People Describe The Insane Adult Temper Tantrums They’ve Witnessed
Adulthood is hard as heck. No one can deny that. And yet, we all get up every day, put on our big-kid pants, and deal with the world without having a meltdown every five minutes. For most people, it’s easy to bottle up frustrations. For others, it’s hard to keep their mouths shut when they’re upset… even when it’s for stupid, invalid, and trivial reasons.
Could you imagine throwing a fit because your little cousin doesn’t love unicorns as much as you do? What about calling a cashier “evil” for trying to collect money for children’s cancer? Or driving your car through your grandma’s rosebushes because you missed the family Easter egg hunt? While these scenarios may sound too immature for anyone over the age of five, they’re hardly fictional, and plenty of people have watched these childish meltdowns unfold in person. These rattled-up witnesses took to the internet to share the wildest temper tantrums they’ve ever seen an adult throw!
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#1 Well, That Wasn’t Very Subtle
One time, a lady asked if she could skip me in line and I said, “Sorry, but I’m on my lunch break and I need to get back”. She turned to the person behind her and said, “Look at this kid; he won’t let me cut him in line because he thinks he’s more important than I am”.
Right, I’m sure you have places to be, lady.
#2 I Hope The Cost Of A Plumber Was Worth It…
A roommate once cursed me out because I asked him to contribute to the house’s “petty cash” fund, which would be used to purchase dish soap and toilet paper. You know, two bucks a month for the things we all use.
Long story short: This roommate opted out of contributing to the fund. He was therefore asked to make his own arrangements. A few months later, our pipes clogged, and we had to call a plumber (We were in a service corps and thankfully didn’t foot the bill). It turned out that the roommate was so angry about being excluded from our sharing system that he chose to tear pages out of a book to use instead of toilet paper.
#3 No, You’re Not A Victim, You’re Just Irresponsible
One time, a woman sent her two eight-year-old kids into the pop-up Halloween store I worked at with her debit card so they could buy whatever they wanted. The son, of course, immediately had no idea where the debit card is.
He called his mom, and the mom came flying into the store literally screaming at the top of her lungs that I must have stolen it because I was both the floor supervisor and cashier at the time. I told her there were cameras pointed at each register and I hadn’t moved from my station for over half an hour.
She didn’t believe me and called the cops on me. Because the situation was now an accusation of employee theft, none of the employees were allowed to leave the building. It took the police 20 minutes to show up, way past closing.
We were all miserable and we just wanted to go home. All I could do was apologize profusely. We couldn’t even stand outside because she was there, standing directly in front of the doors, staring through the glass at us with unbridled fury.
A single cop finally showed up and she already looked fed up.
She took all our statements, looked over the CCTV, told the woman to deactivate her card and go to the bank in the morning. The woman finally left, threatening me the entire time, and the cop hung out with us for a couple of minutes, just making fun of the whole situation.
Real chill lady.
#4 You Know, Abusing 911 Won’t Help Your Case
I answer 911 calls.
One day, we had a fatal car crash happen and had to reroute traffic from the main road down a side road, then back up to the main road. A woman who lives on the side road called 911 asking why there was “commercial traffic” passing through her “residentially-zoned home”.
I explained there was a serious car accident on the main route, and that as soon as that was resolved, the detour would be removed. She continued to complain, very angrily, that the trucks going by her house were kicking up dust and pebbles onto her driveway.
She demanded we send someone to clean it for her. I said no, we don’t do that. She then demanded to speak to a supervisor. I got all her information, then I told her he’d be along to speak to her in person after he was finished informing the family of the person who died in the car accident that their family member was dead.
Then I hung up the phone.
When the sergeant got there, she refused to come to the door.
#5 Don’t Let The Door Hit You Where The Lord Split You!
A longtime parishioner made a scene before the morning service when she spotted a family sitting in her pew.
As I noted some time ago, she insisted that the family move or she’d leave the church “and take her substantial pledge with her”.
