People can be assholes at restaurants, expecting to be treated like kings on their nights out. Patient, saintly waiters and waitresses shared their stories on Reddit of the absolute worst customers they had to serve, who are even worse than the average hungry person.

They deserve all of the tips.

1. MerelyOblivious had an extremely oblivious customer.

I used to work at TGIF as a bus boy and there was this huge group of about 20 people. At the end of their meal, they received the bill. Everyone put in money for what they ordered. They sat there for a while doing the math and finally figured it out. They call their waitress over and say "We ain't order no gratuity. Show me gratuity on this table." They continued to try and argue and made the waitress cry. Manager had to be called in to explain what gratuity was.


2. Swift_Bass learned to speak "old bitch."

A lady and her husband came in and before sitting down told us that she was deathly allergic to white wine saying, verbatim, "If you feed me white wine I will die." So I run around double and triple checking recipes and ingredients and making sure the kitchen is ready so when she orders I know her food will be safe. Her husband orders the special and I make sure to tell her not to eat any of his meal as it is dressed with a beurre blanc made with white wine and I'd like her to survive her dining experience. Well I bring out their food and the first thing she does is scoop a big ol' forkful of hubby's special and I cry out in dismay as she shoves in her dumb fucking mouth and says while chewing, "oh, one bite won't hurt." She also single handedly weeded every server on the floor by forcing them into inane, inappropriate conversations while they were trying to take care of their busy sections, AND cornered another guest in the tiny corridor leading to the bathrooms to tell him, aggressively, he was being to loud.

TL;DR - "I'm deathly allergic to X" == "I don't really like X" in old bitch, and busy servers don't give a shit about your week.


3. You gotta hand it to niftyfat for surviving this monster.

Worked as a bar back. I accidentally dropped a fork on a very drunk dude's foot, who got angry and shook his head and grumbled about it, shocking I know. Bits of food fell on the ground as well, so I grabbed a towel to clean it up. I look the man in the eye to let him now im on the floor cleaning next to him. He then proceeds to stand up and step on my hand as he walks to the bathroom. It hurt like a bitch, and I yelled out in pain. He didn't acknowledge it at all but chuckled as he walked away. Sadly there wasn't much I could do, I just got angry and walked to the back to calm down.


4. Br1lliantJim: Portrait of the Sandwich Artist as a Young Man.

I used to work at Subway. There was one legendary customer that we only refer to as "Crazy Bacon Lady."

She was an older woman. She came in and asked how much a 6" BLT was. We told her it was 3.50 plus tax. She then proceeded to yell at us saying it was $2 when she came in yesterday (hint, she didn't come in yesterday. In fact this was the first time she had even been in our store. Plus the fact that the BLT was never at any point $2 in the 3 years I had worked there). She barks out her order the whole way up the line saying such gems as:

"I am a good Christian woman, I don't deserve to be treated this way"

"For 3.50 that bacon better be fresh!"

"The service here is terrible! I'M NEVER COMING BACK, YOU HEAR ME!"

And the best one of them all, when she gets to my co-worker who is manning the cash register and he tells her the total of 3.68 (tax and all) she says:

"You people are workers of the DEVIL!"

She plops down exact change, snatches up her bag, and storms out the door.

Whenever I see my old co-workers, we still have a good laugh about it.


5. RRRockets might have a summons coming.

Was a waiter for 5 years and the oddest was a guy with dried blood on his shirt and hands.

Ordered a coffee but only wanted it halfway filled. Only words he spoke to me.

Stayed for less than 5 minutes, paid with change, and was out the door before I even processed what was happening.

I still think about him from time to time and wonder if I was a part of an alibi or someone who'd just seen some shit and was in shock.


6. BloodyPenny gets pissed off as the chair gets pissed on.

I worked at Friendly's when I was 16. First serving job. One day, I'm sat a 10 top, two of which were counselors, the rest were special needs adults. As soon as I introduce myself the to table, one of the counselors cuts me off and says, "They all want Cokes. Bring them an extra cup with ice so we can pour in a little at a time." No problem. Come out with 8 Cokes and 8 glasses of ice. One of the clients gets excited and grabs my arm, causing me to spill the drinks on the floor. All of the clients at the table start laughing and the counselor tells me I need to "be more careful." After I clean everything up, I get the food order (lots of dietary restrictions.) As I start running the food out, the SAME CLIENT GOES FOR MY ARM AGAIN. I am able to avoid his grasp, but the counselor hisses "Watch yourself" like I had done something wrong. The table eats and gets ready to leave. The counselor leaves me a 72 cent tip on an $80 bill. On the way out the door, she grabs my arm and says, "Someone pissed the seat. Wear gloves when you clean it up." I worked at several restaurants since then over the last 10 years, but this is still my worst experience.

Bayerischer Rundfunk vintage retro beer service GIF

7. Tomato, tomahto, Hunny_Bunny20.

I had a guy yell at me, my cashier and my manager because there was a slice of tomato on his burger. He didn't want tomato and said he didn't ask for tomato on it. It comes with tomato. He said it was our fault that we didn't tell him that there is tomato in it. It's literally in the picture on the menu and in the description on the menu. He also never specifically said he didn't want tomato when ordering. He wanted a full refund when my manager had offered to give him a new one which will take our cook 2-3 minutes, we were going to give him the next patties that were ready. He didn't want that just the refund then told us how we ruined his lunch and wasted all his lunch break and now has to waste more time somewhere else to get lunch. He just had to wait 2 minutes. Asshole.


8. Dinosauruswrex has a master list.

In 7 years of experience:

1) Had a homeless guy washing his tennisballs in our restroom sink.

2) Had an escaped patient from a mental institution come in dropping numerous F bombs telling us he's the son of God and that we're going to hell. Dressed in all black.

3) Served a guy that kept coming in a lot in a short time. Turns out he had murdered a girl and dumped her near the river out back.

4) Had someone come in one time screaming that a truck was on fire, the customer who it belonged to said "that's why I have insurance" and calmly strolled outside at an oddly slow pace while everyone and their mother moved their vehicle.

5) Guy told me our gumbo "tastes like bleach" but ate most of it and wanted his money back. Told him he'd have better taste buds if he didn't kill them with bleach.

6) Had a guy send his plate back because his food was nice and hot but his physical plate was cold svc bringing down the temperature of his food too much.

7) Had a guy throw his plate back onto my tray effectively getting his food all over me because it wasn't hot enough. Owner of the place nuked it for 6 minutes and sent me back out with it. Old man couldn't touch it until everyone else at the table was done.