For anyone who has worked in retail, hospitality, or other customer-facing jobs, it is no shock to hear that the general public can sometimes be a nightmare to deal with.
Nature World Today has picked out some of the worst of these instances from around the world, where a disgruntled employee has taken a photo of the incident and shared it for the world to see online.
For instance, one very cheeky customer asked a grocer if they could return an overripe mango, after it had been cut in half and partly sliced – and then put back together with sticky tape.
A customer assistant in a clothing shop, which also sells underwear and lingerie, went to clear out the changing rooms to find a well-worn bra, which the store doesn’t even stock, only to realise a customer had swapped her old underwear for the brand new one.
In the US in particular, it is good etiquette to leave a tip for the server after they have provided you with the service for your meal.
But some immature customers decided they wanted to make a joke of the situation, and super hard for the server to get their tip back, by putting notes into a glass full of ice water, surrounding the faced-down glass with ketchup.
Here, FEMAIL picks some of the most shocking things customer-facing workers have faced in their day-to-day jobs…
One very cheeky customer asked a grocer if they could return an overripe mango, after it had been cut in half and partly sliced – and then put back together with sticky tape
A bra-ss neck! A customer assistant went to clear out the changing rooms to find a well-worn bra, after a shopper pilfered the one on sale and left her own behind
It’s good manners and good practice to clean up after you’ve eaten, whether that’s out at a restaurant or at home on your own dining table, but this fast food worker in the US was faced with a disgusting pile of tissue covered in fizzy drink that went all over the floor too
In the US in particular, it is good etiquette to leave a tip for the server after they have provided you with the service for your meal. But some immature customers decided they wanted to make a joke of the situation, and super hard for the server to get their tip back, by putting notes into a glass full of ice water, surrounding the faced-down glass with ketchup
Demands for those in customer service aren’t too much of a surprise, as they are expected to go above and beyond for those they are helping. But one woman, Isabel Zawtun, from Toronto, Canada, who worked in retail, was asked by a customer to pick her up from her Botox appointment so she can shop in the mall
Taking the p***! Anyone would be shocked to walk down the kitchen utensils aisle of a shop, like this one in the US, to see and smell urine in a glass jug
This restaurant manager was faced with a pie-loving customer, who was so unsatisfied with his pie from another restaurant, that he demanded a replacement – despite the fact that the companies have nothing to do with each other
What is a ‘real job’, to this customer?! This waiter called Breanna in California couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw the customer only gave a $1.33 tip on a $133.54 bill – only to be given career advice and told their job isn’t a real one
Busy retail periods can cause absolute mayhem for employees of the shops, especially clothing and shoe shops like this one during sales – customers can be scavengers when it comes to finding the best deal. But causing a mess like this is crazy
When this waiter in the US opened up a $100 bill after the customers on their table had already left, they realise they had been duped – and opened up a ‘Get Paid Daily’ leaflet that was in the same colours as the US currency
This woman, as someone owning a restaurant, would have experienced some pretty bad hospitality stories – but this takes the cake. The Australian was faced with a man who believed he didn’t need to pay because of ‘religious grounds’…
After being faced with this sign and a lock on the doors of shelves stocked with ice cream, this customer went to ask staff members why she can’t grab an ice cream to buy for herself – only to be told that the freezer had to be locked because people lick the desserts and put it back on the shelves
This waitress from Iowa, called Taelor, was shocked to find her customer gave no tip – but not just because they didn’t like the service, but because the server didn’t look ‘normal’ enough to them
We can all get a bit indecisive when it comes to a weekly shop, as it’s easy to pick up things you don’t really need. But misplacing frozen chicken on an aisle full of cakes, like this employee in the US found in the, is pretty disgusting