To their credit, the family—newcomers to the church—didn’t move and the woman left in a huff, much like a child having a tantrum.
#6 I Don’t Get Paid Enough For This, Man
A truck driver came into the pretty popular truck stop I was working at.
He was buying a bunch of junk food. When he was paying for his stuff, he absolutely laid into me because he had to type his PIN into the debit card reader. Apparently, this was the only place that ever made him do that, blah blah blah.
He cussed me out and accused me of trying to steal his card information using the camera above the register. It was ridiculous. He was easily in his 50s. He made me cry. The lady behind him was super nice, though, and hugged me afterward.
#7 You Could Have Just Said “No,” But Go Off
I worked at a bookstore in high school. Every winter, we had a book drive and asked customers if they’d like to donate a children’s book as they are checking out. Usually, people say, “No, sorry,” but one guy would not stop going on and on about how if he wanted to buy a book, he’d just keep it, not donate it.
So I replied, “Okay, you don’t have to donate,” and proceeded to move on to tell him his total. He just kept circling back to how ridiculous it was that I asked him to donate a $4 book to kids who couldn’t afford them, up until the moment he left.
He’s the only person I ever thought was a jerk for not donating.
#8 You Probably Just Broke His Heart, Too
One lady returned her full cart of groceries to the customer service desk because my coworker with a broken arm was the one who rung her groceries up.
She said she didn’t like people with bandages touching her groceries.
His arm was in a sling which he keeps under his apron. We didn’t tell him what happened because we knew he’d get upset.
#9 Holy Cow, Someone Is Jealous
My nephew is a gymnast.
I was at one of his compilation award ceremonies to watch him receive a metal and saw a red-faced mother screaming from the crowd at my nephew saying, “HE’S WON TOO MANY TIMES; HE SHOULD BE KICKED OUT TO GIVE THE OTHER KIDS A CHANCE”!
She then went on to scream until she was escorted out by security. I was later told by my nephew that her son came up to him not long after and apologized for his mom’s behavior.
#10 He’s Getting Paid To Say That, Man
A friend once called me to complain because the person working the drive-thru suggested he try a new, featured item from the restaurant’s menu.
“YOUR JOB IS NOT TO TELL ME WHAT I WANT, YOUR JOB IS LISTEN TO ME TELL YOU WHAT I WANT”!
I was like dude, have you never been to a drive-thru before? They almost always do that. It’s part of their job to recommend the featured items to everybody. That employee was almost definitely instructed by their boss.
#11 Talk About A First-World Problem…
I had a boss who took a trip to the college football championship game (his tickets were like $1,500 each). When he got back, we asked him how his trip went. In a high-pitched whine, he said everything sucked because his nachos were cold.
#12 Take What You Get And Don’t Throw A Fit!
I was buying some food from a street cart, $3.50 for a falafel sandwich. Some guy walks up to me and asks me to buy him a meal. I ask what he wants. He says a chicken over rice ($6.
50). I instead just give him some change ($.50) because there’s no way I’m going to buy lunch for a stranger that costs more than my own. He’s decently dressed in a camo jacket and sweatpants. For this, he begins insulting me, saying I can do better than that and that I have more money to spare.
He was able to get a peek at my wallet when I was pulling out the change, and saw that I had around 50 dollars. This was my organization’s money as I was tasked to purchase some silverware for the office. I told him it’s not my obligation to buy him food. He continues to berate me for the low amount I provided.
Things get heated and we start cursing each other out. I finally decide to leave after I received my food and the guy decides to throw my money on the ground. I end up picking up my 50 cents and leaving.
I was about 21 at the time and this guy was probably in his 40s. I guess you can say that both of us got angry over something pretty trivial but man, this one incident really affected me and I do not hand out change anymore.
#13 You’re Right, Your Date Matters More Than Our Safety
A few years back, I was on a flight to Florida when about halfway through, the oxygen masks deployed (thankfully, we didn’t have to use them). The captain made an announcement that there was a problem with cabin pressure and to expect a few minutes of a bumpy ride while he descended to a safe altitude.
