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!

It’s Time To Throw In The Towel

| Halifax, NS, Canada | Bizarre, Crazy Requests, Home Improvement

(I’m the stupid customer here. I’m looking for a long carpet for my hallway when I spot something that looks perfect but it’s too short. I find an employee and ask for help.)

Me: “Do you sell something like this but 12-15 ft. long?”

Employee: “That’s very big, sir. Why would you need something like that?”

Me: “It’s for my hallway.”

Employee: “I don’t think we have anything like that in the size you’re looking for.”

Me: “Are you sure? I saw longer rugs in here last week.”

Employee: “Uh… sir, that’s a towel.”

Food Is Fast But Complaints Are Faster

| WI, USA | At The Checkout, Crazy Requests, Food & Drink, Time

General Manager: “I’m sorry, it’ll just be a short wait on your [item].”

Customer: “What? Why should I wait? Isn’t this supposed to be fast food?”

General Manager: “Yes, it’s fast food, not instant food.”

Using Rude Language

| Bethesda, Wales, UK | At The Checkout, Crazy Requests, Language & Words

(A good 90% of our customers speak Welsh, so I end up speaking Welsh 90% of the time.)

Me: *in Welsh* “Good evening, sir. Would you like a carrier bag for your shopping?”

Customer: *unintelligible grunt*

Me: *still in Welsh* “Was that ‘yes’ to a bag, sir?”

Customer: *in English* “What?”

Me: *in English* “Sorry, sir! Would you like a bag for your purchases?”

Customer: “Do I look Welsh to you?”

Me: “I couldn’t say, sir. I noticed a daffodil and a dragon pin in your jacket and took you to be local. I am sorry if I caused offence.”

Customer: “You shouldn’t speak Welsh.”

Me: “Excuse me?”

Customer: “You shouldn’t speak Welsh. It’s rude.”

(I pondered arguing back about his own rudeness for telling me I should not speak my language in my country, but settled for just saying “sorry” again and completing his transaction in silence.)

Thinks You’re The Big Cheese

| AL, USA | Crazy Requests, Extra Stupid, Money

(I work inside a store, giving out free samples of specific branded products. I don’t actually work FOR the store, I only work inside it to push the products. My shift is over and I am cleaning and packing up when a lady taps me on the shoulder.)

Lady: “Is the price for this $3?”

(She shows me a meat/cheese tray and points to a price tag that says “cheese dip.”)

Me: “No, this price tag is for this product.”

(I point to the cheese dip, and I notice the price tag for the item in her hand is missing.)

Lady: “But this product was underneath that price tag, which means I can have it for $3.”

Me: “No, because they are two completely different items.”

Lady: “But the price says $3!”

Me: “Yes, $3 for cheese dips, not for meat and cheese trays.”

Lady: “I want to speak to your manager right now!”

Me: “I don’t actually work here, but I can try to find someone who does!”

Lady: “You BETTER find me someone who works here, like YOUR MANAGER!”

Me: “I don’t work here!”

(At this point her teenage daughter was in the background saying, “can we just go?” over and over. I waved my arm at a passing employee and quickly gathered my supplies to bolt, but I heard her behind me saying how I refused to help and refused to get my manager!)

Raw Stupidity

| NY, USA | Crazy Requests, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

(I work as a janitor in a fast food restaurant.)

Customer: “My burger is raw; take it back.”

Me: *cleaning up a spill* “One second, I’ll go get the manager.”

Customer: “No, You take it!”

Me: “Um… okay.”

(I look at the burger.)

Me: “This isn’t even raw.”

Customer: “The lettuce is!”

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