Anyone who has ever worked in the retail sector probably knows the age-old motto: “The Customer Is Always Right.” While this is a well-intentioned piece of advice for good customer service, it doesn’t mean it’s true! In fact, there's a whole website devoted to exposing the truth behind the myth, aptly named Not Always Right.

Some customers, because they are people like any others, make mistakes. They might have had a bad day, feel overly emotional and take it out on the nearest person, who just happens to be their waiter. Some people are just unrealistic in their demands, and expect the impossible. And of course, there will be a few customers out there that are just idiots, plain and simple.

The guys from Not Always Right have compiled a list of stories from times when customers got it very wrong indeed, with hilarious results! Scroll down below to check them out, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite!

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Nadine Ducca
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3 years ago

Sweet.

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blugeagua
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh my god! A girl in engineering! Wow! It's almost as if girls and women are actual human beings and can do things like boys and men can! Oh my what a fucking concept!

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Steve Bowman
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3 years ago

Sound like a part of a Monty Python sketch.

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Ben Smith
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3 years ago

Hhahaha, damn near impossible

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Nadine Ducca
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm glad the caller got genuinely laughed at. Some people just deserve that as a response to their stupidity.

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Elise Mon
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3 years ago

customer is not always right

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

That's what you call a hypocrite!

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Lynn Donovan
Community Member
3 years ago

That's utterly cute!

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

This really concerns me. Is there no such thing as explanation about these things given my gynaecologists, who prescribe it?!

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TC
Community Member
3 years ago

Dumberger...

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Insecure people are everywhere. They like to be intolerant, too.

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Sexism works eveywhere and for everything.

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Azure Adams
Community Member
3 years ago

I've done things like that before, it's not fake

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Nadine Ducca
Community Member
3 years ago

What an asshole woman, really...

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SoLàlà
Community Member
3 years ago

Actually, not all mammals have nipples. For example, male horses don't.

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BREAK YOUr perceptions
Community Member
3 years ago

and she thinks a scammer would be happy? those jerks are always jaded

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Disabled people do not need pity, and usually even not help, but respect.

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Darwin Award contestant.

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BurntBrownies
Community Member
3 years ago

It seems fake...?

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TC
Community Member
3 years ago

Well done

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just a thought!
Community Member
3 years ago

😂😂serves her right!

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

:o

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Parents imposing sexist sterotypes on their own children are the worst.

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

If some people would get a slap on the left cheeck for everything stupid they say, and a slap on the right for every time they behave as an asshole, you would not know which cheeck was more bruised.

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Sarah Figini
Community Member
3 years ago

I worked as a glass collector in a bar when I was 14. A man actually bit my ass once when i was clearing his table, then his wife had the audacity to shout at me and blame me for 'encouraging him' because I was wearing tight pants.

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Kristin Connon
Community Member
3 years ago

It's sad to say that every woman has at least one story similar to this, and most, if not all, men. Sexism just sucks. Period.

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Me: "Although the damagte is probably inferiour to that in your head."

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Ehren Thomsen
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3 years ago

Kudos to the customer for not only realizing his error, but also understanding the OP comeback!

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Erin Sheppard
Community Member
3 years ago

I have been this customer :(

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
3 years ago

The amount of stereotypes someone uses is inversely proportional to their level of education.

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Bunnies4Zwin
Community Member
3 years ago

I get annoyed at people who don't ever tell off their children. Even if they are punching your legs nonstop. (happend to me)

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Steve Bowman
Community Member
3 years ago

That sounds fake and isn't remotely funny.

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Shika Louis
Community Member
3 years ago

um at least he realised his mistake

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

That's not too bad in my opinion.

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Lynn Donovan
Community Member
3 years ago

Useless trivia: in France we use first names instead of NATO phonetic alphabet. B as in Brigitte, D as in David...

Tiari
Community Member
3 years ago

We Germans mostly use names too! B is Bertha, D is Dora.

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SanchaTheSeeker
Community Member
3 years ago

You don't need to be in the military to know this. 1. It's an internationally recognised key and 2. ''me' is saying the words so you mess the letters up

Luca Gotta
Community Member
3 years ago

problem solved.. I'm Italian and since almost every letter in the alphabet sounds just like they would when used in a word, I just use whatever comes to my mind

Marnee DeRider
Community Member
3 years ago

When I hear a word, I don't automatically think or see in my head how it's spelled, so hearing "B as in Bravo" instead of just "Bravo" would be helpful to me, also.

