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People are bizarre

So as some of you may or may not know, I work at a non profit, no-kill animal shelter in the health clinic. We also have a pet food bank there for people in need of assistance. The area we operate in is also a really run down place. Because of this, we get a lot of weird people in.

Most are harmless. Just weird. They range from mentally handicapped to strung out tweakers (lots of strung out tweakers, actually...). Today though...today someone took the cake.

So my work consists of two buildings: the shelter and the clinic. I mainly stay in the clinic unless I need something, which today I did. So I walked over to the shelter and upon opening the door the super pungent aroma of human pee hit me square in the face! I saw from the corner of my eye a lady picking up food from the food bank and just assumed she was homeless and just had that residual stink to her. I was quite wrong. It was fresh.

She peed in my work's office! In her pants! Just let it go. Her shorts were soaked. What's worse though?

She had also pooped. Luckily I didn't see it. I guess the main show happened a few moments before I walked in so it had been cleaned. But someone I asked later said brown was smeared all over the floor, mixed with the pee. And the lady just kept talking like nothing happened! She wasn't old or wearing a diaper either. No older than 50, likely closer to 40, and just thin, loose fabric shorts.

Another time, a woman was dropping her cat off to be spayed. I went to grab the carrier and noticed there was a reddish-brown something all over it, but I just figured it was paint. It wasn't until after it was in my hand and I was touching the stuff that the lady said, "Oh and don't worry. That's not the cat's blood. That's my blood :D"

Yes. She smiled. As I went D: Hepatitis! Ew! Why would she think human blood is better than cat blood!?

So my work is full of interesting people. How about yours? Share some fun work experiences with me!

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    My job involves human urine and excrement daily, but I'm a nurse, so it's to be expected. I'll have to think of some good ones and come back when I'm not on my phone.
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    Everytime I speak to this one client or see him, he asks me if I'm married yet.. oy... he knows I have a boyfriend though.  I just reply some day....  he's older, he just means well.. I guess.
    No real crazy or wierd stories though sorry to disappoint.

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    YIKES!
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    zipis1zipis1 member
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    I'm a vet tech for a reason. I don't do human goo. You can have all the human goo, Jorja :P As it was my coworker and I were relieved it happened in the shelter, cuz neither of us would have been cleaning that up in the clinic!

    He probably just wants to be sure you're protecting your flower, danser ;)

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    Wow. Sounds like you get some major crazies!

    My job is pretty boring analyzing calls all day but I get a crazy or two. Today a guy asked the customer service rep. if they had a code they would enter that would explode the phone he lost. O.o


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    Haha. Explode it? That's really weird. I wonder what he wanted to protect on it?

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    Ew that is gross.
    We have had a couple tweakers in my job but the weirdest (and saddest) is the guy who is convinced Sasquatch is real and in our forest.  I work for the forest service and I have talked to him several times on the phone.  He has told me about how he left a jar of peanut butter in the woods and when he came back it was empty (ya, cause nothing else in the woods eats peanut butter.) and that one time the ridge line of trees began to shake and it must of been him because it was the whole ridge line... not the wind.  It's sad because he is a veteran and I think he lost part of his leg but he is totally crazy.

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    Yeah, I... I can't even begin to tell you the crazy that we have here. I just can't.

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    wow.

    The weirdest thing I can think of that has happened at this job is my leftover lunch pizza getting stolen. Who steals someone else's leftovers? So gross.

    When I was teaching 4th grade I had some stories... Pee stories. Like one of my students was across the hall with the other 4th grade teacher, and apparently had to go to the bathroom. But that teacher made an announcement that "NO ONE ELSE CAN ASK TO GO TO THE BATHROOM!" So the student didn't ask. Once my class was lined up in the hallway outside my door, I heard some commotion and opened my classroom door to see this student standing in a puddle, the other teacher yelling at her, and her yelling back "YOU said no one else could ask to go to the bathroom!" What is the worst part is that other teacher was all "I NEVER said that! This isn't my fault!"... I rushed my students back into my classroom and told the other teacher to go into hers.  Poor 4th grader. Peed herself in line with her classmates. You know they'll never forget that.
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    Apparently my job is super boring compared to everyone else's crazy stories.  The weirdest/grossest story I can come up with is that one of our catalogers was cataloging an artist's book and part way through came to find out that the book used homemade paper made from the artist's hair and finger nails. 
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_people-are-bizarre?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:55bcdfcc-62f7-458a-9d8f-a4dfdcb7be61Post:030ecbd4-ca4c-424e-9117-72e4e9bc6a39">Re: People are bizarre</a>:
    [QUOTE]Apparently my job is super boring compared to everyone else's crazy stories.  The weirdest/grossest story I can come up with is that one of our catalogers was cataloging an artist's book and part way through came to find out that the book used homemade paper made from the artist's hair and finger nails. 
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    That is <u><em><strong>SO </strong></em></u>gross!
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    When I was working as a nurse intern we had a new patient admit with some pretty interesting parents. The ED/ER told us that when they turned in their papers a bunch of cockroaches fell out of the dad's sleeve. I was pretty terrified I was going to get them on me. luckily it was right before shift change.
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    WOW, that story is super gross! Id be really glad i missed that....
    One story I have doesn't involve pee, but something i feel is equally gross.
    I work in a feed store, and there had been a rotting smell in a certain area for about 2 weeks. We deduced that if it were a dead animal, it would have dried up by then, since the worst we ever get is mice. So, being the stellar employee I am, I decided "Im gonna look for the smell!!"
    I went sniffing around, and I figured out the smell was coming from our aisle where we keep the cat food. I start lifting cases of cat food, trying to figure out if one had opened for some reason, when I felt something slippery on my hand. I looked down and there was rancid wet cat food and hundreds of maggots all over the case. I was a total puss and screamed "maggots!!!", dropped the case, and ran into the back to wash off my hands. One of the cans had gotten a hole in it, so flies had laid eggs in it and as the maggots grew, they literally exploded cat food and maggots all over the back of the display it was on. It made me want to puke. My manager never let me live it down, because there was an old couple in the store at the time of my scream.

    Another story that isn't so much gross as it is hilarious is that this old guy came in with a frequent buyer card of ours that had expired over a year ago. When I told him there was nothing I could do, and I didn't have the authority to do anything about it, he told me that if I didn't do anything about it, he was going to walk out the door and NEVER come back. I told him I seriously could do nothing, so he walks out and says with as much venom as he can muster "I bet you vote democrat!!"

    Ive also gotten some interesting phone calls, asking for things like euthanasia vaccines, Horse Condoms, and even a woman asking if we had a shot to make her dogs penis go back into its body, since it was hanging out more than usual.
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    Eww I can not deal with human excrement or maggots..I'd have screamed too Princess.

    I used to work part time at a pharmacy and we'd get people asking for all kinds of weird stuff.  I worked in a pretty nice area so we had a lot of the pill poppers who came in every 2 weeks with a new script froma  new doc for vicodin.  The only one that sticks out in my mind though was a guy that came in about 30 mins before closing and brought a box of condoms up to the counter and asked if they were size extra small..I was like ummm there really isn't an extra small I don't think...he comes back with finger cots and asks if those will work.  I had to get the pharmacists and try hard not to laugh.

    In case you aren't sure what a finger cot is...


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    zipis1zipis1 member
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    Liv: I'm not sure if we're partnered with anyone or not. Are you guys associated with anyone in the San Luis Obispo area?


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