By Charlotte - 28/09/2009 04:03 - United States

Today, I arrived at work at 8, and business was abnormally slow, but we assumed it would pick up. Few hours later, we had not had a single customer. As I walk out of the restaurant, I realize the open sign has been off all day. FML
I agree, your life sucks 11 118
You deserved it 39 047

Same thing different taste

Company time

By IStillHaveMy8hrShiftToGo - This FML is from back in 2014 but it's good stuff - United States - Beaverton

Today, I came in to work early at a restaurant to help out. I stocked, baked pies for the next day, cleaned and set over 50 tables, and vacuumed the entire two stories. When I went to send an order for the first customer of mine, I realized I hadn't even clocked on. Four and half hours of work wasted. FML
I agree, your life sucks 42 759
You deserved it 10 916

Top comments

Quinnjamin 0

Was the cashier out running "those errands"?

Not a single customer?? I bet your restaurant sucks. Usually people will try their luck even if the "open" sign is not on during normal business hour.. And don't you have regular customers??


sublime93 0

Aaah Ms. Swan Anyway this fml sounds like an episode of Spongebob

Nah, I don't think the OP is dumb, at my old work I would always forget to flip the sign. I mean, if you think about it when you go to work (I work in the food industry too) you have a check list in your head and the little things get forgotten about. But, weirdly enough everyone used to always walk in anyway! Haha.

EmoLittleBish 0

30 - I was thinking the same thing!!

Reminds me of that episode of Spongebob

Yeah right, you were scarfing down all the food and watching **** before the customers got there. "Forgot" to turn the sign on. Right.

Heh, it's what I'd be doing. ****, I'm hungry. I should watch Food Network to torture myself. Food ****!

Maybe that's why you'll never work in a restaurant ;) wait, wouldn't foodporn be like bees humming in flowers and stuff?

Nah, I'd rather babysit. *WINK WINK* Haha, no. My mom call all things that are desirable ****. Like when you look at really good food on TV it's like the food version of ****. Same with when she and I went house hunting: house ****.

lol, your mum looks like fun, I'm not surprised you're what you are ^^ house ****... could be something totally different. so is you contemplating the idea of having plexi's baby be like... child ****? oO

Yep, my mom is hilarious. My whole family is a little whacky. Ha, no, it has to be watching something similar to **** only instead of sexual, it's exciting in some other way. I miss my plexi. :(

well, that's how I had understood it... Anyway. Plexi was here not that long ago, wasn't he? Maybe you need de-plexitoxication ;)

Noooo, I need MORE plexi. He went to bed a few hours ago. He probably won't be on for another couple hours. :( I wonder if I could (and better yet if I SHOULD) extort money out of him...

well, THAT is something I'm not understanding. How/why would you extort money from him?

Habit. I have a thing, mildly similar to kleptomania, where I want to have people give me lots and lots of things. Every time I go into someone's house, I think, "Wow, what awesome stuff. I wonder if they'll give me any of it." When I befriend someone with a lot of money, I think, "Wow, I wonder if they like me enough to share that money." It's a terrible problem. I fight it for all I'm worth. I've yet to beg from him.

lol, seems like a good time to ask indeed. So you reckon he's got lots of money?

I know he has enough to be able to afford giving me some. :) You forget, I stalked him relentlessly until I got a bunch of personal info out of him.

well, I didn't know that, and, well, I'm not surprised ^^

You're not going to have to extort or steal anything from me, you're just going to have to earn it! (weenk!)

I can do that! Oh wow, if I'm getting paid for everything I'm going to're going to need a second job.

I've seen this happen before, but I dont know where! Oh wait, maybe on Spongebob SquarePants the show 7 years ago? THEIF

Did anyone else think of Spongebob, or was that just me because I have 2 little siblings who watch it 24/7?

abbymybowl 0

ha, thats exactly what i thought of

Amy_10 0

yes i immediately thought of that! i hope people will say "Fake! i saw this on Spongebob!!!!!"

fmlfmlfml15 0

#18 SAME HERE!!! Props to all thought of spongebob when they read this!!!

Oh, look, Squidward! We forgot to switch the closed sign to open! It's as if we could've taken the whole day off!

Sun_Kissed18 25

Yupp, thats what I thought as well

Not a single customer?? I bet your restaurant sucks. Usually people will try their luck even if the "open" sign is not on during normal business hour.. And don't you have regular customers??

King_of_Kings 3

well you just reached the all new level of being a dumb ******* shit

really_123 0
kballa21 2

Was just thinking of that, original much?