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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!

    The Medium Suddenly Felt Very Small

    , | Daytona Beach, FL, USA | At The Checkout, Bad Behavior, Food & Drink

    (I am a customer waiting in line at a popular fast food restaurant’s drive thru. I am next to place my order, and behind a large black SUV with a middle-aged blonde soccer mom type in the driver’s seat, another person in the passenger’s seat, and what must be her son in the back seat. She places the order for the son and begins to give her order.)

    Mother: “I’d like a #4.”

    Cashier: “And what size would you like that?”

    Mother: “Medium.”

    Cashier: “Okay, and what to drink?”

    Mother: “Medium.”

    Cashier: “I’m sorry, what would you like to drink?”

    Mother: “MEDIUM!”

    Cashier: “Miss, I’m sorry, I just want to know what you would like your beverage to be today.”

    Mother: “MEDI—”

    (At this point I have had more than enough, as I detest people who don’t listen when ordering and treat food service employees like they are lesser. I stick my head out the window and shout at the top of my lungs.)

    Me: “SHE’S ASKING WHAT YOU WANT TO DRINK, YOU IDIOT!”

    (The mother sticks her head out her window as well to glare at me, when she notices my gleaming, freshly shaven bald head, large beard, and scowl barely covered by my sunglasses. She turns back to the speaker and meekly replies…)

    Mother: “A Diet Coke, please.”

    (After I give my order, actually giving the size and beverage without needed to be prompted, I pull up to pay.)

    Cashier: “Oh, my God, thank you. You have no idea how long I’ve wanted to do that!”

    Me: “Don’t worry. For a long time I used to work in restaurants. I’ve wanted to do that forever, too!”

    Taking The Ham-Fisted Approach

    , | Australia | Bad Behavior, Food & Drink

    (I work in a supermarket deli, and whilst we’ve never had any real problem customers, we do get plenty who come across as a little dim. One of my coworkers is getting sick of it.)

    Coworker: “I don’t get it. How many people can there possibly be who can’t just READ the labels?”

    (At this point, a customer walks up.)

    Customer: “I want that ham.”

    Coworker: “Sorry, which one?”

    Customer: *points* “That ham.”

    Coworker: “I can’t see where you’re pointing.”

    Customer: *points again* “That ham.”

    Coworker: “I can’t see where you’re pointing. Which ham are you pointing to?”

    Customer: *rolls eyes* “That ham.”

    (My coworker indicates to the top of the case, which is metal, she starts talking very slowly.)

    Coworker: “See this? This is metal. I can’t see through metal! You’re going to have to READ the label.”

    Customer: *points frantically* “Right there! That ham!”

    (At this point, my coworker gives up, grabs a random ham, weighs it up and hands it to the customer, who snatches it and walks away. My coworker turns to me, wide-eyed.)

    Coworker: “I’ll be surprised if I don’t get a complaint for that…”

    Me: *shakes head* “You’re crazy.”

    (After that outburst she was in a much better mood. She never did get a complaint but she scared herself into being a little more patient after that.)

    Deep Fried Attitude

    , | AZ, USA | Crazy Requests, Food & Drink, Technology

    (I am working in the drive-thru during a busy breakfast rush when a snooty customer pulls up.)

    Customer: *taking her food and shakes it* “How many calories is this? The girl on headset said you were going to find that for me!”

    (We have the calorie count for practically every item in a program on our registers – right down to a single slice of cheese – so despite the massive line, I quickly check. For some reason, while we have the nutritional information for the breakfast sandwich as a whole, we don’t have the information on just the chicken filet, which is all she ordered.)

    Me: “I’m really, sorry, but for some reason we don’t have it in our system. I know that if you go on the company website, though, they will have it under the ‘nutrition guide’ tab and—”

    Customer: *disgusted* “I shouldn’t HAVE to go online. You should have it HERE!” *drives away*

    Manager: *waves at receding car* “You have a nice day, too!”

    Me: “If she’s that concerned about calories, maybe she shouldn’t be eating fried chicken for breakfast?”

    Manager: “Seriously!”

    Should Have Given Them Decaf

    | ON, USA | At The Checkout, Food & Drink, Language & Words

    (I’m in line at a coffee shop before work when I overhear the following conversation between the cashier and the exhausted looking customer in front of me.)

    Cashier: “What can I get you?”

    Customer: “Coffee”

    Cashier: “Any particular one?”

    Customer: “Coffee”

    Cashier: “Okay, what size would you like?”

    Customer: “Coffee”

    Cashier: “All righty, then, one extra large mocha supreme with a shot of espresso coming up.”

    Customer: *while handing her $10* “Thank you.”

    (The cashier got the coffee and the man took it and his change with one more mumbled “coffee” and left.)

    Me: “That was weird.”

    Cashier: “No kidding”

    Me: “That’s the most expensive drink on the menu isn’t it?”

    Cashier: “Yep.”

    Lack Of Burger Flippers Makes Her Flip

    , | Springfield, IL, USA | Crazy Requests, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

    (I work in a major Chinese food chain that has just opened up in the area, right around Christmas time. The store is incredibly busy, both inside, and in the drive through. The wait time for both is long. We time the drive through at about 15 minutes. A lady gets up to the ordering area, after waiting in line all that time and says:)

    Customer: “You don’t have any cheeseburgers?”

    Me: *politely* “Uh… no, ma’am. We only serve Chinese food.”

    Customer: “But you are a DRIVE-thru! You should have cheeseburgers!”

    (She was not able to drive off angrily, because of customers still in front of her waiting to pay and pick up their food. When she was able, she gunned it and took off! She probably wasted half an hour.)

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