Why Did it Happen?
Sometimes, there’s nothing that happens to serve as a catalyst for you getting back together with your ex. You don’t always run into them at a party or out on a shopping trip.
As for this person, they were just drawn to the idea of their ex as they waited for their kids at an airport. It turned out that this phone call would change everything for the two of them and they weren’t even sure what led them to split up in the first place.
Quite a Tale
This person wasn’t sharing a story of their own ex — but of the relationship they watched play out between their parents. More than once, at that!
When it came to their first marriage, it fell apart and we doubt it’s for the rather brutal reason given at this Cheesecake Factory. The two of them tried again later only to not work out once more. This person wasn’t about to deal with sorting things out after a third divorce.
Rushing and Trying Again
Living together is a big step for most couples. What if you fall for a roommate, though? That can really push the timeline along. Some relationships just don’t survive that jump ahead in the usual timeline.
It seems like that was only part of what was at play here. Yet, no one is “young and dumb” forever and a little growing up and some time apart was exactly what this relationship needed to get back on track.
With More Life Experience
As we said on the last point, there are some things that you don’t inherently know when you’re young that you need to learn before you can really succeed in love.
These two lovebirds found each other turning to exes when they were only two years into their marriage. With both of them young, this person says they just weren’t ready yet. Meeting up later in life, though, they were older, wiser, and overall more communicative as a couple.
Complicated Family Matters
Six years is a long time to be married and unhappy. After that, you’d have to see a lot of convincing that someone had changed. This person thought they’d seen enough of it.
They probably also trusted their mom a bit more than to kiss their ex-husband/boyfriend right in their shared home! We’re glad at least someone in this family was on her side during and well after the situation here because it seems like a lot to take in.
Friendly But Not Romantic
Sometimes, you romantically reunite with someone and it’s not negative but it doesn’t quite leave you with your “happily ever after” fairytale ending either.
These two divorced and didn’t see each other for quite a few years. When they met up again, like many others, sparks flew but they both knew that it wasn’t for anything long-term. However, this person does credit it with offering them a sense of closure.
A break isn’t always easy for a couple. On the other hand, just because it’s emotionally painful at the moment doesn’t mean that it’s not necessary to help the relationship grow.
At the very least, this couple found that their time apart helped them become a stronger couple later on in life. They took some time to explore the world on their own and grow as people. When they met up again later in life, their marriage was ultimately better for it.
History Repeats Itself
There are some relationships that people dive back into with some awareness of what went wrong the first time. If you don’t, you may be subject to the old saying, “History is bound to repeat itself.”
For this couple, it turned out the same reasons they weren’t good together before started to rear their ugly heads when they got back together. After all, it takes work — not just time — to fix problems like this. It seems no one is happy with how this is going.
Just a Little More Time
When you’re married for 23 years, you don’t end things lightly. Yet, that’s exactly where this couple found themselves splitting up for 14 whole years.
They would meet up later in life but their marriage was shorter due to some tragic circumstances. However, this person was well aware that their love for this person was still very much alive. We’re glad to see these two had the chance to reunite for a little bit before he passed away.
Worried for a Friend
This person didn’t reunite with an old flame themselves but they did watch it happen between their coworker and an ex. It seems like it really brought up some concerns.
It seems like these two were successful in their careers but this person didn’t really see the compatibility. As a matter of fact, this person couldn’t help but feel a little bad for their coworker since they didn’t seem to see much in the way of love and affection from their coworker’s partner.
Back at the Right Time
Not all marriages last, especially when you jump into one when you’re young and there’s still a lot of life to experience. As we’ve seen, though, that doesn’t mean that it’s over forever.
This couple split up and were happy to hear that they had both found happiness with other people when they first met up again. Over the course of their friendship, which outlasted both relationships, they were ready to jump back into the marriage they’d called it quits on nearly 20 years ago.
Discovering the Truth
Sometimes, the time apart for a couple does a lot of good for them. As they say, absence can make the heart grow fonder. That wasn’t quite the case for this person’s parents.
When they first separated in 2002, it didn’t take long into the next year for them to get back together and even have another child together. It was only another year later that betrayal entered the picture in a big way. This would be hard news to digest for both families.
Getting Back in Touch
Graduating and moving is a big time for young couples. The distance can be really hard and with this person moving back home, the couple fell out of touch. It wasn’t going to stay that way forever, though. The two were reunited more than a decade later.
