About a week before I was let go from my cinema job, I was in for a couple of close shifts. Close shifts usually involved cleaning up shop, cleaning screens as they came out and then locking up.
While cleaning up shop on one of these closes, a man came out of the screen he was in, came over to us at shop, and asked a supervisor if we had a phone he could use to get a taxi.
The supervisor told him we didn't have a phone that customers could use like that. He then said that it's actually an emergency.
Supervisor asked him to elaborate and he explained that his "kidneys were failing".
Supervisor then asked if he wanted to call an ambulance (since that would make more sense than calling a taxi) and he said yes. At this stage the supervisor got him a phone to call from.
We had suspicions at this stage that he had been drinking.
As we continued cleaning he took the call and then asked if he could have a bottle of water.
All tills were closed but we offered a 'courtesy cup' (we had Ben & Jerry's tubs in a wrong size that we used as courtesy cups).
He then offered £20 for a bottle but we insisted that we could only give him the courtesy cup. He took the cup.
I then went to the cleaning store to get a mop for the shop. As I came back I seen the man get into... a TAXI.
As it turns out the man claimed "kidney failure" as a means to get use of a phone to get a taxi. I was so weirded out and confused by the whole thing!