The 8 Customers Everyone Hates

Submitted by: dystopia04 8 years ago in Funny
http://www.cracked.com/article_16994_8-customers-everyone-hates.html

If you"ve ever worked behind the counter, you met every one of these on your first day!
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Female 1,677
Wow, sorry TripleNipple. I actually do know where England is on a map, but I`m not familiar with the foreign currency. I`ve been to France and Spain (both of whom accepted Euros), so I didn`t know if England did or not. I actually do know pounds exist, but thought maybe they could accept both. (Here in Canada, I regularly take American cash) So... I didn`t think it was a horribly ignorant thing to question. My apologies for my foreign ignorance I guess.
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Male 3,649
The other day I had one person who was the Stoner, the Anchor, the Cellphone poohead, a mild version of the TTT, and the Procrastinator.
ONE person, 5 out of 8 types of bad customer...
Shoot me.

He walks into the convenience store, stoned out of his mind, talking on his cell phone, drifting in and out of his phone conversation. While doing this, I kept asking how I could help him. He wanted `tobacco` rolling papers (I wonder what for ;)). And kept asking if we had any others.
He finally decided what he wanted, and then continued to talk on his phone (about McDonald`s fish sandwiches). A couple minutes later I get him rung through, and he walks over to the cigar wraps and asks if he could grab one. I kindly tell him, no, we can get fined for having customers self-service tobacco products. He then asks why I can`t sell them. I reply that they aren`t self serve. And he starts yelling at me, telling me not to get upset with him.
All this time, I`m helping the 10 people that h

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Female 1,199
Ughh this was my first job. However they didn`t include retards who thought I was somehow flirting with them, when instead I was just being nice to them because I have to be nice to customers. >.> Seriously I`d feel bad about rejecting them, but come on I`m being nice because I`m at work, not because I`m interested. -_-

Yeah... I`ve encountered ALL those people in a span of 2 years working there. -.-

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Female 1,231
And this is why I`m glad that I don`t have a job anymore. Less money, but fewer non-nice individuals as well.
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Male 178
my friends are such pot heads
number eight described their everyday lives completely
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Male 14
id h8 to work behind counters
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Female 24
This makes me really thankful I have never worked behind a counter before.
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Male 134
I lol`d at Lando. The way he has written about the U.K makes him sound so informed and smart, but it is also obviously clear that he knows absolutely nothing about either the u.k. or the e.u. I just liked the fact that is was so blatant :-D
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Male 985
Urgg cellphoner... never know if there talking to you
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Male 1,226
Lando Griffin...do your research before you say something. Great Britain IS part of the European Union, they just refused to use the same currency.
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Male 701
Oh no not the cellphone pooheads! :O
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Female 68
jinxiejae: not at any point did I mention Americans, it was you who mentioned them, therefore proving your dictation correct. She is also Canadian again proving yourself correct :)
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Male 3,842
"since when does a knowledge of geography automaticly morph into a knowledge of foreign currency."

Since it is evident that the U.K. is not part of the European Union. So, any knowledge of geography does, in fact, automatically morph into a knowledge of what currency they use.

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Male 3,842
True story - I`m out to dinner with my wife and her obnoxious (but hot) friend. Waiter doesn`t come to take our order for 30 minutes after we sit down. We complain quietly among ourselves about how long the waiter is taking and how busy they are. Waiter finally arrives. Obnoxious (but hot) friend opens her menu for the first time and says "Oh, I haven`t decided what I want yet!"

This person is the queen of all procrastinators in all facets of her life...didn`t even take her final exams on time in college, and her grandparents died eight times in her eight semesters in college in order to give her extensions for final exams, at least that is what she told her professors. Nice to know that every customer service worker deals with people equally as obnoxious every day and she`s not the worst person to walk the Earth. But, she gets away with it because she is hot.

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Female 2,927
tripple nipple -since when does a knowledge of geography automaticly morph into a knowledge of foreign currency. since we americans or so stupid and can only keep so much in our tiny brains youll have to pick one or the other. wheres such and such or what currency do they use. pick one.
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Female 68
Boadicea, the point that Tenty was making is that no, you cannot pay with euro`s in england as we do not use them, we use pounds. Although I`m sure you would have known this if you even knew where the uk was on a map.
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Male 606
I honestly don`t think the cell phones are that bad, as long as they can put it down or (if it`s a headset) tell whoever they`re talking to to hold on for a minute.

Being the mildly antisocial person I am, I find the soapbox and anchor the most annoying.

Luckily, I very rarely have to actually deal with anyone at all where I work.

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Male 2,506
TLDR
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Female 1,244
Oh I`m so glad I don`t have to deal with people where I work..I work with animals and it`s so much nicer that dealing with stupid people
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Female 1,677
tenty: Wait.. so *can* they pay with Euros?
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Female 2,064
The cellphones...the accursed CELLPHONES....and that drating finger! WHY?
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Male 424
Only problem I have in England is the "Can I pay with Euros?" customer.. I never knew it was so hard to remember what currency is used in the damn country your in.
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Female 1,677
I "entered the working world" at sixteen, and I`m still at the same job four years later. It`s pretty crappy and I have indeed met most of these customers, but I hate - HATE - the customers who assume it`s YOU who does the ordering and whatnot. They can`t find something? Well, it`s my fault because I happen to be within shouting distance of them. Grr.

