Category: Crazy Requests

Some customers can be demanding, but within reason. These customers however make some requests that go beyond demanding, beyond reasonable, beyond possible! These requests, like the customers, are crazy!

A Tribal Clash

| Albuquerque, NM, USA | Crazy Requests

(Our particular store has 13 different rooms.)

Customer: “I’m looking for tribal print clothing, but it can’t be made in China.”

Coworker: “We have tribal print clothing in each of our rooms, and you can tell where they’re made by looking at the tag. Was there a particular color you are looking for so we can narrow down to one or two rooms and go from there?”

Customer: “I don’t know; I just want to look at all of your tribal print clothes.”

Coworker: “So you’d like me to take you to each room, find all of the tribal print clothing, and show you which one’s aren’t made in China?”

Customer: “Yes, but I don’t feel like walking. I’ll stay here while you collect the clothes.”

(My coworker spent the next two hours going through each room, locating tribal print clothing that wasn’t made in China to show her. She ultimately didn’t buy anything.)

Every Nicholas Spark Book Adaptation Ever

| NJ, USA | Crazy Requests, Movies & TV

Customer: “What is the movie with the boy and girl and they fall in love?”

Me: “Uh… that could be literally any movie ever made.”

Popcorn Folorn

| Napa, CA, USA | Crazy Requests, Food & Drink

(I am serving popcorn to customers. It’s kind of slow since it’s close to closing. A customer comes up to me and my co-worker:)

Customer: “Hey, don’t you guys have free popcorn after nine?”

Me: “Uh… no.”

Coworker: “Yeah, no.”

Customer: “Oh, I mean after 9:15, and oh, look, it’s 9:15.”

Me: “No.”

Customer: “No? D***!” *walks out of the theatre*

Coworker: “What just happened?”

Making It A Point To Make An Appointment

| Tulsa, OK, USA | Crazy Requests, Time

(My favorite thing is when patients call to make appointments, and they clearly haven’t gotten their lives together before picking up the phone. These scenarios could go one of several different ways:)

Me: “Dr. [Name]’s office.”

Customer: “Yes, I’d like to make an appointment.”

Me: “All right! Is there a day that works well for you?”

Customer: “Oh… I don’t know… Let me get my calendar and call you back.”

(Next caller:)

Me: “Dr. [Name]’s office.”

Customer #2: “Yes, I’d like to make an appointment. Any time is fine. What is your next available?”

Me: “We have a 2:00 tomorrow.”

Customer #2: “Oh I can’t do tomorrow.”

Me: “How about 10:00 the next day?”

Customer #2: “No, I have another appointment somewhere else.”

Me: “…why don’t you tell me when the best time for you is.”

Customer #2: “Oh, I’m really actually very flexible. I can do pretty much whenever. Just not those times you gave me already.”

Me: *decides to try one more time* “Okay… how about 1:30 on Monday?”

Customer #2: “No, I can’t do that.”

(My other favorite thing is when they call saying they will be late for their appointment but that they are “on their way!” and then they walk in with a fresh drink from Starbucks in their hand.)

You Will Have Hell Toupee

| Norway | Crazy Requests, Health & Body

(I have very curly hair, it’s all ringlets and corkscrews. A middle-aged lady has come to pick up her son from school.)

Lady: “Wow, you have really beautiful hair!”

Me: “Thank you!”

Lady: “Can I borrow it?”

Me: “Er… pardon?”

(The lady leans forward, grabs a fistful of my locks, and tugs so hard my eyes begin to water.)

Me: “Ouch! What are you doing!”

Lady: “Oh, I thought it was a wig! That was unnecessary. You should have warned me it wasn’t!”

(Her son came and apologized the next day, but his mother no longer talks to me.)

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