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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!

    How Berry Rude Of You

    | Raleigh, NC, USA | Bizarre, Food & Drink

    (I’m straightening things in the store and I have just finished an aisle. As I walk into the next aisle, which contains candles, I see a customer looking at the candles. He looks very angry and makes a strange face when he sees me walking towards him.)

    Me: “Hi, how may I help you?”

    Customer: “You don’t have mulberry. That’s rude!”

    Me: “I’m sorry?”

    Customer: “You should be!” *stomps out of the aisle*

    Stupidity Is The Mother Of Repetition, Part 5

    | Jackson, WY, USA | Food & Drink

    Me: “All of today’s specials and all of the sandwiches on the menu come with your choice of soup or salad or potato salad. What can I get for you today, sir?”

    Customer: “You say that the sandwiches come with salad?”

    Me: “That’s correct. So do all of the specials. You can get soup, salad, or potato salad.”

    Customer: *pointing to the sandwich side of the menu* “So, all of these come with salad?”

    Me: “Yup, or soup or potato salad. All of ‘em.”

    Customer: “What about this option?” *pointing to a particular sandwich* “Does this come with salad?”

    Me: “Yes, sir, that one too. You can also choose soup or potato salad.”

    Customer: “I’ll have that one, then.”

    Me: “Okay, what would you like as your side?”

    Customer: “What are my choices?”

    Me: *speechless*

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    Stupidity Is The Mother Of Repetition, Part 3
    Stupidity Is The Mother Of Repetition, Part 2
    Stupidity Is The Mother Of Repetition

    I’m Falling To Pieces

    , | North Carolina, USA | Food & Drink

    (We have a survey that pops up randomly when receipts print out. The customers can go to a website and receive a code for a free sandwich upon completion of the survey. We only accept receipts with the codes written on it.)

    Me: “Do you have a coupon for me, sir?”

    Customer: *hands me coupon* “I’d like to redeem my free sandwich.”

    Me: *looks at coupon* “Sir, there is no code on this receipt. I cannot accept this coupon.”

    (The customer rips it out of my hand, tears it up into several pieces and throws it on the floorboard.)

    Friend: “We’ll just pay for the sandwich, then.”

    (Still infuriated, the customer picks the receipt pieces back off the floorboard and continues to rip them into smaller pieces, throwing them back on the ground.)

    Me: “Have a great day!”

    Be Careful What You Ask For, Part 5

    | West Orange, NJ, USA | Food & Drink

    (This takes place a few months before I leave for college. A lot of the kids working at the store are leaving for college soon, too. One of my coworkers has written “Tips for college kids” on the tip jar. A young mother walks in with her kids on a slow afternoon. After she reads the tip jar, this exchange happens.)

    Customer: “Tips for college kids…I have a good tip. Stay away from tequila.”

    Me: “Why’s that, ma’am?”

    Customer: “I went through a lot of margaritas my freshman year. Now I can’t even look at tequila without feeling sick. Just stay away from it!”

    Me: “Don’t worry ma’am. I’ll stick to vodka.”

    (And yes, she did leave a nice tip!)

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    Be Careful What You Ask For, Part 4
    Be Careful What You Ask For, Part 3
    Be Careful What You Ask For, Part 2
    Be Careful What You Ask For

    Old Habits Die Hard

    | Tennessee, USA | Food & Drink

    Me: “Hi, welcome to [sandwich shop]. Is this for here or to go?”

    Customer: “It’s to go. What do you have that is good?”

    Me: “Well, it’s all good. Do want hot or cold food?”

    Customer: “I guess cold. Do you sell things other than sandwiches?”

    Me: “Yes, we have salads, too.”

    Customer: “Great, I am so tired of sandwiches! That is all I have eaten all week.”

    Me: “What would you like?”

    Customer: “I guess I will take a regular size roast beef sandwich.”


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