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'Either pay with credit card or leave': Hotel clerk refuses to accept guest's cash payment, demanding he pay only with card

'Either pay with credit card or leave': Hotel clerk refuses to accept guest's cash payment, demanding he pay only with card

Many people find themselves rarely in need of using their credit cards anymore. With a digital wallet or a smartwatch, you can tap to pay pretty much anywhere you go. The need for a physical wallet with actual credit cards is basically non-existent. But still, some places will not accept payment without a physical credit card, and you do not want to get stuck being unable to pay them. Like hotels, apparently. This Reddit story can teach you a lesson or two about always taking a credit card with…
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'Chili dog [but] sub chicken noodle soup for chili': 20+ servers share the strangest things customers have ordered

'Chili dog [but] sub chicken noodle soup for chili': 20+ servers share the strangest orders from difficult customers

Some customers are so particular with their orders one has to wonder why they went to a restaurant in the first place. If you're going to be that difficult, it will be a much better use of everyone's time if you stay home and make your own food. Part of going to a restaurant means choosing from the options that have been presented to you (they call it a menu). It's one thing if you have an allergy or would like to make an easy adjustment to an order. However, it's quite another thing to request…
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'You break it, you pay': Customer demands post office replace her key after she breaks it, employee refuses to give in to her demands

'You break it, you pay': Customer demands post office replace her key after she breaks it, employee refuses to give in to her demands

Did you ever break something in a store and the employees demanded that you pay for it? There used to be a time when every store had those big 'You break it, you buy it' signs, and it was terrifying trying to walk through the aisles without touching anything in fear it would break. I never broke something in a store and then had to pay for it, which makes me wonder if those stores actually enforce this rule or if they simply pity whoever broke an item and just let it go. This post office worker…
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'Fine lady, as you wish': Post office blacklists shopaholic Karen after she accused postman of misdelievering her endless stream of packages

'Fine lady, as you wish': Post office blacklists shopaholic Karen after she accused postman of misdelievering her endless stream of packages

Every single person in the world had a package misdelivered at some point. It's a right of passage to adulthood, you simply can not argue with that. But, the question of who's at fault when that happens, and who is to blame, is a completely different issue. Well, 99% of the time it's the delivery company's fault, that is why people don't like them. But on some occasions, they actually do a decent job. Like in this Reddit story, in which a post office worker had to deal not only with a Karen, bu…
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'You need to leave': Customer gets kicked out of a bar after he asked an entitled woman to remove her service dog from the bar top

'You need to leave': Customer gets kicked out of a bar after he asked an entitled woman to remove her service dog from the bar top

When a fight between two customers breaks out in a place like a restaurant or a bar, there are a few ways in which that scenario could end. Either both customers get kicked out, one of them gets kicked out, or none of them. In my time as a waitress, I had to ask a few customers to leave the restaurant, and it was never a pleasant experience. Most people just won't accept that they are in the wrong, no matter how much you try to calmly explain to them what is the problem. This Reddit story is ac…
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'You don't have any change?': Customer asks cashier to pay for part of her order

If you want to receive, you must ask… nicely. That's especially true if the person you're asking a question to happens to work in retail ! The retail workers of the world spend a lot of time helping customers and answering their questions. At lost of jobs, workers quickly realize that customers ask the same two or three questions all day long, like asking where a specific section is, or asking about the same sales. But sometimes customers throw a question at you that you're not expecting. Then…
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'The customer is always right—I am the customer!': Entitled customer demands manager drop everything and rearrange store to her liking

'The customer is always right—I am the customer!': Entitled customer demands manager drop everything and rearrange store to her liking

Two basic rules are taught to us when we work in customer service. First of all, we should never presume that consumers will read the small print at the bottom of our signage. The second universal guideline is to never, ever concede that you are correct and the client is mistaken. The story below is an account of a frustrated arts and crafts store manager. OP has been managing the store for a while, and quite frankly, presumably has encountered an endless amount of difficult customers. However,…
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'We know the manager': 25+ Greetings that waiters are tired of hearing from customers

