Anyone who has worked in retail knows that there are good customers, there are bad ones, and then there are people who have just come out of hell and are on a mission to make everyone's life miserable.

Recently, Twitter user Pigeon Fancier posted a question: "What's the most ridiculous demand a customer has made of you?" and the answers have been flooding in nonstop! From returning a fully consumed rotisserie turkey because it was too dry to demanding a book with real dinosaur photos, here are some of the wildest replies.

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Mary Rose Kent
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4 months ago

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Mary Rose Kent
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4 months ago

This made me snort-laugh!

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One study found that people treat retail workers worse when they're looking for bargains than if they were less price-conscious. The University of British Columbia (UBC) Sauder School of Business study, which was published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology in 2017, looked at several factors to determine how customers treated employees. One variable researchers looked at was the words customers used when speaking to customer service workers.

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Jared Johnson
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4 months ago

T-Rex's arms weren't long enough for selfies.

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Sarcastic Panda
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4 months ago

her brain cells clearly weren't permanent, must've gone for a walk

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They found that customers at the cheap airline Ryanair used fewer humanizing trait words than those who were flying Lufthansa. Researchers believe that plays a big part in how customers treat people who are working there to help them. 

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troufaki13
Community Member
4 months ago

Even if you worked there, putting a finger on your face and threatening to get you fired is beyond disgusting. Who do these people think they are??

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Periwinkle
Community Member
4 months ago

I hope the police were called on him. In front of his kids. A lot of the time religion is stupid.

Hans
Community Member
4 months ago

...but it particularly is a very lame excluse for feeling entitled.

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Truth Monster
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh, he's ballsy. Judeo-Christian precepts are against stealing, and if he's going to hardline the "not paying because its Sunday" then he's already broken the Sabbath by making someone ELSE work on the Sabbath. Call the police on him.

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
4 months ago

I used to get paid (on Fridays) for hours of babysitting, to turn on the stove and heating and lights in "devoutly" Hassidic households on Saturdays.

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Carol Emory
Community Member
4 months ago

Sympathy went out the window when the guy decided to act like an asshat in front of his kids. Just look at the life lesson they'll learn about honesty and not using religion as an excuse to steal.

Jessica
Community Member
4 months ago

um if his religious beliefs really prevented him from paying then he should not go to the restaurant. What religion is he in where stealing is ok?

Raine Soo
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Oh, hell yeah I'd call the police. I'd make sure that all his kids were there to witness it too. How about inviting in more people and turning it into a spectator sport?

Colleen Garland
Community Member
4 months ago

YES!

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JamezyJamez
Community Member
4 months ago

I guess Daddy had to explain a lot to his kids after this

Casey McAlister
Community Member
4 months ago

I hope the police was called. The kids deserve to know their father is a moron.

Animal lover❤
Community Member
4 months ago

"I can't pay because of my religion" is a new level of excuse

Bernd Herbert
Community Member
4 months ago

Smack the s**t out of him and tell him it's your religion, demanding people to be smacked who refuse to pay for stuff!

Alexis draskinis
Community Member
4 months ago

Well, i guess the kids get to see dad deal with the popo today after lunch!

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
4 months ago

What the???

Jamma
Community Member
4 months ago

It's never too early for the kids to find out their dad is an idiot.

Nina Khmielnitzky
Community Member
4 months ago

What happened to: Thou shall not steal?

Mary Peace
Community Member
4 months ago

I wonder if his (so-called) religion allowed theft. It's certainly not allowed in the Bible.

Happy Happy Gay Guy
Community Member
4 months ago

Praise the Lord and CALL THE COPS.

deanna woods
Community Member
4 months ago

It's morons like this that make the rest of us religious people look like assholes. I would have called the police and let the kids see their idiot father go to jail.

Emperor Kitten
Community Member
4 months ago

I'd have been on the phone before he finished speaking

Carole Strawn
Community Member
4 months ago

I hate when people use religion as the reason for their bad behavior. I hope you called the cops.

Chris Sprucefield
Community Member
4 months ago

No problem there - Call the police, let the kids learn that what the dad did was effectively stealing, and this is not acceptable in any religion i know of. Perhaps the kids would get some good educational moment and a valuable lesson for life of what not to do, out of that.

Sam Cook
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

As a Christian, I wonder where in God’s name his brain was here. My dad's a pastor, and he takes me, my mom, and whoever came to do worship (or just came to visit) out to eat, and he has never used an excuse such as this, because only a true ding-dong would ever use such a lame excuse.

Billy The Kid
Community Member
4 months ago

Call them. Let his kids know that is not how to do things.

Christy Smith
Community Member
4 months ago

That's just more reason to call the police.