A man sitting in the row in front of me yelled out, “Oh, come ON”! I had been staring at the back of this man’s head through the seat gap for most of the flight because he had a “rat tail” and I had not seen anyone with this hairstyle since the early ’90s.
I was transfixed.
Shortly after, the captain came back on the speaker and said we were going to be landing at the closest major airport to change planes. He told everyone to prepare for landing.
At that point, the rat tail dude got SO MAD. He kept ranting and ranting until two flight attendants came over to him. In the next two minutes, the entire plane learned his life story and the reason he was going to Florida.
Apparently, his wife cheated on him, and he met a woman on a dating website who he was going to meet for the first time in Tampa.
“She’s already angry because she has to get me from the airport and she barely has enough gas to get there.
And now, because you people feel like switching planes, she’s going to run out of gas waiting for me in the pickup area”!
The poor flight attendants kept trying to explain to him that the plane had a small leak, so it was crucial we landed as quickly as possible.
They kept assuring hin that it would not take long to deplane. During this time, the pilot came on the speaker TWICE telling the flight attendants to take their seats for landing, but dude was so out of control it was risking their safety.
He would not stop. At one point, he yelled: “I bet the pilot just has to go #2 and doesn’t want to do it on the plane”!
#14 Dude, Come On, Your Kids Are Watching…
A guy was with his kids inside a McDonald’s at a Walmart.
He brought his order back to the counter and told the pregnant cashier that she got his order wrong. His attitude started out calm enough, but anybody who has worked food service could tell he was going to be one of those customers. He explained that he had ordered a different sandwich and started shouting at her.
A manager got involved and told him they would just give him the money back. So he took his money back, aggressively of course, and said to his kids in a loud and self-righteous tone, “Come on, kids.
Let’s go to a REAL McDonald’s”!
#15 So, You’re Both A Jerk And An Idiot
My office wore March of Dimes shirts during the month of November. We weren’t asking for donations or anything, we were just wearing the shirts. One man started complaining as soon as he saw them, saying that it was ridiculous how much people donated to children’s cancer research when so many more adults have cancer.
He continued being loud about it and even started engaging other customers.
March of Dimes is not a charity for childhood cancer research, but for babies born prematurely.
#16 It’s Not That Deep, Buddy
A lot of the movie theaters in my area have converted to a system that allows customers to choose a seat when purchasing a ticket.
A guy was trying to buy tickets with his daughter and he had an absolute fit because there weren’t many good seats left for a certain time slot. He complained that the new system didn’t “allow for spontaneity anymore”.
He’s not wrong about that, but he was raging at the poor high school kid just doing her job.
#17 Please, Just Make This Madness Stop
This giant lady at a Shoppers Drug Mart was violently shaking her double stroller with her two toddlers in it.
She was freaking out about losing a five dollar bill. “WHERES MY FIVE DOLLAR BILL?! OH MY GOD”! A complete meltdown.
I grabbed a five out of my wallet and was like, “Excuse me did you drop this”?
Just so she’d stop shaking those poor babies.
#18 I’m Sorry, Ma’am, But That’s Not Remotely How This Works
I saw a woman lose her mind because Borders wouldn’t accept her Barnes and Nobles gift card. During the yelling, it became clear that she was aware Barnes and Nobles had closed but Borders was obligated to accept the gift card because it was Christmas and it would be unfair if her Barnes and Noble card was useless.
#19 Wow, Pal, That’s A Little Extreme
I work as a barista at a coffee shop. One day, this dude came up to me asking for a filter coffee with almond milk at exactly 47 degrees. So I did exactly that.
A few seconds later, he lost his cool and complained that his drink was made incorrectly.
I asked him what was wrong with it and he said that the drink was one millimeter too high. I was like, what?
He claimed that this had never happened to him before. I tried to calm him down but he insisted I get the manager.
