Servers Tweet the Dumbest Things Customers Have Done
If you work in the food industry, you’re probably familiar with the long shifts, tired feet, rushed atmosphere and the occasional rude, unpleasant or downright unthinking customer. If it’s any consolation, servers everywhere experience the same downsides of the job. Whether they’re arguing that a dish is made incorrectly, misunderstanding the menu or just being destructive or entitled, some customers irk their servers so much that the servers take to Twitter to vent their frustration.
A Sub-par Customer
Most servers would probably let it slide if a customer asked them to remake something, especially if it was something straightforward like a sub. However, it doesn’t sound like this sub was very standard (a "nasty footlong" — what did the guy want in it?). What's more, the customer asked for it to be re-made not once, not twice but three times.
That's Nacho Job
This poor theater employee bore the ineptitude of a rude customer who was dumb enough to make an unnecessary mess and then seemingly gloat about it. All in a day’s work, right?
We thought we’d lead you in gently with the "dumb customer makes a mess on the floor" stories, because this next tweet is certainly worse than someone dumping cheesy nachos. This customer left an actual dump. He even went into the bathroom, where there were perfectly good toilets, and instead used the floor.
When Is a Cheeseburger Not a Cheeseburger?
For something as simple as a hamburger order, this pair of customers really seemed to want to make things complicated. Not one, but two people decided to argue with this well-meaning server when they wanted a "cheeseburger with no cheese." So exactly like a normal hamburger? No. Like a cheeseburger, without the cheese. But priced like a cheeseburger.
Either this customer wasn’t quite sure how the fast food industry, or even cooking in general, works, or she just simply wanted to be difficult for the sake of it. It could be an unfortunate combination of both.
That's a Wrap
It seems that people sure like their lettuce portions to be generous. But unlike the lettuce story above, this one has an added sprinkle of passive aggression. As with the story before, the customer demanded that the food was remade, and the server decided to honor the request for more lettuce by adding half a bag to the wrap.
Getting All Milk-Shook Up
This tweet makes the list for the sheer idiocy and violence the server experienced. Now don't get us wrong; we all like a milkshake. They’re creamy, delicious and, from the right place, well worth paying $3.75 for.
The Mystery of the Cooling Food
This is just basic science, people. If you order hot food, it needs to be cooked or heated up. Now, keep in mind it doesn’t stay that way — the technology of self-heating, perpetually warm food has yet to be invented — but that appears to be what this group of customers wanted.
The Clue Is in the Name
This is another case of a customer not understanding basic food descriptions. Just as a cheeseburger with no cheese is a hamburger, a Crazy Spicy Skillet is, of course, spicy. Nevertheless, this customer, who clearly isn’t a fan of spicy things, ordered it. And let us just clarify: the meal isn't just spicy, it's supposedly crazy spicy.
Upsetting the Balance
Another lesson in physics: when objects are deliberately placed on a tray to stay perfectly balanced, moving one of these objects will more likely than not cause the tray to tip. The result? A massive spill.
Don't Get Crabby
Eating seafood that you suspect is rotten is definitely not a smart thing to do. But flagging down the server, asking for a discount on the food and proceeding to eat the whole thing before trying to leave without paying at all gets bonus points.
A Fast Food Frenzy
This whole situation is puzzling. Why waste a perfectly good milkshake by intentionally dropping it on the floor? And why throw down the rest of the food? And why trash the table and chairs, showing no regard for the employees who had to clean it all? Clearly these kids never learned manners.
Bring on the Biscuits
This server clearly explained to the customer that there was a wait on the biscuits and offered her a cookie instead. The customer accepted the offer of the cookie, walked away with her food, and took a seat. It appeared that all was well.
Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot
Newsflash: Hot things are hot. Crazy-hot things are, well, really hot — as in "don't touch these hot things because they’ll most definitely hurt you" hot. Unfortunately, however much this message is politely repeated to customers, there are some people who think their hands must be made of Teflon.
