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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!

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A Piercing Critique On Your Prices

| Paris, France | Crazy Requests, Health & Body, Popular

(A young customers enters.)

Customer: “Hi, how much for an eyebrow piercing?”

Me: “Hi, it’s 40 Euros.”

Customer: *sadly* “But I have only 20…”

(This is something a lot of people try to do. It’s pretty annoying for us, because it’s just a loss of time and it’s insulting. They wouldn’t do that in another store.)

Me: “I’m sorry but there’s nothing I can do. We use sterile material, sterile gloves, sterile needles, sterile titanium jewelry. This has a certain cost and we have a rent to pay.”

Customer: “But I have only 20.”

Me: “You can pay with a [Credit Card] or withdraw at the ATM right here in the street.”

Customer: “I can’t. I’m on probation and this is my last 20.”

Me: “Maybe you shouldn’t spend them on a piercing, then?”

Customer: “I know there is a place where every piercing costs five Euros.”

Me: *staying calm* “Yes, there are some shops like that. I have to tell you that those shops are really dangerous; they pierce without gloves with non-sterilised jewelry and a lot of people get allergies and infections there. If you don’t have a lot of money, don’t go there.”

Customer: “Okay! Can you give me the directions to get there?”

Me: *shocked* “No! I’m sorry but no, I can’t send you to those scammers!”

Customer: *obviously not getting it* “Can you print me a map?”

Me: *giving up* “You will find a map right here in the subway. Have a nice day.”

Customer: “But you didn’t gave me the address!”

Me: “I won’t. Have a nice day, and please let me get back to work.”

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Has Interior Designs On Your Prices

| Oslo, Norway | Crazy Requests

(A customer with a rather full cart approaches, and I start scanning his items.)

Me: *scanning items that are on sale*

Customer: “Excuse me? Are these also on sale?” *pulls two large framed pictures from cart*

Me: “Oh, I’m sorry. They are full price.”

Customer: “Okay, but can you give me a discount?”

Me: “Well, that depends… Is there something wrong with the products?”

Customer: “No, I don’t think so. They look okay to me.”

Me: “Well, sir, then I see no reason for giving you a discount.”

Customer: “Well, you see, they don’t fit very well with my interior style, so…”

Me: “…”

Customer: “I take that as a no?”

Me: “I am sorry, sir, full price it is.”

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This Is My Final (Sale) Warning

| KY, USA | Bad Behavior, Crazy Requests, Popular

(I work in a chain store that is going out of business and all contents of the store are being liquidated. Because of this, there are large signs posted around the store saying ‘All Sales Final.’ You can probably guess what happens.)

Customer: “I bought these lamps yesterday and they just don’t go in my living room. I need to return them.”

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am, all sales are final.”

Customer: “What? I looked yesterday and didn’t see anything about it. Where are the signs?”

Me: “There are one by each register, one as you come in the door, three hanging from the ceiling, and it’s printed on your receipt.”

Customer: “Why didn’t someone point them out to me? This is ridiculous. I need to return them. They were expensive and I can’t use them!”

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am, but I can’t take them back.”

Customer: “You should have better signs. How do you expect people to see them?”

Me: “I’m sorry you feel that way but there is nothing I can do.”

(The customer continues to rant for a few minutes while I keep repeating I can’t do anything. Finally she grabs her lamps and flounces out of the store, saving her worst threat for last.)

Customer: “I’m never shopping here again!”

Coworker: *to me* “We’re closing. Is that supposed to be a threat?”