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    Category: Food & Drink

    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!

    This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 4

    | Minneapolis, MN, USA | Food & Drink, Money

    (Three women in their early twenties come in. I ring up the first two, but the third woman’s credit card is denied.)

    Me: “I’m sorry, but your card had been denied.”

    Customer: “No, that cant be! There’s no way! Try it again!”

    (I swipe the card again, and it once more is denied.)

    Me: “It still came up as declined. Do you have another card I could try?”

    Customer: “No! This is stupid!”

    (One of her friends lend her cash to pay for her meal. As they fill their drinks at the pop machine I overhear her talking.)

    Customer: “That is so weird! My card was denied last week. Shouldn’t it be un-denied by now?”

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    One Tag To Name Them All, And In The Darkness Find Them

    | Greenfield, MA, USA | Crazy Requests, Food & Drink

    (I work at a fast food restaurant and after work, I go to the grocery store still in uniform to pick up dinner.)

    Customer: “Hello, can you tell me where the [item] is?”

    Me: “Oh, I’m sorry, but I don’t work here. I work across the street at [restaurant].” *I point to my hat with the company logo*

    Customer: “Why are you pointing at your hat? I don’t understand. Are you going to take me to the [item] or not?”

    Me: “I’m really very sorry, but I don’t work here. I can’t help you.”

    Customer: “But you have a name tag!”

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    Deliver Us From Stupidity

    | Dundee, UK | Food & Drink

    Caller: “Hello, I was wanting a delivery to [address]. Can I get two roast beef sandwiches?”

    Me: “I’m sorry, we don’t actually do deliveries.”

    Caller: “Liar! Why would you even have a phone number in the first place then?”

    Stretched Pennies Stretch The Budget

    | North Carolina, USA | Food & Drink, Money

    (I work at the food court at a zoo. After one customer gives an order, their total comes to $10.26. They fish out a 10 dollar bill and a quarter, and continue to look for a penny.)

    Me: “Oh, that’ll be fine.”

    Customer: “You sure? I know I have a penny in here somewhere, I’d rather just give you that.”

    Me: “Oh, okay then.”

    (The customer pulls out a penny that has been in a Press A Penny machine, machines that we have around the zoo that flatten, shape, and add an animal imprint design to pennies.)

    Customer: “Here you are.”

    Me: “Well thank you, but you realize you can’t use this penny, right?”

    Customer: “What? Why not?”

    Me: “It’s not valid anymore. But really, it’s fine if you’re one cent short.”

    Customer: “It’s not about that! It’s about why you’re all too good for my money!”

    Me: “Okay, I’ll take it, but it’s not–”

    Customer: “Is it because I’m [ethnicity]?”

    Me: “No, ma’am!”

    Customer: “Then tell me what it is! The real reason!”

    Me: “Um…” *I look at the penny* “Oh! Yeah, this penny is valid. Sorry, I mistook it for something, uh, else.”

    Customer: “Thank you!” *walking off* “Some people these days!”

    Stupidity In Bloom

    | Long Beach, CA, USA | Food & Drink

    (We have run out of sandwiches that had meat and are only left with garden/veggie burgers.)

    Customer: “What’s that?”

    Me: “It’s a veggie burger, so there’s no meat in it. We call it a garden burger here.”

    Customer: “Garden burger? So there are flowers in there?”

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