The Pepperoni Promise
This one is kind of sweet — and it’s silly but not malicious. The customer wants pepperoni on half of the pizza. That's for sure. Then, on the other half, they also want pepperoni with cheese. So does this mean they don't want cheese on the other half — just pure pepperoni and sauce? Or does it mean that they want extra cheese on the other half of the pizza?
The Perfectionist Patron
This tweet creates some mixed feelings. There’s something to be said for a sandwich with bread that’s so uneven it gets soggy or becomes impossible to eat. But it sounds like this customer was just being difficult. A sandwich is a sandwich. It’ll still taste the same, even if the top and bottom sections aren’t sliced to the exact same thickness.
A Spicy Attitude
We like this server's spicy bit of sass. Sure, it’s not entirely professional to take a bit of attitude when speaking with a customer, but the server makes a good point, to be fair. Spicy wings are, of course, spicy (see #9 on this list), so it’s pretty fair to call them that.
The Beer Blunder
This server works at a liquor store, but his Twitter tale of a dumb customer definitely still counts. Firstly, who puts a precious 12-pack down behind the wheel of a car, and then forgets about it? Surely the whole reason for going to the liquor store is to get drinks, so it's pretty ridiculous to forget about the goods that you came to the store to buy.
This server seems understandably concerned that her customer has an allergy. It’s vital that any allergies are noted and passed on to the kitchen staff so that the customer's food doesn't get contaminated by particular allergens that could make the visitor ill.
A Chicken Conspiracy
This budding scientist was so suspicious about the vegan wings that were served to her that she sent the order back, stating that she was certain she was being served meat. That’s frustrating for a server, sure, but at least there’s some entertainment value in the fact that she wanted to analyze the wings "for science."
There’s seriously no pleasing some people — especially restaurant customers, as this list demonstrates. Now we understand why some people might complain if their food didn’t arrive fast enough. However, this lady complained that her food arrived too quickly. She actually made the decision to send the food back, forcing the kitchen to remake a perfectly good dish 15 minutes later.
Cold Pizza Conundrum
This is another case of dear customers not listening properly. You may know that Papa Murphy's pizzas are made in-store, but the employees don’t bake the pizzas. Customers do that at home, ensuring a perfectly baked, piping-hot pizza every time.
Customers Taking Charge
Is this bartender a little harsh? Perhaps by trying to take control and direct the bartender whom to serve first, the customer is presuming the bartender’s the one who’s dumb. But this bartender got so upset at being told whom to serve next that she took to Twitter to vent her frustration.
Diet Pepsi Disagreement
If you’ve ever had Diet Pepsi, you know it can be pretty sweet. But that’s kind of the point, right? The server poured the drink for the customer herself, so she knew it was diet, but the customer was certain that it was regular Pepsi because it was too sweet.
Random Refund Request
Everyone loves a dollar menu. Tasty food for a buck? Who can resist? It’s no wonder some people can get a little over-excited and order more menu items than they can actually eat.
Can You Read My Mind?
Servers need to have good people skills to handle their jobs. And they need good stamina with the ability to remember orders and faces and think on their feet. Servers have to remain polite and calm — that’s a lot to handle. However, telepathy is unfortunately not a skill that’s available to servers yet.
The Quesadilla Question
Again, customers seem a little confused about cheese details. In the USA, it’s widely understood that this specific dish is deliciously cheesy. Without the cheese, a quesadilla would be...just a tortilla?
Beans, Not Barbecue
Imagine the coffee shops in your area. It’s usually obvious what their specialty is, right? If it’s not, then a peek in the window or a quick scan of the menu usually tells you what you need to know.
Not So Sweetie
It’s hard to feel anything but anger towards a customer who’s this rude. It isn't the server's fault that the hash browns weren’t evenly sized among the meals. And by the sound of things, there was only a teeny-tiny difference anyway. What are the kitchen staff to do? Get a ruler out and measure the hash browns?
Take a Look at the Sign
Let's end this list on a high point. This tweet sort of has it all. First, the server is asked whether they serve wings at Wingstop. This would be a fair question if the place was called Potatostop, but it’s Wingstop. They do indeed sell wings — in all kinds of flavors.