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    Stupid Customers, like the rest of us have to eat and drink. Sadly like the rest of us, they sometimes eat with the rest of us. For every waiter, server, drive-thru operator, coffee shop barista, and restaurant manager who has had to deal with fake allergies, vegetarians who don’t know the meaning of the word and idiots who have yet to understand the concept of clearly listed ingredients, we salute you!

    Cappuccino-no

    , | SA, Australia | At The Checkout, Food & Drink

    (I’m waitressing when one of our baristas calls me over. She asks me to go to one of the tables and confirm that the elderly customer had ordered a long black and a cappuccino, as she had forgotten to write it down. The customer confirms this, and I take the order out to the customer and her husband who has now joined the table.)

    Me: “Okay, long black?”

    Customer: “Thank you.”

    Me: “And your cappuccino, sir.”

    Customer: “That was supposed to be a flat white!”

    Me: “I’m so sorry; I thought I confirmed with you that it was a cappuccino.”

    Customer: “Yes, but I forgot what my husband usually orders!”

    (The husband spoke up and half-heartedly told me a cappuccino will do. I apologised again and then walked off wondering what part I had to be sorry for!)

    A Big Gap In Their Knowledge

    | Brisbane, QLD, Australia | Food & Drink, Language & Words

    Me: “Hi—”

    Customer: *cuts in* “Hey, I see a couple outside eating this thing. I don’t know what’s the name of it.”

    Me: “Um… could you please describe it to me?”

    Customer: “I don’t know how to describe it, it’s a… it’s a big thing.”

    Me: “…”

    Customer: “I want it!”

    Me: “…”

    The Cake Eater Is A Lie

    | Sydney, NSW, Australia | Crazy Requests, Food & Drink

    (We’re a family business, and dad is serving at the counter while I’m packing up, as it’s late and we are nearing closing time. A customer storms in, holding a cake box, which would have held a cake serving 20-30 people.)

    Customer: “Look, we just got this cake from you, and it was awful!”

    Dad: “No problem. What was wrong with it?”

    Customer: “It was stale. Like it had been sitting in the fridge for days!”

    Dad: “Sorry to hear that. Can I take a look at it?”

    (Dad opens the cake box to reveal barely one slice of the cake left.)

    Dad: “…what happened to the rest of it?”

    Customer: “Well, obviously we ate it all!”

    Dad: “Seriously?”

    Customer: “Yes! I want my money back! You ruined our party!”

    Dad: “Sorry, but I can’t do that. And get the h*** out of my shop!”

    Two Girls, Eight Cups

    | USA | Bad Behavior, Food & Drink, Hotels & Lodging

    (We have a self-serve coffee station where two young women are talking.)

    Girl #1: “So, like, what are you going to SAY to him?!”

    Girl #2: *makes a cup of coffee* “I don’t know…”

    Girl #1: “After what he said about you!”

    Girl #2: *makes second cup* “What did he say?”

    Girl #1: “You know! You were there! You heard it all.”

    Girl #2: *makes third cup* “I don’t know… everything is just soooo messed up, you know?”

    Girl #1: “Like, for sure!”

    Girl #2: *makes fourth cup* “I don’t even know what I’ll say to him… I don’t even know if I want to be with him anymore!”

    Girl #1: *sympathetically* “I so understand!”

    Girl #2: *makes fifth cup* “That’s it, I’ll just say GOODBYE!” *makes sixth cup*

    Girl #1: “Good for you. He was a scumbag. Let’s go eat. Say, why are you making all those coffees? Are you like, really thirsty?” *giggles*

    Girl #2: “I don’t know. I’m not going to drink them. I’m just making them!” *makes seventh cup*

    Girl #1: “Well, won’t the employees here be really mad they have to clean that all up?”

    Girl #2: *shrugs* “I don’t know.” *makes eighth cup*

    Girl #1: “You’re so BAD! Teehee!”

    Me: “Excuse me, but we WILL be really mad if you keep wasting our coffee… so stop, please.”

    (They scamper out, grinning mischievously, leaving the mess of used sugar packets, coffee stains and half and half around. Yes, she added it in each one! Nice.)

    When They’re More Bitter Than The Coffee

    | Dallas, TX, USA | At The Checkout, Bad Behavior, Food & Drink

    (I work at a large coffee chain, and this week I’m helping out at another location instead of my ‘home’ store. Naturally, I don’t know any of their regulars.)

    Me: *handing drink to a customer* “Okay, here’s your dark roast coffee with two sugars.”

    Customer: “Next time I come in, you’re going to remember my order.”

    Me: “Excuse me?”

    Customer: “You’re not going to ask for my order again.”

    (I think maybe he’s joking, because, while of course I’d like to give everyone personal service, no one who is new to the store would be able to immediately know (and remember!) what all the regular customers order. But he is stone-faced, without even a hint of a smile.)

    Me: *with a smile* “Well, I’ll do my best, Sir!”

    Customer: “No, you’ll remember. What was my order again?”

    Me: “… a dark roast coffee with two sugars.”

    (He takes his coffee and walks off without another word. I look around with a ‘did that really just happen?’ expression. As soon as he left, the other baristas all chimed in with other examples of him being unbelievably rude. Sure enough, the next day, he came in and insisted on being helped immediately because “you have four people back there,” even though all four of us were busy doing something to help the customers in line ahead of him. I have no idea why someone would choose to be a regular at a coffee shop and then treat everyone so badly all the time!)

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