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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!

    I’ll Take A Groot Beer

    | Cambridge, UK | At The Checkout, Food & Drink, Geeks Rule, Theme Of The Month

    (Sometimes we get customers in costumes who are in good humour if we name them instead of asking their name. We have a group come in who give themselves some DC-ent and MARVEL-ous names. I’m on the bar, making the drinks.)

    Me: *with the Batman cup* “Good luck with the night shifts, Dark Knight.”

    Batman: “Cheers!”

    Me: *Superman* “Who’s the Man of Steel?”

    Superman: “That would be me!”

    Me: “Sorry, dude. I don’t have chocolate; is Kryptonite okay?”

    Superman: “Go for it. It’s my day off.”

    Me: *Rocket cup, looking at the last in the group* “Are you Rocket?”

    Rocket: “I am Groot.”

    Comment On Scents Makes No Sense

    | Toronto, ON, Canada | Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

    (I work as a server in a restaurant with an open kitchen. A customer approaches me while I am walking towards the dish pit.)

    Customer: “Hello, ma’am. I loved the food but I have a complaint.”

    Me: “Oh, I’m sorry. What seems to be the problem?”

    Customer: “It smells a lot.”

    Me: “What does it smell like, sir?”

    Customer: “Food.”

    (At this point I have no idea what to say.)

    Me: “Sorry, sir. Did you say it smells like food?”

    Customer: “Yes. My lady friends are complaining that their hair is going to smell like food. They just washed it.”

    Me: “Sir, you do know, it is an open kitchen restaurant…”

    Customer: “What do you mean, open kitchen? God, you’re so stupid. Of course it’s an open kitchen. You’re serving food! The people they hire these days…”

    Don’t Be Tardy With The Tardis Drink

    , | Ypsilanti, MI, USA | Food & Drink, Geeks Rule, Theme Of The Month

    Me: “Welcome to [Restaurant]. How may I help you?”

    Customer: “I want a large chocolate shake, and can I still get burgers this late?”

    Me: “Absolutely.”

    Customer: “Great! I want the grilled onion cheddar burger, but no cheese.”

    Me: “So just the onions on the burger?”

    Customer: “Yeah, sorry to be so complicated.”

    Me: “It’s no problem, and honestly it’s not that bad. You’d be surprised at the kind of requests I get through here. Can I get anything else for you today?”

    Customer: *joking* “I’d like a large coke in a small cup to go.”

    Me: “Aw, I wish I could, but unfortunately our cups don’t have Time Lord technology, so they aren’t bigger on the inside.”

    The Right Wine Or The White Wine

    | Cincinnati, OH, USA | Bizarre, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

    (I work in the wine department of a small grocery store. We will sometimes get customers with very little wine knowledge.)

    Customer: *holding up a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, a red wine* “Is this a white wine?”

    Me: “That’s a red wine, ma’am.”

    Customer: “So, it’s a white wine?”

    Me: “No, that is a red wine.”

    Customer:” So, it’s a white wine?”

    Me: “No, ma’am, all Cabernet Sauvignon wines are RED wines.”

    (Customer turned and headed to our registers, with the bottle of Cabernet. I hope she did not need a white wine.)

    Talking At-At Cross Purposes

    | Austin, TX, USA | Awesome Workers, Food & Drink, Geeks Rule, Theme Of The Month

    (I work at a chain Italian restaurant. I am often asked questions about the menu, but every now and then a customer asks a question that catches me off guard.)

    Customer #1: “No, it’s definitely an AT-AT!”

    Customer #2: “No, it’s an AT-LT!”

    Customer #1: “Ask our waiter. I bet you his tip.”

    (By this point, I have been overhearing this conversation, and the nerd inside me is intrigued by Star Wars trivia.)

    Me: “Can I help you guys with something?”

    Customer #1: “Yeah, my boyfriend here thinks that the robot in star wars that walks on two legs with the little dogs is called the AT-LT. Please tell him it’s an AT-AT?”

    Me: “Actually, I’m sorry but both of you are incorrect; the vehicle you’re thinking of is the AT-ST, which is premiered in the Battle for Hoth, the ice planet, but is actually featured in the Battle of Endor. In fact, that’s what Chewbacca uses to blow the blast doors open for Han Solo and Princess Leia. And the dogs are called Ewoks and they’re native to Endor.”

    Customer #1: “Oh… thanks.”

    (I ended up walking away and since they each bet $20, I actually earned $40. That’s the first time my nerd knowledge actually gained me that much money. May the Force be with you!)

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