The more time I spend around people, the more I realize that they are not very bright.
Like, not at all.
And if you work in any kind of food service job where you’re constantly trying to please customers, you know they’re going to get on your nerves. Because they’re dumb. And some of them are REALLY DUMB.
People took to Twitter and recalled their interactions with incredibly dumb customers…let’s see what they had to say.
1. COLD hot CHOCOLATE.
Way to be confusing…
At my cafe once some lady asked for a cold hot chocolate. I said “Alright so like, a chocolate milk?” and she said “No, a COLD hot chocolate.”
— ACAB (@Caramalameet) July 15, 2020
2. No Doritos, please.
Get it together!
one time when i worked at taco bell a lady ordered a dorito loco taco. i asked her what flavor and she said the nacho cheese one. it rang up NC dorito loco taco bc that’s the name of it and she yelled at me bc she “didn’t want dorito flavor, she wanted nacho cheese flavor”
— 🧚🏼♂️ (@_lexieb_) July 15, 2020
3. Oh, boy…
literally saw a ticket print out of the machine that read, “grilled cheese” with the modifier “no cheese” and i wish i could have quit on the spot.
— ash (@suonoita) July 15, 2020
4. Ham without ham.
What the heck?
I used to work at a Subway and I vividly remember a woman ordering two turkey and ham subs, one without ham. I said “oh, so a turkey sub, what kind of bread-“ and she was. So insistent that she get a turkey and ham without ham. So I charged her extra for a sub with half meat.
— Noodle/Rin | Commissions Open! (@n00dl3gal) July 15, 2020
5. A real smart guy.
Seriously? This is weird.
I had a guy come to the deli counter super-pissed that there were only 1/2 lb containers of pepperocinis in the case, because he needed a “whole pound” I could not get him to hear that he could get two, and ended up having to empty two into a larger tub for him
— Tabetha (@djinnantonnix) July 15, 2020
6. After all these years.
She’s still doing it.
I had a lady who would order a hamburger with cheese and refuse to pay the extra for cheese. I would just give her a cheeseburger at the hamburger price. That was 30 years ago and I bet she still does the same thing and says “they used to let me do that here.”
— Mark Anundson (@yeoldwalrus) July 15, 2020
7. Let’s talk about bacon.
She’s flippin’ out.
When I was a server a customer ordered a Hawaiian burger and it had Canadian bacon (looks like ham), she flipped on me asking where the bacon was and I kept saying it was there, she called me stupid and when my manager showed her photos of Hawaiian bacon she turned tomato red
— ♡Andrea♡ (@andreayeet) July 15, 2020
8. Chicago dogs.
WTF is this?!?!
Guy came in & asked what a Chicago dog was. I told him and he said he’d take it but with only ketchup and mustard. I rang it up like that which costs more and my manager called me back & said wtf. I told him that’s what the guy said he wanted and he just laughed and said ight bet
— Joel White (@jw3ftw) July 15, 2020
9. Hotel life.
Read the signs!
My favorite was the ppl who’d give you dirty looks or yell you for packing up breakfast an hour after it was over after coming down an hour late to eat. Like mam, there’s a sign right there and you’re told when breakfast starts and ends. Sorry you didn’t get any.
— Chey Taylor (@LilBitBray56) July 15, 2020
10. Lactose intolerant.
Let’s have a talk.
When I worked in a 5 star kitchen I got asked,(While I was pouring milk into Cheese dip that was starting to clump.) “Does this cheese have milk in it? Cause my table has 1 lactose intolerant.”
I asked her what is the main ingredient in cheese. She STILL need reassurance.
— (╭ರ_•́) к เ ร ค (@NopedTheFuckOut) July 15, 2020
11. That’s confusing.
And I don’t like it one bit!
Reminds me of the lady who ordered no foam cappuccinos and would absolutely insist she did not want a latte, so we just had to warn new kids not to bother explaining it to her and ring it up as a cappuccino but make a latte anyway like???? What do they think is gonna happen
— L’Etoile du Nope 🌟 (@lauradonut) July 15, 2020
12. Sir…the dips!
Please! The dips!
Customer: large nacho meal.
Me: okay, what three dips would you like with your nachos?
Me: sorry, I need to know what dips you need first
Customer: *flashes card* card.
Me: no I really need to know which dips you want
Customer: *puts card in machine*
— abbie (@AbbieDavy) July 15, 2020
13. Picky eater.
At McDonald’s, no less…
I once knew a woman who would order a cheeseburger w/no burger for her picky eater daughter. At McD’s. The bun & a slice of American cheese. I used to always wonder what the conversation in the kitchen must have been like when that order would come in.
— Shanon Taylor (@DrSpEdinNV) July 15, 2020
Do you remember YOUR dumbest encounter with a customer?
If so, please share it in the comments!
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