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Overworked Flight Attendant Told To Play "Interesting" Movie, Plays Disaster Film

Flight Attendants have to deal with some strange, and wildly entitled people, but they're put in an interesting position of power with the ability to control someone's entire travel experience. That means we get tales like this flight attendant who handily dealt with a problem flyer and this tumblr thread of a flight attendant's wildest stories. This particular flight attendant said "screw it" and watched the fallout of playing a plane crash movie during a flight.

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Client Demands Unblocked Spam Filter, Regrets His Decision

There's nothing quite like that sweet "I told you so feeling" you get when a customer gets exactly what they wanted and learns that they screwed up. It feels good to drink in the visceral feeling of an outsmarted horrible customer. Customers are often wrong, but too few of us don't give a rip, so this kind of interaction is as rare as it is sweet.

Client demands to have all spam sent to his email | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by TheNerdyMupton want every email addressed arrive at inbox got pal. Just happened, my bosses and are still laughing are small company manage quite few clients
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Scheming Rotten Salad Lady Gets Banished From Deli Section

Anyone who has worked retail has probably crossed paths with a customer who's tried to pull the ol' return scam. They'll claim they bought something, it was defective, have no proof , but still demand a refund. It even works sometimes, like in this tale of employees getting bamboozled by the chicken lady. The thing is, people who pull this off once seem to get a taste for it and frequently try to recreate the scheme, often at the same store. Good luck with that.

customer tries to scam return items saying salads are rotten, gets kicked out of deli
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Pet Store Employee Stops Karen From Torturing Starfish

Having a saltwater tank isn't as easy as throwing some salt and water together in a jug like it's Kool-Aid and calling it a day. Karen wasn't having all this "responsible pet owner" talk, so this employee stepped in to show her exactly what she'd need to take care of a starfish. Of course, Karen didn't take kindly to this employee who didn't want her to slowly torture a starfish to death. Will the Karen customersof the world ever learn their lesson? Doubtful.

Pet store employee stops Karen from buying a starfish for her kids
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Disrespectful Customer Gets Toasted By Owner's Response

Goes to show, if you have a problem at a restaurant, it's pretty likely that if you just respectfully tell them what's wrong with your food they might have a chance to fix it. Stewing in your own hatred is just ensuring that everyone has a bad time. But people would rather make a scene and leave a bad review, like this lying Karen who got decimated by an owner's response.

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Savvy Customer Accuses Karen of Being Manager

It's not uncommon for an irate Karen to find a fellow customer and assume they're an employee based on the color of their shirt. In typical hyper-aggressive Karen fashion, any attempt to let the Karen know that she is mistaken will be met with a "you're just a lazy employee who just doesn't want to help me." Cue this bystander who figure out a way to beat Karen at her own stupid game. Customer service is a wild game.

Mistaken Karen berates customer, another customer accuses Karen of being a manager
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Employee on Last Day Leaves In Middle of Transaction

The last few days at a job can be a cornucopia of not giving a heck. And when it comes to staying late on your last day, only the rapidly decaying, invisible bonds of convention are what keep people from just going screw this I'm out. After dealing with enough ridiculous customer demands it sure has got to feel good to just leave in the middle of a customer interaction.

An employee staying late on their last day leaves in the middle of a customer interaction
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Zookeepers Share Their Insider Zoo Knowledge

Zoos have to hold the title of some of the weirdest places to work. Where else do you have to deal with dangerous smelly animals as well as customers? What other job might you be briefed that the lion just ate the peacock? Zoos have the strange reality of being full of workers who are highly educated but also still have to shovel tons of chimp crap for a few dollars above minimum wage. 

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Rude Gentleman Demands No Ice, Gets Less Than That

For some reason rude customers get this idea in their head that servers and bartenders are physically incapable of being mean right back to them. Sure it's often a safe bet that service people have to be nice to you, but why push it?  You see it time and time again, like this bartender maliciously complying with a customer who wanted a bigger glass, or this jerkbag who gave a server an ultimatum and ended up paying for 25 beers.

