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!

You Were Asking For It

| USA | Bad Behavior, Bizarre

(We are encouraged to ask our customers what brings them into the store. Here are the responses we usually get:)

Retail Worker: “Hi, what brings you in today?”

Customer #1: “I’m fine, thanks.”

Retail Worker: “Hi, what brings you in today?”

Customer #2: “No thanks, just looking.”

Retail Worker: “Hi, what brings you in today?

Customer #3: *stares, blinks, no answer*

Retail Worker: “Hi, what brings you in today?

Customer #4:  “Jesus Christ.”

Retail Worker: “Hi, what brings you in today?

Customer #5: “I’m not done shopping.”

Walk A Mile In His Shirts

| Hawthorne, NJ, USA | Bizarre

(I am working on the register, totaling a customer.)

Next Customer: “Can I ask for some help?”

(I decide to multi-task.)

Me: “Of course.”

Next Customer: “My son wears a size six in shirts. What’s his shoe size?”

Me: “…”

Has No Hang-Ups About Hanging Up

| QLD, Australia | Bad Behavior, Bizarre

(I am serving a customer at the changing rooms in our store. The phone rings and before I can pick it up a customer answers.)

Customer: *on the phone* “No, we can’t help you.” *hangs up the phone*

(The customer then walked away as if nothing had even happened. The customer on the phone called back and abused me for 15 minutes about rude staff hanging up on him.)

Not Exactly Clean Eating

| CA, USA | Bizarre, Family & Kids

(Some cleaning solution has spilled on a table and dried. A four-year-old boy sees the stain, wipes up a bit on his finger, and licks it.)

Boy: *perplexed* “That’s not candy.”

Me: *speechless*

The House Never Makes Mistakes

| Milwaukee, WI, USA | Bizarre, Food & Drink

(I have just finished making coffee and am still in that area of the store when a regular comes over to get a cup.)

Customer: “Is this the House Blend?”

Me: “Did you get it out of the shuttle labeled House Blend?”

Customer: “Yes.”

Me: “Then yes, that’s the House Blend.”

Customer: “Are you sure? It looks different.”

Me: “I just made it. I’m sure.”

Customer:  “But it looks different. Are you sure it’s House Blend? Sometimes people can make a mistake without realizing it.”

(The customer tells me story of stupid mistake he made at work.)

Me: “Did you taste the coffee?”

(Customer tastes coffee.)

Me: “Does it taste like House Blend?”

Customer: “Yes.”

Me: “Okay, then.”

Customer: “But everyone makes mistakes.”

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