My manager came and banned him from entering the store ever again.
#20 What Does That Even Mean?
I used to work in a deli and one time, this lady came up asking for a sandwich with the “cheese sliced thin and stacked on top of each other”.
I thought to myself, How else would I stack it? I sliced the cheese and went to hand it to her. She lost her mind because I apparently didn’t stack the cheese right. She made me reslice the cheese thinner and stagger the slices more, all while berating me and telling me how awful I was at my job.
She also claimed to know the owner and said she was going to tell him how bad my attitude was. Luckily, my manager stood up for me. The dumb old lady made me cry first thing in the morning.
#21 Um, Of Course We Don’t Have Them, Tracy
A lady complained because we didn’t have any Hatchimals in stock. It was Christmas Eve, so obviously they sold out quickly. The lady was having a full-on hissy fit, saying we ruined her daughter’s Christmas.
No, Tracy, you ruined her Christmas. It’s not our fault we don’t have any in stock at 5:30 p.m. the day before Christmas, you space cadet.
#22 Ever Heard Of Minding Your Business?
A couple of days ago, I had to adjust my watchband because my wrist had swollen due to the weather and my arthritis.
A woman walked by and stopped to look closely at what I was doing.
Then, from out of nowhere, she started berating me for having my watch band mounted the wrong way. For simplicity, I wear it with the buckle on the lower band.
This offended her to the point that she was shrieking and showering me with saliva while turning bright red.
#23 This Went From ‘Bad’ To ‘Worse’
I was at the book store with my family. My mom saw a toy car my little brother liked, so she broke the door on it, and then asked the cashier if she could get a discount on it since it was broken.
The cashier said she wasn’t allowed to give discounts, so my mom called her a stupid fat lady and stormed out of the store.
This is one of the more mild incidents with my mom.
Needless to say, I do not talk to her anymore.
#24 Do You Want Her To Have An Allergic Reaction?
A lady complained that her cookie dough topping tasted funny, and my coworker said she’d go get someone else to test the cookie dough since she had a gluten allergy and couldn’t eat it.
Well, the lady flipped out at my coworker, demanding to see the manager. We didn’t really have a “manager” because it was a small business and the owner wasn’t there, but his wife was so she stood in.
The lady chewed out the owner’s wife saying that my coworker couldn’t do her job correctly. She seemed to think that it was a HUGE deal that my coworker couldn’t eat gluten and that she shouldn’t be allowed to work there.
One of the perks of being a small business is that we can tell off customers who act that way, and the owner’s wife did exactly that. She called the lady stupid and told her not to come back.
#25 You Know Your Son Is An Adult…Right?
I had a mother stalk me on a university campus when I reported her son for plagiarizing on three essays in a row. We’re talking full paragraphs linked by TurnItIn to specific webpages. She finally confronted me after a few days and freaked when I said that I could not discuss the matter with her.
She stomped her foot, went into a dramatic monologue in the athletic center foyer about my questionable ethics and my belief in God. She was still yelling at me when security dragged her out.
#26 Honey, This Isn’t A Real Problem
My sister got angry at my dad because he surprisingly gave her $100 to enjoy her holidays in Thailand.
She had already gone to the bank that day to get money for her trip and now she had too much cash.
#27 Did You Really Think You’d Get Away With That?
I work at a grocery store.
A woman brings in boxes of canned goods and cereal boxes.
No receipt. She says she bought them for a donation but forgot. Just for giggles, I scan the item and it’s not in our system.
I take a look at the cans… The expiration dates had long passed.
I explain that we can’t return her goods because they were purchased a long long time ago, and even if I wanted to, they didn’t scan into the system.
She throws a fit.
Straight screaming about terrible customer service, getting the attention of everyone in the store. My manager comes over and she screams, “He won’t return my goods”! My manager says to just do it. I tell him to look at the expiration dates, and he says to the lady, “I’m sorry, but you can’t just clean out your pantry and expect to return expired goods”.
