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TyraWadman

The Brutally Honest Man-Child
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I am sure we have all had moments like this. Some more common/worse than others. What other instances annoy you?
Feel free to share your experiences, via text or other medium!
(I'm not against anything spooky/tragic, but perhaps hide it behind a warning if you think it might disturb others)
 
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Punji

Vaskebjørn
Used to work in a deli slicing meats, and I hated the customers. Here's some common ones:

My first complaint wasn't really their fault, but just a general "fuck off can't you see I'm busy!?"

Second would be the typical "hi how are you?" greeting, and when I'd respond they'd either ignore me or interrupt me. If they can't maintain the facade of giving a single shit about me they shouldn't waste my time my pretending. Just tell me what you want and fuck off.

Third is asking for anything I had to cut open, bonus points if there's already one open on display. The packages the meat comes in are not designed to be opened and they're all suspended in liquid, so it's a huge wet mess every time and it sucks. Not their fault if there's none open or not enough for their needs, but still terrible.

Fourth is asking for samples of everything, especially if they ask for a lot or if I know very well that they've tasted the exact meat before. Don't waste my time without a good reason.

Fifth being "do you have [X meat]/[meat type Y]?" Right in front of you, dipshit.

Sixth is almost a favourite. "200 grams of [meat]", I'll cut 198g and plop it on the scale and they'll either be like "I said 200" or especially "that's too much/not enough." If you wanted something else, then ask for it next time.

Seventh. "Can you cut me like half an inch of [meat]?" Oh sure, let me just pull out my meat ruler, you fucking moron. "No, thicker." Fuck off.

Eighth, oh boy. "300 grams of [meat]." I cut 300g exactly and place it on the scale. "Good enough." It's literally perfect you ungrateful shitbag.

Ninth, "Do you know where X is/is there someone working over there (the meal-replacement side)/whatever bullshit?" Not my job, ask someone else. I literally did not leave the small area behind this counter for my entire shift and if I had to leave it I was not going to be happy or efficient.

Tenth is probably the greatest. "100g of [meat], shaved." Bonus points for some variation of explaining to me what that means when I'm the one who fucking cuts it or telling me no one ever does it right. (From over the counter) "No, thinner." Listen shithead, if I make it cut any fucking thinner the blade will lock and the machine will turn off as a safety measure. It's literally not possible to go any thinner than this. You can either take these paper-thin ham slices or I can shove it up your ass and tell you to fuck off.

Eleventh, "Hi, hello?" Yeah idiot I saw you standing there already. Maybe if you used your eyes you'd notice the machines are all taken apart and the lights are off. The deli closed an hour before the store to clean, and I did not ever use the machines after that. Don't give a fuck who asked it wasn't happening, and the number of dummies I had to tell that to in the two years I worked there was insane.

Bonus twelfth, I cut something, bag it, label it, and someone found the bag placed a shelf somewhere and brought it back to me. Because I cut that meat for fun, didn't I?

People suck and I hate them. More people should work in customer service, make it a mandatory part of highschool education for basic human decency and conflict resolution.
 
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ASTA

Well-Known Member
Used to work in a deli slicing meats, and I hated the customers. Here's some common ones:

My first complaint wasn't really their fault, but just a general "fuck off can't you see I'm busy!?"

Second would be the typical "hi how are you?" greeting, and when I'd respond they'd either ignore me or interrupt me. If they can't maintain the facade of giving a single shit about me they shouldn't waste my time my pretending. Just tell me what you want and fuck off.

Third is asking for anything I had to cut open, bonus points if there's already one open on display. The packages the meat comes in are not designed to be opened and they're all suspended in liquid, so it's a huge wet mess every time and it sucks. Not their fault if there's none open or not enough for their needs, but still terrible.

Fourth is asking for samples of everything, especially if they ask for a lot or if I know very well that they've tasted the exact meat before. Don't waste my time without a good reason.

Fifth being "do you have [X meat]/[meat type Y]?" Right in front of you, dipshit.

