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12:33 AM on 12/25/12 
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anthonydarko
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Wright City, MO
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I work at a restaurant that stays open until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays for the bar rush. Last Saturday, this group of drunk people come in and when they go to leave, one of them is just laying in the booth, refusing to get up and leave. Eventually, she vomits all over the floor underneath the booth, and guess who has to clean it up. If you guessed, this guy, you would be correct. Eventually, they went outside, and she proceeded to call the police and then fall into the fetal position, in the cold, in the mud, crying. She was eventually taken away in an ambulance, and hopefully jailed for public intoxication.

I hate people.
I can do you one better. One night, it was the first Mizzou home game against Georgia. I had a large volume people coming in left and right in the middle of the night after the game to get snacks and use the bathrooms ( god forbid they'd have to use the rest stop the town before but I digress). So one older guy in Georgia gear comes in and heads straight to the bathroom. The guy stays in there for awhile, until his wife brings him a pair of pants, and he leaves. At the time I thought nothing of it, he's an older guy so he probably had to take awhile and he wanted to change his clothes.

So after awhile, I'm doing cigarette count (I do nights at a conveince store) when I have the urge to go take a leak. I go to the men's room and there I see it, there was shit everywhere. From the handicap stall to the sink, a trail of shit with chunks, smears, and all. I immediately go into turbo clean mode, it took me a good hour to clean up that whole disaster. If I remember right, I was screaming to myself in anger as how I wished George Sherman salted the earth while he burned down Georgia. So yeah, that one was pretty bad.
12:37 AM on 12/25/12 
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kianacarly
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A couple weeks ago a customer accused me of strangling her. I was so mad. We swipe their membership cards during their transactions, and a lot of people wear them around their neck like a necklace or lanyard (they are often attached to a string of yarn with a metal clip, and they'll clip it around their neck). I ask a woman for her card, she unclips it from around her neck, and hands it to me. I take it, not knowing that the metal clip is caught in her jacket or hair or something. It tugs on her, and she freaks out saying, "You just strangled me!!" Note that it was no longer even around her neck, and she was the one handing it to me. It's not like I just grabbed it from around her neck randomly without her consent. Don't hand me your card if you're not ready for me to take it. Then her husband makes a rude comment calling me unprofessional, and I somehow am able to keep smiling to them throughout the ordeal. I was so angry.


We also one time were having a huge event. We had never done something so big in the entire history of our department's existence, so it was kind of like a trial thing. One customer in particular flips out over a certain policy because idek why. She gets into it with my manager, who tries to explain that it's out of his hands. She is still livid. She contacts my boss' boss, and they all have a little meeting together. She whines and complains, and my boss takes it for a while until she starts insulting him. Finally, he says, "next time we have a big event like this, I'm going to call you." She asks why, and he replies, "because you obviously know how to run this better than I do." in the most condescending tone ever. It was great. Her face was priceless.

If I'm thankful for one thing at my job, it is that my managers refuse to comp people for bs. We definitely have a mindset that we will not reward that behavior. If we were genuinely in the wrong we will, but we don't cater to people who are just out to get free stuff or save a couple bucks. I hate "the customer is always right" mentality that so many places have to go by. So many customers are entitled and spoiled and will do anything to get free stuff.
01:16 AM on 12/25/12 
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OurLadyCoolbean
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A couple weeks ago a customer accused me of strangling her. I was so mad. We swipe their membership cards during their transactions, and a lot of people wear them around their neck like a necklace or lanyard (they are often attached to a string of yarn with a metal clip, and they'll clip it around their neck). I ask a woman for her card, she unclips it from around her neck, and hands it to me. I take it, not knowing that the metal clip is caught in her jacket or hair or something. It tugs on her, and she freaks out saying, "You just strangled me!!" Note that it was no longer even around her neck, and she was the one handing it to me. It's not like I just grabbed it from around her neck randomly without her consent. Don't hand me your card if you're not ready for me to take it. Then her husband makes a rude comment calling me unprofessional, and I somehow am able to keep smiling to them throughout the ordeal. I was so angry.


We also one time were having a huge event. We had never done something so big in the entire history of our department's existence, so it was kind of like a trial thing. One customer in particular flips out over a certain policy because idek why. She gets into it with my manager, who tries to explain that it's out of his hands. She is still livid. She contacts my boss' boss, and they all have a little meeting together. She whines and complains, and my boss takes it for a while until she starts insulting him. Finally, he says, "next time we have a big event like this, I'm going to call you." She asks why, and he replies, "because you obviously know how to run this better than I do." in the most condescending tone ever. It was great. Her face was priceless.

If I'm thankful for one thing at my job, it is that my managers refuse to comp people for bs. We definitely have a mindset that we will not reward that behavior. If we were genuinely in the wrong we will, but we don't cater to people who are just out to get free stuff or save a couple bucks. I hate "the customer is always right" mentality that so many places have to go by. So many customers are entitled and spoiled and will do anything to get free stuff.

Yeah, if you work in retail for any decent amount of time and you still believe that quote to be true, there's something seriously wrong with you.
01:43 AM on 12/25/12 
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kianacarly
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Yeah, if you work in retail for any decent amount of time and you still believe that quote to be true, there's something seriously wrong with you.

