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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!

Parting With Some Closing Comments

| NH, USA | Crazy Requests, Time

(I work at a well-known furniture franchise part time while attending college. Since I have classes during the day, I usually get stuck doing the closing shift. The store is supposed to close at nine – however, many nights, the office staff is stuck late due to the sales associates and their customers.)

Me: *over intercom at ten to nine* “Attention [Store] customers, the store will be closing in ten minutes. If you have any questions, please see your nearest sales associate. Thank you!”

(Ten minutes go by.)

Me: *over intercom* “Attention [Store] customers, the store is now closed. Please see your nearest sales associate if you have any further questions. Thank you!”

(45 minutes later, the customer and sales associate FINALLY get to the desk. Whilst finalizing the transaction, the customer makes this comment:)

Customer: “What time do you guys close?”

Me: “We close at 9.”

Customer: “Oh. But it’s 9:45.”

Me: “Yes, well, we have to stay open to serve customers.”

Customer: “Yeah… that announcement over the intercom is pretty rude. You guys shouldn’t do that.”

Me: *trying not to scream* “Well, I apologize if it reads that way. However, without the announcement, some customers will stay hours past closing to finish shopping.” *pointed stare at customer*

Customer: “Yeah, but who shops for furniture that late anyway? You shouldn’t make those announcements. They distract people.”

(She finished paying and left. I ended up having to stay until 10:15 to finish closing out the front desk, since everyone else already went home.)

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.”