Category: Bizarre

For whatever reason, some Customers are just plain odd. And the service industry unleashes them on to unsuspecting clerks with often hilarious results. If you like your customers just plain bizarre, then read on!

Common Sense On A Diet

, | Chicago, IL, USA | Bizarre, Crazy Requests, Food & Drink

(A few friends and I are in the car driving home from the city. We pull into [Fast Food Restaurant]. I pull up far enough for my friend in the back seat to order.)

Friend: “I’ll like a number five with no pickles and a [Soda #1], a number seven with a [Soda #2], two large fries, and a diet water.”

Person Taking Order:  “What was that last part?”

Friend: “Two large fries and a diet water.”

Person Taking Order:  “One moment, please.”

(The person taking the order forgets to mute his headset. We hear him asking another coworker if they carry diet water. His coworker starts laughing hysterically.)

Person Taking Order:  “Please pull up to the window”

(I pulled up to the window to see that the person that took the order was bright red and highly embarrassed for not realizing what he asked his coworker for. His coworker was still laughing hysterically and struggling to stand back up in the background. I tried my best not to laugh even though everyone in the car was in tears from laughing so much.)

Looks A Little Lost And Found

| Tallahassee, FL, USA | Bizarre

(I am the customer in this story. My purchases have been loaded on the conveyor belt, and I get up to the cashier and hand her my card.)

Cashier: “Did you find everything…?”

(I open my eyes real wide, assume a scared expression, and slump a little.)

Me: “YES! And it was overwhelming!”

Time To Face The Customer

| USA | Bizarre, Crazy Requests

Patron: “Where’s the bathroom?”

Coworker: *points to area behind patron* “Oh, it’s over there on the right.”

Patron: “Thank you.” *leaves*

(Patron comes back a minute later, angry.)

Patron: “I thought you said the bathroom was on the right!?”

Coworker: “It is.”

Patron: “No, it’s not! I was facing you, so that means the bathroom was on my left!”

Coworker: *stunned*

And When The Night Falls, Customer Calls

| ID, USA | Bizarre, Musical Mayhem

(Companies call me when they need a truck to come pick something up.)

Me: “Thank you for calling [Trucking Company]. Pick up team. This is [My Name].”

Customer: “Yes, I would like to schedule a pick up.”

Me: “Okay. Can I have the phone number for the pick up location?”

(The customer provides this, which brings up the account and info for location. I continue talking with customer and in-putting info, until we begin reaching the end of the call, so I begin to close the conversation.)

Me: “Is there anything else I can do for you today?”

(In the background you can clearly hear a male voice singing ‘I want to dance with somebody’ very loudly.)

Customer: “Nope, I think that will be it; thanks for your help.”

Me: *trying not to laugh* “Okay. Thank you for your business; please remain on the line for a one-question survey and have a great day!”

Customer: *sounds like he also wants to laugh* “Thank you; you, too. Goodbye!”

You’re My Hero-in

, | CO, USA | Bad Behavior, Bizarre, Criminal & Illegal

(I used to do overnight cell phone tech support for a major provider. As I worked on the prepaid side, we tended to get weird or unreasonable customers on a consistent basis, especially late at night. The customer I’ve been working with in this story, however, has been completely calm and reasonable throughout our call. Also note that I have only heard him during the entire call, nobody else.)

Me: “Well, if there’s nothing else I can do to assist you tonight I just want to thank you for being the best part of [Company]. Again, my name is [My Name] and I hope you have a great rest of your night!”

Customer: “Thanks, you too! Good night.”

(At this point the line goes quiet but is still connected. Assuming he either thinks he hung up or is waiting for me to do so, I reach for the release button.)

Customer: “WHAT THE F*** WERE YOU THINKING?!”

(I jump, but realize that he’s not talking to me. For the first time I hear someone muttering to him in the background.)

Customer: “Why the f*** did you think it was a good idea to say ‘heroin’ while I was on a call? What the f*** are you going to do if I go back to jail, huh?!”

(At that point I released the call, hoping the customer didn’t realize we were still connected and the only person I heard talking about illegal narcotics was him.)

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