These customers didn't let their poor social skills keep them from dining at restaurants . Instead, they showed up ready to eat food and interact with wait staff as minimally as possible. We all have days where we want to be left alone. Sometimes you just don't feel like interacting with people, and instead, you just want to curl up on your couch, order food delivery, and watch a movie. It's odd that apparently lots of people decide to go to restaurants when they're feeling antisocial. Why woul…
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'Didn't you notice it was hidden?': Woman purchases an item at thrift store, Karen publicly throws fit claiming she already called dibs

Can you really call dibs on an item in a store? Like any typical shopper, if you aren't sure about an item, you usually hold on to it or put it in your cart while you walk around, just to give you a little more time to decide if the item is really worth it. Or you could come back to the item, but there's no guarantee it will still be there, as other customers may walk past it and snag it for themselves. This is even more true in a thrift store, where every item is unique and usually one of a ki…
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'Sorry, I'm not a mind reader': Retail worker shares story about a demanding customer who asked them to hand-deliver items, in turn, retail workers share stories where they were expected to read customers' minds

And the award for Most Entitled Customer goes to...
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'She immediately morphed into a Karen': Retail worker refuses to surrender her phone to a Karen customer, points her in the direction of ‘customer service’

'She immediately morphed into a Karen': Retail worker refuses to surrender her phone to a Karen customer, points her in the direction of ‘customer service’

Once you work in retail, there is no seeing the world as you once saw it, and it instead becomes a cold, bitter place, where people carry a sense of entitlement you cannot internally fathom is real. Customer service of any kind is at times, insufferable, but there are phases in life where you go through these frustrating jobs, only to find out that other jobs have those same people, except instead of customers, they are coworkers. OP told the all too familiar story of an entitled and snobby Kar…
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'These were free... and you're going to complain? Come on!': Servers discuss how free things actually bring the Karen out of customers

So you think you know restaurant edict but have never worked in the service industry? HA! Don't make us laugh. You might know the basics, but there are so many things that can mark you as a crappy customer. The number one thing servers are currently discussing on Reddit? Complaining about free things. So you got a free basket of chips with salsa. Okay, so? You say, “thank you so much!” and move on. You do not complain about the chips being too salty, like the server can even fix that. You canno…
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'Does not even turn on': Confused buyer leaves 1-star review for a fake phone because it doesn't work

If you buy something that's specific purpose is to look like something else but not actually work, you shouldn't be surprised when it doesn't work. That's literally what it's for. I don't know what you'd actually want to buy one of these for—unless you were a retailer looking for a risk-free display dummy. Maybe as a prop for a film or stage set? Anyways—the point is that leaving this product a 1-star review for not working is mind-boggling. You should be leaving it a 1-star review if you were…
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'[One] crushes the front of his hood...': BMW driver refuses to stop blocking emergency parking, firefighters crush his car

Play stupid games… Win stupid prizes. Every now and then, you run into someone who thinks they are above the rules of society. These individuals think they are so clever and have it all figured out when they are really just ignorant of the fact that some rules are there for a reason. A firefighter encountered one of these individuals at the local grocery store, where their friend was the general manager. The individual in question was a gentleman who felt that they were above any sort of specia…
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Guy leaves bike shop 1-star review for helping him for free

This is precisely the type of thing you encounter while working in a bike shop. Of all the customer service roles you could ever work, working in a bike shop will confront you with some uniquely bewilderingly entitled experiences. The idea of “you haven't done enough for me for free” will somehow recur time and time again as 1-star reviews bombard you for going out of your way to help someone who doesn't understand how much they don't understand about their bike. Bonus points here for being bla…
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'Karen was fuming and muttering incomprehensibly': Small mom-and-daughter plant shop win battle over Karen thief throwing a tantrum

Running a small business is not an easy task. It's takes diligent planning, constant budgeting, sacrifices, and many many ups and downs. It helps when you are working with someone you know you can survive anything with. In this particular case of a small plant shop, it was a mom and daughter. The mom owned the shop and the teenage daughter worked there with her. The mother-daughter-duo was working beautifully and some would even say it seemed to be a bonding experience. Especially when those ex…
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