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    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!

    Donating On Biblical Proportions

    , | USA | Bizarre, Religion

    (A customer comes in on a Sunday afternoon. He orders a coffee but doesn’t leave after he gets it.)

    Me: “I’m sorry, sir, was there anything else I could help you with?”

    Customer: “Oh, no, not at the moment, dear. I just wanted to give you this. You’re new here and I like to make sure all the new people are taken care of.”

    (As he is speaking he pulls a miniature bible out of his pocket and slides it across the counter to me. I’m almost too startled to speak.)

    Me: “…um, thank you?”

    (I wait until he leaves and approach my manager.)

    Me: “So, some guy just gave me a bible, but I don’t know what to do with it.”

    Manager: “Yeah, he does that. We’ve asked him to stop but he won’t. If you don’t want to keep it there’s a box of them under the desk in the office. Just throw it there.”

    Me: “There’s a whole box of these things?!”

    Manager: “Yeah, we drop them off at the Goodwill center when it gets full.”

    (Apparently this was just a normal thing that happened because when I moved to another restaurant down the road they also had a box of mini bibles that customers had given to employees.)

    Help You To Help Me

    | OR, USA | At The Checkout, Bizarre, Theme Of The Month

    (My mother and I go to her favorite store, which is offering a 50% coupon. An employee is rather helpful with us, and when mom has other questions about an extra coupon, the employee explains that we can use both.)

    Mom: *brings the purses up to the register*

    Employee: “And that will be all today?”

    Mom: “Yeah, and, also…” *fishes out the coupon* “I’ve got this extra coupon that I was told—” *stops herself, and realizes it’s the same employee* “Oh! You already know this! You’re me! I mean, you helped me!”

    (I couldn’t stop laughing.)

    Refunder Blunder, Part 8

    | Dallas, TX, USA | Bizarre, Crazy Requests, Food & Drink

    (A woman approaches me with a 12-pack of soda in her cart.)

    Customer: “I found the sodas in the parking lot.”

    (I’m thinking, ‘wow, nice person! She wants to give them to whoever forgot them!’ Then she says:)

    Customer: “I don’t really like the flavor, and I want to exchange them for another kind.”

    Me: “Wait, to clarify: you found some sodas in the parking lot and want to exchange them?

    Customer: “Yes.”

    Me: “Uh… I needed to ask my manager.”

    (I ask my manager out of earshot.)

    Manager: “H***, no! Is this woman out of her mind?!”

    (I ended up telling her she could keep them if she wanted, but we were certainly not going to refund or exchange them. She rolled her eyes, grumbled, and handed the sodas over.)

    Related:
    Refunder Blunder, Part 7
    Refunder Blunder, Part 6
    Refunder Blunder, Part 5

    Egging Them On To Try It

    | UK | Bizarre, Food & Drink

    (A shop near me does sandwiches, Most of the options are chicken, but there are a few vegetarian options. Two customers are having the following conversation:)

    Customer #1: “Can you get me a half chicken, half egg sandwich.”

    Customer #2: “Half chicken, half egg? That just seems wrong.”

    Customer #1: “Why? Eggs come from chickens!”

    Customer #2: “But did the chicken come before the egg?”

    Customer #1: “Depends what side I eat first?”

    Sharing Is Berry Important

    | London, England, UK | At The Checkout, Bizarre, Family & Kids, Food & Drink

    (A young girl and her granddad approach my till and he indicates the open bag of cranberries in her hand.)

    Man: “I’d like to pay for those, please.”

    Me: “Of course, sir. That’ll be 99p, please.”

    Girl: “Would you like one, Granddad?”

    Man: “No, thank you, darling.”

    (The little girl then reaches over the counter to offer the bag to me.)

    Girl: “Would you like one?”

    Me: *surprised* “Oh, no, thank you! But it’s very nice of you to offer.”

    Girl: *sternly* “You should ALWAYS share!”

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