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We've all got 'em so let's share the best of them. Creepers, Bad boss stories, accidents, funny stories, so on and so forth. Here's a recent one: A guy comes in, appears to be in his mid-50s to early 60s. He's got one pierced ear and is wearing a retro comic book t-shirt. This guy just oozes creepy vibes by his body language. Fast forward some initial questions, I'm now showing him one of the cases that might have something kinda like what he wants. Guy comes uncomfortably, like way too hand close to leg close. Clove steps away one step and continues talking. Maybe he just stopped a little too close. Guy steps closer, dialogue continues. Clove steps away. What the hell. Steps closer, starts talking about some sci-fi stuff I'm pretending to have no idea of at this point. I can tell where this is going. Clove steps away, now not even standing at the case, and faces him to get his hand to not be next to my leg. You guessed it, steps closer. ohgodswhycan'tsomeoneelsewalkinrightnow New customer walks in, guy compliments how my earrings make me look and leaves. He came back in like 5 minutes later, some guy outside heckled "why's that old guy staring?" and he left again for good. Then my boss came in late as hell for the shift to be covered and criticized me for making a customer wait while I ran the store by myself all day. Haha.
I work for a company that has contracts with local and national newspaper companies and delivers said newspapers to different businesses, aka a delivery/courier company of sorts. When my department moved and merged with another department I had the joy of working under this hunched over, 4 foot tall, wrinkly guy who's probably 80 or so and frail as shit, but looks like he may have congealed back during the Cretaceous period. He's also a bully and an asshole of the worst kind. He has this tendency to get angry at me for no reason whatsoever. Imagine the stereotype of the most cranky, ornery old man you can imagine and you'd see his picture. I ask him a question. "It's goddamn over there. Open your goddamn fucking eyes." I'm looking for something. "What the hell are you goddamn looking for you punk ass?" Goddamn seems to be his favorite word. I don't know why I invited the hatred from him. Maybe he hates nerds, maybe he was a jock in the 1850s. I think he feels that I'm lazy and stupid since most of his anger seems to stem from me wandering around looking for stuff because I don't want to ask him lest I invoke his irrational rage. I've also had him throw newspapers at me (every time missed because he's so old it would be comical if it wasn't irritating). I've had him throw small boxes at me, also missing. He once tried to toss a newspaper bundle at me but it was too heavy. I've gotten to the point where I've decided not to just ignore him but to confront him and tell him (or more like yell at him) that I understand him but don't appreciate him being an asshole. Many times he's told me he's going to kick my ass, or put his foot up my ass, in where I respond with "is that a threat? Are you threatening me? Do I have to call the cops?" One time he threatened to call the cops on ME because we were arguing. Just the other night he sounded like he was threatening to shoot me with a shotgun which set off another argument. And the worst part of it is, my company refuses to do anything about him. People have told me he was WORSE in the past, and god knows how stupid a company is that keeps an asshole like this employed for decades who used to be worse than this. People have told me to ignore him. They make excuses for him "He's old, he doesn't know better." Then he should be in a nursing home if he doesn't know better. "He's old." He's still an adult, act like it. "That's the way they did things in his day." Check the calendar, it's 2015, he needs to act appropriately. They just make excuses rather than actually DEALING with him. And he doesn't even do much, he spends most of the time just sitting on his ass. Instead, they yell at me. When I fight against him, they tell me to shut the fuck up. They tell me to get the fuck out of the building. They make excuses for him being an asshole, loud and hateful, but not me when I react to it. Really. It feels like half the staff are against me at this place, where I have enemies all around. Fine. Fuck them all. I'm getting pretty close to taking up the chain of command, to the heads of the company, but considering it's a small private business (less than 50 people), they might just fire me to shut me up or something. I don't go to work to be bullied by some old ass prick that no one wants to do anything about. I need another job. But I don't want to go back into retail if that's the only job I can find, and work 10 hours where I can't pay my bills. At least this job is regular and full time. I'm just waiting for that moment that he actually makes good on his promise in putting his foot up my ass so I can have him arrested and put a restraining order on him. And then look into suing my employers for a violent work environment. Considering though that enough people at that place dislike/hate me, they might lie to the police/courts and I might not have a case.