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The Strangest Things That We’ve Seen Printed On Receipts For Totally Normal Products

No doubt about it receipts can result in some pretty hilarious hi-jinks. We aren’t just talking about in emails and text messages. When shopping or enjoying a meal out, our receipts have been known to show up with some pretty weird slips. 

However, sometimes we can’t help but wonder how many of these receipts are human error and how many are just examples of these stores and restaurants messing with their customers. 

Take, for example, this strange dis that this Twitter user found on her receipt when she bought some Mexican soft drinks. 

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Over the weekend, Twitter user @lola_delunah visited a pizzeria in Berkeley. With her large pizza, she bought a Jarritos and a Senorial Sangria to wash it all down with. The problem was that the drinks rang up as “weird sodas” on her receipt. Talk about an insult to la cultura!

This receipt isn’t the only one that has been shared online. We found some other hilarious instances of bizarre naming, questionable tipping practices and strange quotes found on receipts and decided to share them with our readers. Enjoy and make sure to read your receipts. 

1. We’re hoping this is just a Freudian slip. 

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We’re really hoping this a typo. According to their receipt, this Snickers bar seems to be packing a little something extra. Call us immature but we can’t help but laugh a little over this shopper’s questionable snack. 

2. We guess it was a “full service” bar.

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This bar obviously has great customer service. There’s even a place on the receipt to leave a generous tip. In all seriousness, this is probably the name of a cocktail but the managers had to know what they were doing when they programmed in the name for this drink. 

3. We appreciate that “Best Butt” discount especially. 

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Now this is how you flirt with somebody. Don’t come on too strong but let them know you appreciate them as a person. You admire their smile and personality just as much as you’re digging that butt. It might not get you their digits but it’s sure to get a laugh or two. 

4. To be fair, Math is hard.

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Sometimes the bizarre things we read off of receipts are actually from the customers themselves. Take this one for example. We’re assuming that this customer was a little too drunk to do the math but at least they took the time to actually leave a decent tip. 

5. When we go shopping for nothing and end up spending all our money. 

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That’s an expensive bit of nothing we see on this receipt. Considering the number of drinks on this order, we’re really hoping that “nothing” is an accurate charge and not an attempt to inflate the bill. There’s a lesson here: always double-check your receipts. 

6. Solid advice. 

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We aren’t sure what’s funnier: the advice at the top of this receipt or the fact that it’s for a toy store. Either way, we doubt this little tip was meant to be on this receipt and we’ve got to chalk it up to some sort of employee prank. 

7. Farters will be fined.

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We really can’t come up with an explanation for what this charge is supposed to be for. It seems it is exactly what it says: a farting charge. To be fair, if you commit the crime, you deserve the fine. Maybe more restaurants should include this charge. 

8. Is all this information really necessary?

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It doesn’t seem like you would need a full-on description of the customer printed on the receipt in order to buy some video games, but, what do we know. We wonder if the employee guessed this Twitter user’s height and weight or if it was just a really uncomfortable check out process?

9. Beware, judgmental customers.

Twitter / @LordWinkins

This strange receipt comes with a pretty unbelievable story. The customer asked their server about their expensive shoes and decided that they obviously didn’t need a tip if they could afford $800 Reeboks. Ouch!  Don’t be this customer. 

10. Can you really call this a signature, though?

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We have questions. Is this the person’s real phone number? It is a made-up series of digits? Does this person not know what a signature is? Is this even a legit signature?

11. This one’s kind of deep.

Twitter / @wiredchic

Quotes on receipts are usually inspirational but this one is more profound than anything else. Still, this is a strange quote to see on a receipt for a breakfast diner. At least it will give you something to chew over for the rest of the day. 

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Chicago’s Mi Tocaya Is Offering Up Free Mexican Homemeals For Undocumented Community

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Chicago’s Mi Tocaya Is Offering Up Free Mexican Homemeals For Undocumented Community

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Undocumented communities are being left out of Covid relief plans. Chef Diana Dávila of Mi Tocaya in Chicago is working to help undocumented restaurant worker in the time of Covid. Abuse of undocumented workers is rampant in certain industries and Chef Dávila hopes to offer some kind of help.

