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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!

Didn’t Find His Calling

| CA, USA | Bizarre

(I am working at the information desk at a bookstore when a customer comes up.)

Customer: “Hi, you have a phone call for me?”

Me: “I beg your pardon?”

Customer: “Over the intercom, I heard it! You said “[very common male first name], you have a phone call on line one!”

Me: “Sir, that’s our store manager’s name. We were letting him know he had a phone call.”

Customer: “Oh.” *walks away disappointed*

Not A Very De-Scent Thing To Do

| Loveland, CO, USA | Bizarre

(I approach a customer who’s been staring at the cologne for a little while.)

Me: “Can I help you find anything today?”

Customer: “Which one of these do women like?”

Me: “Um, all of them? I can tell you what I like, but it really depends on the woman. I would suggest you choose something you like first and foremost. What scents have you worn and liked in the past?”

(He shows me a few and I help him choose one that fits his preference, though it’s not my taste at all. I hand him an unopened box and go to set the tester bottle back down when he snatches it from my hand and sprays it directly on me.)

Customer: “There! Now you’ll smell like me!” *grins and walks away*

(This was 20 minutes into an eight-hour shift. I had to smell like that stuff until we closed and I could go home and wash it off.)

A Sour Attitude

, | NJ, USA | Bizarre, Food & Drink

(I ring up a customer for a sweet tea. The sweet tea is self-serve, but we have lemon slices in the back that we can give the customer if requested.)

Customer: “I want lemon.”

Me: “Sure, no problem.” *puts slice of lemon in a small cup as is customary, and hands it to her*

Customer: *looks inside, makes disgusted face, gives it back* “No. That’s not what I wanted. I want SOME lemon.”

Me: “Um, we usually just give out one slice. How many did you want?”

Customer: “Whatever you consider to be SOME lemon.”

Me: *hesitantly gives her two more slices* “Here you go?”

Customer: “That’s too much.” *gives one back and walks away*