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Category: Liars & Scammers

Ever come across a customer that has made you want to call the police? These ones pretty much ensure it. It goes way beyond the realms of shoplifting or threatening behavior. Some of these customers are too stupid even for those…

Retort Against Those Who Extort

| Orlando, FL, USA | Awesome Workers, Bad Behavior, Home Improvement, Liars & Scammers, Top

(My mother is in her 70s, and is shopping at a thrift store when she spots a beautiful bamboo bookcase.)

Clerk: “Hi. Do you need some help?”

Mom: “I am interested in the shelf, but have to go home first and do some measuring.”

Clerk: “No problem; I’ll make sure it’s still here when you get back.”

(After getting home, measuring, and seeing it will fit, she calls me to ask if I can go with her to pick it up if it was still there. We get to the store, where she walks over to the bookshelf and shows me. About a second later, a customer immediately walks up to us.)

Customer: “I’m actually buying this shelf… but how much would you be willing to give me NOT to buy this?”

(My mom and I looked at each other in disbelief, and before I can even think of what to say to this idiot, the clerk from earlier immediately steps in:)

Clerk: “Sorry, sir. This lady was here earlier and was going to buy it, but she had to run home and take measurements first.”.

Customer: “Well, that’s not fair. I was just ready to buy this!”

Clerk: “Sorry. She gets first pick.”

Mom: *looking at the customer with a big grin* “And I decided I’ll take it.”

Clerk: *with an even bigger grin* “Let me go ahead and ring you up, and you also get a senior discount!”

(We spent the next few minutes cashing out while the customer just stood there and stared at us the whole time, and then stood out in the parking lot and kept staring at us (with a butt-hurt look) while I loaded it on the car, pausing here and there to give him a big ‘f*** you’ grin. Thank you, awesome clerk, for putting that a**-hole in his place for trying to extort money from the elderly!)

Some Things Sadly Never Chang(e)

| CO, USA | Bad Behavior, Bigotry, Food & Drink, Liars & Scammers

(I was also dining at this restaurant and overhear this conversation. Keep in mind the server is Asian, but speaks perfect English with no accent and the customer is a man, ordering everything for his family of four.)

Customer: *orders eight different sushi rolls* “We’re in a BIG hurry. We need to order and eat fast!”

Server: “I understand, but sushi takes a long time to prepare as it’s made fresh after you order it. Most people are here for more than an hour. If you’re in a hurry, sushi is probably not the best choice for you.”

Customer: “Just put the d*** order in and hurry it up.”

(After the customers get their food and eat more than half it, he asks for the server’s manager.)

Customer: “I want to complain. We’ve been here for 45 minutes and we’re just now eating. We told him we were in a hurry and he said it was no problem and we’d be done within half an hour and now we’re late. I’m not going to pay for this.”

Manager: “I’m so sorry, sir. Sushi takes a long time to create.”

Customer: “Well, Chang here said…”

Server: “Chang?! My name is Steve!”

(At this point another customer at a nearby table talked to the manager and told him that she heard what the server said and that he had told them it would be more than an hour. The manager told them to either pay up or he’d call the cops. They ended up paying, but complained loudly the whole time while using many other racially insensitive names.)

Completely Taking The Mickey

| Madrid, Spain | At The Checkout, Crazy Requests, Food & Drink, Liars & Scammers, Money, Top

(A customer approaches me in the counter while I finish ringing up another. I’m sure she has come to the bakery a couple of times, but she’s not exactly a regular.)

Customer: “So nice to see you!”

Me: “Sure, it has been a while since I last saw you.”

Customer: “That’s because I was on a trip, to [Theme Park]”

Me: *smiling politely* “That sounds good.”

Customer: *looking in her purse* “I actually bought you something.”

(She takes a Theme Park Character figurine, putting it in the counter. I stare, confused.)

Me: “Uh, thanks, I guess… So, have you found anything you like around? We just made these new cupcakes.”

Customer: “Of course I saw them.”

(Puts three boxes on the counter, and I proceed to ring them up.)

Me: “Your total is €9.”

Customer: “Oh, no, just with the [Theme Park Character] is fine.”

(I stare confused.)

Customer: “Yes, you see, this thing was €10, so I give you this in exchange. An exchange. That’s fine, right?”

Me: “Oh, I’m truly grateful you thought of us, but we do not accept exchange here. You can either pay with cash or credit card…”

(She shakes her head, and grabs the figure to slam it in the counter. The thing doesn’t seem €10 in the slightest, since it’s about three inches tall.)

Customer: “No! I already told you this covers all the total! And even, you owe me €1!”

Me: “I’m sorry, but we can’t accept this. You can keep this [Theme Park Character] and pay with cash or credit card, as I said.”

Customer: “No way!”

(She grabs the cupcake boxes and starts to leave. My yells to call her back are heard by my coworkers, who help me and stop her from leaving. The woman had to be practically dragged away. The Theme Park Character remained on the counter for several hours, until a family comes up to the counter and the figure catches the attention of the son.)

Kid: “I’ve got one like this! It came with my meal at [Famous Burger Chain]!”