Mi Tocaya is a Mexican restaurant in Chicago’s Logan Square that wants to help the community.

Covid-19 has devastated the hospitality industry with restaurants being hit exceptionally hard. Restaurants have been forced to close their doors for good as the virus dragged on with no decent relief plan from the federal government. As several countries financially support citizens to avoid economic disaster, the U.S. government has given citizens $1,800 total to cover 10 months of isolating and business closures.

Namely, Mi Tocaya is working to help the undocumented community.

Mi Tocaya, a family-run restaurant, is teaming up with Chicago’s Top Chefs and local non-profits Dishroulette Kitchen and Logan Square Neighborhood Association. The goal is to highlight the issues facing the undocumented community during the pandemic.

The initiative called Todos Ponen, is all about uplifting members of our community in a time of severe need. The restaurant is creating healthy Mexican family meals for those in need.

”We asked ourselves; How can we keep our doors open, provide a true service to the community, maintain and create jobs, and keep the supply chain intact by supporting local farmers and vendors. This is the answer,” Chef Dávila said in a statement. “I confidently believe The TODOS PONEN Logan Square Project addresses all of the above and can very well be easily implemented in any community. Our goal is to bring awareness to the lack of resources available to the undocumented workforce- the backbone of our industry.”

The initiative starts in February.

Mi Tocaya is offering 1000 free meals for local farmers and undocumented restaurant workers. The meals are available for pickup Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2800 W Logan Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647. to make this happen, Mi Tocaya also needs your help.

The restaurant has teamed up with two nonprofits to make sure that they can scale their operation to fulfill their commitment. They are also asking for donations to make sure they can do what they can to help undocumented restaurant workers.

According to Eater LA, 8 million restaurant workers have been laid off since the pandemic started. Some restaurants have had to lay off up to 91 percent of their staff because of Covid, about 10 percent of those are undocumented. In the cities, that number is as high as 40 percent of the laid-off restaurant staff are undocumented.

“People don’t want to talk about the undocumented workforce, but they’re part of our daily routine in most restaurants,” Jackson Flores, who manages the operations of Mi Tocaya, said in a statement. “They are in the toughest position in the whole economy because they’re an invisible part of it. Restaurant worker advocacy groups have added the creation of relief funds to their agendas, but there have yet to be long-term changes in protections for undocumented workers. Without access to unemployment benefits and other government resources, this group is especially vulnerable.”

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One Instagram Page Is Exposing All Of The Gay Men Willfully Breaking Covid Guidelines To Party

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One Instagram Page Is Exposing All Of The Gay Men Willfully Breaking Covid Guidelines To Party

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The pandemic has dragged on for almost a year and it is getting very exhausting. However, that doesn’t mean you get to just break Covid guidelines. Gaysovercovid, an Instagram page, is exposing all of the gay men posting clear violations to Covid guidelines and it’s just so shameful.

GaysOverCovid is masterfully shaming gays who think they are above Covid guidelines.

Covid has killed more than 1,976,000 people around the world. The virus has forced governments into lockdowns to save lives. However, some people have continued to party and gather and travel with no regard for the consequences of their actions. Health officials have been urging people to avoid nonessential travel, not gather, and follow basic guidelines to keep people safe.

The account is exposing the white privilege and hypocrisy of some healthcare workers.

The vaccine is currently in circulation but the vaccine only prevents you from getting severely ill from the virus. You are still able to contract and spread the virus. The end of 2020 was a real booming moment for the Instagram page as gay men flocked in mass to Puerto Vallarta and Brazil to ring in the New Year while flouting life-saving Covid guidelines.

A lot of the men exposed quickly make their social media accounts private.

Maybe it is because they are embarrassed that they are part of the spread problem. Or maybe they are doing some soul searching after their actions. Most likely, they think that making their accounts private long enough will give everything time to blow over so they can act like normal members of society when we are finally through this hard time.

The Instagram page has even helped to expose underground parties.

Covid is still killing people. Los Angeles, where many of these gay men live, is among one of the worst outbreaks in the nation. It is so important that people keep doing their part and being responsible. We are nearing the end of Covid with vaccination plans rolling out across the nation. Be patient. be responsible. Wear a mask. Don’t travel. Avoid crowds. Do the right thing.

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