A Good Customer Is A Fresh Breath Of Air

, | NJ, USA | At The Checkout, Awesome Customers, Crazy Requests, Food & Drink, Theme Of The Month

(I enter a local fast food place. There’s only one customer ahead of me standing to the side. Just as I get to the counter to place my order he’s given an order of french fries. He lets out an incredibly loud and dramatic sigh, then proceeds to yell at the woman who gave them to him.)

Customer: “You know, you should just LISTEN to your customers!”

Employee: “What’s wrong, sir?”

Customer: “I said I wanted the FRESH ONES!”

Employee: “Oh, I’m sorry, sir. I wasn’t told. That batch just came out a minute ago. It’s still hot from the fryer.”

Customer: “I KNOW THAT! I specifically said I wanted the fresh batch you were working on!

Employee: “All right. Again, I didn’t know that, sir. I’m sorry. I’ll take those back and the other ones will be right up.”

Customer: “It’s just that you should LISTEN TO THE CUSTOMER! When he ASKS for something he should GET IT!”

(By this point all other conversation in the front of the restaurant has stopped and everyone – customers and employee alike – are staring at the man who’s still raising a fuss over something that has essentially already been resolved. He grabs his tray and stomps over to the far side of the counter, standing there with arms folded and huffing like someone a tenth his age. I finally step up to the register.)

Me: “Yes, I’ll have the [combo meal], and I’d like my soda made FRESH, please. Mix the syrup up yourself. And if you could take a straw and blow the bubbles into it right in front of me that would be great!”

(The other customer apparently didn’t hear me but at least I got a laugh out of the crew and the other people in line!)

Customer Service(d)

, | Baton Rouge, LA, USA | At The Checkout, Bizarre

(My sisters and I are out shopping and stop by a fast food restaurant for lunch. Both of my sisters still work there, and I have only recently quit to take another job. Several of our good friends work there as well. One such friend is on shift, greeting customers who come in and cleaning tables. When we enter, she comes over and gives us all hugs. Another customer has walked in right behind us, and sees our friend give us all hugs.)

Customer: “Do I get a hug too?”

(Without thinking, she hugs him. He just grins and walks off. We all stare at her in shock.)

Coworker: “I thought he was with you guys…”

Doesn’t Have A Thought For Food

| Scottsdale, AZ, USA | Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

(I have worked at this restaurant for three years, but for the past six months I have only worked on Sundays. I am covering a shift for a coworker on a Saturday, a day when all of the hamburgers on the menu are half price.)

Me: “Is everybody ready to order?”

Customer: “Well, I get the same thing every week but, since apparently you’re new, I guess I’ll have to order today.”

(I decided it wasn’t worth arguing that I most definitely wasn’t new.)

Me: “Okay… What would you like?”

Customer: “I want it medium well, with fries extra crispy.”

Me: “What is it that you want medium well?”

Customer: “My hamburger.”

Me: “Which hamburger would you like?”

Customer: “The same one I always get!”

Me: “I understand that ma’am, but as you already mentioned, I haven’t served you before so I don’t know what you usually order.”

Customer: “Fine!” *to her husband* “What do I usually get?”

Husband: *shrugs*

Customer: “Ugh. I just want a regular burger medium well!”

Me: “Okay, so a plain hamburger medium well with extra crispy fries.”

Customer: “No! I don’t want a plain hamburger!”

Me: “I’m sorry. What did you want on your burger?”

Customer: “Cheese!”

Me: “Okay. What kind of cheese?”

Customer: “Swiss!”

Me: “Okay so that’s a Swiss cheeseburger medium well?”

Customer: “And bacon!”

Me: “Okay, so a bacon cheeseburger with Swiss and extra crispy fries?”

Customer: “Yes! Was that so hard?!”