This person was actually in the process of a divorce with someone else when they started talking to their ex again. It looks like long distance wasn’t as bad as they thought but things were changing soon!
To give you the short and sweet of this story as the author did, they did get back with an ex of theirs and they couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out. However, they had some advice for others in the same situation.
If you don’t deal with the issues that led to your original breakup, you’re going to run into them again. This couple also decided that they needed to take it rather slow the second time around, too.
Of course, the circumstances of a breakup aren’t always the same. It’s not always just a few behaviors you can pinpoint and work on together and grow as a couple. This person did give their ex another chance when they met up again after the first breakup.
However, they found that it ultimately wasn’t the best idea. As it turned out, those fundamental things that made them not work before worked against them again, no matter how much they loved each other.
Breaking up has often been talked about thus far as time apart. However, that’s not always the truth. Some couples still stay rather close even immediately after a breakup.
Even without the physical time apart, they still took the chance and effort it takes to work on self-improvement and fixed the reasons behind their breakup. After time had passed, this person seemed to have realized the self-reflection that they really needed to do before jumping back into a relationship.
Haven’t We Been Here Before?
Sometimes, getting back with an ex is the best thing you could ever do. Of course, that’s really dependent on your relationship’s unique factors.
Some people find that getting back with their ex is one of the absolute worst decisions they could make. This person didn’t mince words when it came to how they felt about getting back together with their ex. It didn’t take long for another breakup to happen.
Giving it a Second Shot
This story is short and it’s definitely sweet. The couple in question originally only made it a few months before they broke up.
It turns out, the universe had a lot more in store for these two than a relationship for a few months when they were younger. When they gave the whole thing another try, they found that they were much happier — and 17 years later, it seems they still are!
Someone to Celebrate With
Any breakup is hard to deal with but some feel like they come with an extra heaping of heartache. The circumstances surrounding a breakup affect this quite a bit.
In this case, breaking up with someone on their birthday — especially one as exciting as your 18th — can really hurt them. Despite this, they decided to give their ex another chance. At least this time she dumped him the day after a major celebration but that’s not terribly better.
Time and Patience
They tell you that patience is a virtue and that if you just practice patience, you’ll be able to achieve just about anything. As for love, this person would likely agree.
Much like a few other couples we’ve seen here, breaking up didn’t mean these two moved on with their lives without each other in them. Instead, these two stayed really close for seven years. It was only after that they decided they were ready to get back together.
Giving it Enough Tries
The path to divorce, as you might expect, is often far from smooth. Rather, it’s a long, difficult, and often emotional process for the couple.
This couple, much like many other couples, didn’t want to jump straight to divorce when times started to get tough. To start off, they tried a break and it worked for a while. They even tried it again. The third time they hit a wall, though, they decided there was no point in delaying the inevitable.
Making a Plan
We’ve already covered how breaking up with a romantic partner, especially a fiancé, is not an easy decision. It means letting go of someone you once loved as well as some visions you had for the future.
Getting back together isn’t a decision to take lightly either. These two weren’t about to get back together without a plan in place to tackle the problems that tore them apart in the first place. It looks like it paid off!
Not Letting Go
As we’ve discussed time and time again, you have to put in the work to resolve your issues if you want to make a relationship work the second time you jump in.
This couple jumped back in while they, admittedly, skipped a step. That led to more than the same problems repeating themselves in the relationship, though. The couple also had problems keeping grudges from the last time they were together.
Long-distance relationships aren’t for everyone. They take a lot more work to stay in touch plus a lot of trust in your partner.
That being said, a long-distance relationship can be a daunting perspective and a lot of people draw back from the possibility. This couple did just that and found they were more unhappy without each other. So, they quickly solved the problem and reunited for a happy relationship.
A Little Catching Up to Do
There are times that you break up with someone because you’re simply at different places in life. You’ve probably heard someone say it was the “right person but the wrong time.”
If it really is the right person you’re talking about, wouldn’t you find yourself gravitating back to them? That was the case for this couple. This person said that they weren’t quite mature enough at the time but after some growing, they headed right back into each other’s arms.
Meeting at a Party
After not being together for 10 months, we have to wonder if this pair of exes were expecting to run into each other when they went to this Halloween party. Still, it was a chance to rekindle an old flame.
However, that didn’t mean it was meant to last. In just as many months together as they’d been apart, they split once more. We’re not sure what happened but it didn’t leave this person feeling great about getting back with an ex.