Sixth is almost a favourite. "200 grams of [meat]", I'll cut 198g and plop it on the scale and they'll either be like "I said 200" or especially "that's too much/not enough." If you wanted something else, then ask for it next time.

Seventh. "Can you cut me like half an inch of [meat]?" Oh sure, let me just pull out my meat ruler, you fucking moron. "No, thicker." Fuck off.

Eighth, oh boy. "300 grams of [meat]." I cut 300g exactly and place it on the scale. "Good enough." It's literally perfect you ungrateful shitbag.

Ninth, "Do you know where X is/is there someone working over there (the meal-replacement side)/whatever bullshit?" Not my job, ask someone else. I literally did not leave the small area behind this counter for my entire shift and if I had to leave it I was not going to be happy or efficient.

Tenth is probably the greatest. "100g of [meat], shaved." Bonus points for some variation of explaining to me what that means when I'm the one who fucking cuts it or telling me no one ever does it right. (From over the counter) "No, thinner." Listen shithead, if I make it cut any fucking thinner the blade will lock and the machine will turn off as a safety measure. It's literally not possible to go any thinner than this. You can either take these paper-thin ham slices or I can shove it up your ass and tell you to fuck off.

Eleventh, "Hi, hello?" Yeah idiot I saw you standing there already. Maybe if you used your eyes you'd notice the machines are all taken apart and the lights are off. The deli closed an hour before the store to clean, and I did not ever use the machines after that. Don't give a fuck who asked it wasn't happening, and the number of retards I had to tell that to in the two years I worked there was insane.

Bonus twelfth, I cut something, bag it, label it, and someone found the bag placed a shelf somewhere and brought it back to me. Because I cut that meat for fun, didn't I?

People suck and I hate them. More people should work in customer service, make it a mandatory part of highschool education for basic human decency and conflict resolution.

Christ, I wouldn't've lasted a week in that place.

EDIT: I can tell you really hated that job. This is the most I've ever seen you swear.
 

TyraWadman

The Brutally Honest Man-Child
Second would be the typical "hi how are you?" greeting, and when I'd respond they'd either ignore me or interrupt me. If they can't maintain the facade of giving a single shit about me they shouldn't waste my time my pretending. Just tell me what you want and fuck off.

This is one I was steaming over just today!

"Have a good day!"
"Thanks! Y--"
"Yup."
:mad:
 

KimberVaile

Officially elected and actual ruler of FAF
There was a time where I felt strongly about using my passion for history to become a history teacher. That was until I had worked a tech support job. I quickly found that not only am I short on patience, but that if adults can be this petulant and childish, god help me dealing with loud, obnoxious kids or worse, teenagers.
The amount of people that call in asking me 'what a power cord' is or how to 'turn on the internet', quickly sapped any goodwill. I don't have the patience to teach I found more often than not, and having dozens of these people screaming at me cause of something I literally can't control just reinforces my general cynicism and irritation towards people generally.

People call in to yell at the top of the their lungs about how the company is terrible and that I ruined their day. Had some even start crying over not having internet for 3 days. I think my favorite one was the one talking about the company being paid off by the Democrats to slow down the connection speed of their internet during the election. Or maybe it was the super important food blogger that acted like a day without internet was depriving the poor uneducated public of his gleaming wisdom on food. I think I and the rest of the tech support agents were called Republicans as an insult in a moment of rage before hanging up.
I was an introvert before that tech support job and after, I am even less inclined to talk at length with people. Alot of these adults act like jaded teenagers who just had their iphone taken away. Literally adult daycare. Eugh.
 
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Jackpot Raccuki

Fucking Racon
Luckily I don’t work with any customers directly, co workers are sometimes annoying but eh.

Sometimes I can barely stand people so working with customers sounds like hell to me, but I also don’t be that kind of customer, bad enough the pay isn’t he best on some jobs they don’t need to deal with other’s BS.


