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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!

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Happiness Is All In The Wrist

| CA, USA | Bizarre, Food & Drink, Language & Words, Rude & Risque

(The customers have just asked me to write on a cake. They are a woman, Customer #1, and a man, Customer #2. After I have written on it, Customer #1 is looking at my handiwork.)

Customer #1: “Oh, wow, you have nice handwriting.”

Me: “Thank you very much.”

Customer #1: “Very steady, and good wrist work. You must make your boyfriend very happy.”

Customer #2: *obviously very shocked, he sputters and tries to say something like “you can’t say that!”*

Me: “Actually…” *holds up my left hand and points to my ring* “Wedding ring.”

Customer #1: “There, see? You made him very happy.”

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A Repeat Problem

| TX, USA | Bad Behavior, Food & Drink

(To keep from making the order wrong, I repeat the order at the end before they pay to make sure it’s correct.)

Me: *repeating big order back to older gentleman customer*

Customer: *obviously not paying attention*

Me: “Does that sound right?”

Customer: “Yes! Make sure my order is correct!”

Me: “Okay, that will be [total].”

(15 minutes pass and they get their order.)

Coworker: “That guy with his family is asking for you. Go see what he wants.”

Me: “Yes, sir, what’s the problem?”

Customer: “I told you I didn’t want cheese on my burger and I wanted fries with ALL my burgers. Those are missing fries!”

(He didn’t say that at all and I know because I’m very attentive for this reason.)

Me: “Sir, I repeated the order back to you to make sure it was correct…”

Customer: “NO! You obviously were not listening to me!”

Me: “Okay, I’ll go ahead and fix your burger and get you some fries.”

(And of course we had to make a new burger and he got three free side orders of fries. He probably just did it for free stuff…)

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They Have Beef With The Menu

| USA | Extra Stupid, Food & Drink, Popular

(Customers tend to not read the descriptions of items on the menu, and we serve a particular crowd that only eats chicken.)

Customer: “Can I get two BBQ burgers, a Swiss burger, and just a regular hamburger?”

Me: “Sure, your total is [total].”

(A while later they get their food. The customer stares at burgers and points to an OBVIOUSLY beef patty.)

Customer: “Uh, this is chicken, right?”

Me: “No, sir, that’s beef.”

Customer: “Oh, well I wanted chicken; we don’t eat beef.”

Me: “Well, it says on the menu these burgers are served with beef patties; if you want chicken burgers I would have to charge you.”

Customer: “I’m not eating these, and I don’t want to pay for them. Can you please just change them?”

Me: “I’m sorry, sir, but that’s four burgers! I can’t do that.”

(The customer left the burgers and left with his family. I know it was a bit harsh of me but it’s a recurring problem and frankly very annoying!)