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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!

    By Process Of Elimination

    | Leesport, PA, USA | Food & Drink

    Customer: “I want a chicken caesar salad.”

    Me: “Okay. Would you like tomatoes, onions, and peppers on that?”

    Customer: “What?”

    Me: “Would you like tomatoes, onions, and peppers?”

    Customer: “Um, no peppers.”

    Me: “Okay, so just tomatoes and onions, then?”

    Customer: “No, no onions.”

    Me: “Just tomatoes?”

    Customer: “No, no tomatoes, either.”

    Me: “Okay…”

    A Shot In The Dark

    | New York, NY, USA | Food & Drink

    (We have a Foursquare check-in special for a free shot. A customer comes up showing that he has unlocked the special.)

    Me: “Could I see some ID?”

    (I check his ID and he’s a few months short of being 21.)

    Me: “Sorry, but you’re not 21, so you’re not getting a shot.”

    Customer: “But it says ‘free shot’ right here.”

    Me: “But, you’re not 21. You can’t get a shot.”

    Customer: “What is the mystery shot anyway? Could I get a virgin version?”

    Me: “Not really possible.”

    Customer: “I checked in. It says I’m eligible for a shot and a shot I shall have!”

    Me: “Well, a shot is, what, like an ounce? You want an ounce of Coke?”

    Customer: “Oh, yes, that’ll be lovely.”

    Me: “Okay.”

    (I take a shot glass and manage to fill it with Coke, despite the pressure of the soda gun making almost all of it spill out.)

    Me: “Here you go.”

    Customer: “Thank you!” *walks away happily with his ounce of Coke*

    See Food Can Be A Hard Shell

    | Bensalem, PA, USA | Food & Drink, Top

    (Our store is advertising a big sale on lobsters. By the middle of the day, we’ve run out of them. After that, this exchange happens with at least 3 different customers.)

    Customer: “I’d like two lobsters, please.”

    Me: “Sorry, we’re actually out of lobsters.”

    Customer: “Well, what about those?” *points to the tank*

    Me: “Those are rocks.”

    Water You, Stupid, Part 8

    | Nova Scotia, Canada | Food & Drink

    (I work at a cafe that offers bottled water. The bottles are quite large.)

    Customer: “Do you have any smaller bottles of water?”

    Me: “No, but I can give you an ice water.”

    Customer: “What’s an ice water?” *confused*

    Me: “Just, like, a cup of water with some ice in it.”

    Customer: “Oh! Well, I don’t often drink coffee, so, no thanks!”

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    Water You, Stupid, Part 4
    Water You, Stupid, Part 3
    Water You, Stupid, Part 2
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    Revenge Is A Treat Best Served Sweet

    | London, UK | At The Checkout, Food & Drink

    (I work in an awkwardly-sized shop where the chocolate counter is at one end of the shop, with the till at the other. This tends to result in customers waiting needlessly at the chocolate counter. This occurs during on a particularly busy time.)

    Me: “Sorry about the wait, sir. Would you just like to follow me to the till and I’ll just put your transaction though?”

    Customer: “I’ve been waiting bloody ages! This happens every year! You shop assistants are useless!”

    Me: “Sorry, sir. It’s just the shop is awkwardly shaped, so it’s difficult to keep track of people waiting—”

    Customer: *hands over his card* “I’m a business man, and it’s not the shop. It’s you! You’re just useless!”

    Me: “Once again, I apologise for the wait. It’s difficult to keep tabs on everyone—”

    Customer: “If you would do your job properly, it wouldn’t happen! Every bloody year, it’s the same!”

    Me: “Sir—”

    Customer: “If you make one more excuse, I’ll leave without buying anything!”

    (Note: I’ve already put his purchase though and I’m just trying to hand him his card and receipts.)

    Me: “Okay, I—”

    Customer: “That’s it! I’ve had enough! I’m leaving!”

    (The customer angrily storms out of shop. Five minutes later, he returns, albeit much calmer.)

    Customer: *sheepish* “I…er…left my card.”

    Me: “Don’t forget your chocolates, sir! Have a lovely day!”

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