I I
Community Member
4 months ago

call them cops , what a father figure those kids have

Debbie Lavender
Community Member
4 months ago

just poor form and cheap fakery. i think i would have called the police and asked the children to wait in another part of the restaurant with the second adult. call grifters out - if you don’t it will go on and on and..,

Boopie Dew
Community Member
4 months ago

On LEGAL ground. YES, I'm calling the police . And educate your kids on stealing!!

Ruth Beaty
Community Member
4 months ago

This wasn't about religion, this was about someone being an asshole and daring the server to call his bluff.

Eithne Griffiths
Community Member
4 months ago

If he was religious he shouldn't be there on a Sunday !

gedwards1
Community Member
4 months ago

F**k him. Call the Police and let his kids watch him being arrested

Jane Alexander
Community Member
4 months ago

"The laborer is worthy of his hire" -so pay up fool!. So did you call the police? huh? did you?

Steve Wilson
Community Member
4 months ago

Hopefully the whole family learned a lesson about grifting.

Heather Menard
Community Member
4 months ago

And you wonder why kids are the way they are now

NWB
Community Member
4 months ago

what an A HOLE!

Daphne
Community Member
4 months ago

How do you deal with such an idiot? Just unbelievable...

Michelle Rutherford
Community Member
4 months ago

'Take a seat sir, the police will get right with you'

EQXL
Community Member
4 months ago

How does religion make you not have to pay for stuff? Asking for a friend ofcourse

6th grade representative #1
Community Member
4 months ago

What religion restricts paying a restaurant?

Mickie Shea
Community Member
4 months ago

Be a good lesson for the bloke to have the coppers called. Good for the kids and wife too.

Lydia Dean-Melchior
Community Member
4 months ago

Teaching your children to steal from ( in this case a restaurant) someone, or some company is wrong. Teaching these children there are consequences for ones actions is appropriate.

DementedFoxx
Community Member
4 months ago

Hope you called the cops 😒

Curry on...
Community Member
4 months ago

But it was ok for him to 'steal' food in front of his kids?

YellowOchre
Community Member
4 months ago

I think that they were Orthodox Jews because they believe that you shouldn't drive, work, or handle money on Shabbat.

Colleen Garland
Community Member
4 months ago

They know that they wouldn't try that. I've never known one that would do that. It's like they would order crisp bacon.

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Just a Snowball
Community Member
4 months ago

wow

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
4 months ago

Wait, where in the bible says you are entitled to free food on Sundays? :I

Notorious DBT
Community Member
4 months ago

WHAT RELIGIOUS GROUNDS??? I'm pretty sure Jesus would tell him to leave a generous tip on top of paying the damn check.

Esther Evans
Community Member
4 months ago

I can't think of any religion that would tell you not to pay your bills, although some say you can't handle money on the Sabbath...but if I'm correct, for that religion the Sabbath is Saturday....

Ms.GB
Community Member
4 months ago

No that's okay we'll have someone from child welfare pick the kids up before they arrest you.

RN Griffin
Community Member
4 months ago

Sounds like a teachable moment to me.

Jan Smith
Community Member
4 months ago

'911? yes i need the police'. i will not be blackmailed over anything! especially something so stupid!

Michelle Hernandez
Community Member
4 months ago

RING RING!!! 911 What' your emergency?

OCDRobot
Community Member
4 months ago

So we just don't get the end of the story here? C'mon!

Connie Muse
Community Member
4 months ago

I don't understand what religious reason there could be for not paying for your food.

Imposmate
Community Member
4 months ago

give up your religion

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
4 months ago

Religion isn't stupid, people who use religion to do wrong things are less than acceptable.I feel sorry for the children having to live with the embarrassment of them being their parents.

Colin Mochrie At Its Finest
Community Member
4 months ago

His made up religion. Shitheadanity. Got it.

James016
Community Member
4 months ago

I hope you called the police. Then explain to the kids that their father is trying to steal food.

PineappleQueen
Community Member
4 months ago

The kids should know how there father acts. Highly doubt the kids actually know how bad that is

Pamela Blue
Community Member
2 months ago

Religion has nothing to to do with this. I would consider this a "teaching moment" for those children and I would have called the police and had him charged for theft. No point letting the children know that stealing is just fine.

Mary Haynes
Community Member
2 months ago

what religion? That's so very Christian of him!!??

Alexis
Community Member
2 months ago

I hope she called the police on him in front of his kids, so they won't grow up to be a POS like their father.

Estelle Winwoode
Community Member
3 months ago

That's unusal behaviour anywhere, but especially for Sydney where religion isn't much paraded in public. I can't guess what religion the group belonged to - what religion practices fraud and theft on religious grounds, on Sunday or any other day?

