Category: Bad Behavior

Add A Pinch Of Bad Behavior

| NY, USA | Bad Behavior

(I am working at a bookstore with one other person on shift. We have a cigar corner that is locked for legal reasons. My coworker is on the sales floor helping a customer. I am behind the counter ringing through a sale. A man comes up and stands in front of the cigar room door, talking on his cell phone. I can hear my coworker talking to her customer and then suddenly is interrupted by the man on his phone. I look over and he’s waving and pointing at the cigar room, still on his phone.)

Coworker: *comes up to me, my customer has left* “Yeah, can you push the buzzer to let him in?”

Me: “Sure.” *pushes the buzzer*

Coworker: “Did you see that? He PINCHED me to get my attention!”

Overly Loud Trash Talking

| Chicago, IL, USA | Bad Behavior, Food & Drink

(It’s my girlfriend’s 21st birthday, so to celebrate I’ve taken her to a very expensive dinner. Part way into our meal two women who are very obviously drunk are seated next to us. The meal has ten courses, each with its own alcoholic accompaniment, and despite complaints from other customers about how loud and obnoxious the women have been the wait-staff are not allowed to stop serving them.)

Me: *to our server* “Is there any way you could at least water down their drinks? I can’t even hear [Girlfriend] from across the table!”

Server: “I’m really sorry; we aren’t allowed to say anything. I’ve already apologized to the other guests. Since you’re a guest you can say something if you want.”

(15 minutes later, after the women have finished bickering loudly about one of their exes and throwing their unfinished plates to the end of the table one of their cell phones goes off.)

Drunk Woman #1: “OH, MY GOD! YOU HAVE TO ANSWER IT! YOU’RE BEING RUDE!”

Me: *after finally having enough* “YOU ARE IN A $200 DOLLAR A PLATE RESTAURANT. IF YOU WANT TO ACT LIKE TRASH GO TO A TRASHY FAST FOOD PLACE!”

Drunk Woman #2: “Trash? Did she just call me trash?!”

(A manager rushes over to their table:)

Manager: “Ladies I’m sorry, but since you have done nothing but cause a disturbance since you arrived I’m going to have to ask you to leave.”

Drunk Woman #1: “We didn’t cause a disturbance. That fat b**** over there yelled at us for no reason! My father is going to deal with you!”

Manager: “Unfortunately, you need to leave.”

Drunk Woman #2: “OH, MY GOD! WE DIDN’T EVEN DO ANYTHING! WE’RE NEVER COMING HERE AGAIN!”

(After they left the manager came over and offered us both a complimentary cocktail and a thank you!)

Don’t Be Too Over-Beer-ing

| Helena, MT, USA | Bad Behavior, Food & Drink

(It’s a cold night, and the bar is pretty empty as people have been advised to stay inside. One customer is at the bar, and it appears he’s been there for some time.)

Customer: “I’ll take a scotch, a beer, and a shot of gin!”

Bartender: “Um… how about we just start with the beer?”

Customer: “How about you start to shut up?”

Bartender: “If you can’t act straight, you ain’t gettin’ served.”

Customer: “Start with the beer.”

Bartender: “Okay, thank you, sir.”

Common Sense Just Melts Away, Part 2

| WI, USA | Bad Behavior, Food & Drink

(A customer comes angrily up to the counter with his burger.)

Customer: “Look at this. This is unacceptable. The cheese isn’t even melted!”

(The manager on duty happens to be currently working one of the registers.)

Manager: “I’m sorry, sir. We can’t actually melt the cheese, since our burgers are flame-broiled; we just stick it on the burger at the end. After it sits for about 30 seconds, it melts itself.”

Customer: *louder and more agitated* “This is ridiculous! You call this customer service? You’re no better than [much cheaper competitor]! When I order a cheeseburger I expect my cheese melted!”

Manager: “Like I said, we have no way of doing that, but if you let it sit for about 30 seconds, it should melt right on. Would you like me to get you a new burger?”

Customer: *loud enough by this point that everyone is staring* “What’s the point? You’re not going to make that one any better! This is the worst burger I’ve ever seen!”

Manager: “Would you like a refund?”

Customer: “NO! I am NEVER coming here again!”

(He THROWS his cheeseburger across the counter at the manager and storms out.)

Manager: “Good! We don’t need your business!”

(The man stormed out, and all the employees and everyone in line started laughing. The best part was that we looked at the burger, and the cheese was melted just fine.)

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Common Sense Just Melts Away

Shouldn’t Spit Out Those Words

, | Bloomington, IL, USA | At The Checkout, Bad Behavior, Food & Drink

(We have posted signs on our doors stating that our lobby would be closing for a manager’s meeting two hours earlier than usual. Three college-age boys come in at about twenty minutes till close, clearly oblivious. My manager is the one to ring up their food, and the following exchange ensues:)

Manager: “All right, and I have to tell you, our lobby will be closing in about twenty minutes for the managers to have a meeting.”

Customer: “Wow! What d***s!”

Manager: “Well, technically I’m a manager, so. . . .”

(The customer immediately goes white, then red.)

Customer: “I am SO sorry!!! …Please don’t spit in my food!”

Manager: “I mean, you can literally watch us make it, so. . .”

Customer: “I’m sorry!”