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Back when young ScaryDuck worked in the Dole office rather than simply queuing in it, he had to deal with a claimant brought in by his mum. She did all the talking. He was 40 years old.

Have you had to deal with over-protective parents? Get your Dad to tell us all about it.

(, Thu 10 Sep 2009, 15:13)
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I work in a clothes shop.
Today I served a young man who appeared to be about 19. He tried to return some pance (in vain, as we don't do returns on underwear), as his mum had told him they were the wrong size. I'll repeat that: his mum told him that he takes a different size. How do you get to be that age without being able to buy the right size pance of your own accord?

I also once had a less extreme version of Scaryduck's - 17-ish year-old lad comes in with dad, dad hands in lad's CV and does all the talking. True, cashiering in a TK Maxx-wannabe shop isn't the hardest job in the world, but how do you expect to get a job in customer services if you can't handle talking to strangers?
(, Thu 10 Sep 2009, 21:35, 11 replies)
What are pance's
are they like pants as in underwear?
(, Thu 10 Sep 2009, 21:39, closed)
damn it to hades and back,
I really do prefer that spelling
(, Thu 10 Sep 2009, 22:00, closed)
Just pants (UK pants as in knickers, not US pants as in trousers)
/board calls them pance.
(, Thu 10 Sep 2009, 22:02, closed)
as in
(, Thu 10 Sep 2009, 22:07, closed)
greatly underrated songwriter.
(, Fri 11 Sep 2009, 11:33, closed)
As in Charles Von Vestenpance
the famous phlebotomist.
(, Sun 13 Sep 2009, 19:41, closed)
Word of the week!
(, Fri 11 Sep 2009, 9:42, closed)
Clicked for:
(, Fri 11 Sep 2009, 9:59, closed)
The kid probably didn't want a job
and his dad was making him get one. There's usually a reasonable explanation for these sorts of things.
(, Sun 13 Sep 2009, 19:40, closed)
Hm, that's more likely, actually.
I did once get a pair of customers who were a chav girl and her chav mum. The mum was berating her spawn for not having a job, to which her fuck-trophy moaningly replied, "Well, get me one, then!" She must've been at least 18.
(, Mon 14 Sep 2009, 12:46, closed)
Berating her for not having a job
sounds like decidedly unchavly behaviour on the part of the mother. Maybe there is hope for them yet.
(, Mon 14 Sep 2009, 15:09, closed)

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