25 Shocking Stories About Customers Who Are The Reason Why We Keep Going Into Recessions

| Right | February 22, 2021

Dear readers,

It has finally happened. In the next few days, we will publish our one-hundredth story in the “This Is Why We’re In A Recession” series. What started as a simple story back on April 10th, 2010, as the world was stumbling out of the 2008 financial crisis, has grown into a chilling saga about customers lacking fiscal responsibility. From not knowing the basics of how credit cards work, to not having enough money to cover their purchases, these financially-challenged customers have become a mainstay on Not Always Right.

To commemorate (or commiserate) the need for one-hundred (and counting) of the bloody things, the editors have rounded up twenty-five of the best (or worst) stories from the series. And the best part: it won’t cost you a penny.

 

This Is Why We’re In A Recession – Where it all began, and where we naively thought it might end…

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 8 – Wait, what’s this number tattooed on my hand?

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 43 – Hits from the comments: “Good Lord. I was about to ask if people are really this stupid and I realized I’ve been reading this site long enough to know the answer to that.”

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 19 – I banged my head on my desk and I swear my brain made a cash register noise.

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 6 – Literally who else should be responsible for your money?!

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 16 – Math sure has changed since I went to school.

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 14 – Technically, you can do anything you want. But sometimes the consequence is jail time.

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 25 – Credit card applications should come with a knowledge test.

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 35 – See the previous story caption.

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 24 – Don’t write any more checks, either!

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 72 – Hits from the comments: “Sounds like his brain was totaled.”

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 44 – Man, I gotta get me one of those money printing attachments for my phone.

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 51 – Hits from the comments: “The Customer’s Dictionary states that ‘gibberish’ = ‘words I don’t want to hear.'”

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 68 – Sometimes I wonder where all my money goes, but this is next-level.

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 70 – We hope that purse gets good gas mileage.

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 75 – What do you think the word “limit” means?

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 89 – “I have a letter.” READ IT, THEN!

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 7 – Why would you volunteer that so readily?!

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 82 – We can almost accept the initial misunderstanding, but the rest of this story? Yikes!

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 3 – This customer needs to change the number of brain cells they use in public.

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 80 – This is why I hate buying clothes online.

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 30 – You read that right, folks. She really is that stupid.

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 27 – *Punctuating with slaps* Credit cards! Are not! Free! Money!

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 34 – And thus the phrase “stupid tax” was coined.

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 2 – Hits from the comments: “And that was why Dorothy no longer let Scarecrow handle grocery shopping.”

 

We hope you enjoyed this roundup about fiscally-irresponsible customers! Want to send in your own story? Submit your story here!


Some other roundups to check out if you liked this one:

22 Cyber-Crazy Stories About Shopping Online

 

10 Hilarious Stories About Customers Who Should Never Have Been Given A Credit Card

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