Coming Back Again
There are a lot of elements in and around a relationship that can tear a couple apart. This couple found that their health and their time apart just was too much on the two of them.
It seems like they didn’t spend a lot of time together while they were broken up — at least for the first two years. When they got back together, that time to grow and explore separately went a long way.
A five-year relationship is nothing to scoff at, so we imagine that these two were pretty into each other for a while. However, things came to an end and they didn’t speak for four years.
When they saw each other again, the two of them decided to get back together on more casual terms. Yet, it quickly flowered into a short-lived relationship where some old feelings were stirred but not on both sides of the relationship.
Time, Growth, and Therapy
These two first met when they were young. While they felt strongly for each other, it seems like they were just still learning how to properly communicate.
The two needed to take the time they took to grow up and explore the world without one another. Not to mention, a bit of therapy really helped that growth along. After all these experiences, they came back together to reunite, stronger than ever before.
When you go to school, you might get romantically involved with your classmates. However, we’re not sure a preschool “engagement” is quite as serious as the real thing.
On the other hand, dating in high school and college can make quite an impression. It seems that this pair really tried to make it work after they grew out of the preschool sandbox but ultimately found that they weren’t meant to be.
Almost Immediate Regret
When you have a girlfriend you love, why would you leave her to try and start all over? For this guy, it was all a massive mistake.
It didn’t take long for him to realize the error of his ways and come running back to the relationship he just left. Luckily, the chance for reconciliation was still there. It seems like after a while of being back together, he wouldn’t think of doing the same again.
When you get back together with an ex, as we’ve already said time and time again, there’s no magic spell that makes your old problems go away.
As for this person, there was no change and that’s exactly what ruined the second relationship just as much as it has torn the first one apart. All they were left with was reminders that things had gone so terribly wrong the first time around.
With a Little Counseling
If a couple has a fight so bad that one of them ends up leaving on the spot, there have to be some major changes before you get back to where you were.
This person watched their sister’s relationship fall apart like this and even tried to tell her to give him some space. When this space was given, he reached out with some conditions that did the couple good in the long run, as it seems like they’re still going strong today!
For Better or Worse
If you break up with someone before you ring in a year of bliss together, you might doubt that you’d ever find yourself running back to them. Then again, that’s not exactly what happened here either.
It had been a whopping 40 years since these two were together when they ran into each other once again. It was simply a relationship based on kindness that made these two realize they were falling for each other again.
Being a romantic, we can see how this person thought that young love would lead to a long and happy marriage. Sometimes it does — just not in this case.
Their older sibling was none too convinced that things would be different this time as they watched their little brother go back to the gal who it hadn’t worked out with before. This time, they weren’t even going to say anything, lest they speak a third round at the relationship into being.
Speaking of Family
If you aren’t careful, your family can really affect your marriage. Any outside relationship can but fights between families and spouses can lead to some awkward, deal-breaking encounters.
Of course, this person also admitted that they had other problems as a couple as well when it came to their communication. It took a lot of communication and some counseling for guidance but this couple managed to make it work by addressing the problems in their original relationship.
Doing the Work
Some people find the love of their life early on in life. Still, that doesn’t mean you’re ready for your happily ever after just yet. After all, you’re still just a kid at 18!
As for this couple, they broke up after giving marriage and parenthood a real try together. After years of co-parenting together and growing up separately — particularly one party — they managed to make it work. It still isn’t perfect but who truly has a perfect relationship in reality?
High School Sweethearts
There are some things that just seem so perfect that they’ve fallen into the romantic cliché. Who doesn’t want the cutest couple in high school to make it work past graduation?
However, you have a lot of growing up to do and a lot of life to experience when you get out of high school. These two gave it a real try with a 10-year marriage but it didn’t end up lasting. However, some time apart was necessary for them to move forward and make up.
45 Late Night Convenience Store Workers Share Their Creepy Customer Stories
Working in a convenience store can be pretty creepy, especially if you work the night shift. Check out these creepy stories from people that work in convenience stores, grocery stores, bodegas and gas stations.
Time for Snow Cones
This story features another customer that’s probably not doing so well. Or, maybe this person is just eccentric. Either way, it’s pretty creepy to watch someone do something inexplicable.
That’s what happened to this part-time convenience store clerk when a customer arrived and started scraping ice out of the ice cream freezer and collecting it in a Tupperware.
