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FML - The follow-up
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Hi everyone, OP here. The game they were asking for, was, yes, Battletoads. Just another prank call. Many of you assume that the guy on the other end could have called me legitimately asking for the game, but really, it was the same person each and every time. They were just trying to be a jerk. Hell, you could hear their friends laughing in the background of the call. Yes, I understand that it isn't right to behave like this in the workplace, but I was a bit stressed out (girlfriend breaking up with me, etc.) and I didn't really feel great that day. After some explaining to the boss about the whole Battletoads prank call phenomenon, I was rehired and just took a 3 day suspension. I promise you all that I will not behave in such a way ever again, and thank you all for your wonderful comments.
By rashpimplezitz / Sunday 8 September 2013 04:22 / United States - Simi Valley
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  Voij  |  16

Slamming the phone down in anger is still highly unprofessional, there are better ways to handle these things. One of my absolute favorites is being insanely friendly; most people can't handle it and get irritated by it, yet you're still perfectly safe because you behaved exactly as you should have.

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  FlyingLeumer  |  19

Haha, yes, I couldn't agree more, I myself am a culprit of using the extremely friendly method. He definitely should have controlled himself. He ended up un-intentionally "rage quitting"

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  Googolman  |  28

9 - Very true. Even if it was a prank call, I hardly think angrily hanging up on them is unecessary and unprofessional. It might have been a genuine question; you should have given them the benefit of the doubt. Also, that sounds like a terrible idea for a prank call.

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  ChibiChibi_fml  |  22

It doesn't actually say that he hung up on them, just that he angrily slammed down the phone. It's possible that he finished the call and then slammed the phone.

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  ex_stripper_jk  |  20

Oh, really? No, I haven't heard of that, but if that's the case and it's not an indication of your hygiene habits, then carry on... Hey here's an FML for you: having to try ten different letter combinations because you can't remember how to spell "hygiene." Wow, I guess I shouldn't quit my day job of ex-stripper.

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  ex_stripper_jk  |  20

#144- I chose my user name because it seemed like a good conversation starter, and because at times it stirs controversy, which makes me laugh. Everyone thinks I'm actually serious... It's a damn joke, just like my joke about OP's user name. So lighten up, dear.

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  ajh557  |  22

Haha I was about to day the same thing, even though it is considered immature I call in asking for battle toads all the time. Maybe I cause this haha doubt it tho

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  pedinhuh  |  23

Oh NO! Please don't bring back the memories of this game!!!

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  friedpwnadge  |  25

Guess you got slammed on that deal. Phony pranks are the worst, especially when you have a job to do.

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  Sputnikspak  |  13

I remember spending many hours playing a rented copy of Battletoads with my brother. We couldn't figure out why we sucked so hard at it. Until many years later, when I learned the TRUTH.

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  Gingerette  |  8

99, what was the "truth"? Was it revelation? Solace? Or was it just another lie and the poison coated with sugar that you swallowed? There is no truth with battle toads...

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  ravenevercross  |  19

99, is the truth that you weren't very good at games? Battletoads was pretty easy. Then again, maybe my friends and I are just on a higher level... Also, YDI OP. You did not display proper work ethics.

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  PantyGAMES  |  10

Whoops, just realized I forgot to add the part to this comment where I explain that that's all I can think of when I think about people angrily slamming down phones. Now that comment just seems stupid and ill probably be down voted into oblivion. I'm sorry, FML community. I've failed you.

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  sirsquab  |  12

I work retail. Someone calling and asking about a 10 year old product simply sounds like a genuine question from somebody who is either ignorant about video games, OP's store, or most likely both.

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  Sputnikspak  |  13

Most stores up here (besides big box stores like Best Buy) buy and sell old games, so it's not an unreasonable request. Unless it was Battletoads. Then it was a prank.

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  Pwn17  |  25

Right, because all video games sucked until a few years ago, right? A lot of people just like classics. When I used to play video games all the time, I loved the classics.

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  Pwn17  |  25

...Yeah, I got that about 15 seconds after the edit option went away. I suck ass at recognizing sarcasm on the Internet. My apologies.

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