Kelly
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm Italian, usually we use towns' names but I easily understand Alfa Bravo Charly Delta etc. since I used Citizens' Band in the 70's (long before internet and ICQ) and it was quite common.

Maria Ofar
Community Member
3 years ago

in mechwarrior online, we use whatever word we think of "lights focus on Watermelon, i need missiles on Unicorn"

Echo
Community Member
3 years ago

Growing up some of my first jobs were phone tech support. I had 2 letter sets. If I started bravo'ing and delta'ing and the customer got lost I would switch to the second string of apple, baby, Christmas, dog, elephant. Never had anyone not understand me because I didn't say C as in Christmas though. Sounds like one of those people who like to be difficult because they wear the "I'm getting old" badge. We had quite a few of those folks. They typically told the best of stories though.

Isabel Care
Community Member
3 years ago

A for aesthetic, p for pneumatic, m for mnemonic....

Community Member
3 years ago

D as in Doofus

Miss Cris
Community Member
3 years ago

Here I agree with the costumer!!!

Hamdhaan Hassan
Community Member
3 years ago

actually a lot of people dont understant that, i usually do B for Bravo thing

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Me: "Not as hard as your stubborn S, no. S as in Stupidity."

Magdalina777
Community Member
3 years ago

Tbh, the first time I heard that type of letter calling it's also really confused me, although I put on a different tone I believe. We don't use it (much, at least) in my language.

Nick P
Community Member
3 years ago

On getting such replies one should try B as in Big, D as in DICK..

Eyeball
Community Member
3 years ago

I always try and use the most ridiculous words to relay the letter. Example: B as in Bavarian and D as in Dionysus XD

Ra Kaouk
Community Member
3 years ago

I finally understood the bravo delta thing

MacacoMonkey
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't understand the "military lingo" either, it just confuses me... I get why it is used though, still, if you don't use it regularly, it will be of no help. Also, different languages different "lingo". There is no way I will ever understand this in German!

Caroline Espenschied
Community Member
3 years ago

X wie Xangverein...

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Susie McLeod
Community Member
3 years ago

You might need some Whiskey after that.

Tinpot
Community Member
3 years ago

B as in bitch, D as in dumbass....

Bobbi Newell
Community Member
3 years ago

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot...

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Nadine Ducca
Community Member
3 years ago

WTH did I just read?

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TC
Community Member
3 years ago

Hahahaha...

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

One of the very few things with which Canadians might get angry..

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Mia The Pun Master
Community Member
3 years ago

I wonder what happened next.

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TC
Community Member
3 years ago

"ShakingSpeare"

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Shruti Naik
Community Member
3 years ago

Hahaha! This was funny!

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Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

i was ok with that statemen until i read the last sentence

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Aqua Sky
Community Member
3 years ago

I'd prefer a book over a Nintendo any day.

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

And, almost certainly, a pack of cigarettes...

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Blackberry cookies are tasty!

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Cats999
Community Member
3 years ago

NOPE

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Shruti Naik
Community Member
3 years ago

Her brain must be fried as well

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Daniel (ShadowDrakken)
Community Member
3 years ago

And this is why I never use those bullshit terms at coffee shops. I either say Small/Med/Large, or I specify the size in ounces if they happen to have it listed. That way The size name is always accurate.

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Lara L.
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3 years ago

Thats why i love my galaxy S7- i could go into the shower with it :)

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Hans
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3 years ago

Me: "Just slowly start feeding the bills into the card reader slot when I say 'no'."

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Sanne H.
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3 years ago

The customer probably expected Casper. Or Patrick Swayze.

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Nadine Ducca
Community Member
3 years ago

Aww!

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
3 years ago

"So, can you spell it out to me like I'm 5 years old?"

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Tamara Laney
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3 years ago

I hear it tastes really baaaaad.

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Jason
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3 years ago

2008...

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just a thought!
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3 years ago

Why is he so salty about salt ?

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just a thought!
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3 years ago

She didn't have the brains for it too

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Mont
Community Member
3 years ago

It's always entertaining when cartoon characters visit your place of employment.

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