If you've ever worked a retail or food service job, you've undoubtedly heard these words which quickly became the bane of your existence: The Customer Is Always Right. Well, I'm here to tell you that that is simply not true. In fact, the customer is often wrong. A recent AskReddit thread gave people the opportunity to share their tales of customers being extra dumb. And, of course, people came out of the woodwork to provide their stories.
Her: Hi. I’d like to order an HP printer.
Me: OK. Would you also like to add the printer cable as it’s not included.
Her: Why would I need a cable?
Me: To connect to your computer.
Her: Oh honey, I don’t have a computer I just want to print some stuff.
Me: Umm. You need a computer in order to print stuff.
Her: No. My son knows a lot about computers and you are wrong. – xorant
Customer: I’m allergic to anchovies, so no anchovies on my Caesar salad.
Me: There are anchovies in our Caesar dressing, what would you like instead?
Customer: No there’s not, I had it last week and I didn’t taste them. – WesbroBaptsBarNGril
A pleasant lady walked into the bike store I work at and asked us to help take her daughter’s bike out of the car to find out why it wasn’t riding as well as it had been when she got it.
I stride over to her minivan and lug out a beautiful, spotless blue Bianchi. Looked like it had been ridden maybe twice. Brakes were snappy, shifting was crisp, chain had zero rust and zero stretch. The bike was basically good as new.
Except the tires were empty. I asked her when her daughter filled them last. “You have to fill them?” – cr4m62
Worked at a gas station. I watched a customer pull up, whip her door open and slam it against the large, shiny silver pole that protects cars from running into gas pumps.
She then proceeds to furiously get out, scream with her head facing the heavens, and run into the gas station telling me I need to be more careful where I place those.
The thing has been cemented into the f**king ground for more than 20 years. – Freakawn
“Man, y’all don’t know how to treat customers. It’s why you all losing money. I’m going to Lowe’s.”
From a customer yelling at customer service. In a Lowe’s. – ohitsmark