Gas Guzzling and Tai Chi
To be honest, a lot of the erratic behavior that goes on at convenience stores, bodegas and gas stations is down to people who are unwell. We know, this is heavy, but it’s a necessary disclaimer before we get into some wild stories. As you might guess from this post, the person in this story wasn’t exactly in a stable state of mind.
There were tai chi moves, kick flips, fuel drinking and shoplifted candy bars. Obviously, this is a dark situation, but also a creepy one.
The Burrito Bandit
In our first creepy story from a convenience store worker, we have someone closing down and cleaning the fry deli section. Usually, this section sells burritos, corndogs and other fried goods, but on this evening, they were all out of burritos.
Unfortunately, a late customer came in looking for a burrito and then threatened to attack the store worker if they didn’t make them one. Thankfully, after a trip to the freezer to check out the stock, this creepy customer decided they would leave.
A Spot of Customer Cookery
OK so this convenience store story is from the perspective of a cop, but we had to include it because it’s so ridiculous. This cop was called to a 7-11 store and turned up to find a group of people assembled around the store.
Apparently, a customer in the store had tried to microwave a dead skunk in the store’s microwave, and then walked out leaving the appalling stench for everyone else. If that’s not creepy, we don’t know what is.
The Number of the Beast
People that work in convenience stores know that there are lots of wacky customers. There’s the old lady who dumps all her change on the counter and waits until you count it. There’s the kid who wants precisely three candies. And, there’s the guy that always puts $6.66 of gas in his car.
We would love to make up a back story for this guy, and his creepy practice of buying multiple yogurts at once with a $50 bill.
The Hands of Hell
Speaking of 666 – the number associated with the devil – this story also features a creepy man with a mysterious backstory. While our yoghurt buying creep liked to buy $6.66 worth of gas, this creepy man wants to stay far away from dark forces.
This elderly man wandered into a gas station at night wearing khakis and a button down shirt. After he made his purchase, he grabbed the worker’s wrist, made eye contact and threatened her with hell. What?!
Context Free Comments
We’re almost at the end of our list of creepy convenience store stories, and this post features a lady who aimlessly wanders around the store. Again, this lady sounds like she’s not in a stable frame of mind, and we agree it would be rather creepy to watch her unpredictable movements in an enclosed space.
Creepier still is that this lady eventually walks up to the convenience store clerk, while maintaining eye contact and asks if they’ve made their will.
Dinner Dates and Dating Profiles
People working in local stores are used to customers propositioning them. Some people will wink and smile at them, others will slip them their phone number, and yet more will ask them out for a drink, a spot of food, or a lunch time walk. For these workers, avoiding such propositions is a full time job.
This Redditor was once asked out by a man in his eighties who had printed out his online dating profile. It’s almost adorable… Almost.
Unwanted Facebook Friends
It’s a sad fact of life that many men think that it’s appropriate to give their phone numbers to women while they are working. PSA to all men – it’s never appropriate to proposition someone while they’re being paid to be polite and friendly. In that situation, they feel cornered into being nice to you, and you always interpret that as genuine kindness. It isn’t.
This poor store worker got stalked via their job’s business Facebook page. That’s 100% creepy.
The Common Creeper
OK so in this list of creepy convenience store stories we have posts that are spooky creepy, and we have posts that are disgusting creepy. As many women know, disgusting creepy is the feeling one has when somebody looks at you or talks to you in an unpleasant manner. In fact, let’s turn to this Reddit post as the perfect example.
When an older man (or any man, or any person) asks another person to bend over and pick something up, that’s disgusting creepy.
Clothes Are Optional
This next post is both disgusting creepy, and sort of spooky creepy, because who would believe their eyes if they saw a wet half naked man striding into the convenience store? Is it a ghost? No, just a weirdo.
This customer must have felt very comfortable at his local store because he walked in wearing just a pair of flip flops and a towel around his middle. Worse still, he was dripping everywhere. Next time, buy the soap first!
Such a Tempting Offer
Well, we’re back to that kind of creepy that has nothing to do with scary noises and poltergeists. Nope, this creepy convenience store story involves a group of “dudes” in a limousine, an offer of cash, and a dodgy proposal.
You guessed it – the dudes rolled up, and offered a female shop worker $100 to “clean their house” if she came right there and then. This is clearly a major case of stranger danger, surrounded by hundreds of red flags.
