15 People Share the Most Ridiculous Customer Demands They’ve Ever Heard
If you’ve ever worked retail, you’ve probably dealt with your fair share of unreasonable customer demands. Sometimes customers ask employees questions that make you wonder what they’re thinking. Sometimes these questions are actually demands or complaints that anyone with common sense would never ask.
Twitter user @isabelzawtun asked, “What’s the most ridiculous demand a customer has made of you?” Then she shared her own example of an unreasonable customer demand.
I should add, she framed this like a GREAT opportunity for me bc she would shop with me and I would make great sales and was baffled when I said no (because I… no longer worked there)
— Pigeon Fancier (@isabelzawtun) January 31, 2020
Many people responded to her tweet with their own examples of ridiculous customer demands. Here are 15 that stood out to us as extra ridiculous.
Working at a children’s toy store a mom came in to return a yo-yo claiming it was “Broken” I examined the toy, found nothing wrong, then played with the yo-yo in front of her. I was just like “I dunno, it’s working now” She did not have a receipt
— Andy (@ItsAndyFromWork) February 1, 2020
Bagging a large grocery order I was told not to use too many bags, and also not to make them too heavy. Physics has laws, ma’am.
— Elrond Cupboard (@davewal) February 1, 2020
Once had a 500lb man ask me to help him with his adult diaper
— Lab Rat C137 (@Screameater) February 2, 2020
A woman came in to a store I worked, asking for a pack of the cheapest cigarettes we had. I said Eagles were cheapest. She started yelling at me. “I AM NOT POOR! You’re judging me by my appearance! I do NOT smoke Eagles! I have a JOB! I’ve worked my WHOLE LIFE!!” 😮 pic.twitter.com/Dt1D6TPeDX
— ᗰᗩᖇìᗩ 🎈 (@Beamquake) February 2, 2020
I was working as a line cook and a woman ordered a Texas BLT, which included 8 pieces of bacon on huge toast. She asked me to cut all the fat off her bacon because she was watching her diet.
— Dr. Angie (@WordOfAngie) February 2, 2020
Working customer service at grocery store as 17 year old, sweet little old lady wanted refund on a fish that was 3/4 gone and receipt was over year old. When I said no she told me to shove the fish up my ass.
— Darryl Gerrard (@gerrarddw) February 2, 2020
A Stuck up Annoying customer, demanded I give her a full refund for her 5 year old coat that was covered in cat hair🤣 She complained to the Head office ( M&S ) when I said a big fat ” NO ” & said she expected me to be sacked 🤣 For my attitude 🤣 along with going to the Media
— Dave Harg (@DaveHargreave14) February 2, 2020
How much time do you have? 😂. I’ll start here. My first retail job was Crabtree & Evelyn. We would give hand massages as part of our jobs and I hated it. Woman would come in and want cream applied ALL OVER HER BODY because we do hand massages. I said NO and she flips out
— Lisa :) (@magicrainbows) February 2, 2020
My daughter worked at WDW for a year. She has some awesome stories. Once, over a ticket issue that’s easily fixed, a woman told her she was an ER surgeon and if my daughter ever came in she would let her bleed out. A grown ass woman said this to a 20yo. WTF.
— team Platyzilla #2021MMM (@BachFancy) February 2, 2020
When working at an urgent care, I had someone call in a Sunday afternoon to have one of the doctors renew to BC prescription- even though none had every seen her before. Wasn’t coming in.
— Bertie 🇺🇸 ✌️♥️☕️ (@BertieCamps) February 2, 2020
A lady once asked me to leave my station to help bring all of her groceries home to unpack them with her. I thought she was joking. I told her that’s not possible and ended up storming out of the store saying she’ll “never shop here” again. Sorry Karen.
— B (@Brenh32) February 2, 2020
I had a lady call me an idiot because I wouldn’t return her clothes without a receipt and no tags on the clothes and the main manufacturer tag said they came from Sears and she was trying to give them to JCPENNY
— Catherine (@HippieCatherine) February 2, 2020
I was handed a poopy baby diaper to toss in my garbage followed, on my conveyer belt, by the baby who pooped riding towards me. It’s Dad asked if I thought it was funny. 35 years later, I’m still not laughing. #GrossAF The baby was re-diapered btw. Still gross.
— Monica Babiuk (@Monica_Babiuk) February 4, 2020
Is it a coincidence I believe not but today at a store a woman was demanding a refund without bringing the product back because she was told she didn’t have to. I didn’t stick around to find out what happened. pic.twitter.com/ykvkwmeFNA
— Jo Ann Hernesmaa (@jashone1) February 7, 2020
Worked in a medical clinic. Woman asked to borrow my scissors at the desk so she could go to the restroom to cut her pubic hair sample b/c she forgot to do it at home and was being tested for lice. 😬
— Biden-Harris 2020 (@deniseisabroad) February 1, 2020