When it comes to working an ordinary, run-of-the-mill day job, you don’t typically think of something scary happening in an environment like that…like an office environment or a department store.
Well, there’s the every day, “this is my reality omg what am I doing with my life I have a university degree why am I working retail?” kind of scary, but this isn’t that.
The following 24 creepy tales, were submitted by Reddit users in a thread about the creepiest experiences they’ve had working during a non-haunted business hour, away from any scary places like woods or convents.
1) Glitch In The Matrix: Every few months or so, over twenty women in my department would come in wearing nearly identical outfits. It was odd. We were all different ages, races, and styles, but there’d be a day when everyone, and I mean EVERYONE would show up in a black skirt and a red blouse. A few months later, everyone showed up wearing brown slacks and a cream colored dress shirt. A few months after that, we wore grey skirts and black sweaters. It was crazy. We could never figure out why this was happening and it always creeped me out. It seemed to represent some sort of hive mind working on us. (Reddit user: steamstroller)
2) The Little Girl: I work in a residential environment as a service technician. I have to go to apartments, condos, etc to fix things. I was working in a condo with over 70 floors and 8 elevators. The layout of the building is confusing, so it’s easy to get lost. After doing some work on one of the top floors, I take the elevator down to the parking level. When the doors open I hear weeping. I get out and I look everywhere, and I can’t find the source of the crying. Finally, I found a girl, hunched over facing the corner. It was really scary, like something right out of The Ring. For a moment I considered running, but I decided to ask her what’s wrong. Turns out she was just lost and scared, so I escorted her back to the concierge so security could help her find her room. (Reddit user: Flatulatory)
3) The Photographs: I’m a teacher of adult students, and one student, in particular, was kind of intense and creepy. She was attending a different school, but then requested to attend my classes specifically. She kept giving me “Welcome Presents” as I was new to her country, but I found everything a little too excessive. She messaged me on social media and got upset when I didn’t reply to her messages. After a few months I thought she had gotten bored of me, but then in the last week of classes she approached me and handed me an envelope full of photos that she had taken of me during lessons without me knowing. I was weirded out. (Reddit user: antisarcastics)
4) The Wal-Mart Greeter: I started a new job at Wal-Mart when I was 18. I met the “Front Door Greeter” … let’s call him Donald. He was pretty nice and charming, but I had no context to get to know him otherwise. One day while I was on my break in the back room, Donald knocks on the staff door and asks to come in. I let him in, thinking maybe he forgot the passcode to the door. When he got in, he waltzed into the manager’s office and started rifling through people’s things. Turns out, Donald never worked at Wal-Mart. He just stole one of our vests. Had to call the cops and everything. Luckily he got scared before he could do anything and then ran off. They caught him in the parking lot. (Reddit user: deleted)
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