If you think your job is hard, try customer service. It’s a thankless, abusive industry where employees are at the mercy of rude customers.

The customer isn’t always right despite what you might have heard. They’re almost always wrong 100% of the time. I have the stories to prove it.


Customers are sketchy at times.

“People tried to rip temporary sale stickers off of one item and put them over another all the time when I worked retail. They’d pull that “you have to honor it! It’s a false advertisement!” BS. [expletive], that’s a Canon and the sticker says Shopkins playset.” – Reddit u/duckyblinders


Ma’am, those are Gala apples.

A woman asked a produce worker where to find Gala apples. After pointing out where they were, she came back and said that she found nothing else.

The brand name is Chelan.


Why would you order from a restaurant that made you sick?

“Worked at a chain pizza place and had a lady call saying she wanted free food because she ordered a pizza the night before and it made her husband sick.” – Reddit u/1982throwaway1


Are you sure that the lights aren’t working?

jeremeezystreet was working at the desk at the hotel when they got the call. The guest became irate when the hotel room’s lights weren’t working. The lights in the room were on when jeremeezystreet went up to check.


It doesn’t work that way.

“I work at a concert venue. I had a customer call the day after the show wanting a refund because the artist did not play his favorite song during the show.” – Reddit u/Natskincap


That’s not how a checking account functions.

blueholeload works as a bank teller. A customer came in angry about being charged an overdraft fee from her checking account. She argued that since she still had checks left, she couldn’t possibly be overdrawn.


Probably shouldn’t have gone for a third helping.

“I used to work at a buffet as a manager/cashier, and I remember this one customer that wanted a free meal because our food made her “throw up”.” – Reddit u/FrostieWaffle


How could you fail so badly with the public school system?

At least once a week, a customer would come into the restaurant and ask which sandwich was bigger, the foot-long or the six-inch.


There’s no such thing known as common sense.

“I also had a customer try to park his truck in my store. Yes. You read that right. He said he is allowed to park there because it doesn’t explicitly say “No Parking”.” – Reddit u/gaba-gaba_hey


It says in the name itself.

A customer came in and ordered their famous hot wings while Saint-Ace was working as a server. They said that the wings were too hot and demanded a refund after a few bites.


What did you expect from a 3D movie?

“Customer comes out of his theatre ranting and raving about how “The images in the movie keep flying out at him” I see that he has 3D glasses in his hand, so I tell him “Yes sir, the movie is in 3D. That’s what happens”.” – Reddit u/awrina


That moment of being caught in a bald-faced lie.

He was working at a gas station when he got a call from a woman who claimed the attendant put regular petrol in her tank instead of diesel. They explained that the gas station didn’t sell diesel.


The amount of time doesn’t count.

“Guy got a parking ticket for parking in the handicap[sic] parking spot. He called me furious about it and demanded I recall the ticket so he didn’t have to pay it. He said it wasn’t fair because he was only in the store for a few minutes.” – Reddit u/buckeye111


It doesn’t mean if they look the same, they are priced the same.

A woman came up to the cash with two pairs of socks that looked the same. She claimed that the store was trying to rip her off when they rang in at different prices.


Don’t order it if you can’t afford it.

“Customer came up to pay for his meal, noticed his side of sausages was like $3. “That can’t possibly be right. I can buy a whole chain of sausages for less that[sic] that. What are y’all trying to pull?” “Sir, that’s the price for a side of sausage, it’s printed on the menu”.” – Reddit u/cold_toast_n_butter