My boyfriend worked as a manager at Pizza Hut, I’ll have to ask him to tell me his experience again soon when we vc.
 

Yakamaru

Spookdogg

Punji

Vaskebjørn
You should swear more. :>
Nah, ASTA's right. :p

I probably shouldn't swear as much as I do, but just thinking about that place pisses me off.
 

Yakamaru

Spookdogg
Nah, ASTA's right. :p

I probably shouldn't swear as much as I do, but just thinking about that place pisses me off.
That was a joke. ;)

Airing your frustrations is important. Swearing is a good way to express those frustrations. Ultimately the choice is yours.
 

Yakamaru

Spookdogg
I've dealt with a LOT of customers, especially in my previous electronics store job.

This one time we had this customer who literally threatened us with violence, and my coworker were.. close to calling the police, suffice to say. He was clearly frustrated as fuck that his TV didn't work the way it should. And so we offered to go to his home and fix the problem. We somehow managed to make him agree to it but still stormed out in an angry manner.

The day after we went to his house and you know what this utter MORON had done? The fucker had been messing with not just the wallmount for the TV and the wiring for it, but also the wiring in the god damn TV.

Of course I couldn't go "Well, shit's outta luck you fucking dumbass. Why the hell are you blaming US for YOU messing with the damn wiring?". Cus yanno, that's kinda bad customer support. And it might affect the company in a negative manner.

I let my coworker handle the situation as he had a lot more finesse and experience when it comes to dealing with.. stupid customers. And patience. The dude's a damn saint in that regard.

He agreed to let us have the stand and TV, took it to our workshop and fixed the wiring. Was kinda tedious considering he had been messing with at least a dozen wires.

Once he got his TV back we mentioned it might not be a good idea to try and "customize" the TV when it comes to its wiring as the electronics are very delicate and needs to be handled with care. Grumpingly agreed, somehow.

And that's just one such.. unique customer experience.
 
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TemetNosce88

So long, good luck, goodbye.
I had a few fun ones from when I worked in a clothing store in highschool. It's why I've made sure that all of my future jobs have involved being as far from the customer as possible.

1) The people who are convinced that there is an infinite amount of product 'in the back room.' Sometimes, yes, but usually it's out on the floor. Because it's supposed to be sold, ya know?

2) "I guess I'll just to go [competetor's store] instead!" My entire paycheck for this shift is like $20, lady. Please, go somewhere else. I don't care. All of you, go shop somewhere else.

3) "Maybe you can bring up [minor irritant] at your next staff meeting and get it fixed." That's hilarious that you think that we 1) even have staff meetings and 2) the company would give a shit about what I think about anything.

4) Just the fact that people seemed to have to take out every piece of clothing, unfold it, then toss it aside to figure out what size they need. My job was re-folding and stacking said clothes. I sometimes still get a little PTSD about it when I see messes in stores.
 

TyraWadman

The Brutally Honest Man-Child
Working in fast food in the past, the thing that annoyed me the most was atrocious behavior of senior citizens

"And don't forget my senior discount! I GET A SENIOR DISCOUNT!!"
We have a 2 for 1 deal going on right now for some overstock. He saved 30$ but complained when we couldn't stack a 10% discount on top of it. There was no tax on the item either.
 

Borophagus Metropolis

The last prehistoric floofy woof of FAF
When customers stare at me through the shop window while I'm working on their car. Yesterday, I was in the middle of a job, but the tool truck showed up. So I went out to the tool truck to pay my bill. Not even five minutes, and my service advisor came out to let me know the customer is complaining that nobody is working on his car. Fuck off, princess!

We have a nice waiting room with comfy chairs and a big TV. Sit down and shut up!
 

Tacoshark

Defender of the Sacred Nuggs
Llng time ago I used to work at a pet shop. I got a few stand outs in mind and while I dont have the time to got into detail this is a good one.

