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If you've worked in food or retail, what's the stupidest things you've seen or been asked?

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pippop1317 Sun 12-Aug-18 18:03:10

Just for laughs
As the title suggests. What's the stupidest things someone's asked you?
I work in food and the level of stupidity from customer never ceases to amaze me!

IHeartKingThistle Sun 12-Aug-18 18:06:48

Working in the Spar many years ago.

Student bloke comes up to the till with a kids yogurt and asks if it's OK for adults to eat them.

elephantoverthehill Sun 12-Aug-18 18:09:14

My DF came into a sandwich shop I was working in and asked if there were any sandwiches. There was a whole wall of prepackaged sandwiches to his left.

AllBraines Sun 12-Aug-18 18:10:20

Customer - Can I not have breadcrumbs on my lasagne as I'm allergic to gluten
Me -ok but the pasta in the lasagne contains gluten
Customer - oh that's fine I'm only allergic to bread gluten

afishnotabird Sun 12-Aug-18 18:24:17

Customer waiting for a chicken to be cooked in a rotisserie, I said it would be about 15 minutes.

"Can you not just take it out now, it'll be okay."


midnight1983 Sun 12-Aug-18 18:27:24

I issued refund to customer and she expected to keep the refunded item 😂😂

pippop1317 Sun 12-Aug-18 18:28:53

Where I work we have a lot of residential people. At the start of the year we get a list of allergens.
My person favourites are....
Vegetarian but will eat fish and chicken
So basically you don't like beef or pork
Or the selective gluten frees. Depending on what's for dinner 🤔

Omzlas Sun 12-Aug-18 21:36:59

Not retail but a member of the public once asked me "what's the difference between 'O' and 'zero' anyway? They're the same?"

catlady34 Sun 12-Aug-18 21:47:36

A colleague once got asked if the buffalo wings came from real buffalos.

faceremovinghaircream Sun 12-Aug-18 21:48:57

Yes yes to the selective gluten frees!Up there with the skinny, soy, decaf brigade.

iLoveFoood Sat 17-Nov-18 21:23:32

People eating tacos or a burrito with a fucking fork 😂

azulmariposa Mon 26-Nov-18 23:35:16

Whilst working in a photographers: "how long does the one-hour service take?" My reply was usually two hours. hmm

CoughCoughSneeze Mon 26-Nov-18 23:40:05

I used to work in a computer shop and we were regularly asked for white ink cartridges.

jay55 Mon 26-Nov-18 23:40:25

A friend worked customer service in a supermarket.
Someone wanted to return a pick your own salad box, for having too much lettuce in.

StoppinBy Mon 26-Nov-18 23:46:12

Doing an onsite function one time and find out that one of the attendees is GF, we didn't have anything GF and no one available to return to café to get anything.

Call café and they send someone in the middle of lunch service to drop off some suitable items.

I take a platter of said items out and ask the organiser who the GF person is so I can let them have first dibbs on the stuff...… only to find them eating the non GF items..... tell them 'oh no, they are not GF' only for them to say 'oh, that's ok, I can eat a bit of gluten' hmm

Runnynosehunny Mon 26-Nov-18 23:49:15

I'm not saying it's stupid but unusual-someone once ordered Eggs over medium and a boiled sausage

dontalltalkatonce Mon 26-Nov-18 23:51:23

Asking for a veggie dish but with fish in it.

Fadingawayagain Sat 26-Jan-19 16:00:50

One of my jobs is part time in subway, the amount of people that ask for salad on their sub, meaning lettuce 🤨 unbelievable

TillyMint81 Sat 26-Jan-19 22:19:10

'Its buy one get one free but I only want one. Can I have the free one?'
'I'm not happy with this bacon. It says five slices and there were six'

ssd Sat 26-Jan-19 22:24:18

While waitressing its amazing how somany customers ask
"is the lasagne/steak pie/etc nice?"
Like you'd say no it's shit

Or when it comes to bread/cakes... Are they fresh?

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