I could never do it. If they are taking out their frustrations on me because they don't understand something, or are obviously just trying to get free stuff, then no. I shut that down right away. I feel so bad for people who have to cater to them. It totally creates this notion that their behavior is acceptable, and it's not. I've had people try to get comps for everything. Like, one time we had an all day event, so we had a food cart inside so people could conveniently eat. We had sooo many customers upset that the food wasn't free. They were throwing huge tantrums about it, but why would it be free?! we provide free drinks and popcorn, but that's not enough. On our busiest day of the year we will put out some free snacks, and we actually have to make an announcement for customers to wait for the servers to put down the food, because in the past the customers have just charged at it and the servers were caught in the crossfire. Too many people are entitled and rude.
05:41 AM on 12/25/12 
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Less Than Mike
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I work in a liquor store in one of the shittiest parts of my city, so I have a story or two..

One of my personal favourites - opening shop at 7am on Saturday morning to have a guy come in at 7:01 who had clearly gone on an all night bender and ask where the public restrooms were. I told him they weren't opened yet, he then asked me about our beer specials and made his way into our walk in cool room. I saw on the CCTV feed him walk straight to the back corner of the coolroom and unzip. Walked in there and had tell him that this was not in fact a bathroom and to put his penis back in his pants and leave my store.

This is definitely one of the tamer stories I have btw.
07:58 AM on 12/25/12 
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I'm stuck at mine and I could use a few stories to pass the time. They could funny, they could be sad, or they could be both! Tell me about shitty customers or that weird coworker of yours! I want to your stories!
Yeah. Stuck in a shit job but what the fuck.
Decided to get my head shaved and tattooed - it's fuckin fantastic but my boss doesn't think so. Dole queue awaits!
09:39 AM on 12/25/12 
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OurLadyCoolbean
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I could never do it. If they are taking out their frustrations on me because they don't understand something, or are obviously just trying to get free stuff, then no. I shut that down right away. I feel so bad for people who have to cater to them. It totally creates this notion that their behavior is acceptable, and it's not. I've had people try to get comps for everything. Like, one time we had an all day event, so we had a food cart inside so people could conveniently eat. We had sooo many customers upset that the food wasn't free. They were throwing huge tantrums about it, but why would it be free?! we provide free drinks and popcorn, but that's not enough. On our busiest day of the year we will put out some free snacks, and we actually have to make an announcement for customers to wait for the servers to put down the food, because in the past the customers have just charged at it and the servers were caught in the crossfire. Too many people are entitled and rude.

Haha it's pretty funny when you think about it, customers acting so primal when some food is laid out that they'll trample people to get to it. Sucks for whoever's working though.

I work about half an hour away from the Canadian border so we get a lot of them down here, especially on weekends. The better part of my bad experiences with customers have been with Canadians. You know, the kind that will come all the way to another country to get better deals and think they're entitled to everything? It gets pretty bad at times.
10:18 AM on 12/25/12 
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Amongster
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At my last job, a customer's card was declined, so I decided their drink would be on me and paid for her coffee myself. I made my supervisor aware of the situation, wasn't told it was against the rules, and was fired the next day for "displaying blatant dishonesty regarding [our] cash handling policy" because I purchased an item that wasn't mine. I'm sure I could have argued my case, but the boss was looking to get rid of me anyway and I didn't care to continue working there. Now I have a job that pays more and doesn't require scrubbing dishes, so things worked out for the better.
10:33 AM on 12/25/12 
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NickIsI
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I can do you one better. One night, it was the first Mizzou home game against Georgia. I had a large volume people coming in left and right in the middle of the night after the game to get snacks and use the bathrooms ( god forbid they'd have to use the rest stop the town before but I digress). So one older guy in Georgia gear comes in and heads straight to the bathroom. The guy stays in there for awhile, until his wife brings him a pair of pants, and he leaves. At the time I thought nothing of it, he's an older guy so he probably had to take awhile and he wanted to change his clothes.

So after awhile, I'm doing cigarette count (I do nights at a conveince store) when I have the urge to go take a leak. I go to the men's room and there I see it, there was shit everywhere. From the handicap stall to the sink, a trail of shit with chunks, smears, and all. I immediately go into turbo clean mode, it took me a good hour to clean up that whole disaster. If I remember right, I was screaming to myself in anger as how I wished George Sherman salted the earth while he burned down Georgia. So yeah, that one was pretty bad.

you win.
11:20 AM on 12/25/12 
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steve187
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i work in dietary at a hospital and brought a food tray into a dead guy a few months ago

and was on the elevator a few days ago when they were bringing one down to the basement/morgue but at least he was under a sheet...
02:29 PM on 12/25/12 
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intensified
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I'm a hair stylist at Supercuts and one evening, I was shampooing a man's hair and he was jacking off underneath the cape. My manager told him to leave and never come back.
10:17 PM on 12/25/12 
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allthewaysaid
Have a feeling I'll die in my20s...
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I am underpaid and overlooked.
04:34 PM on 12/26/12 
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xCoconutheadx
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Someone asked me if the breadbowl came with bread. Also if tomato soup had tomato.
07:22 PM on 12/26/12 
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Amongster
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I'm a hair stylist at Supercuts and one evening, I was shampooing a man's hair and he was jacking off underneath the cape. My manager told him to leave and never come back.

I'm surprised by something every day.
07:45 PM on 12/26/12 
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marieeboxx
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Someone asked me if the breadbowl came with bread. Also if tomato soup had tomato.

When i worked in fast food a long tine ago I had a customer ask if a bacon cheeseburger had bacon on it...



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