People on Reddit were asked: "What's the worst mistake you've made at work?" These are some of the best answers.
1. You can see where this one is going right away.
I worked for a catering company when I was 16. While working a pretty fancy wedding, I was tasked with pouring champagne at the bride and groom's table. I had never even opened a champagne bottle, so I obviously hadn't poured any either.
I managed to spill champagne all over the bride, immediately after blasting her in the face with the cork.
2. When you're not "strong like Hulk"
I worked at a nice restaurant in high school, and I was stupid. We had a large private party, and we needed champagne glasses at the bar in the front of the restaurant. They were all in the back. I had a great idea, I'd just put them all on a tray and walk them through the crowd to the front.
Champagne glasses, being tall and thin, not very stable, and hard to balance, let alone when you are trying to put about 100 on a very large tray. But it was fun putting them all on the tray. Then I try to pick it up and immediately spill ALL of them on the floor. Fortunately I was still in the kitchen, but I destroyed so many glasses. Yeah, that's the end of the story.
I worked at gas station that had touch screen registers. One of them barely worked. Got pissed off at the machine one night and put my fist through it. Needless to say, I got fired and they filed charges to the tune of $1,500. Woo-hoo.
4. Can I get your autograph, I mean your account number?
The drummer for Rise Against came in to the bank I worked at to exchange a few grand worth of Canadian money back to USD as they just finished playing out there on tour. I was star struck and nervous as hell. Ended up not paying attention to my screen and gave him about $300 too much. A couple months later we had to go into his account and take the extra money back out. My service manager just thought it was funny because she knew how nervous I got around him.
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