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Category: Health & Body

Stupid customers in stories are bad enough. However, dealing with a customer’s health issues may be hazardous to your own health! Please consult your doctor before continuing.

When They Don’t Get What They Want They Cause A Stink

| Chicago, IL, USA | Bad Behavior, Health & Body

(I am working at the counter of a bowling alley inside of a busy shopping mall when a older man in his 70s walks in:)

Older Man: “Hi. Where are your bathrooms, young man?”

(I point down the hall at the sign that says “restrooms”. He walks down and I continue my side-work. About 15 minutes later the older man comes back up to my counter.)

Older Man: “Excuse me.”

Me: “Yes, what can I do for you?”

Older Man: “I hope you have somebody here with a strong constitution to clean up in there.”

(Looking very proud of himself he walks out of the alley and back into the mall. I then walk into the men’s room to see what he is talking about. The older man had defecated all over the floor, walls, toilet bowl lid, handicap rail, and anything else in the stall. I quickly run out and put a closed sign over the men’s room. I go to my manager and explain what had happened and he starts laughing hysterically.)

Manager: “Dude! I can’t believe he did it again! This old man has done this twice before. He refused to pay [amount] for bowling shoes for his grandson when we first opened and now has gotten back at us by doing this.”

Me: “So what should I do about this? It’s horrific in there.”

Manager: “Just leave it. I’ll have [Store Manager] do it. He’s the one who was making the old man buy shoes in the first place.”

Other Types Of Cancer On Society

| Rochester Hills, MI, USA | Bad Behavior, Health & Body

(The PIN pads at my company automatically ask people if they’d like to make a donation to an organization, which changes monthly. Right now, it’s the American Cancer Society. To reiterate: the customer has to push a button correlating to either an amount or “Thanks, Not Today!” They are in no way required to talk to me about their choice.)

Customer: “Why in the world would anybody donate to the American Cancer Society?! Isn’t everybody just going to die of cancer anyway?”

Me: “Sadly, there is still a large percentage of people who do die from cancer—”

Customer: “Then what the h*** is the point?! It’s not like they’re going to cure anything!”

Me: “All of the children whose leukemia has been in remission for nine or more years appreciate your candor.”

(Customer huffed and stormed off.)

Dealing With A Spot Of Bother

| Bristol, England, UK | Bad Behavior, Health & Body

(I work in a small store, and I find that customers talk to the staff more than anywhere I’ve worked. I currently have a fairly large spot in the middle of my forehead, which I am too lazy to cover with makeup but no one has commented on all night. An hour before we close, this happens:)

Customer: “You look like you’ve been shot in the head!”

Me: “Mhm…”

Customer: “I’d know; I used to be a police officer.”

Me: *nods, clearly uncomfortable as he’s speaking quite loudly in a small store*

Customer: “Well, you ladies have a nice night now! Look after that bullet wound!” *laughs and leaves*

Coworker: *to me* “…I hope he gets shot in the head.”