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!

Making One Storm Of A Complaint

| New Orleans, LA, USA | Bizarre

(I’m working lunch shift when we get the evacuation order for Hurricane Gustav. I’m the server left taking the last few tables while the other employees are busy boarding up the windows and moving all the unoccupied tables and chairs to back rooms. Most of my guests realize what’s going on, so they hurriedly finish their meals, pay, and leave.)

Remaining Customer: “Do you guys move all the tables and chairs out of the dining room at the end of every shift?”

Me: “No, sir… only when there’s a big f****** hurricane headed our way.”

(He did not leave a good tip.)

It’s Just Not Your Day

| London, England, UK | Bizarre, Crazy Requests, Time

(A customer runs in through the door in an obvious state of distress.)

Me: “Hello, can I help you? Do you have an appointment?”

Customer: “WHAT DAY IS IT!?”

Me: “[Date].”

Customer: “WHAT DAY?!”

Me: “Wednesday…?”

Customer: *weeping in obvious terror* “MAKE IT NOT BE!”

Me: “How… how would I make it not be Wednesday?”

Customer: “MAKE IT BE TUESDAY! PLEASE!”

Me: “I… can’t. I’m sorry.”

(The customer ran outside, screaming. I found out later that he was going to lose his house if he didn’t make a payment by Tuesday, and he’d forgotten to. I’m still not sure how I was supposed to time-travel for him, though.)

When It Comes To Paying They Should Go Dutch

| SA, Australia | Bizarre, Crazy Requests, Money, Tourists/Travel

(A customer looks at handbag, full-leather, that is priced at $89.95.)

Customer: “How much is the price?”

Me: “$89.95.”

Customer: “Oh, that is expensive!”

Me: “Pardon?”

Customer: “I come from Holland. Your bags are expensive; Australia is expensive.”

Me: “I’m sorry?”

Customer: “You could give them for Holland prices.”

Me: “But we’re in Australia; they are Australian prices.”

Customer: “But I am on holiday from Holland.”

Me: “Well, enjoy your holiday.”

(She gave me a dirty look and left. I don’t know what she wanted me to do for her. Maybe, change our taxes?)

“Way” Too Literally

| ME, USA | Bad Behavior, Bizarre

(I was filling bins of chocolate one evening, when I notice a woman with a stroller lingering off to the side. Since our store is a bit small, sometimes maneuvering around can be a bit tricky.)

Me: *smiling at the woman* “Please let me know if I’m in your way.”

(I resume filling the bin. About thirty seconds later, something BANGED into my ankle. Startled, I look down and see that the woman is trying to push her stroller literally through me.)

Woman: *blankly* “You’re in my way.”

‘Snsv’ Is Also The Sound My Brain Makes When This Happens

, | Wales, UK | Bizarre, Funny Names, Language & Words, Technology

(We work in a shop in a top educational establishment. I sometimes wonder how these people got into University.)

Customer: “Hi, I’d like to buy a charger for my laptop please.”

Me: “Certainly, what make is it?”

Customer: “It’s a snsv—” *pronounced snus uv* “—laptop.”

Me: “I’m sorry?”

Customer: “Snsv.”

Me: “I’ve never heard of that brand before.”

Customer: “It’s definitely snsv. I have it here.”

(The customer brings out her laptop and places on the desk.)

Customer: “See, SNSV.”

(I instantly realise what’s gone on and turn the laptop the right way up.)

Me: “It’s an ASUS.”

Customer: “Oh.”

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