Getting A Call From The Idiot Factory

| USA | Crazy Requests, Food & Drink, Health & Body

Customer: “So what’s in this supplement? I don’t want the product label; tell me what it’s MADE OF.”

Me: *after five minutes of searching and her complaining how long it was taking* “It’s made from chicken cartilage. Is that what you were wondering?”

Customer: “Oh, I knew that. I just wanted to know if you knew.”

Me: “…”

Customer: “So, where are your factory locations? Do you work there? You better work there if you’re selling me these products.”

Me: “Ma’am, I don’t work in the factory. I take phone call orders. We don’t release our manufacturing locations.”

Customer: “Well, what kind of shady company are you?!” *hangs up*

Running Out Of Consideration

| Marengo, IL, USA | At The Checkout, Bad Behavior, Food & Drink

(I work at an ice cream and grill. It’s small so it usually doesn’t take long to close up. It’s 8:59 and I’m just about to lock the door when a customer runs in.)

Me: “You know we close in 20 seconds, right?”

Customer: “I know; that’s why I ran! I’d like [several meals].”

Not Going To Put The Matter To Bed

| NS, Canada | At The Checkout, Family & Kids

(It is the day before Mother’s Day. A little boy, around seven or eight years old, comes up with his dad to buy a cake and a card.)

Me: *to the boy* “So, are you going to make breakfast in bed for your mom tomorrow?”

Boy: *in awe, with wide eyes* “How did you know I was gonna do that?”

Me: “I’m psychic!”

(At this point the dad has just finished paying, and as they are walking away I hear this:)

Boy: *to his dad, still in awe* “But, Dad! How did she know I was gonna do that?”

Going Gaga For Shoes

, | ACT, Australia | Bizarre, Crazy Requests

(A young woman comes bursting into the store, flustered. She runs around all the aisles, frantically, at least three times. I watch her and go to walk over to help her, but she beats me to it and runs straight up to me, panting, sweating, red-faced, and a look of stress in her face.)

Customer: “DO YOU HAVE LADY GAGA’S SHOES?! I NEED THEM!”

Me: “I’m sorry, I don’t even know where you could even buy Lady Gaga’s shoes to start with. We don’t sell them here though…”

Customer: “UGH! Not good. Not good… I ABSOLUTELY NEED LADY GAGA’S SHOES RIGHT NOW!”

(She then bolted out the door, as if she was running from a pack of lions. The other customers and I just stood there for a moment to take in what just happened.)

There Is Mulch To Joke About

| MN, USA | Bizarre, Home Improvement, Theme Of The Month

(I work as a cashier at a store that sells home improvement merchandise. I am working in the garden center. If the customer needs a large quantity of something they will pay for it first and pick it up in the parking lot where we keep a huge supply of mulch, soil, etc.)

Customer: “Can I get 20 bags of mulch?”

Me: *completely straight face* “No.”

Customer: *dumbfounded look on his face* “Umm…”

Coworker: “[My Name]!”

Me: *with a huge smile on my face* “Of course you can!”

(I ring the customer up and my coworker speaks to him.)

Coworker: “Sorry about that, sir. She is mean to every 25th customer. Looks like you were the 25th.”

(The customer paid and was chuckling and smiling as he walked out to his vehicle.)

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