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
Community Member
4 months ago

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
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
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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Sarcastic Panda
Community Member
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.

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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
Community Member
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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#10

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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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niftybiscuit Report

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
Community Member
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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#30

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Bill
Community Member
4 months ago

No problem.

Vic
Community Member
4 months ago

Just let me get my lawn mower

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Iggy
Community Member
4 months ago

This list is beginning to read like a list of people with mental health issues.

ShyFox Studios
Community Member
4 months ago

*continues to cut her hair with books, one papercut at a time*

InvincibleRodent
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

What is this about bookstores that makes people think the employees can do everything their hearts desire? When I was working in one, I had a lady INSIST, for a cool 15 minutes straight, that I fix her phone. Because she was "told to come here". I gave her directions to the electronics store that could help her, I tried to tell her that we're a bookstore and I not WON'T but CAN'T fix her phone, I tried every way I could think of to convince her that no, I'm not lying and I'm not just being lazy, this really is a bookstore, but somehow, nor I, nor the stacks of books, the people buying books, or the signs saying "BOOKSTORE" tipped her off.

YoyoSthlm
Community Member
4 months ago

She could have had dementia of some sort.

Alix BLAIR
Community Member
4 months ago

that woman should go to the karate dojo to get her eyes checked

Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
4 months ago

I work at a print and copy shop. Someone once phoned and asked us to tape something off the TV for them ... !

Linus Nilsson
Community Member
4 months ago

Why am I thinking of "black books"?

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

omg I would've done it, just to watch the meltdown and then be like , ummm we sell books, not haircuts but you insisted soooo ... enjoy! That'll be 22.95

Raven Sheridan
Community Member
4 months ago

Let me just consult, 'Hairdressing for Dummies' first.

Billy The Kid
Community Member
4 months ago

Give3 her a book of hair styles

PPPanda
Community Member
4 months ago

That made me actually laugh!

Albino
Community Member
4 months ago

Written contract, and there we go.

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
4 months ago

Sure, but that'll cost you 40 bucks ;D

brukernavn340
Community Member
4 months ago

They only offer paper cuts.

Eric Law
Community Member
4 months ago

You should see her at the hair salon...

JessG
Community Member
4 months ago

There's obviously more to this story

Sarcastic Panda
Community Member
4 months ago

say, "of course, I'll take you to a hairdressers" and show her the opticians

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
3 months ago

"Hello! Paper Cutz... how can I help you?"

Shireen Maher
Community Member
3 months ago

sure, sure... want some word patterns in your hair too?

Patty Leaton
Community Member
3 months ago

point at the sign can you read

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
4 months ago

Where was the razor?

Bruce B
Community Member
4 months ago

I can’t cut hair but could I offer you a paper cut?

Mary Dellenbusch
Community Member
4 months ago

I really hope these humans are not reproducing! The species is f****d as it is. We don't need it more f****d up with these morons!

Alan Galr
Community Member
4 months ago

Any good book store would stock "Cutting hair for absolute beginers!"

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
4 months ago

was it a woman named amanda by chance?

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
4 months ago

😂🤣

Damon Hill
Community Member
4 months ago

She came in like Barbie but left like Sinead O'Connor.

Steve Wilson
Community Member
4 months ago

I’d say “Sure. Do you like Sinead O’Connor?”

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
4 months ago

Tell her she has to book an appointment.

Bunny Wood
Community Member
4 months ago

Omg i dream of this kind of opportunity...

Khavrinen
Community Member
4 months ago

( Dad joke alert ) "Sure, which one do you want cut?"

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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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