P.A.B.
Community Member
3 months ago

No only call the police on him, in front of his kids, but take a picture of them and circulate it to every freaking restaurant that could be found!

P.A.B.
Community Member
3 months ago

Abso-f*****g-lutely.

pamela nichols
Community Member
4 months ago

Police !👮‍♂️👮‍♀️

Jaybird3939
Community Member
4 months ago

Uh, if I remember correctly, stealing is a sin?

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
4 months ago

There is NO religion on earth (except maybe that one family) that does not require payment for services in one form or another!

elfin
Community Member
4 months ago

A perfect opportunity to teach the children a valuable life lesson: Thou shalt not steal. And if you do, people usually call the police.

panda123
Community Member
4 months ago

"Thou shalt not steal"

Teresa Groth
Community Member
4 months ago

Number one if this soul really was a person of religious affiliate of a faith He would have gone out of His way to have paid any bill because it is better too give then receive!

backatya
Community Member
4 months ago

I would have called police and have 2 men block the exits

J
Community Member
4 months ago

I hope the police were called.

Diana Murtaugh
Community Member
4 months ago

The religion must be the greedy (I know, that's pretty much all of them) church of freeloaders.

Lyone Fein
Community Member
4 months ago

What religion says you can steal from other people?

Peggy Mok
Community Member
4 months ago

a lot of people hide behind so call religion to do whatever they want

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
4 months ago

I certainly hope you called the police. If they wanna guilt their family with religious bullshit, that's on them. No need for you to stand for it, though.

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
4 months ago

WTF...!!? The kids needed to see what an arrogant conman their father was. I so hope he called the police.

Cathy Carey
Community Member
4 months ago

I had a family come into the pizza place I worked at and after they got the pizza and ate almost half of it they complained that it was too spice and didn't want to pay for it. I said ok then took the pizza away so they couldn't eat any more of it - the got upset LOL!

somnomania
Community Member
4 months ago

i wonder which religion it is that entitles one to not pay for food

Cathy Carey
Community Member
4 months ago

You called the police right?

Susan Thomas
Community Member
4 months ago

That is NO ONE's religion.

Veronica Vatter
Community Member
4 months ago

THOU SHALL NOT STEAL. Pretty sure that was in there

My O My
Community Member
4 months ago

We need to know more

Hermione
Community Member
4 months ago

So how did this end???

Pat Anderson
Community Member
4 months ago

What religion supports theft and intimidation?

Odin Schmidt
Community Member
4 months ago

How long did it take the cops to get there???

Brandi VanSteenwyk
Community Member
4 months ago

I can't be the only one wondering if there is any follow up information on this situation... Please... Somewhere.... As I sit here silenced by the sheer audacity of some human beings.

Donna Leske
Community Member
4 months ago

why do you leave us hanging?

Mustn’t eat the mango 🥭
Community Member
4 months ago

I’m not their brightest but yes religion is against paying for something you bought

Silre
Community Member
4 months ago

I certainly hope the police were called

tw 72
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Book: How To Teach Your Kids To Be Social Outcasts --- Chapter 1: Use Them As Pawns In Your Stupid Plans

kjorn
Community Member
4 months ago

did it work? asking for a... friend?

Full of Giggles
Community Member
4 months ago

How very Christian of him.

Tabitha L
Community Member
4 months ago

I checked Twitter to see if the cops were called, but the account is suspended.

David Dwyer
Community Member
4 months ago

And what religion would that be?

Full of Giggles
Community Member
4 months ago

Stupidity.

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BabaBizzle
Community Member
4 months ago

Religions are cults ... SAVE THE CHILDREN!!!

BabaBizzle
Community Member
4 months ago

Please tell me you’re the antichrist and the cops promptly arrested this freeloading religious fake!!!

Raven Sheridan
Community Member
4 months ago

Jesus would be disappointed in the example he was setting for his children.

Jeremy
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4 months ago

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Gypsy!!

sturmwesen
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4 months ago

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American freedom of religion has some strange effects on people.

Truth Monster
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4 months ago

Sydney most likely is Australia...

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"When shoppers focus only on paying the lowest price, they become less attuned to understanding the human needs of others, or even recognizing them," Johannes Boegershausen, a UBC Sauder Ph.D. student who co-authored the study, said in a press release.

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Hans
Community Member
4 months ago

I strongly believe that those crying for the EUR to be abandonded (or the whole European Union) would be the first to get angry if they cannot pay with their national currency on holidays anymore...let alone take Europe-wide phone calls without costs.

