Category: Food & Drink

Stupid Customers, like the rest of us have to eat and drink. Sadly like the rest of us, they sometimes eat with the rest of us. For every waiter, server, drive-thru operator, coffee shop barista, and restaurant manager who has had to deal with fake allergies, vegetarians who don’t know the meaning of the word and idiots who have yet to understand the concept of clearly listed ingredients, we salute you!

Would Have Been Ice To Know

| USA | At The Checkout, Food & Drink

(My coworker just finished making a drink for this woman who had been watching her intently the whole time and is handing it to the customer at the end of the bar.)

Coworker: “Here is your drink!”

Customer: “Oh, I wanted that iced.”

Coworker: “Well, ma’am, just so you know, that is important to say when you order your drink.”

Repeating Their Missed Steak

| Toronto, ON, Canada | Crazy Requests, Food & Drink

Customer: “Do you have a one-pound prime rib roast?”

Me: “…That would be a rib steak.”

Customer: “No, I want it to be a roast.”

Me: “…It isn’t.”


| Parker, CO, USA | Crazy Requests, Food & Drink

(My mom and I are going through the drive through and we gave our usual order. My mom decides she wants a little more.)

Mom: *into the speaker* “I’d also like to add a crunchy soft taco, beef with no sour cream.”

Worker: “Ok, that’ll be… Wait, what type of beef taco did you want?”

Mom: *totally oblivious to the fact that she is contradicting herself* “CRUNCHY SOFT TACO, PLEASE!”

Worker: “I’m sorry, ma’am, but it isn’t possible for a taco to be crunchy and soft.”

Mom: “Oh, whoops! Well… forget it, then.”

Turning Water Into Wine And Back Again

| Germany | Food & Drink, Hotels & Lodging

(At check-in we offer our guests a free welcome drink. Normally this is prosecco (Italian sparkling wine) but we also have sparkling water if the guest does not drink alcohol.)

Me: “Welcome to the hotel! Can we offer you a prosecco on the house?” *seeing difficult look* “Or would you like sparkling water?”

Guest: “Yes.”

Me: “The prosecco or the water?”

Guest: “Yes.”

Me: “It is your choice, madam, would you like the sparkling wine or the water?”

Guest: *agitated* “Yehesss….”

(My coworker just starts pouring a prosecco without further comment. The husband of the guest enters the hotel.)

Guest: *to husband* “Those two here really wanted to confuse me just now!”

Something Fowl About That Menu

| Japan | At The Checkout, Food & Drink

(I work at a fried chicken restaurant, but there is a burger restaurant across the parking lot. Our buildings are in no way similar and our menus are two different styles and very different colors. A customer pulls up to the drive through window.)

Recorded Message: “Welcome to [Chicken Restaurant]! Would you like a combo today?”

Me: “Hello, may I help you today?”

Customer: “Um… give me a minute. I want to look at the menu.”

Me: “Ok. Just let us know when you’re ready.”

(About two minutes later:)

Customer: “Okay. I’m ready.”

Me: “Yes, ma’am. What can we get you today?”

Customer: “Can I have two double cheeseburgers?”

(My jaw drops a bit and I just kind of stare at my managers for a moment before I just start laughing.)

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am, but this is [Chicken Restaurant]. We only serve chicken, not burgers.”

Customer: “This isn’t [Burger Restaurant]?”

Me: “No ma’am, this is [Chicken Restaurant]. The burger place is across the parking lot.”

Customer: “Oh.”

(The customer drives away. My managers are now shaking their heads while I’m doubled over laughing.)

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