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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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‘Don’t ever come back here': Man kicks his roommate out after finding out he has been purposely messing with his food

‘Don’t ever come back here': Man kicks his roommate out after finding out he has been purposely messing with his food

Even if you are the most friendly person in the world, even if you love people and constantly enjoy having company, one thing constantly remains a challenge, and that is having roommates. Having to live with someone you don't know so well is an experience that is hard to describe. Each of you has your own habits, house rules you grew up on, and pet peeves, and finding the middle ground usually seems impossible. Many succeed with that task, but some fail miserably. Like the person who wrote this…
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'Ok then, I won't talk back': Fast food manager scolds new employee for 'lazing around,' gets upset when another employee calls her out

'Ok then, I won't talk back': Fast food manager scolds new employee for 'lazing around,' gets upset when another employee calls her out

This fast food worker could've avoided trouble, but instead, they decided to stick up for a teammate . Working in fast food means knowing exactly when you'll be busy during your shift. If you clock in at 11 AM, you can bet that the lunch rush will be starting within the hour. Some places plan for this, and add in additional staff members to help with the rush. Another popular strategy is bringing in the newest members of the team to work during the mealtime crunch. Apparently they think that le…
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'She started counting very fast from 1-10 [...] I cracked up laughing': Manager with anger issues fires server over hash browns order

'She started counting very fast from 1-10 [...] I cracked up laughing': Manager with anger issues fires server over hash browns order

Some managers need to learn to have some patience. Not every issue is worth the time and energy to throw a tantrum and get on a high horse. There are often far more important things to be done and far more productive ways to channel any frustrations. But when has a manager ever listened to what we have to say over here at FAIL Blog? This manager certainly did not take our advice. She also clearly had some major anger management issues, considering that when she confronted a server about a hash…
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'Best $60 I ever made': Steak-eating diners get caught in torrential downpour after refusing to dine indoors

'Best $60 I ever made': Steak-eating diners get caught in torrential downpour after refusing to dine indoors

These diners bet against Mother Nature and lost badly. That's what happens when you think you know better than everyone around you! The weather is not something any of us can control. If we could, we'd happily stop hurricanes and tornados in their tracks. But of course, human beings can't stop hundreds of thousands of raindrops or snowflakes from falling to Earth. It's halfway through the 2020s, if we could have this technology, someone would've invented it by now. No, all we have for now is um…
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'He ripped us off': Following dinner at restaurant, group hands friend money to pay server, but he keeps the tip for himself

'He ripped us off': Following dinner at restaurant, group hands friend money to pay server, but he keeps the tip for himself

The tipping culture these days is something that has definitely gotten out of hand. Setting aside the ridiculous expectations that people should be tipped for even the smallest of services, even hardworking waiters and servers should be getting their money from their employers, and not have to rely on tips from customers. Still, this is how things are, and a large percentage of waiters' income is in fact, from tips. Which is why this Reddit story is so infuriating. OP went out to dinner with th…
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‘What were you thinking?’: Man irresponsibly tests out his boyfriend's fish allergy during dinner, leading to a dispute at the table

‘What were you thinking?’: Man irresponsibly tests out his boyfriend's fish allergy during dinner, leading to a dispute at the table

Food allergies are no joke, and most of the time, no one treats them as jokes either. Whether it is schools with a ‘no peanuts' policy or gluten-free restaurants, there is so much awareness of food restrictions, that you can pretty much get by even with a life-threatening one. But you have to have a supporting surrounding, and people who are going to make sure you don't eat anything that could be bad for you. This Redditor shared his experience with his food allergy to fin fish and the way his…
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You want strict compliance Mr. Food Service Driver, you get it.

'I wasn't signing anything until I had everything counted': Restaurant manager doesn't receive credit for missing food from vendor, cue malicious compliance!