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Mary Rose Kent
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4 months ago

I sure hope she gave you a tip!

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Researchers also analyzed customers' feelings towards the employees by showing them pictures of a flight attendant in the Ryanair (bargain) uniform, the Lufthansa (luxury) uniform, and a neutral uniform. Customers viewed the Lufthansa and neutral flight attendants as equally human, but they saw the Ryanair flight attendant in a poorer light.

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Gary
Community Member
4 months ago

Should have asked them what they did for a living then demand that from them right there and then.

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Periwinkle
Community Member
4 months ago

What do you mean? You can obviously change the weight of the bags easily. Using essential oils! Laws were made to be broken.

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"We simply varied the brand, and found that people ascribed lower capabilities for experiencing emotions and feelings to the Ryanair flight attendant," Boegershausen explained, adding that this subtle dehumanization can take many forms and is not necessarily intentional.

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Sarcastic Panda
Community Member
4 months ago

a bit like arguing with the creator of Dairy Milk because it doesn't taste the same as a supermarket knockoff

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
4 months ago

Dude has dust bunnies for brains!

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Another experiment had participants communicating in a live chat with a rude customer service representative. They were then offered the chance to punish the employee through a complaint. The researchers found participants were 18 percent more likely to give a rating that would lead to disciplinary actions against the employee when shoppers were adopting a price-conscious mentality than when they were not.

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Sarcastic Panda
Community Member
4 months ago

how can you hear the right squeak, especially through a phone?

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Sarcastic Panda
Community Member
4 months ago

obviously!

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The researchers say the findings could help owners and management of discount stores, as the problem could affect their employee retention—previous research has shown that employees who experience rude and inconsiderate customer behaviors report higher levels of emotional exhaustion, job dissatisfaction, and burnout.

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Periwinkle
Community Member
4 months ago

For lords sake, This is why I'm not a retail worker. People are STUPID.

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
4 months ago

Let me just get the bread fuser warmed up...

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Sarcastic Panda
Community Member
4 months ago

wait, there are more than three dalmations?? [sarcasm]

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Periwinkle
Community Member
4 months ago

No there should not be a door here. Windows are used to bring in light. Specsavers appointment long overdue.

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Julia Atkinson
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4 months ago

An elderly relative once asked me to photoshop a group of people out of an old photo "so I can see the building behind them"

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Sarcastic Panda
Community Member
4 months ago

maybe they wanted to put it off for as long as possible

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Iggy
Community Member
4 months ago

I once got a mouthful from an American because we didn't accept dollars. In Dublin. In Ireland. On a separate continent.

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J. F.
Community Member
4 months ago

Sure, why not read which number to call (112 in all of Europe) before traveling somewhere?

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Ksenia M
Community Member
4 months ago

this is common? Why? What?

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
4 months ago

I probably would have told him that if he managed to suck it out and spit it into a bucket, I would be happy to give him a refund. 🤔🤭😵

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Periwinkle
Community Member
4 months ago

Why are - what?? I feel like this is some weird flirt.

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Hans
Community Member
4 months ago

I think he simply wanted to have a regular coffee with ice cubes in it. Just to be sure to prevent the melting...come on, customer is king, changing the thermodynamic laws of the universe cannot be so much of a deal.

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
4 months ago

I hope the cops laughed

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Periwinkle
Community Member
4 months ago

She does not have the skills to use that yo yo.

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
4 months ago

(And then left)

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Bill
Community Member
4 months ago

No problem.

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Sarcastic Panda
Community Member
4 months ago

hmm... who's the real idiot in this situation?

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Periwinkle
Community Member
4 months ago

Isn't that child neglect?

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Iggy
Community Member
4 months ago

Right now, I wish I couldn't read.

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Bill
Community Member
4 months ago

I have had raining in the backyard and dry in the front

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
4 months ago

And we move on like it never happened. As one does.

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

Do many places have smoking and non smoking areas anymore? I know in SA that it is illegal to smoke anywhere indoors (except home). It is also illegal to smoke a certain distance near a park, bus stop, school grounds etc. Pubs, Restaurants, Sports clubs have a small seperate section outdoors designated for smokers but no food is allowed and it is literally like a closed in box with no roof, some plants, maybe a couple of chairs/stools and maybe a table or two with ashtrays (if your lucky), sometimes it is standing only with ashtrays.

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Periwinkle
Community Member
4 months ago

And yet they ate.. It all? They must like dry things then. Like their personality and scamming tactics, for example.

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
4 months ago

I guess that showed you!

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Carol Emory
Community Member
4 months ago

*barf

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LuckyL
Community Member
4 months ago

I hope in this case the answer is "all I can do is give you another ice cube"

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