Customer rudely demands no ice, bartender pours him drink with no cup
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Tattoo Artist Charges For 35 Minutes Spent In The Bathroom

By all means, if you're working for a soulless corporation that doesn't even know or care if you spend half your working hours on the toilet, clock in and drop your troubles into the thunder bucket. But charging single tattoo client 70 bucks for you to take a dump? That's getting absurd. Usually it's the tattoo artists themselves who have to deal with totally feral Karens or deal with people's horrible tattoo choices, but this one seems sort of out-of-line. Why not just reschedule if you can't keep it together? Why not discount the lost time?

tattoo artist charges for time spent in bathroom, spends 35 minutes in bathroom
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Customer Experiences Logical Paradox of Wet Clothes Stuck In Broken Washer

What do you do when your washing machine breaks, sealing your wet clothes inside itself? Do you bust open the machine like a safe full of your own sopping underwear, breaking the warranty in the process? Do you let your clothes rot in their tomb and eat the cost of half your whole wardrobe? It's not an easy choice already, but slap on some wholly unaware customer service and you've got yourself a predicament. Impossible-to-win moments like this are a good reason why some customers cause scenes.

Guy's washer breaks locking clothes inside, company refuses to pay for clothes unless they see them.
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One Pound Cake Karen Furious After Getting What She Wants

What is there left to do after a customer gets exactly what they want? Does the customer apologize for their misconception? Do they just walk off with what they asked for? Absolutely not, what planet are you on? For some stupid reason, there's a type of customer who thinks it's well within their rights to be a total jackass about their own mistake. It's reminiscent of this guy who ordered exactly a pound of wings and got less, but at least it wasn't as bad as thisguy who demanded no ice and got less than that.

Customer demands exactly one pound of cake, gets angry
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Employees Get Bamboozled by Chicken Lady

It's no question that employees are wary of customers. Most customers are fine, but the few who love to put retail workers in precarious positions are the kind of folks who will never be forgotten. For one that ended with more justice, here's a lying Karen that got decimated by the owner's response.

Customer returns tons of chicken, makes money off employees | O r/TalesFromRetail Posted by u/ShenaniganXD 6 days ago 3 Lady returns 150pcs fried chicken Medium So few years back worked large retail/grocery company. And like most grocery stores have deli section working returns desk, which still fairly new at, and customer rolls up with cart had two cardboard boxes full half eaten fried chicken don't think ever seen much fried chicken before.
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Customer Wants To Complain About Employee's Cheese Cutting Abilities

This deeply dissatisfied customer sounds like they've hit their breaking point when it comes to exercising patience over an employee's painfully slow cheese cutting abilities. At the end of the day, the job might just not be a good fit for the employee. Cutting cheese isn't for everyone. 

Customer wants to complain to the owners of a cafe about an employee's slow cheese cutting abilities | WIBTA if complained owners cafe about long takes their employee cut cheese work an office building which has cafe s not table service go up counter and have choice hot meal, soup or sandwich Owners don't manage as they are catering company supply food morning. They leave Worker deal with distribution paninis and soup.
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The Things Restaurant Employees Have Seen Done To A Customer's Order

In most places it's a crime to spit in someone's food, and food industry people will admit that it's more rare than you'd think. What's more common is people doing EXACTLY what the customer asks for, like making the food too spicy, overcooking it or giving them about 500% too much mayo. It shouldn't be a surprise that it's a pretty dumb idea to be a ding dong to the person cutting your slice of cake. You never know if the employee you're talking to is someone who just doesn't give a heck.

gross, funny and bad things restaurant employees did to customers food
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Karen Thinks Employee Is Line Cutter, Gets Humbled

The garden variety Karen is known for obstructive outbursts, and this one was no different when she convinced herself that an employee was trying to ruin her day. Even given an explanation, she wasn't ready to back down. For another Karen with nonsensical demands, here's a Karen who demanded a delivery driver check her groceries out.

Karen thinks employee is a line cutter and looks dumb | r/IDontWorkHereLady Posted by u/LKJNAElhjberg 32 3 3 16 hours ago 3 Let's shake things up WORK* here, Lady XL out work because Covid, so occasionally drive my husband and work, cause he has long commute and at least once awhile can do driving him. Now, he works at Warehouse-Type Shopping Center. Between 9-10am, M-F, they have Senior Shopping. His shift started at 9:45 had some shopping do, so walked together went grab cart and go back line
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