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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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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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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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Demanding Customer Wastes Their Own Time for Four Cents

Sure, if the hill you're willing to die on costs four cents out of the charity bin, go ahead and die on that hill. Customers sometimes make demands with stupid implications, like this customer who wanted a pound of chicken wings and got less wings or this guy who demanded to ride in a go kart with no engine.

Ridiculous customer waits their time for pennies | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/Wraith347 7 hours ago Cuss out over pennies? Oh get pennies. oc M Longtime lurker, so thought share my favorite story my time foodservice, years and years ago shy, quiet 15-year-old first started working at certain fast food restaurant my small town. Then encountered general public. Many morning rush customers were super kind regulars who got know and liked. But then there Penny Guy.
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Lazy Manager Karen Lets Everything Fall To Pieces

In this world, stories of incompetent managers and entitled Karens aren't rare. There are dumb bosses like this manager who suspended an employee and then expected them at their next shift. In the apocalyptic world of entitled Karens, there are tales like this military wife Karen who demanded salutes. But when the two are one in the same, things can get especially ridiculous. At least this one had a happy ending.

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Customer Demands to Use Engine-less Prop Go Kart

Sometimes customers think they know what they want, and are so pigheaded that they refuse to listen to employees tell them crucial information like "the plate is hot" or "sir, you're eating plastic fruit." In this case it was a dad who demanded to use a go kart with no engine in it. For some more customer service demands, here's one where a customer demanded to speak to a man until he ended up in the legal department.

Story of customer dad who wants to use unusable prop go kart | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/N1k1B1kle 1 day ago Guy wanted Go Kart" oc M This happened about 3 years ago worked at an underground go karting area worked as an controller, so sold tickets and controlled races (meaning stopped and started races one busiest Saturday nights rushing around with tickets and controlling races. My Marshalls are running around and trying make sure races run smoothly. This one family comes and bought 2 t
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Customer Stiffs Waitress On Large Tab, Poetic Karma Ensues

Anyone who has ever worked a customer service job knows that the gig can come with many a rude customer who seems bent on making your day nothing short of absolutely miserable. It's as if some people are conditioned in the worst way possible, to turn the part of their brains off that's responsible for being a decent human being, as soon as they enter a restaurant/bar. Well, this guy got put in his place, in glorious fashion. 

Rude customer stiffs a waitress on a large tab, and then poetic karma ensues.
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Man's Effective and Idiotic Loophole Enrages Burger Guy

In this world of strict corporate policy, we sometimes find ourselves in absurd situations asking "the pickles are right there, the onions are right there, why can't I have one with pickles and onions" only to be met with a stone-faced representative saying "I'm sorry but that's impossible and I will be fired If I do that." Of course no one wants to be a Karen customer,  so we are left to use our brains to develop really stupid loopholes.

man combines burgers against wishes of burger guy, enraging him
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Karen Says She Knows CEO, Tech Support Calls Her Bluff

Karen thought she could get through on a lie, but had another thing coming when tech support got wise to her BS. For a more direct approach, here's a boss who used an eye gag to remove some problem customers. And sometimes, fellow customers join in, like this customer who weaponized the tip jar to defeat a Karen.

Story of Karen Customer who claims to know CEO, tech support calls her bluff
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Rude Customer Doesn't Realize He's Returning Collector's Item

Even after having the distinction explained to him, this dude just wasn't having it. It's one of those rare times when "the customer's always right" doesn't exactly benefit the customer. But he got what he wanted, so that's fine. It's like the time this customer ordered exactly a pound of wings and got less wings.

rude customer returns collectors item and watches someone else buy it | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/SalvaPot 18 hours ago G 6 2 18 20 3 20 11 want money back on this item is selling 10 times are paying and demand now? Sounds good. oC L run an anime/geek store and are really lenient with pre-orders used not require deposit make an order, and case needed more time pick-up an item, all had do ask could also hold items as long as needed our storage if wanted gather lot items so could save on
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Boss Uses Eye Gag to Remove Problem Customers