She yelled some more before storming off and leaving all the stuff sitting on the counter.
To this day, I don’t understand how a 40-something adult thought they would get away with that.
#28 Well, That’s A Dramatic Reaction To Nothing
I had a woman at a McDonald’s cuss me out, start filming me with her phone, and then run in front of my car to get my license plate when I tried to pull away all because I didn’t hold the door for her when I walked out of the restaurant.
#29 We Aren’t Withholding Your Tree, Lady
I work at a plant nursery and a customer came in to purchase a specific tree. We only had one of this tree at the time so she selected it and scheduled the service. It was done two weeks later and she came into the store right after she saw it. She was screaming and crying, absolutely frantic because she was convinced it was not her tree.
No, it was not the wrong type, was the wrong shape. She swears we gave her a different tree. At no point did we even have another one of those trees in the store.
#30 Come On, This Is Kind Of Overkill
My dad got mad one Easter because the family started the Easter egg hunt while he was on a walk with his wife.
He got in his car and drove through my grandma’s backyard, running over her rose bushes.
#31 This, My Friends, Is What We Call An Overreaction
My brother who is 24 threw a big fit because he got ended in Fortnite. He went into our hallway and punched a hole in the drywall.
He got in a fight with my dad about it. He then went and told his friends about the incident and they also told him he was stupid for doing that. He proceeded to throw another fit because his friends weren’t on his side.
#32 Hey, At Least Karma Came Around
I had a legit argument with a customer once over a $10 off coupon while working retail. The coupon was six months expired. I called a floor manager over who said the same thing I did.
The customer then started screaming at me, saying I colored the situation and that I was the reason the manager didn’t want to help her. It got so bad that the store manager on duty asked the woman to leave the store.
She tried to complain to HQ about it.
Fast forward two years: I was working on getting a different job and had two interviews to work at a local bank branch. Unfortunately, the troublesome customer ended up being the head of a bank and she was the one who interviewed me.
She screamed at me during the interview and said she would not accept my application. Her VP apologized while I explained the situation calmly. I was careful not to blame her as I know the customer is always right.
I walked out of the interview, called local HR about the incident and explained what happened. Turns out, that bank rep was fired a few weeks later as her behavior off duty hurt her professionally.
All this over $10 coupon that expired six months prior.
#33 Geez, You Want The Royal Treatment?
I watched an old man at Costco lose his mind at customer service. Mind you, as per usual, Costco is an absolute madhouse! Packed to the brim.
What I overheard as I was passing by this red-faced old bitter jerk was, “What kind of service is this?! Your cashier never even asked me how my day was, or my name. Just rang my groceries up ‘”.
Like, how much does your life have to suck at that point to get upset over that? Ridiculous.
#34 Excuse Me, But Your Medical Emergency Is In My Way
An elderly woman got annoyed when I was picking up a patient who’d just had a seizure. She started cussing, “I don’t have time for this stupid stuff ruining my day”! and seemed to be pretty angry, all because we were blocking her way to some frozen foods.
We’re sorry we messed up your shopping rotation for frozen foods lady, but I’m sure they’ll still be frozen when we leave. This person only needs immediate medical attention right now.
#35 That’s The Last Time I Try Being Nice…
In college, I tried holding a door open for this girl that was walking in behind me.
She was about 15 feet away, but that’s close enough that I don’t mind waiting a few seconds. She goes off on me about how she doesn’t need “some man” to help her, among other similar remarks.
She was visibly irate. How dare I hold the door open for her? I simply said, “Ok,” and let go of the door. It’s a security door that shut heavily. She walked right into it, face first.
#36 Uh, That Isn’t Even Your Business
Well, my dad’s new wife totally lost her mind because she was going through my dad’s phone. In a group text message between him, me, my brother, and my sister-in-law I sent some pictures I had taken while we were on vacation at Disney.
We took my mom, so naturally, she was in some of the pictures. That started a six-month period of her harassing me. My dad and I no longer talk. So that was fun.
