Gives New Meaning To ‘Can I Take Your Order’

| PA, USA | Bad Behavior, Criminal & Illegal, Food & Drink, Funny Names

(I am in line at a deli. You place your order at the front counter, they make it, call out your name, and you pick it up at the back counter. It’s lunch time, so the line’s out the door.)

Employee: “Susan!”

(A male customer in a business suit walks up to the counter.)

Customer: “What’s the order?”

Employee: “Chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese.”

Customer: “No, that’s not it.”

Employee: “Jerry!”

Customer: “What’s that order?”

Employee: “Do you not remember what name your order was under?”

Customer: “Nah, I just don’t feel like waiting in line, so I figured I’d just wait until a ham and cheese came up, and grab it.”

The Front End Is Affronted

, | Saratoga, NY, USA | Bad Behavior, Crazy Requests, Theme Of The Month

(I work in a grocery store in the back in the deli. We have telephones in each department to call other departments and customers and for them to call us. In the summer the deli stays open longer for the tourists than the rest of year. It is now fall so we are closing earlier. We are in the middle of cleaning the department. The phone rings and my coworker answers:)

Coworker: “Hello, deli department.”

Coworker: *pause before he answers* “We closed at eight.”

Coworker: *another pause, then:* “No, we currently close at eight.”

(He hangs up and then several minutes later it rings again. He picks up again.)

Coworker: “Hello, deli department.” *pause* “No, we do close at eight. We are not open to ten. We are open to eight.”

(He hangs up and turns to me:)

Coworker: “It was the same person and I am going to lose it if they call again!”

(The phone rings a third time and this time I pick it up.)

Me: “Hello, deli department. [My Name] speaking.”

Customer: “The other guy told me you close at eight. I know you close at ten.”

Me: “We used to close at ten. We are currently closing at eight. We were open later for summer but we are now closing at eight.”

Customer: “You should be open until ten!” *hangs up*

(The worst part was the customer was an employee from the front of the store!)

Giving You No Middle-Ground

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

Customer: “Hi, I’d like that ham, please.”

(The customer makes a vague gesture toward several trays of ham.)

Me: *pointing to the ham closest to her hand wave* “This one?”

Customer: “No.”

Me: *pointing to another ham* “Was it this one?”

Customer: “No.”

Me: “Can you tell me what ham it says on the tag, ma’am?”

Customer: *very rudely* “It’s the one in the middle!”

(I look at the six trays of ham. There is no middle. This exchange goes repeats until I eventually point to the ham she wants.)

Customer: “You should probably be more attentive, miss. I need some cheese now.”

Me: “Of course. What kind would you like?”

(The customer waves her hand toward the case containing over twenty kinds of cheeses.)

Customer: “Give me two packages of that.”