Gotta love a manager with a sense of humor to match their intolerance for idiotic customers. Employees have dealt with some ridiculous customer demands, having to debase themselves for the flawed and almighty " customer is always right" mentality. Here's another one where a customer weaponized a tip jar to defeat a Karen.

funny boss pops out glass eye to deal with annoying customer | Posted by u/Winiri 10 hours ago 2 O 6 20 3 20 9 E 12 My Boss Scared Off Rude Customers by Literally Taking Closer Look oc M used work at store, run by woman named Irene. She would buy vintage and high end items, repair them, and then sell them store didn't have multiple sizes things and only bulk items bought were little trinkets and soaps, sometimes jewelry.
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Guy Buys Suit of Armor, Ends Up Roleplaying as Manager

If only there could always be a threatening guy in a suit of armor for every single negative customer encounter. It's probably hard not to listen to anyone standing 6 foot 5 in a suit of armor. Sometimes the ol' manager switcheroo works out, like this entitled customer who came in after close and got kicked out by the "manager." It must feel pretty good to be someone's literal knight in shining armor.

guy in armor looks like manager for bad customer | Posted by u/KnightOfAMicroNation 13 hours ago 2, 2 4 E6 3 6 8 8 Guy armor? Must be charge. XXXL So bit backstory. Back 2018 this occurred had saved up quite bit money my job as shift lead food service industry. So did 17M do with money bought suit steel plate armor, helmet and all, something had always wanted do since knew knight had bought primarily wear at local Renaissance Festival, but took every opportunity put on could. And this wasn't
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Customer Weaponizes Tip Jar to Defeat Karen

While some unruly customers want to turn every interaction into a struggle, this one went down in a quizzical manner. Sometimes it takes being the bigger person to show a rude customer how much of an ass they're truly being, like this Karen who was defeated with overwhelming kindness. For some more customer junk, here's a tumblr thread on infuriating, entitled customers.

Tumblr thread about bad customers, Karen gets silenced when one customer uses tip jar. | heatherleigh02 Had baby boomer front at Dairy Queen. She INSISTED she Blizzard EXPERT and there simply NOT ENOUGH chocolate pieces her blizzard and she wanted complain whoever is charge She's going on and on with this teenager teenager is calmly explaining they make them all same etc etc procedure etc etc. But this woman is now yelling at teen.
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Dirtbag Customer Tries Returning Painting After 4 Months

It starts with this old client trying to dispute a cleared charge on an item they bought 4 months previously, lying about it, admitting it, then holding the transaction hostage. Where do such kind customers get it in their heads that this is the right thing to do? Who are these entitled people with their absurd audacity? It just never stops.

Customer disputes charge over old painting, lies and is horrible | didn't like Yes did said so cute exactly like asked thx so much babe can send screenshot 's literally right up there
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Karen Mistakes Nametagged Dude for Employee, He Rolls With It

The mighty hubris of another horrible customer comes crashing down. For whatever reason, some customers really hold onto that "customer is always right" approach even when they're told that that they're not actually talking to an employee. Irate customers mistake random people for employees all the time, and the results are wonderful.

Horrible Karen mistakes random person for employee | r/IDontWorkHerelLady Posted by ComedianXMI Karen vs Retail Veteran Someone my friend group keyed on this lovely sub after they had good laugh at some my stories. Over years grown loathe people who treat retail employees like garbage, and go out my way make fool them. So share one story now
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Client Refuses to Understand What Broken Arm Entails

This guy gets a lot of belligerent customers, whether they're a private school upset about getting upgrades after a charity or a treasurer who doesn't understand numbers. In this case it's a client who seems to want him to outsource the work, but also not outsource it at the same time. Sounds like a fun person to do business with.

Business owner breaks his arm and tries dealing with a belligerent customer | Hi unfortunately won't be able build unit by 12th Jan have fracture my second favourite arm. There's couple guys do good work can arrange something with if like. Cheers Hi is this joke not sure whether being serious or not. As discussed this 40th birthday. Hi unfortunately no joke mate fractured playing football over weekend already discussed project with and and they can do by set date same
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