#37 I Get It’s A Nice Car, But Sheesh…
When I was a kid, maybe 12 years old, I was at a gas station with my mother.
At the pump behind ours was this rather nice-looking, oldish car. Needless to say, the old man who owned it was understandably very protective over it. When he came out of the convenience store, he started yelling at me about touching his car.
With my mother as my witness, I never came within ten feet of the vehicle, let alone touch it. I didn’t even sneeze in the general direction of it. We were both too confused to even react.
I still wonder what that guy saw because our gas pump was in front of his car, and not even next to it, ruling out any possibility that he saw me standing behind it.
#38 Leave Your Intolerance At The Door, Ma’am
I once said “Hola” to a regular customer whom I knew was bilingual. Before another word was spoken, this 60-year-old lady behind him pushed him aside got right in my face, asking to speak to my manager.
She then started ranting about how we’re in America and “jobless immigrants should speak English”! The whole time she was literally smacking stuff off of the shelves. It literally only ended when he calmly replied:
“Would you like me to call the police ma’am”? There was screaming, and she just left all her stuff behind, even her purse, and drove off. I never saw her again and apparently, her husband came by to grab her purse while apologizing profusely but I didn’t see that.
#39 Bad Time For A Breakdown, Bud
I was at a bar playing beer pong once when I spotted an SNL cast member.
I turned to the guy next to me and asked him, “Hey man, do you watch Saturday Night Li—” and before I could finish, he went into a raging rant about not watching that liberal stuff and hating anyonewho does.
#40 There’s So, So Much Wrong With This Situation
A friend of mine got seriously hurt off a 50-foot ski jump trying to avoid a six-year-old girl hanging out in the blind landing.
My friend was on the ground crying with his broken leg and ribs, yet the father of this girl had the audacity to go stand over him and start screaming at him about how he could’ve ended his daughter… The six-year-old was hanging out in a blind spot where professional athletes were training.
The mass of the park surrounded the guy quickly and told him they better never see him in a terrain park teaching his daughter how to ski on the landings of massive jumps. They proceeded to escort him and his daughter down the mountain.
The idiot almost got his daughter ended, then decided to come scream at an injured person who just hurt themselves to save his daughter’s life.
#41 Yeah, Well, I’m Not Your Daughter
It was my first day working retail at a store where the only customers were middle-aged middle-upper-class white women.
This one lady was buying a lot of clothes—I think like 25 items in total. There was a long line so I was folding her clothes very quickly. All of a sudden the woman put her hands over mine to stop me and goes, “THAT’S HOW YOU FOLD? IF YOU WERE MY DAUGHTER I WOULD BE SCREAMING AT YOU”.
I apologized and nervously laughed.
She MOCKED my laugh and then proceeded to empty the bag I had filled, and very dramatically showed me the “proper way to fold”. She left with no words; she just huffed off. From that day forth, my anxiety kicked into hyperdrive every time I had a shift thinking something like that was going to happen again.
#42 Honestly, This Is A Perfectly Reasonable Reaction
An old boss of mine couldn’t open his Kit-Kat wrapper and so he headbutted a wall in anger.
#43 Pick On Someone Your Own Size, Pal
At the gym, this guy was rotating between three machines. Two of them were side by side and the third was a good 30 feet across the room.
A single cycle took at least 20 minutes (I was eyeing one of his machines whilst I squatted). Finally, I had nothing else to use so I asked him if he was done. He looked up from his book (Tom Clancy) and said, “I’m using that, okay?
Wait your turn”.
Before I can even think to respond a huge dude asks him if he could work in. The guy immediately smiles and goes, “Oh sure thing my dude,” and the big guy gestures for me to use the machine I asked for and left.
The dude looked so angry. I kept thinking he would lean over and hit me with his book.
#44 As It Turns Out, Age Doesn’t Bring Wisdom
My grown cousin got angry at her five-year-old niece for liking unicorns because she liked them first.
