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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!

    Party Crashed And Burned

    , | Fairborn, OH, USA | Food & Drink, Holidays, Theme Of The Month

    (For the past couple of days we’ve had signs on our doors indicating the dining room would be closed for a Christmas party. The night of the party, I come up to the door carrying a dish in a stone pan. The manager opens the door to let me in when a customer runs past me, inside the dining room.)

    Me: “What was—”

    Manager: “Hold on.” *closes the door behind me* “Now we shouldn’t have customers trying to come in.”

    (I set the dish down and go to get my second load from my car. When I get back, a family of customers is seated in a booth next to the food my coworkers and I have brought in.)

    Customer: “Hey, you! What is with that food?”

    Me: “We’re having a Christmas party.”

    Customer: “You are?”

    (I look at my coworkers, and then at the decorations and the games we have set up.)

    Coworker: “Yes! We closed at nine.”

    Customer: “You did?”

    Manager: “We have signs up saying that we did.”

    Customer: “Well, I didn’t see those.”

    Manager: “Because you ran past my employee, who was carrying stuff in for it.”

    (The customer blushes and helps his family pack up to leave.)

    The Argument Crumbles Like A Cookie

    | Stockholm, Sweden | Crazy Requests, Food & Drink, Holidays, Theme Of The Month

    (It is early November.)

    Customer: “Do you have any gingerbread cookies?”

    Me: “Sorry, ma’am. We don’t.”

    Customer: “Why would you not even have gingerbread cookies?”

    Me: “Sorry, but we haven’t even started making them yet this year.”

    Customer: “What? Why the f*** not?”

    Me: “Because here at [Shop's Name], we like to follow the traditions and not start baking Christmas cookies until Christmas time.”

    Customer: “Ah, I see! I’m glad to hear that you follow the traditions. All shops should be like you. I don’t get it why people just can’t wait these days. Everyone is just so d*** greedy!” *wanders off*

    With A Side Order Of Hypocrisy

    | ID, USA | Bizarre, Food & Drink

    (It’s my first night shift at my new job. Two customers come in at around 9 pm.)

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

    Customer #1: “Can I have a chicken sandwich?”

    Customer #2: “Ugh. Don’t do that! All the food here is crap! It’s CRAP! You’ll get FAT!”

    Me: *awkwardly* “So… would you like—”

    Customer #2: “It isn’t real food here, anyway. It’s all processed and fake!”

    Customer #1: “Are you getting something or not?”

    Customer #2: “Yeah.” *to me* “Gimme two double cheeseburgers and a medium fry.”

    Order(s) Out Of Disorder, Part 2

    | PA, USA | Crazy Requests, Food & Drink

    (I work at a drive-in style restaurant that also takes call-in orders. It’s store policy to ask for the customer’s name before ending the call, because we sometimes get more than one call-in order at a time.)

    Me: “Hello. How can I help you today?”

    Customer: “Pick-up.”

    Me: “Okay. Not a problem!”

    (I check the register, and I see that we have three call-in orders at the moment.)

    Me: “What was the name for that order?”

    Customer: “I don’t know! I didn’t call it in!”

    Me: “Well, we have several call-in orders right now so I’ll need some information to make sure you get the right one. What food was on the order?”

    Customer: “How the h*** should I know what she ordered?!”

    Me: “Okay… So, you don’t know the name and you don’t know what the order was for?”

    Customer: “Yeah, whatever! Now give me my food!”

    Me: “Without the name or the order, I have no way of knowing which one is yours. You’ll either have to call and ask or wait for all the other orders to be picked up first because I can’t just guess and risk giving out someone else’s food to the wrong person.”

    Customer: “WELL THAT IS JUST STUPID!”

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    The High Point Of Black Friday

    | ME, USA | Bizarre, Food & Drink, Holidays, Theme Of The Month

    (I work in a chocolatier. We’ve opened at midnight for our Black Friday sale. My job is to greet shoppers as they come in and offer everyone a sample. By 4 am I’m exhausted from the rush. A customer comes in. He is red faced, and wearing a shirt several sizes too small.)

    Customer: “Hey. You know what? I’ve always thought you guys should sell chocolate belly buttons!”

    Me: “Um… I’m sorry?”

    Customer: “You should sell chocolate belly buttons!”

    (The customer takes a sample, and then leaves. I turn to my manager.)

    Me: “What was that?”

    Manager: “Oh, he was definitely high. Welcome to Black Friday sales!”

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