But I don`t bother finding another job since I assume it would be the same everywhere.

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Male 8,300
Its Mr Procrastinator who drives me mad. As the article said, you`ve been in line for 10 minutes, and you only decide to look at the menu and start thinking about what you want when you get to the front of the line??

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Female 1,427
Cellphone pooheads and Procrastinators.

How I loathe them.

Hell, I don`t mind if someone`s chatting away on their cell after they`re sitting down and eating, etc. But you`ve been in line for 5 minutes and you couldn`t go, "hold on, lemme get my food?!?!"

You twat.

Them and procrastinators are the reason I can`t get anything done. I`d love to go take care of the HEAVING MASS of to-go orders but I have to wait for them to place their order.

And just when I`m about to turn around and do so... "Oh, ma`am, I`m ready!!" DX

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Female 231
Definately see these people every day as a waitress. If you do to-go food, the people that unpack EVERYTHING in the bag, and even though it`s labeled clear as day, continue to ask you what it is, while the growing line forms beind them. People who don`t tip. The dude who ask if everything else is extra. Wow, I should quit my job.
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Male 1,086
I am never working in food service.
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Female 1,082
i hate the dinosaurs the most
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Female 358
So true! I`m a waitress so I see these people EVERY DAY...
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Female 362
ugh yeah people like that make working suck. Always getting the people that say `well at the other store it only costs this much blah blah blah" or the "I was here yesterday and it only cost $3 why is it $5 now?" A- we just changed our prices or B your other day was 5 years ago. Also I hate it when people expect you to get their stuff out to them in under a minute when they order 15 different things theres only two people working and there is 20 people in line. Its not going to happen.
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Female 721
"Yeah... I am NOT excited to enter the working world.

:("

Me either. Makes me want to get a job even less.

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Female 98
Did I post here already? Oh well, anyways, pretty much met all of them and it`s a good thing my boss and I get along like old time friends, or else I would be out of the job lol.
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Female 2,927
omg! my step father is a combination of the micro manager and the ticking time bomb. if it isnt done a certain way he will go on four hours how inefecient or incompetent the whole organization is . my god it embarrasing!
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Female 1,401
Yea... working at a cafe in the middle of downtown... ive pretty much met em all.

ALSO...
if youre just entering the working world opie... how old are you?

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Male 2,309
I disagree with the stoner customers. I smoke, which may make me biased, but I never had a problem with them. They never were retarded about stuff. The COKE HEADS I had problems with. They always wanted to fight, or steal poo. Not saying everyone who does coke is like that, but I definitely had the most trouble with people on amphetamines. Stoners don`t faze me in the slightest. All they want to do is chill and eat.

It sounds like the guy who wrote this has never met a person smoking pot before. Because last time I checked I am not fading in and out of reality. I am just having a good time.

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Female 15,763
Yeah... I am NOT excited to enter the working world.

:(

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Female 70
I`ve had all of them, and more.
Including, the money flasher. the egotist. And my personal favourite, the straight from the madhouse.
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Male 226
I work at Walt Disney World, have yet to see any of these.
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Female 209
how about the people who always want a freaking discount. i work at a shrine gift shop and every single person is convinced that since it`s a religious place, there must be no tax. and when we tell them we do have tax, they get all pissy. plus, i get stuff like "well,i go to church here don`t i get a discount?" no, no you don`t. you never will. i hate my job.
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Female 103
All of the customer interaction we have is over the phone, but we STILL have a Captain Linger. He calls during the busiest part of the day and refused to hang up the phone, telling us about the weather or how many lame jokes he has written down on a piece of paper in front of him, just waiting to be said to someone (which becomes one of the few people at my job who answers the phone). Whenever he calls, everyone always knows it`s him because of the sheer amount of eyerolls the phone answerer makes, and the lengthy amount of time they spend on the phone nervously chuckling.
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Female 1,142
How `bout the people who order the nastiest item on the menu, and then act like it`s your fault when it tastes like ass?
Like, when and in what universe did you decide that cotton-candy flavoured ice cream would be any good? Really?
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Male 9,305
Cellphone Sh*thead, Dinosaur, and I`ve taken game trade ins from MANY a stoner. For god`s sake the game box smells like it was HOLDING his stash!

T.T.T.`s never exploded on me though, perhaps they all foresaw the verbal bashing they would have gotten.

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Female 455
Ugh, the Cellphone Sh_theads are my personal favourites. Although, I used to work on the front gates of a zoo, so there were hundreds of seriously angry parents with out of control bratty little kids just dying to take their rage out on you.
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Male 987
some of those arent that bad, but i think im a *little* bit of the procrastinator :)
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Female 61
My goodness, I see these 8 people every time I work. It`s horrible, but then I also see a lot of customers during the day when I work. Retail is an ugly business sometimes.
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Female 1,082
Link: The 8 Customers Everyone Hates [Rate Link] - If you`ve ever worked behind the counter, you met every one of these on your first day!
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