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I used to work in a supermarket where the girl on the deli counter cut off the top of her finger in the meat slicer, but was made to finish her shift before going to hospital. You can now pay £100 to shoot zombies in the store's empty shell, haunted by poor dead nine-finger deli girl. Tell us your tales of the old retail experience, from either side of the counter

(, Thu 10 May 2012, 13:50)
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The Fluxite Demon
I worked in a hardware store once when I was severely mentally fucked up.

They sold a product called Fluxite, "soldering paste" that came in little tins with a picture of a red demon with tufted hair, wearing an apron, wielding a soldering iron, and glowering downwards arms aloft.

Google image search Fluxite and you will see.

I became obsessed with the Fluxite Demon and used to hold conversations with it about what I should do with my life. I was strongly urged to open the tins and eat the Fluxite, but I knew that was wrong. I would dream of the Fluxite Demon scuttling through my dreams, its face a sweating mask of anger, cursing me, exhorting me to use the Fluxite.

I even wrote a song which I played on my guitar, in order to try to propitiate the little demon.

But still it would pose arms aloft on the tins of Fluxite, and in my dreams become ever more angry.

I tried to hide this from the manager and my colleagues, and the customers, but when I woke up crying in the staff toilets, open tins of Fluxite around me and the toilet crammed full of the stuff, they sacked me.

I still kept turning up for work every day and it was only until the manager told my Dad what I'd been doing that I stopped.

I'll never forget the look on my Dad's face, a mixed look of disgust and disappointment that the fruit of his loins could turn out so mental.

I'm better now.
(, Mon 14 May 2012, 22:40, 6 replies)
We're glad you are better
but we need you to come back and clean up the toilets.
(, Mon 14 May 2012, 23:20, closed)
What did I just read?

(, Mon 14 May 2012, 23:30, closed)
I'm not sure...
I was waiting for the excruciating pun, but it never happened O_o
(, Mon 14 May 2012, 23:35, closed)

This has a disturbing ring of truth about it. And that little Fluxite geezer looks like a right nasty fucker too.
(, Tue 15 May 2012, 9:32, closed)
we have a winner
(, Tue 15 May 2012, 11:36, closed)
Haha, ha, uh...what?
(, Tue 15 May 2012, 11:48, closed)

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