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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.

What The Fructose

| Australia | Food & Drink, Health & Body

(I am working front of house at a family Italian restaurant. A customer is ordering.)

Customer: *after placing order* “…also, I’m fructose intolerant so I’m allergic to onion, garlic, and tomatoes and I am gluten intolerant as well.”

(I tell this to the chef and he laughs.)

Chef: “Then what the f*** is she doing in an Italian restaurant!?”

(He then makes her a super basic salad that’s essentially lettuce with balsamic vinegar and some carrot.)

Put Your Foot In Your Mouth

| USA | At The Checkout, Health & Body, Popular

(The customer has been generally rude and unpleasant while I ring up her purchases, with lots of whining and complaints all the tough things she’s done, shopping and sightseeing, and about things my store has no control over, like how far it is from the train station. Finally I’ve had enough.)

Customer: “I’ve had to do far too much walking. I can’t believe there weren’t more places to sit down in [Museum next door].” *condescendingly* “You have NO idea how much my feet hurt.”

Me: “Actually, ma’am, I’ve been standing for eight hours and am not allowed to sit down or have breaks, so I might have some idea.” *sugary sweet voice and huge fake smile* “Here are your purchases and a receipt. I hope your rough day gets SO much better!”

No Pain For This Refill

| Allentown, PA, USA | Extra Stupid, Health & Body

(I work as a pharmacy technician. A lady needs her medication refilled but has no refills left. I offer to call the doctor for her but she is mad that we won’t just fill her prescription then and there. Her medication is used for blood pressure.)

Customer: “Since you won’t give me my medication, can I just take this in the meantime?” *holds up aspirin*

Me: “Uhm… no. Aspirin is not the same as your [blood pressure medication].”

Customer: “Why? It’s the same size and color as my medication.”