#45 Bad Drivers Are The Worst
Literally anything with traffic. In many cities, honking is a signal to fight. My aunt had a guy get out of the car and start banging on her window because she passed him. I’ve had people throw their car in park because I honked after realizing they wouldn’t look up from their phone while sitting at a green light. Stop being a terrible person when someone calls you out for being a terrible driver.
#46 Popcorn Drama
I wouldn’t give him a free refill on his popcorn because we’d already closed the stand and thrown the last batch away.
The security guard had to intervene at one point because he thought the guy was actually going to hit me.
#47 Jalapeno Problems
One time, I had an employee insist on going to check for something in the back, despite the item being out on the shelf. I asked him where the jalapenos were. He walked me to where they were and as I was about to grab some, he said:
“Wait, we have some more in the back”. I told him he didn’t need to get more, but he seemed to get agitated by that and assured me that he didn’t mind.
When he went to get them, I grabbed what I needed off the shelf and continued on.
What a weird day that was. Anyway, the jalapeno poppers turned out alright.
#48 80 Cent Tantrum
I was getting a tire patch, which was free at the shop I go to. Another lady behind me in line flipped out because her oil change was a whopping 80 cents more than the last time she had been in.
She then insisted that since I wasn’t being charged, she shouldn’t be either, even though they were two very different services. They offered her an 80-cent discount to match her previous price because they did not want to argue with her over 80 cents. She took the discount but was ranting the entire time about preferential treatment.
#49 Those Aren’t Yours, Lady
A parent at my childcare center was angry that I wouldn’t let her take another child’s boots. She swore up and down that they were her son’s, even though they were too big for him and clearly labeled with someone else’s name.
I know my kids and their sibling’s names. We request first and last name labels on outerwear and the boots she was trying to take clearly had another student’s name on the inside tag.
I found her child’s boots for her and sent her off with them instead (same brand, no label).
#50 Don’t Blame The Worker
I’ve lost count of how many times someone has screamed in my face because I asked for an ID for a rated R movie.
I’ve also gotten heck for explaining to customers that we have reserved seating so they have to choose their seats when buying tickets.
#51 “I Can Get It For Cheaper At AutoZone”
Dealerships often see customers who try to haggle with the “I can get it for cheaper at AutoZone” tactic.
I don’t work the front counter all that often, but when I do, I always get the idiot who doesn’t know what model year he has and refuses to get me the VIN. My favorite, however, is the guy who can’t understand why the trim piece of his door panel isn’t offered separately or why it’s obsolete for his ’91 Probe.
#52 Undeserving Shotgun Rider
My father-in-law loses his mind when he can’t sit in the front seat.
Just to clarify: no, he’s not super tall—he’s 5’10” at most—and I don’t think motion sickness has ever been an issue.
#53 A Win-Win
My grandfather loves to sit in the back seat because it gives him an excuse to nap and not be a part of the conversation.
It’s a win-win because he’s super rude and we don’t want to listen to him either.
#54 Inconsiderate Diners
While working as an expediter in a pretty fancy restaurant, a customer had a pulmonary embolism.
The paramedics came to get the unfortunately deceased man into an ambulance.
I was one of the first people on the scene and started asking other customers to move to the bar area, informing them that their meals would be replaced and that they’d be re-seated in a different room.
One customer said: “Why should I move? I paid for my reservation for this seat”.
Another customer: “How long is this going to take? I’ve got stuff to do”.
I handed them their coats and told them to leave.
We were allowed to request someone to leave for behavior that prevented us from doing our jobs, without refund as well.
Like, forget those guys. A man died, on his anniversary, whilst at dinner with his wife.
I hope karma comes back for them.
#55 Kit Kat Headbanger
An old boss of mine couldn’t open his Kit Kat wrapper, so he headbutted a wall in anger.
This was in a large office.
The guy had real rage issues.
One time, I witnessed him screaming down the phone at someone because it was a wrong number… A wrong number that HE had actually dialed.