Help You To Help Me

| OR, USA | At The Checkout, Bizarre, Theme Of The Month

(My mother and I go to her favorite store, which is offering a 50% coupon. An employee is rather helpful with us, and when mom has other questions about an extra coupon, the employee explains that we can use both.)

Mom: *brings the purses up to the register*

Employee: “And that will be all today?”

Mom: “Yeah, and, also…” *fishes out the coupon* “I’ve got this extra coupon that I was told—” *stops herself, and realizes it’s the same employee* “Oh! You already know this! You’re me! I mean, you helped me!”

(I couldn’t stop laughing.)

Refunder Blunder, Part 8

| Dallas, TX, USA | Bizarre, Crazy Requests, Food & Drink

(A woman approaches me with a 12-pack of soda in her cart.)

Customer: “I found the sodas in the parking lot.”

(I’m thinking, ‘wow, nice person! She wants to give them to whoever forgot them!’ Then she says:)

Customer: “I don’t really like the flavor, and I want to exchange them for another kind.”

Me: “Wait, to clarify: you found some sodas in the parking lot and want to exchange them?

Customer: “Yes.”

Me: “Uh… I needed to ask my manager.”

(I ask my manager out of earshot.)

Manager: “H***, no! Is this woman out of her mind?!”

(I ended up telling her she could keep them if she wanted, but we were certainly not going to refund or exchange them. She rolled her eyes, grumbled, and handed the sodas over.)

Related:
Refunder Blunder, Part 7
Refunder Blunder, Part 6
Refunder Blunder, Part 5

5 Stories Of Halloween Encounters

Not Always Right | Roundups

Weekly Roundup: 5 Stories Of Halloween Encounters Halloween is right around the corner, that time of year where the customers are just as bad as they are all year round!

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  2. Putting The Situation On To A Knife-Edge (3,179 thumbs up)
  3. He Is Twice The Man (3,836 thumbs up)
  4. More Leftovers, Less Landfill (3,460 thumbs up)
  5. Thank You For Shopping At ApocalypseMart (18,186 thumbs up)

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Egging Them On To Try It

| UK | Bizarre, Food & Drink

(A shop near me does sandwiches, Most of the options are chicken, but there are a few vegetarian options. Two customers are having the following conversation:)

Customer #1: “Can you get me a half chicken, half egg sandwich.”

Customer #2: “Half chicken, half egg? That just seems wrong.”

Customer #1: “Why? Eggs come from chickens!”

Customer #2: “But did the chicken come before the egg?”

Customer #1: “Depends what side I eat first?”

Triply Unappetizing

| USA | Crazy Requests, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

(I work at as a hostess in a popular chain restaurant. We have an appetizer that lets you pick and choose three appetizers. The customer would get a smaller sample size of each. In this situation I’m taking a to-go order, in person.)

Customer: “I’d like to get your triple appetizer. I want to get the buffalo wings, but honey flavor.”

Me: “Sure thing! What other two appetizers would you like?”

Customer: *stares* “I want the honey wings.”

Me: “Okay. Just to be clear, you’re saying you would like the triple with your three choices as the honey wings, right?”

Customer: *annoyed* “I don’t think you’re listening to me at all, so I’m going to repeat myself. I want a triple with honey wings.”

Me: “Yes, I understand that. But in a triple you can choose any three of these appetizers.” *points to list*

Customer: *angry now, condescendingly* “You obviously aren’t listening to me, still. I’m going to repeat myself one last time, slowly so you can understand me, okay? I want you to listen to what I’m saying to you. I WANT A TRIPLE, WITH HONEY WINGS.”

Me: “I’m sorry, sir. I know that you want the honey wings in a triple, but I need to know which other two choices you want. If you don’t want any other choice, you can get an order of the wings by themselves.”

(The man glares at me, and is visibly more angry. The man’s son, who I didn’t even see behind him, stands next to his father and speaks up.)

Customer’s Son: “Dad, I think she’s trying to say that you get to pick three of these things when you get a triple.”

Customer: *grumbles* “I’ll just get it how it’s pictured, but with honey wings. That’s all for me.”

Me: “All right, your total is [Total] and it should be ready in about fifteen minutes.”

(About fifteen minutes later, I give the man his food. He takes the box out of the bag to inspect it.)

Customer: “Why are the food portions so much smaller than a regular appetizer? And why aren’t these egg rolls cut like in the picture? And what sauce is this?!”

Me: “The portions are smaller because its a sampler. It might not look like much, but it really is a good amount of food! The egg rolls aren’t cut because they stay warmer when you don’t cut them. That sauce is extra honey sauce for your wings.”

(The customer looked at his son, shook his head, sighed audibly, and left.)

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