Don’t you just love those incidents when someone walks into, let’s say a hot dog joint and says, “do you guys serve hot dogs here?”
Well, what gave it away, buddy! The sign on the building that said HOT DOGS?!?!
My point is, if you work in food service, you have to deal with this kind of nonsense all the time. Dumb customers are a dime a dozen and you better believe that they start to get under your skin after a while.
Twitter users shared their funny tales about dealing with big dummies while working in food service.
Ugh…here we go…
1. Double stackers.
Furious folks out there.
Double stackers at BK used to cost like $5.49. People would order them with no stacker sauce all the time and get FURIOUS when I’d ring it up as a plain bacon double cheeseburger for $2.49.
— Gammy (@GammyBass) July 15, 2020
2. How many pieces?
My first job was at a chicken restaurant, and a customer asked me how many pieces of chicken came in an 8 piece dark, and I’ve been disappointed in humanity ever since.
— Accomplished Shopaholic (@EssenceBeasley) July 15, 2020
3. I want to pay more!
Whatever you say!
One time I was ringing up an item for a customer; he told me this item should be $5.99. But it was on sale so I told him, “Well you’re in luck because it’s actually cheaper. It’s $3.50.” But he just looked at me and glared, “NO. It’s supposed to be $5.99.” He didn’t buy the item. pic.twitter.com/PAGxANx7Tb
— kure.kat (@Glaciaca) July 15, 2020
4. Not the brightest person out there.
Ugghhh, what is wrong with everyone?
Just delivered Grubhub to this customer, and now I see why Coronavirus is kicking our ass pic.twitter.com/sPZTNIyteG
— decent pigeon (@decentbirthday) July 14, 2020
5. It’s your money…
Whatever you say, pal.
People used to yell at me when I worked drive thru at wendy’s when I would punch in hamburger instead of cheese burger no cheese. Same story when they ordered the deluxe plain (the only thing that makes deluxe different is the added toppings)
Like alright waste your money then.
— Ross is trans™ (@queer_hellenic) July 15, 2020
6. Let me see your manager.
I’m not weak!
“This Americano tastes really milky, did you put milk in it?”
No ma’am, an American just espresso + water. It might taste strange because you’re not used to the strength.
“Don’t call me weak! You know what, I think I need the manager!”
— ☕︎ Latedawn #BLM ✊🏿✊🏽✊🏾 (@Latedawn_) July 15, 2020
7. I want KFC!
When I was a teen I worked at McDonald’s; we would regularly have ppl come in wanting to order a Whopper &then get upset when we told them we didn’t sell those. And I remember 1 lady getting indignant &storming out bcause she couldn’t get Kentucky Fried Chicken from *McDonald’s*!
— gothamtomato (@gothamtomato) July 20, 2020
8. Here comes a lecture.
Don’t you just love that?
Worst order I ever took at Starbucks was an angry italian woman lecturing me that her cappuccino had too much foam. Yes ma’am I realize starbucks is not creating an authentic italiano capp, would you like to know how you should order it in the future? No? Slurs? Okay. 🙂
— Ibraheem | BLM ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 (@97_ibraheem) July 15, 2020
9. That’s not what I want.
So listen up!
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
10. Time to hang up.
Just get out a tape measurer…
When I worked at a pizzeria (eons ago), I answered the phone:
Him: I want a small pep pizza
Me: cool, that’ll be $10
Him: btw, how big is 12″?
Me: a foot?
Him: no jackass, how big is 12″?
Me: do you have a ruler that goes to 12? That big.
— Creatively brave. 😷 (@bhrome) July 15, 2020
11. Let’s go over the options.
Not a latte!
I once talked a lady through all the different coffee options, she picked a cappuccino & I made for her. Then once she had it & was mixing sweeteners in she suddenly exclaimed ‘THIS ISN’T A LATTE!’ so I said that’s what she’d ordered and she chucked a box of sweeteners at my head
— Clo (@clo_something) July 15, 2020
Have you ever had any funny/ridiculous experiences in the service industry?
Tell us all about them in the comments!
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