Just the Worst
Some creeps take particular joy in making their prey feel uncomfortable. It’s not enough for them to be super unpleasant – they also like to witness someone else going through negative and awkward emotions.
In this creepy convenience store story, a man called a female worker a “good girl” because she was doing her job. For the record, most people old enough to work are adults (not “girls”), and it’s not cool to flirt with people while they’re working.
Door Watching Convenience Creeps
It’s particularly unacceptable to ask people out at work because they’re being forced to be polite and reasonable. When you’re wearing a uniform and standing in a workplace, you know that you can’t be rude, and you’re forced to interact with whoever approaches you.
This situation be even worse for some people, especially those that have been raised to be accommodating. Thankfully, the person in this story had the wherewithal to lie to their creepy customer, and sent them to the wrong door.
No Strings Required
Part of us is interested in the rationale and mindset of people that slip their numbers to people who are working. We imagine that many of these misinformed people have dreamt up a fantasy situation in their head, and have interpreted every minor “Good morning,” or “Here’s your change,” from the convenience store clerk as “I love you, please ask me out.”
We’d encourage these people to rethink their dating strategy, especially if it involves hiding in a grocery aisle.
Say My Name
This convenience store story is about a vendor that’s actually kind of a creep. Shocking, right? This vendor decided to big himself up to a convenience store worker by bragging about his time at the Renaissance fair. Make it make sense!
This vendor tried to get himself a date by chatting about how many turkey legs he could eat. All he needed to do was know the name of the person he was talking to, and she was wearing a name tag. And still, he failed.
Something to Scream About
This story contains another person who probably wasn’t in a great state of mind during this creepy convenience store episode. This person went into the store, saw actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt on the front page of a magazine, and promptly started screaming at the store employees.
Security eventually escorted this lady out, and hopefully she received the care she needed. On the other hand, maybe she’s just a really big fan of Jennifer Aniston and hasn’t gotten over that situation yet.
Dude, Cut the Rap
This creepy story features the sort of creep that would break into a rap in the middle of a convenience store. You know the type. As this Redditor explains, the store they work in has a monitor that shows customer as they enter the store.
As we know, it’s normal to have a look at your image on such cameras, but not that normal to burst into song. Worse still, this guy choose to show off his rapping skills ten minutes before closing time.
Preparing for the Unpredictable
Again we have a customer that’s clearly going through some medical issues. Regardless, engaging with a person with unpredictable behavior can be very scary, especially if it happens at night.
The lady in this convenience store story was having a good time dancing in the store until someone bumped into her. From there, she started to scream, and then flicked back into polite mode while exiting the store. Of course, once outside again, she reverted to screaming.
Eye Contact Is Key
One of the creepiest things a customer can do to any employee is to stare at them. This is obviously made much worse if you stare and also commit some sort of anti-social or creepy act. In this story, a customer entered the store, stared at the employee, and then proceeded to pour a large bottle of soda down his pants.
We’re not sure if this would be less creepy if the man hadn’t made eye contact. Something about the stare makes this story even worse.
Store Closed for Today
This convenience store story is only creepy up until a certain point, and then it becomes rather heartwarming. The creepy part is that a family, and a child in particular, were blocked inside their store because a large man fell asleep in the doorway on a broken couch. Certainly not an ideal situation.
Thankfully, this family took a compassionate approach to their doorway guest. They woke him with a cup of tea and a sandwich, and sent him on his way with clothing, shoes, and some groceries.
Locked in Together
This creepy Reddit story reveals an alarming detail (excuse the pun) about the alarm systems inside certain convenience stores. As this poster tells it, their friend was working in a store while it was robbed, and found themselves locked in the store with the robber for 25 minutes.
Indeed, some alarm systems are designed to trap the thief inside, but that doesn’t sound like a great time for the store employees. This is even worse if the burglar is armed, and puts workers in even more danger!
Co-Workers Are Creeps Too
We know this list is technically about customers who are creeps, but the customer in this story actually saved an employee from their creepy co-worker. Basically, a customer came into a store at night and observed the two people working there – a man and a woman.
The customer asks the female employee if she’s working with this man alone, and warns her to stay safe. As it turns out, the male employee had already tried to attack a different female employee.
All Work and No Play
Working the night shift at a convenience store or gas station means you get to see people who are awake during the night. This could be other shift workers, long haul truck drivers, taxi drivers, and possibly an occasional violent criminal. After all, it’s easy to get away with it at night, right?
