Category: Bad Behavior


Not Very Closed Minded, Part 14

| Pittsburgh, PA, USA | Bad Behavior, Popular, Time

(A lady has been in our store for nearly seven hours and is very chatty, often stopping employees from finishing their work because she wants to talk. It’s about five ’til closing when she finally comes up to the registers. I’m helping put away clothes nearby when the transaction is being finished and when things start to go down hill.)

Cashier: “Your total for the night is $1600.”

(She swipes her charge only to find that it is declined.)

Cashier: “I’m sorry, ma’am, but you still owe $1300. It seems that your credit limit was only $300. Do you have any form of payment?”

Customer: “No, that’s the only card I brought tonight.”

(At that point the manager has to void the whole thing out and we then have to re-ring everything.)

Manager: “Ma’am, do you want us to put this on hold so you can come back another day to decide which items you want?”

Customer: “No, I’ll decide now.”

Manager: “Well, we are already way past closed and we have to be out of the building by 10:15 or else the alarms get turned on.”

Customer: “No, I’ll do it now.”

(She then keeps chatting away, seemingly oblivious as to how pissed we all are at her, since now no employee can leave until she’s gone. At the end of the night she makes this comment:)

Customer: “Gosh, you’d think I was the most wretched customer of the day. What did I even do?”

Not Very Closed Minded, Part 13
Not Very Closed Minded, Part 12
Not Very Closed Minded, Part 11


Serving The Grinch

| England, UK | At The Checkout, Bad Behavior, Popular

(I work in a cheap card shop that becomes so busy on Christmas Eve that the queue stretches around two aisles. A customer appears from the other end of the shop, approaches my till and shoves a card at me.)

Me: “Sorry, sir, the end of the queue is over there.”

Customer: *looks* “…and?”

Me: “So, you need to wait at the end of the queue.”

Customer: “I don’t do queues.”

(He looked very proud of himself, as if this was an extremely witty comment.)

Me: “Well, you’re going to have to ‘do queues’ just this once, because I’m not going to serve you when you pushed to the front.”

Customer: “But I only have one thing to pay for.”

Me: “So do the twenty-odd people standing behind you.”

Customer: *glares at me and goes to the end of the queue*


A Magnet For Stupidity

| Lancaster, England, UK | Bad Behavior, Hotels & Lodging

(This happens to my coworker. At 6:30 am, a guest storms up to the front desk and throws down his key card.)

Guest: “My d*** key doesn’t work anymore! It won’t work on the front door, it won’t work on the back door, and it won’t work on my room door! It doesn’t work at all!”

Coworker: “I’m sorry about that, sir. I’ll remake it for you right now.”

Guest: “What the h*** is wrong with it? It worked last night!”

Coworker: “Did you happen to put it near your cell phone?”

Guest: “Yeah, I guess. But what does that have to do with anything?”

Coworker: “Well, sir, when you put the card too close to your phone, that can cause it to demagnetize.”

Guest: “What? That’s stupid! Why do you have such ridiculous keys? I should be able to put my key wherever I want!”

Coworker: “I’m sorry, sir, but that’s just the way the keys are. There’s nothing we can do about it.”

Guest: “Well, too bad! I’m going to keep putting it by my phone! You’ll just have to make me a new one each day!”

(The guest grabs his new key and storms off. I’m not sure what he meant by “too bad,” since deliberately letting his key get decoded would only be an inconvenience for him, not us.)


I Believe The Flavor You’re Looking For Is ‘Irony’

| Lafayette, LA, USA | Lafayette, LA, USA | Bad Behavior, Food & Drink

(I’ve seen as many as three people a day do this…)

Customer: *picking through multi-flavored candy in order to only get the “good” flavors* “How come people keep picking through this and only taking the good flavors?!”


Must Be Another Trump Supporter

| Cornwall, England, UK | At The Checkout, Bad Behavior, Politics

(I am working a busy evening shift in my local village store. Normally our customers are fine but every now and then, one comes in drunk. My till is right by the newspapers.)

Me: “Good evening, sir. Having a nice night?”

Customer: *nodding at the papers* “They should just nuke them.”

Me: “Sir?”

Customer: “Those d*** terrorists. We should just nuke them.”

Me: “Er… I’m not sure that would be a good idea, sir.”

Customer: “Why not?”

Me: “Well, for one, terrorists organisations aren’t exactly in one particular location like a country, and two, it’s never a good idea to drop nuclear weapons.”

Customer: “We should f***ing nuke them!”

Me: “Very good, sir. You have a nice night.”

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