A woman came into the stores looking to get a couple of budgies. I took her over and walked her through on proper housing and food. I have her cage and perches and I go over to get containers for the food and water, and to my surprise, she asked why she needed two. I explain to her that she needed one for food and one for water.....and she argues. She seemed to believe I was swindling her and tacking on things she didnt need. For the next 10 minutes, I had to explain to her that birds are living creatures and like all living creatures they need water, they are not rocks. Ultimately I wanted to deny the sale of the birds but manager overrode me. Never saw he in the store again.
 

Wodenofthegays

Fascist Dictator
Just to preface this, I love people-facing jobs. Working in fast food is honestly up there in the top of my best experiences when the GM is good.

That said....

"I'm sorry, but I deactivate and activate my card when I use it so my ex can't get into it"
Bud you're in the drive through making a call to a local bank. The GM is about to kill you because you've got us 7 minutes over our goal time.

*Rides a horse-trailer/camper/van/uhual/some-fuck-off-big-vehicle through the drive-thru and breaks something*
I think the district manager loves you because he's calling us back and asking for your name and number.

"I want *item that no longer exists* and I'm gonna yell at you if you don't give it to me"
Well the complaint line no longer exists, either, so we are actually all making fun of you while you scream at us.

*Makes the same joke we hear all day about whatever*
I'm gonna say "Cool" because I won't get fired for it but you won't be able to recover.

I will say that most of it was good, though. Like the vast majority of people are decent or beyond kind even if the circumstances make it hard to catch.
 

Stray Cat Terry

테리 / 特里 / テリー
Won't get into details, but for the humble structure:

Step1: He/She/They did something not good, and they act as if it's okay--whether they were acting or really were stupid.

Step2: I say, nice! Well done! Sorta stuff.

Step3A: They leave after the stuff's done, without further development on the situation.
Or
Step3B: They 'return to common sense' and say sorry, or leave while they clearly seem to know what they have done wrong--they must be wishing that I never notice.

Step4: I handle the 'mess', and laugh in my mind that it's so funny. What's funny? The situation just proved that they were stupid/uneducated than I do. Lol

While this is 'funny', it's definitely not amusing, not even an inch. So I prefer more on those jobs which don't need me to face people often. >p<
 
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Deleted member 134556

Guest
I will say something positive. In working in fast food, the most delightful customers ironically were the children. They never complained when given their meals, they were generally smiling, they didn't question my register skills or behavior unlike their parental counterparts, and were always satisfied with the most basic things like getting an extra sauce or seeing that toy in that comes with their food.
 

Attaman

"I say we forget this business and run."
Three years later, and I'm still curious as to what exactly went through a particular pair of parents' minds when they told their kid that the proper thing to do when they need to cough is "Tilt your head back and cough straight up into the air above you like a walking humidifier".

Otherwise, the worst I ever had to deal with was the usual sort: Obvious shoplifters, "If I complain loudly about this you'll totally give it to me for free right?", the-

Oh, sorry. No. There was the geezer who said my co-worker (who I'm pretty sure at that time was barely a year or two past High School graduation) was "sharp like a porn star" and openly told her that if they decided to quit their job they'd have one ready and open if they wanted to work for him. Gods, that was really seven years ago at this point?
 

HistoricalyIncorrect

Shekel collector
"2 Karens"

Im working as security.

Yesterday, two women, possibly lesbians were without masks in a shop, touching each other and all. Not my business but i had to ask them to either put their masks on or tell me they are exempt (by law i can not even ask them to prove it -_- )

At this moment, older one started ti rap (honestly she did it so fast i could call it freestyle) telling me to fuck off, that i am discriminative piece of shit, to not tell her what to do etc.

When I turned my vest cam on, she also commented on that, again that im a piece of shit etc. Etc.

Honestly all I could do was to raise eyebrow as I was not intimidated very much. She only embarassed herself. Then she left, her fiance also added that they are going to sue me. After I wished them a wonderful day, they flipped out even worse.

In conclussion: Toxic customers banned from the only large shop in town and I hope to be really sued by them as I smell profit in it.


And it all lasted maybe 30 seconds
 
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