who is just doing what their fucker of an employer has told them to do.
(, Mon 27 Feb 2012, 18:22, closed)
It's exactly this thinking that allowed the holocaust to happen.

(, Mon 27 Feb 2012, 19:52, closed)
But if the notes had been handed in from a previous customer
surely they would have been checked already?
(, Mon 27 Feb 2012, 18:41, closed)
That's just what the till monkey wants you to think
as s/he takes the opportunity to pass dud notes s/he brought into work.
(, Mon 27 Feb 2012, 20:40, closed)
I've known people (using the word loosely) do exactly that.
When such easily forged banknotes are concerned (I'm referring to '90s English notes, not the far superior Jockinese ones, golly those produced by the Clydesdale were a real U.V treat), you downright needed to check 'em all. Personally I tended to use the rub method, far more certain.
(, Mon 27 Feb 2012, 21:59, closed)
To be honest Bier,
as much as I like this the people above are right. It is not the poor till monkeys fault that they have to do things like this.
(, Mon 27 Feb 2012, 19:03, closed)
to be honest...
... he took it in good humour and said something along the lines of "fair enough"....

... and I don't blame him.
(, Mon 27 Feb 2012, 23:33, closed)
Well, you've made yourself look like the big man here.

(, Mon 27 Feb 2012, 21:08, closed)
He won't do that again, that's for sure

(, Mon 27 Feb 2012, 21:39, closed)
No siiiirrrrreeeeee bob.

(, Mon 27 Feb 2012, 23:50, closed)

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