Category: Bizarre

For whatever reason, some Customers are just plain odd. And the service industry unleashes them on to unsuspecting clerks with often hilarious results. If you like your customers just plain bizarre, then read on!

A Thought For Your Pennies

| IL, USA | At The Checkout, Bizarre, Math & Science, Money

(I’m a pharmacy tech working the drive thru. An older customer pulls up, and we go through getting her prescriptions.)

Me: “Okay, your total will be $67.29.”

Customer: “Okay.”

(I go and grab her prescriptions from our waiting bin and come back to finish the transaction.)

Customer: “Was that $68?”

Me: “$67.29.”

Customer: “$67.34?”

Me: *now trying to not laugh* “$67.29″

Customer: “Oh, 29.”

(I looked back at my pharmacist and he’s trying to not crack up while in view of the customer. I finish the transaction and close the window.)

Pharmacist: “Where on earth did she get 34 from?!”

Must Have Really Needed That Food

| CA, USA | At The Checkout, Bizarre

(I’m working the drive thru this particular day, I have just handed a customer the last of her order and she seems a bit distracted by getting it all stowed away safely.)

Me: “Have a lovely day.”

Customer: “I love you, too.” *drives off*

Keep All Your Baggage At Home

| England, UK | At The Checkout, Bizarre

(I am working on the tills next to my colleague. He has just finished ringing everything up for the customer. At this point we offer bags to customers to try and cut down on the amount we use.)

Colleague: “That will be [total]. Would you like a bag?”

Customer: “No, thanks. I’ve got one at home!”

(After the customer paid and left, we just looked at each other trying not to laugh.)

Direction Dissection

| USA | Bizarre, Hotels & Lodging

Guest: “I need directions.”

Me: “Okay. To where?”

Guest: “To [Address].”

(The address she was giving me was on the very same street our hotel is on, and I knew the place well.)

Me: “Oh, I know where that is. You just make a left from the hotel, and—”

Guest: *very seriously* “Don’t tell me what to do! I’m not your slave!”

Me: “Um… I never said you were.”

Guest: “Then don’t tell me what to DO, then!”

Me: “Um…okay.”

(Silently, I use directions from the Internet, print it up, and hand it over.)

Me: “Here you go.”

Guest: “Thanks!”

(I saw her a few minutes later, complaining to someone on her phone about ‘a piece of paper that’s telling her what to do.’)

A Win Fail

, | Fort Collins, CO, USA | Bizarre, Crazy Requests

(We’re currently running a promo.)

Me: “With a meal deal you get this offer. You can enter the code online and see if you win concert tickets at Red Rocks.”

Customer: “Whoa. So, how does this work?”

Me: “You can go to the website written on the card and enter the code to see if you can win concert tickets.”

Customer: “So I go to a website and enter a code?”

Me: “Yes.”

Customer: “So… what happens if I DON’T win?”

Me: “Then you don’t win the concert tickets.”

Customer: “Isn’t there a consolation prize?”

Me: “No.”

Customer: “What kind of contest is this? I’m not guaranteed to win concert tickets?”

Me: “A raffle.”

Customer: “What’s a raffle?”

(We are inside a university, as well…)

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