This store worker witnessed a man covered in bleeding scratches who walked into the store and then stared at them via the refrigerator reflection. Chilling – and we don’t just mean the fridge.
People in Black
The customer described here is clearly disturbed, and thinks that their local convenience store worker has the answers to their troubled existence. This person is described as genuinely seeking advice, and constantly worrying about the “people in black.”
Whilst the person in question here isn’t creepy, dealing with their behavior must be. It can be very unsettling to engage with someone who’s living in a different reality, especially at your place of work. We’re glad that this person went along with the situation and offered advice.
Don’t Mince Your Words
When you serve hundreds of people every week, you’re bound to overhear some pretty nasty comments. This one is top tier creepy, as it threatens to leave another human being by the side of a road. Worse still, the customer who said this appalling statement claims to have also left his first wife at the side of a road.
Hopefully these ladies are able to make their way back from this road and stay far away from their creepy former husband.
Figures from the Forest
This creepy story takes place outside of a convenience store, when a worker was sent to another location late at night to pick up the store’s cash. While driving in the early hours of the morning, this employee’s car was attacked by three men with glass bottles.
This is a scene straight out of a horror movie, and we truly don’t know what we would have done in the same situation. Thankfully, this person managed to escape, despite the smashed glass that was littered everywhere.
Creepy, or Cute?
You’ll find this gas station story either creepy or cute depending on how you feel about dogs. In this store, the owner’s Alsatian is trained to bark three times when a customer approaches the register. When he does, the owner emerges and deals with the customer.
Now, we find this trick pretty nifty, but it might come off as spooky to people who are unsettled by large dogs. In our opinion though, this is just a very good boy.
The Pregnancy Predator
We do apologize to any women reading this list that would rather not be reminded of all the creepy ways that men can be inappropriate. But hey, this is a list of creepy stories, so what do you expect?
Sadly, being pregnant doesn’t protect you from creeps, as this late night store worker found out. A customer blocked her in a corner, and then made a horrible comment. Disappointingly, the store manager didn’t think there was anything to worry about.
Spoody and the Spitz
We’ve already met a man who does tai chi in the parking lot and a woman who dances in the store, but get ready to meet Spoody. Spoody is a Vietnam veteran who was allowed to keep his money in the convenience store safe.
One day, Spoody arrives with a filthy Spitz dog and tries to wash it with a mop bucket. The dog proceeds to bite Spoody, who then runs off into the distance. After animal control arrives, the dog bites one of the handlers and escapes.
Mysterious New Family Members
It’s bad enough to deal with creepy customers, but worse still when they claim to know you. It’s incredibly unnerving to be told that you know somebody when you really don’t think that you do. It makes you paranoid, and you can begin to second guess yourself.
This customer took things a step further and told everyone in a store that they were a certain employee’s aunt. Clearly something serious was going on here, and this lady needed some medical attention.
Dumpster Diving Customers
It’s difficult to write about the strange people that frequent convenience stores at night because they’re often lonely, unwell, or in need. That’s definitely the case here with a man found sleeping in a dumpster.
We admit that it would be super creepy to empty bags of garbage into the dumpster and then see movement inside. We never want to throw away a bag of moldy food and see a hand pop up from the depths.
Reclining in the Restrooms
Convenience stores with restrooms bring their own set of problems. Many unsavory characters use the restroom for a variety of reasons, and they can be disgusting to clean up at times. In this story, two different customers tried to lock themselves inside the store bathroom and declared that they lived there now.
This is another sad story where these people probably had nowhere else to stay. However, we wouldn’t want to deal with this issue late at night.
That Isn’t Acceptable ID
Sometimes, a day can be going perfectly normally, and then suddenly you feel creeped out by something. As we’ve said, this doesn’t have to be some sort of ghost or ghoul, and is often just other people doing or saying something weird.
That’s what went on here, when a convenience store clerk got creeped out when a customer handed her a house key instead of an ID. We’ll guess that this customer wasn’t exactly thinking straight, and we hope he kept hold of his key!
Getting to Know Each Other
It’s very creepy to be at work and then to find yourself in a strange and unfamiliar situation. This can happen during periods of extreme weather, such as the tornado described in this Reddit post.
In this case, an employee was working the night shift at a convenience store during a tornado, and witnessed the funnel shaped clouds from the store. Soon, they found themselves holed up with three random customers in the windowless store kitchen. Weird.
