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!

Toying With Your Inventory

| San Antonio, TX, USA | At The Checkout, Crazy Requests, Extra Stupid

(I work as a cashier at a consignment shop for kid’s clothes. We have a rewards program where you earn points for every dollar you spend before tax and you can get discounts, like a free toy below $4.99 or up to 25% off your purchase. A lady comes up to me and sets all her stuff down for me to check out. She pulls out a receipt from two weeks ago.)

Customer: “That lady over there charged me for a free toy.”

Me: *looking at the receipt* “Well, actually, she simply scanned it to take it out of our inventory then discounted the price of the toy.”

Customer: “That’s not right; you shouldn’t do that. Then it’s not free.”

Me: “Actually, it is free, because you aren’t paying for the toy at all. We still need to scan it to get it out of our inventory, though.”

Customer: “That’s not good; you shouldn’t do that. It’s not free if you do that.”

Me: “It is free because you aren’t paying for it.”

Customer: “Ugh, you don’t understand. Just ring up my stuff and I’ll talk to the owners later.”

(Apparently, she would only be satisfied if we let her walk out of the store with one of our toys without us ever having to scan it.)

A Stampede Of Demands

| Calgary, AB, Canada | Bad Behavior, Crazy Requests

(I work as a manager in a popular and large restaurant in downtown Calgary. The first day of the Calgary stampede has started with parades and such, and we have a full house/patio and a line of at least thirty people waiting to be seated. I am supporting the hosts with the chaos. A woman storms up to the front of the line, interrupts the hosts, and demands a table.)

Woman: “We have fourteen people. That will be five, five, and four.” *all the while she is slamming the host’s stand EVERY TIME she says five, five, and four*

Host: “I’m sorry, we can’t accommodate those numbers without a wa—”

Woman: “There are fourteen people, and that will be five, five, and four.” *slamming the stand three times continues*

Me: “I’m sorry, but there are at least ten tables ahead of you and we are completely full; there is going to be a wait to seat you.”

Woman: “Are you stupid? Which part of this are you not understanding? I need a five, five, and four!” *again, hitting*

Me: “Okay, I may be able to sit one four in 30 minutes, the other five maybe 35-40 minutes after that, and the five in another 35-40. That’s at best and there is almost no chance you will be sitting anywhere near each others tables.”

(This goes on for a good five minutes of slapping and a whole lotta “five, five, and four,” all whilst the host is being called stupid, idiot, and slow.”)

Me: “There is NO WAY for us to get you in immediately, and certainly not with fourteen people all sitting at the same time.” *gesturing to the chaos outside and the lineup going clear out the doors and down the street*

Woman: “Well, you will most certainly be sorry for losing our business!”

Me: “Yes, well, I think we will do okay.”

(We broke sales records by over $100,000 that stampede!)

Should Print Them Out A Copy Of The Law

| USA | Crazy Requests, Criminal & Illegal

Me: “Thank you for calling [Store]. This is [My Name] in the print department; what can I help you with?”

Customer:” I need to speak with someone in the print department.”

Me: “Yes, I am in the print department; how can I help you?”

Customer: “Can you make copies?”

Me: “Yes, we can make copies.”

Customer: “So, can you, like, make copies of a large $600 book?”

Me: “Well, the first question I need to ask is: is the book copyrighted?”

Customer:“Yeah. I’m not gonna lie; it is.” *giggles nervously*

Me: “Well then, as reproducing copyrighted items is illegal without express permission from the publisher and creator, we cannot.”

Customer: “So since it is illegal, you can’t?”

Me: “That is correct.”

Customer: “Can’t you just do it anyway?”

This Customer Is A Real Treat

| IL, USA | Crazy Requests, Pets & Animals

Customer: “Can you recommend a dog treat?”

Me: *grabbing a container of treats my dogs especially enjoy* “Well, these are good.”

Customer: “Have you tasted them?”

Your Scam Tactics Need An Upgrade

, | Miami, FL, USA | Crazy Requests, Health & Body, Liars & Scammers, Tourists/Travel

(I work at the counter to check in passengers and I get stupid people all the time but this one takes the cake.)

Me: “Welcome to [Airline]. How can I help?”

Passenger: “Yes, I like to check in to [Destination] and also I’d like to do an upgrade, I have a doctor’s note that says I have to fly in first or business class.”

(I smile and laugh a little because I thought he was joking around but I see how serious he is and doesn’t find my laughing amusing.)

Passenger: “I don’t know what’s so funny; I have doctor’s note, so be more professional and do your job.”

Me: *after hearing that I put on a serious face and then reply* “Okay, sir, I have an upgrade available for $389. How would you like to purchase that?”

Passenger: “Don’t you understand that I have a doctor’s note?”

Me: *still with a serious face* “Well, sir, is your insurance going to cover this upgrade?”

Passenger: *with a confused face* “No, my, insurance doesn’t cover that.”

Me: “Well then, sir, you are going to have to do it like the rest of the country and pay out of your pocket.”

Page 6/367First...45678...Last