If you feel like you're being cheated by a company's messed up policy, make things harder for them!
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'Pay up': Client refuses to pay catering service, leaving company with $2000 expenses, client demands they cater another event

'Pay up': Client refuses to pay catering service, leaving company with $2000 expenses, client demands they cater another event

The food sector is fast-paced, exact, competitive, inventive, and, let's face it, merciless. Like any industry, there are benefits as well as drawbacks. Still, do you think it's a field worth getting into? Below is the tale of a caterer who can meet a wide range of dietary needs. As a result, the majority of the customers they serve ask for professionally prepared menu items. The business was doing well and everything was going smoothly until one day a new customer, a group that supports food a…
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‘I know inflation is crazy, but this is nuts’: Duo spending $1,300 on groceries every month scores 32+ tips from frugal altruists

Watching the grocery store cashier ring up your food items, makes every working-class shopper rethink that second box of gourmet cookies. As the receipt tallies your haul of hunted and gathered groceries, it's hard not to think of those days when a family of four could live off of a $20 grocery store run for a whole week– nowadays, $20 gets you a box of lettuce, 12 eggs, and a cluster of bananas (if you're lucky).
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'This is all I get': Person donates 6 bags of clothing and food to young family, then woman demands more

'This is all I get': Person donates 6 bags of clothing and food to young family, then woman demands more

You give someone your little finger, and they'll eventually take the whole hand. I learned the hard way that many people online are fishing for constant donations, and it usually isn't the ones who actually need it. I didn't really lose anything in the process, but I do wish I would have given certain things to people who would actually make use of them. One good-willed person's kindness went south after scouring ‘Free stuff’ groups online and offering 6 bags of clothing and food to a young fam…
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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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'Dipped a Kit Kat in tikka masala': 20 bizarre food combinations people swear are delicious

'Dipped a Kit Kat in tikka masala': 20 bizarre food combinations people swear are delicious

Some of these may sound gross, but always try it before you judge it! Someone had to have taken a risk in order for us to socially accept some already bizarre food combinations in our culture: pineapple and pizza, fruit and chocolate, milk and cookies. At one point in time, all of those food combinations were considered taboo and weird. In fact, if you ask some people (like me), pineapple and pizza are still pretty disgusting together. That being said, enough people enjoy the mix of these two v…
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Dad Insults Mom's Cooking, Mom Serves Dad Rotten Beans and Divorce Papers: 'Now you know what rotten [food] tastes like'

Dad Insults Mom's Cooking, Mom Serves Dad Rotten Beans and Divorce Papers: 'Now you know what rotten [food] tastes like'

Never criticize the person who makes you dinner; otherwise, you might be in for a rotten surprise. This Redditor recounted the tale of how their father relentlessly critiqued his wife's beans whenever she made them. They seemed to be perfectly fine for everyone else in the family, but for him, they were always “rotten.” So OP's mother decided it was time to give him a taste of his own medicine and to show him what rotten beans actually tasted like. The best part of the story is the subsequent r…
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'Revenge is a dish best served burnt': Chef gets back at customer who complains about her fancy meal

'Revenge is a dish best served burnt': Chef gets back at customer who complains about her fancy meal

The feeling of ordering a meal and then disliking it is so awkward. It happens to the best of us. Maybe you decide to try a new soup, only to realize it tastes like seawater and sadness. Or maybe you confidently order a dish you've had numerous times, only to realize this establishment makes the meal with ingredients you don't care for. Or maybe your friends force you to try sushi, and you don't like a single one of those ingredients. But you have to save face in front of your dinner guests. Do…
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'I broke this piece while dusting': 20+ Mildly Infuriating Moments of the Month (January 2024)

'I broke this piece while dusting': 20+ Mildly Infuriating Moments of the Month (January 2024)

These people had a few irritating moments , and they took to the internet to share their misfortunes. From botched milkshakes to busted suitcases, people had a variety of issues to start of the new year . This milkshake of nightmares (#2 below) nearly choked the OP. That's because whoever made the beverage added in all the ingredients, and then blended it together with another cup and a straw still inside! The result is a shredded straw coated with shards of plastic. There's just no reason a cu…
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