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The customer is always an ass...

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Oddly Familiar, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. Oddly Familiar

    Oddly Familiar Well-Known Member

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    I stole this thread from Something Awful. Basically, you share stories of your most ridiculous day at work. Whether it is where you work now or where you used to work. I'll start.

    I used to work at a subway in the middle of an outlet mall. During the week, only a few people come in all night, but on the weekends, it was hell. This specific night, it was a thursday I think, my co worker and I engaged in a few tokes of that sticky icky. Any ways, this girl and her boyfriend walk in. I guess my eyes where just blood shot red because they where making jokes about it. The boyfriend was an asshole but the girl was nice. Being in the state that I was in, I was very bold and determined to talk to this girl. THe boyfriend was considerably bigger than me, you know the big preppy types. Probably played as the guarter back in school. Whatever. Anyways, he was being especially a jerk and kept trying to get me to give him his food for free. As if weed will impair your judgement that much. I straight up told him to "Fuck off, nothing is free.". He got pissed. Really pissed, especially at my next attempt to aggrivate him. I looked at his girlfriend, and told her "Your's is free. The asshole next to you has to pay though." She thought it was ridiculous, and he thought it was even more ridiculous. He told me he was going to kick my ass, etc. My co worker comes out from the back, he's a fairly large guy. Larger than Sgt. Douche bag in front of me. He asks in a big voice "Is there a problem here?" and the guy responded "Yeah, ohdude is hitting on my chick here." The coworker says "That a boy, Joe." Douch bag is enraged. Enters primal mode. "ILL KICK YOUR ASS THIS ILL KICK YOUR ASS THAT!" We are laughing and so is his girlfriend while she trys calming him down and the dumbass tries to jump over the counter. Jump. Over. The. Counter. He trips on his flip flop and falls on the ground. Enter embarassed jack ass mode. He gets up. Throws a $10 down and grabs his sandwhich and leaves. We pocket the cash and go on with our night.
     
  2. CoryB

    CoryB Well-Known Member

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    No one else is posting?!? Although I don't have any stories myself I'd love to hear other's. It is always fun to watch shows like Airline on A&E just to marvel at people's ridiculousness.
     
  3. DNW

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    You smoked weed at work. You tried to pick up on your customer's girlfriend. You attempted to aggravate your customer. Even though he was an ass, your behavior was no better. Sorry, no sympathy from me here.
     
  4. Steve B.

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  5. Quirk

    Quirk Well-Known Member

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    You smoked weed at work. You tried to pick up on your customer's girlfriend. You attempted to aggravate your customer. Even though he was an ass, your behavior was no better. Sorry, no sympathy from me here.

    Not to mention the employee theft bit. Charming.
     
  6. Nantucket Red

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  7. aybojs

    aybojs Well-Known Member

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    Good rule of thumb: "customers suck" stories typically reveal more negative characteristics about the person complaining about dealing with customers than about the referenced customers themselves. I mean, if you can't handle the easiest and most relaxed job you'll ever have (speaking as someone who's done numerous customer service jobs and returned to them over office jobs because they were so much easier and more enjoyable), then you must seriously suck at life. Of course I'm not saying that every customer is perfect and that problematic customers don't exist, but damn, suck it up, any worthwhile place would have kicked your pothead ass to the curb, so enjoy it while you can.
     
  8. Reggs

    Reggs Well-Known Member

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    This one time a mother and her baby came into my shop, and wile I was hitting on the mother the baby started to cry, so I punched it in the face.
     
  9. LabelKing

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    One time I was at a Trader Joes and I tripped a man carrying a sack of wine because I found his shoes offensive. He wore pleather Dolce & Gabbanas.
     
  10. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Well-Known Member

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    This is one of the more immature things I've read on SF. You'd probably be better off if you were to delete this before anyone else reads it.
     
  11. Arnold_Horseshack

    Arnold_Horseshack Well-Known Member

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    i work at a fastfood restaurant a lotta people are rude and dont have manners...we try to be polite and give good customer service but i understand when ya gotta tell a customer where ta shove it!!!!!!!!!!!! lots of people act like just cause they got money and thier buying from ya that they can be the boss of ya and tell ya what to do and treat how they want to irregardless of whether thats right or not what i always say is the golden rule in service and for the customer....do onto others as you would have them do onto you....thats my policy and its the policy of my manager....weve had to kick some peoples out for being rude....my friend dwayne works inthe kitchn and hes real big and he nos how to tell a customer to leave!!!!! lolololo!!!!!
     
  12. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Well-Known Member

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    One time I was at a Trader Joes and I tripped a man carrying a sack of wine because I found his shoes offensive. He wore pleather Dolce & Gabbanas.

    You were completely justified in doing so. You discreetly dropped a helpful hint while meting out justice in proportion to the crime. Rather diplomatic.
     
  13. VMan

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    One time this customer tried to return a pair of shoes. She said they were uncomfortable, and that they were only 99% worn. They were 98% worn, so I kicked her in the uterus...right in the baby maker, I guess that showed her that the customer is always right...
     
  14. metaphysician

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    One time this customer tried to return a pair of shoes. She said they were uncomfortable, and that they were only 99% worn. They were 98% worn, so I kicked her in the uterus...right in the baby maker, I guess that showed her that the customer is always right...

    This one time, this guy tried to return a pair of shoes that he had worn and tried to pass it off like he had only worn them while walking on carpet! Do you believe it?
     
  15. wEstSidE

    wEstSidE Well-Known Member

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    Heh, I read this thread on SOMETHING IS AWFUL DOT COM. Are you a goon?
     
  16. LabelKing

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    You were completely justified in doing so. You discreetly dropped a helpful hint while meting out justice in proportion to the crime. Rather diplomatic.
    Truly, I felt like Prince Metternich afterwards. Another time, I slipped laxative into a man's zinfandel because he was flaunting his Mont Blanc ballpoint and his BMW key fob.
     
  17. dman1201

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    I would have to smoke weed just to work at Subway!
     

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