Customer Complaints That Are Too Funny To Ignore: 25 Stories Told by Employees

by Paul

The cliché "the customer is always right" has reached new heights in recent years, and to be sincere, it is a bad one. It has created and nourished an environment in which customers can cause havoc on personnel simply because of the "I'm paying" statement.

People grumble about everything, which makes situations worse. Have you ever received a bizarre or bizarre complaint from a customer?

This is not about a customer's right to register a valid complaint. Some clients simply want to get rid of items they will not utilize.

You know how difficult dealing with clients can be if you work in customer service. Someone might be so enraged by a single gaffe that they go online and complain about it.

This article helps people see things from a new perspective and recognize that there will always be nasty customers. From rudeness to sheer absurdity, this post covers the gamut.

Hopefully, after reading this, you will feel less alone when dealing with customers that have unreasonable demands or are simply abusive. In response to a recent Reddit thread concerning some employees' less-than-satisfactory client encounters.

Here is a compilation of some of the dumbest complaints encountered. While you're laughing yourself silly, take a few notes and learn something.

The Stone has vanished.

The Stone has vanished.
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A donation needed to be refunded.

A donation needed to be refunded.
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There isn't any milk in this establishment.

There isn't any milk in this establishment.
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Time to wrap things up.

If you’ve ever worked in customer service, you know some people just like to complain. However, some customers take complaining to a whole new level. Customers can find the most unusual things wrong with products and services, and they’re willing to provide criticism whether you ask for it or not.

Time to wrap things up.

Madam, Starbucks is not included.

Madam, Starbucks is not included.
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She should pay in full regardless of "Drink Special".

She should pay in full regardless of
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Stupidity on a grand scale.

Stupidity on a grand scale.
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Do you want fresh pizza? Be ready to get them smoking hot!

Do you want fresh pizza? Be ready to get them smoking hot!
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That terrible price complainer customer.

Another worst kind of customers are are those that won't stop comparing your product prices with others.

That terrible price complainer customer.
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Refund of a three-year-old pressure. washer

Refund of a three-year-old pressure. washer
via: reddit
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You are unprofessional.

You are unprofessional.

Disgusting LGBT book in the library.

Disgusting LGBT book in the library.
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Make good use of your intellect.

Make good use of your intellect.

Skip to the next line.

Skip to the next line.
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Spicy blueberry sausage.

Spicy blueberry sausage.

Assistance on the roadside.

Assistance on the roadside.
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Do not utter a single word.

Do not utter a single word.

I sell shoes, how am I your problem?

I sell shoes, how am I your problem?
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Dumb customer who came for a drink

Dumb customer who came for a drink

Almost certainly not racist.

Sometimes you could be so polite and everything yet, they will still decide to be troublesome and unreasonable.

To the extent of calling you awful names like "Racist."

Almost certainly not racist.

order of a sandwich.

order of a sandwich.
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Calls are not being received!

Calls are not being received!
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There are no broccoli.

There are no broccoli.

Am a lifeguard not a swimming pool repairer

Am a lifeguard not a swimming pool repairer
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The Cuban customer called me a racist

The Cuban customer called me a racist

As long as there are customers and businesses, there will be complaints. Some of them will be bogus and others will be unfair.

But it’s not always the customer’s fault. For lots of employees, dealing with the public can be a nightmare.

This piece isn’t about giving tips for how to avoid getting the brunt of a bad customer experience. Everyone did learn that it is important to stay calm, take the criticism seriously (when appropriate), and do your best to resolve the problem efficiently.

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