Employee Misunderstands Gym Booking, Chaos Ensues

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A recent hire at a climbing gym receives a call from a woman asking if it's appropriate for a group of "little people". Assuming she meant people with dwarfism, the employee tells her it should be fine. However, on the day of the booking, it turns out the "little people" are actually small children. Chaos ensues as the gym has strict policies regarding children and belaying. The employee's manager comes to the rescue but also calls them a dumba**. Was the employee in the wrong for not anticipating the woman's use of an extremely specific term for children? Click to find out.

Boss saves the day after gym booking misunderstanding 😅

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When gym booking goes wrong 😳

A recent employee at a climbing gym faced an unexpected challenge when a group booking turned out to be a dozen small children instead of people with dwarfism as they had assumed. The mistake resulted in chaos as there was a strict 2 kids per 1 adult ratio and the children were not allowed to belay until assessed. The lady who made the booking was unhappy with the turn of events and the employee had to get their manager involved. However, it turned out to be a funny misunderstanding in retrospect, and the employee was left wondering who in the world refers to children as "little people". Have you ever experienced a similar situation? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Using euphemisms for children can lead to misunderstandings. NTA for assuming 'little people' referred to those with dwarfism.

FoolMe1nceShameOnU | FoolMe1nceShameOnU

Debate over terminology for children sparks heated discussion 🔥

proof-plum | proof-plum

Commenter is NTA but finds the situation hilarious 🤣

drowzychaperone | drowzychaperone

Clear policy communication avoids potential conflicts. 🤔

tritoeat | tritoeat

Misunderstanding 'little people' creates hilarious situation 😂

awyllt | awyllt

Using 'little people' instead of 'dwarf' is preferred and respectful 💪

VerendusAudeo | VerendusAudeo

Discussion on the use of the phrase 'little people'

UncleBullhorn | UncleBullhorn

Miscommunication leads to confusion about gym rules and terminology 🤔

RaineMist | RaineMist

Clear communication is key to avoiding misunderstandings at work. 👍

KattNaps | KattNaps

Clarifying age/height restrictions, little people not 'midgets'. NTA.

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Using euphemisms for kids to bypass safety regulations? 😱

It_s_just_me | It_s_just_me

Misunderstanding leads to gym chaos, but comment finds humor 🏋️‍♀️😂

anchovie_macncheese | anchovie_macncheese

Using appropriate language is important for clear communication 🗣️

beea91 | beea91

Using confusing terminology can lead to misunderstandings 😕

Tmoran835 | Tmoran835

Childish gym booking misunderstanding leads to relatable comment section 😂

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Clear communication is key, NTA comment shuts down ambiguity 👍

ResponseMountain6580 | ResponseMountain6580

Misunderstood invitation leads to confusion and awkwardness. 🤨

Jeanyx | Jeanyx

Politely correcting a misunderstanding on acceptable terminology for dwarfism 👍

Martha90815 | Martha90815

Be mindful of your word choices! NTA comment sparks discussion.

fastyellowtuesday | fastyellowtuesday

Misunderstanding gym booking, but 'little people' story steals attention. NTA 😂

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Defending the innocence of children. 🧒🏻❤️

GrayTintedGlasses | GrayTintedGlasses

Commenter defends employee's mistake, says she's not to blame 👍

AleshiniaLivesStill | AleshiniaLivesStill

Misunderstood gym booking leads to awkward situation, manager finds humor 🤣

jennifersb66 | jennifersb66

Miscommunication due to autism leads to confusion and frustration 😕

matsche_pampe | matsche_pampe

Clarifying the definition of 'little people' in a gym mishap 🏋️‍♂️

Phelpysan | Phelpysan

Misunderstood gym booking leads to little people confusion 🤔

northernfires529 | northernfires529

"Little people" only for kids in class, not outside. NTA 😊

Juneandmay | Juneandmay

Commenter calls out boss and woman, declares 'Not the a**hole'

Lopsided_Boss4802 | Lopsided_Boss4802

Educational comment on dwarfism terminology, NTA judgment affirmed.

SoupNo682 | SoupNo682

Misunderstood gym booking leads to potential issue with language.

Nielleluvzu628 | Nielleluvzu628

Clever rule-bending or entitled behavior? NTA comment debates.

TinyRascalSaurus | TinyRascalSaurus

Inclusivity matters! A thoughtful response to a sensitive situation 👍

CimoreneQueen | CimoreneQueen

Parent didn't sign liability waiver for minors at gym 🤔

compstomper1 | compstomper1

Commenter calls out ableist language, receives support from replies 💪

ExistingAssumption92 | ExistingAssumption92

Defending a misunderstood employee and suggesting a solution 💪

StraightJacketRacket | StraightJacketRacket

Standing up to a disrespectful boss. You go, person! 👏

HeyHazeyyy | HeyHazeyyy

Using the term “little people” caused a misunderstanding, NTA

Dry-Basil-9692 | Dry-Basil-9692

Commenter not at fault, chaos still ensues 😅

Fancy_Mention_9212 | Fancy_Mention_9212

Clear communication is key! 😅

gertyorkes | gertyorkes

Support for using correct language in NTA comment

CigarsAndSquanch | CigarsAndSquanch

Misunderstood gym booking leads to communication breakdown and frustration 😕

ughwhyusernames | ughwhyusernames

Agreeing with a fellow gym-goer, NTA comment wins support 👍

jaezii | jaezii

Employee misunderstands gym booking, and causes policy issues. NTA.

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Assuming 'little people' referred to kids, not NTA for misunderstanding.

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Defending the use of 'little people' when referring to kids 👶🏻👧🏾🧒🏼

sockskeepfeetin | sockskeepfeetin

Calling out 'little people on the floor' goes horribly wrong 🤦‍♂️

Sea_Yesterday_8888 | Sea_Yesterday_8888

Misunderstanding leads to chaos, but commenter is NTA 🤣

PhantomO1 | PhantomO1

Clearing the confusion: 'Little people' refers to dwarfism, NTA.

AnotherMathKat | AnotherMathKat

'Little people' is not an insult, says NTA comment.

PurpleAquilegia | PurpleAquilegia

Climbing industry worker calls out inappropriate language, sparks discussion 👀

Hyponeutral | Hyponeutral

Clear communication is key. NTA for not understanding.

Violet-Mirror | Violet-Mirror

Empathetic comment defends customer service workers. #NTA 🙌

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Comment highlights harmful stereotypes faced by little people 👎

Lucia37 | Lucia37

Understanding language and context is crucial in avoiding misunderstandings 😊

EmiliusReturns | EmiliusReturns

Proper terminology for people with dwarfism explained 🤓

InGeekiTrust | InGeekiTrust

Misunderstanding gym booking leads to name-calling. NTA wins.

Useful-Hold-2737 | Useful-Hold-2737

Commenter defends gym-goer, calls out condescension with sarcasm 💪

Brandycane1983 | Brandycane1983

Clarifying child size terminology avoids misunderstandings, NTA handled it well 😊

Wildcar_d | Wildcar_d