40 Times Customers Tried To Sabotage Businesses With Their Bad Reviews But Were Surprised When It Backfired
Just when you feel like you’ve got a handle on the depths to which some people sink on the internet, you come across something so bad, you start tumbling into the internet rabbit hole. Destination: absolute entitlement. Population: way too many.
There we were, just randomly internet window shopping when we came across some truly outrageous reviews. They were dripping with dissatisfaction and such a warped perspective about what the world and companies ‘owe’ them that we couldn’t help but share them with you. Bored Panda has collected the very worst cases of entitled online reviews that might just give you a headache.
Meanwhile, if you’re done facepalming at the posts in this list and you feel like you’ve got just a smidge of faith in humanity that you’d love to lose, then you should definitely check out Bored Panda’s previous two articles about absolutely absurd reviews right here and over here. Need a reminder that some people are incredibly kind and not at all arrogant? We’ve got you covered, too.
A Review For A Local Gun Range
Of course, everyone’s entitled to have their opinion. However, opinions are just that—opinions.
Subjective and often driven by emotions, they give a glimpse into how a certain person might view the world. It’s fascinating to dive in and see life through their eyes, from their perspective… well, usually.
The sad fact is that there are some people out there who will always have a problem with you. No matter how good your service. No matter how good your product.
Your best won’t ever be ‘good enough’ for them. And minor quibbles and molehills quickly turn into insurmountable mountains and challenges once they start typing up their reviews.
This Restaurant Has Negative Reviews Displayed Up On The Walls
Customer Is Upset That A Mattress Store Won’t… Help Them Move?
Smugly (probably), they blame you for imagined or overblown mistakes, as they plop down a 1-star review.
The more self-aware might actually give a fairer rating and may even add a star or two. But the words they write are just swimming in entitlement.
Lend Me A Dollar Because I Come Here Every Single Day And Ask You To Lend Me A Dollar
Everyone Who Works In Customer Service Should Legally Be Allowed To Fight One Customer A Year
There is a massive gap between their expectations and how reality actually works. This means that somebody ends up getting disappointed… and someone ends up getting review-bombed online for providing a perfectly adequate service.
I Love Small Business Owners
Does Any Restaurant Hold Pickup Orders For Next Day?
Now that’s not to say that it’s the customers who are always wrong or anything like that. Businesses make errors as well and it’s important to call them out for it.
Everyone ends up winning if companies react adequately to constructive criticism and genuine suggestions for improvement.
On the flip side, if businesses are unwilling to take into account their customers’ needs and wants, they won’t hang on to them for long.
This Choosing Entitled Parent Wants Zoo Staff To "Relieve" An Actual Elephant, So Her Child Doesn't Ask Questions
Meanwhile, it’s also important for customers to go into detail about their problems and dissatisfaction in a diplomatic way.
Usually, it’s a live person on the other end of the line, handling all of these help requests and responding to reviews. The last thing they need is to face verbal abuse or to be blamed for [cough] ‘refusing’ to help someone move their bed two years after selling them one.
Choosing Beggar Angry About Being Kicked Out Of Cafe With Free WiFi For Bringing In Food From A Different Restaurant
A Restaurant Review I Stumbled On. The Customer Is So Many Kinds Of Wrong
This Restaurant Wears 1 Star Yelp Reviews Behind Their T-Shirts
Very recently, Bored Panda reached out for a chat about entitlement with Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D., a professor at Northern Illinois University.
She told us that “when friends begin to resent you for the level of 'special treatment you feel you deserve, it's time to back down and remember that everyone deserves to be thought of as special and treated with equal respect."
Review For My Local Vet. Typical Entitled Pit Owner Attitude. How Dare They Accuse Her "Gentle Giant"
Left Nasty Review Because I Wouldn’t Work For 4 Bucks An Hour
"When someone's sense of entitlement begins to encroach on the rights or good nature of others, then it's become a problem that the overly entitled person will need to address if they want to continue to enjoy the company of others," the professor said, adding that if we’re constantly made to feel special, we come to expect similar treatment throughout our lives.
One Star After Occupying A Small Cafe For 20 Minutes And Buying One Coffee Between 5 People. Owner Replies To Accusations
This Is How Decent White People Who Tell The Truth About Slavery On Plantations Are Reviewed By White People
Which of these reviews did you think were the most ridiculous out of the bunch, Pandas? Have you ever come across an online review just as bad (or even worse!)? What do you think it would take for these overly entitled people to finally realize they need to be more humble?
Share your thoughts and feelings in the comments—we can't wait to read what you have to say.