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!


Beer Today, Gone Tomorrow

| Boyne Falls, MI, USA | Bizarre, Food & Drink

(I work in a restaurant at a popular ski resort. This story happens in the middle of the day during the week. A man walks up to me when we’re very slow.)

Customer: “Hi, are you guys open?”

(We are obviously open, even though we aren’t busy.)

Me: “Yep! Were you looking to sit down and eat?”

Customer: “No, I wanna sit at the bar.”

Me: “All right, I’ll go find the bartender.”

(I walked away and got one of the servers to help him, as I couldn’t find the bartender.)

Server: “What can I do for you?”

Customer: “Can I have a [Draft Beer]? It won’t be here long. ”

(The server turns around to ring him up. Once she turns around, the beer is gone. He pays and leaves quickly.)

Me: “…What just happened?”

Server: “I wish I knew.”


Dying To Hold A Puppy

| Minneapolis, MN, USA | Bizarre, Family & Kids

(I go into a pet store in a mall with my younger sister, who is probably seven. They have puppies and kittens on display.)

Sister: “Can we hold one of the puppies?”

Employee: *sizing us up, realizing we’re siblings and not parent and child* “I’m sorry, little girl, but we can only let you hold the puppies if your mom is here with you.”

Sister: “OUR MOM IS DEAD!”

(She stomped out of the store, dragging me behind her. Our mom was actually not dead and was just shopping a few stores down.)


Socks To Be Them

| Cincinnati, OH, USA | Bizarre, Transportation

(I’m another customer in this story. I’m waiting for my tires to be changed when the other customer walks up to the desk.)

Attendant: “We’ve found out what was causing the banging noise. Your tires are so badly worn that the steel cords are showing and it seems that one of them hooked a sock.”

(By this point the attendant is trying hard not to laugh.)

Attendant: “And it seems that it was banging against the inside of your right front wheel well when you drove.”