Technological Demon Vacuums
People suffering from various illnesses can become paranoid and eventually convinced that people are conspiring against them. Naturally, it’s best for these people to be able to access adequate health care, but sadly, many live their lives untreated.
The man in this story sounds like he’s extremely paranoid. He refers to the clerk’s tattoo as a “technological demon vacuum,” and accuses his ex-partner of stealing his intelligence. This is surely a creepy situation, but not necessarily a creepy person.
Benjamin Button on the Scene
This amusing convenience store story tells the creepy tale of a Benjamin Button-esque customer who appears to age in reverse. All employees at this store were confident that this customer was over the legal age, so much so that they had never asked him for identification.
When a new cashier started at the store they carded the man, and discovered that he was only 20 years old. Understandably, everyone was immediately creeped out and started to scrutinize the reverse-aging man.
Here Kitty Kitty
This creepy convenience store tidbit comes from another haunted convenience store. The workers of this store were dismayed to show up and find a half starved dead cat in the middle of their workplace. Understandably, they found the whole scene pretty creepy.
A dead animal in the workplace is bad enough, but what about a dead animal that doesn’t set off the motion sensors? We know cats can be light on their feet, but is there something else afoot here?
There’s Blood Everywhere
For a list of creepy stories about convenience stores, we’ve encountered barely any blood so far. Well, don’t worry, because this Reddit post has enough blood to go around. In this story, a customer enters a store while bleeding everywhere. While the store manager tends to the customer, the worker calls 911.
While waiting for an ambulance, another customer comes in, this time brandishing a knife. Yet another customer slips on the first man’s blood, making the knife-wielding customer flee the scene. Phew!
Counterfeit Convenience Store Customers
There’s no question that the customer at the center of this story is a creep – just look at the description of him as “a Green Day reject” – that speaks volumes. This customer, complete with face tattoos and green spiky hair paid for his gas using a $100 bill.
As you might expect, the bill was counterfeit, but it was also the best fake note the police officer who attended had ever seen. Ridiculously, this employee was suspended for accepting the note.
Whole Ecosystems of Weirdness
This is an amazing convenience store story, and anyone who disagrees is just plain wrong. The story begins with a small town, a homeless man, and a five gallon bucket of pickled pigs feet. Through some strange series of events, the man came to use his pickled pigs feet to pay for transactions at the local store.
Much to the other customers’ dismay, this man continued to carry his open topped, stinking bucket everywhere. Happily, the pigs feet went to local stray cats.
Getting Supernatural in the Supermarket
For people that believe in the supernatural, haunted buildings can be really unpleasant places to be. The people working at the grocery store described in this Reddit post had to encounter a creepy workplace with heavy swinging doors that frequently opened by themselves.
In this haunted store, cans would jump off the shelves before crashing on the floor, and workers would hear the faint knock, knock, knock of former inhabitants banging on the walls. Even the managers agreed this place was haunted.
All Kinds of Creeps
One sure fire way to know if a customer is creepy is if they advertise their creepiness via tattoos. In our experience, creeps are likely to have weird tribal tattoos, blurry cartoon characters on their biceps, or elaborate religious scenes across their backs. Alternatively, they could just tattoo a racist symbol on their chest and advertise their villainy to the world.
The creepy customer in this Reddit post has a terrible tattoo and a nipple ring. They must work as human repelling devices.
Following You Around
We really do have to hand it to all the female convenience store employees that spend their working hours fending off creepy customers. As well as having to stock shelves, serve customers and do cleaning tasks, these workers also have to stay away from people with overbearing and threatening auras.
This worker was only 18 when she noticed she was being stalked by one of her customers. This much older man made creepy comments, putting this worker in a very uncomfortable position.
A Disaster Waiting to Happen
This story is actually quite profound, and really does speak to some underlying issues across society. In this post, a man walks into a convenience store and keeps staring at the clerk until the other customers leave. He then pulls out a knife, admits to almost harming the employee, and then asks the clerk to take the knife from them.
Scarily, this customer then asks for the knife back, and the clerk felt he should oblige. Thankfully, nothing bad happened in the end.
There are definitely some cases where you break up with someone and that’s it for your romantic relationship. Sometimes, though, there are some relationships that you can’t help but wonder if they’re worth revisiting. These people all got back with their exes and shared their stories. Some went great while some put them right back at square one.