My Day Would Be Better If You’d Speak Up!

| Phoenix, AZ, USA | At The Checkout, Language & Words

(I work at a large sandwich chain. In our particular store, the back of the line is really loud, and I’m slightly hard of hearing. Usually customers are gracious about me asking them to repeat themselves and speak a little louder and enunciate so that I can understand them, but sometimes they don’t.)

Me: “What can I get you for veggies on your sandwich?”

Customer: *something I can’t quite understand*

Me: “Pardon?”

Customer: *something I still can’t understand*

Me: “I’m sorry?”

Customer: *something I still can’t understand, not speaking up or enunciating at all*

Me: “Pardon?”

Customer: *looking at the person behind him with a ‘can you believe this dips***?’ expression* “For the fourth time, how was your day?”

Some Customers Are Complete Trash

, | Australia | Bad Behavior, Non-Dialogue

I work part-time at a well-known fast food restaurant. After a busy lunch period, I’m in the dining room cleaning up. The floor is absolutely filthy after having some 2500 people through the doors in around two hours or so.

After changing bins and clearing tables, I sweep and mop the entire floor. While I am doing this, a female customer is watching me from a nearby table with her two small children. They eat their meals and linger for a while, with the mother continuing to watch me and the two children playing with the toys that came with their meals.

It takes me about 45 minutes to finish sweeping and mopping the floor. I finally finish the last corner and just as I’m putting the mop back in the bucket, the woman stands up with her two kids and begins to walk towards me carrying their tray. I am standing near the bins, so I think nothing of it.

They stopped next to the bins, and the mother made eye contact with me, pulled the lid off her almost full large soda and poured the entire thing on the floor, never breaking eye contact. She then dropped the cup, lid, and straw, as well as the entire tray of rubbish, onto the ground into the soda, and then proceeded to walk over it, and out of the store. I was too shocked to even respond.

That’s One Strong (Language) Discount

| Finland | At The Checkout, Awesome Workers, Language & Words

(One of our waiters takes an order from a family. The mother has shown her membership card so they are entitled to a discount. We are extremely busy so in a hurry the waiter forgets to add the discount on the bill. The lady asks me to bring her bill and is complaining about everything, being rather rude and snappy. When she sees the bills she gets furious for not having the discount on it. I apologize and go back to the till to correct the bill. I take the bill back and as I put it on the table, I repeat the total, and point out the discount on the bill.)

Me: “And here is your membership discount.”

Lady: “F****** discount!”

Me: “No, ma’am. It is not a f****** discount; it is a membership discount.”

(Her husband cracked up. She lost her rags and swore to me never to come back.)

Sixty Degrees Of Strange

, | NJ, USA | Food & Drink

(I work at a very well known pizza chain answering phones.I get this call one night from a middle-aged female customer complaining about her delivery that she placed online. The phone rings.)

Me: “Hello, thanks for calling [Pizza Chain]. How can I help you?”

Customer: “Hi, I just got my order and you guys sent the wrong pizza.”

Me: “Oh, I’m sorry about that. It says here that you ordered an XL-Brooklyn style pizza. Is that correct?”

Customer: *talking to someone in background* “Did you guys order a Brooklyn pizza?” *to me* “Yeah, we ordered a Brooklyn pizza.”

Me: “All right, that’s what we have here in your order.”

Customer: “Well, how many slices is that cut into?”

Me: “Brooklyn style pizzas are always cut into six slices.”

Customer: “Okay… But there are only two slices left.”

Me: “I’m sorry?”

Customer: “There are only two slices left!”

Me: “Did you eat the rest of the pizza and there are only two slices left?”

Customer: “No! There are only two slices left!”

Me: “Did you get the pizza with only two slices left in the box?”

Customer: “No! My son took two slices and his girlfriend took two slices, and there are only two slices left!”

Me: “Ma’am… if your son took two slices, and his girlfriend took two slices, and there are only six slices in total, there are only going to be two slices left…”

Customer: “Oh… okay. Thank you!” *click*

Me: “…”

(I wasn’t sure if that was a serious call or a very strange prank. One thing for sure: I never thought I’d had to explain elementary school math to a middle-aged customer…)

It’s Safer To Actually Tip

| Toronto, ON, Canada | Bad Behavior, Money

Manager: “[My Name], your customers have left. Go clean up their table!”

(I run out of the kitchen to quickly clean their table as we were super busy. I lift up the check up for my tip and what do I find? Condoms… They also left a note that said: “Stay safe ;)”)

Me: “That is completely useless because, for some reason, my landlord doesn’t accept condoms for rent money…”

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