5 Thanksgiving & Black Friday Stories of Customers Acting Fowl

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Weekly Roundup: 5 Thanksgiving & Black Friday Stories of Customers Acting Fowl! In this week’s roundup, we share five Thanksgiving and Black Friday-themed bad customer stories!

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  4. Black & Blue Friday (1,133 thumbs up)
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(Editor’s Note: For all our US readers, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Also, if you’re working or shopping this Black Friday, good luck and stay safe!)

Daddy Doesn’t Brat An Eyelid

| Southampton, England, UK | Bad Behavior, Family & Kids

(While working at the cafe, I am wearing a cream-coloured top done up at the front with a ribbon. A father and daughter (who only looks to be around seven) sit next to the table I am cleaning.)

Daughter: “Daddy! I want to be like her! So skinny!”

(I’m a size 12, and the top is definitely showing what little curves I have.)

Father: “Uh-huh…”

Daughter: “But I hate that top! Such a horrid colour! Miss, why are you working with such a horrible top on?”

Me: “Well, uh… I rather like this top. It keeps me cool in the warm weather.”

(At this point, I go to take some plates in. When I come back to wipe the table down, the daughter has a ketchup bottle in her hand.)

Daughter: “You know, I was thinking: that top would look better in red, miss. Let me change it for you!”

Me: “I’d rather you didn’t!”

(The daughter gets up with the ketchup in her hand, and eyes my top threateningly as I pull away from the table as quickly as I can.)

Daughter: “But daddy ALWAYS lets me do what I want! You have to do so, too!”

Me: “Erh… sir, please tell your daughter to calm down.”

Father: “Don’t you DARE tell me how to raise my daughter. Some slutty waitress like you… I bet you have kids with no father in sight!”

(Thankfully, my manager intervened at that point and escorted the father and daughter out!)

Lack of Register Does Not Register, Part 3

| Edmonton, AB, Canada | At The Checkout, Crazy Requests

(The store is small and only has four cash registers. Three are open, and I am at the fourth doing a return for a customer, Customer #1.)

Me: “…and here’s your change. Sorry that the bread was bad.”

Customer #1: “No worries, these things happen.”

(Suddenly, another customer, Customer #2, with a full cart appears and starts unloading onto the till conveyer belt. Note that my light is off and there’s a ‘Closed’ sign on the belt.)

Me: “Oh, I’m sorry sir, but my till is closed.”

Customer #2: “Too f***ing bad.”

Me: “…Beg pardon?”

Customer #2: “Just put me the f*** through so I can go home!”

(I look at the other tills. All are open, with no other customers at any of them.)

Me: “I’m not actually a cashier; I’m just the closing manager. I have other things to do, so I really do need you to go to another till.”

Customer #2: *still unloading* “Listen, you little s***! I’ll f***ing choose the godd*** till I f***ing want!”

(I’m totally speechless at Customer #2’s behavior, but thankfully Customer #1 intervenes.)

Customer #1: “Excuse me, but what the h*** is your problem? He’s given you a good reason why he can’t put you through this till, and you’re blatantly ignoring it while being incredibly rude.”

Customer #2: “All those other tills are too far away!”

Me: “The next till is three feet over…”

(Thankfully, in the end he did move.)

Related:
Lack of Register Does Not Register, Part 2
Lack of Register Does Not Register