Whether it’s for a five-star restaurant or a fast-food chain, working a food service job is hard work. On top of the long hours and physically demanding work, customers can really add to the stress of these jobs. Customers aren’t always so bad, though. Their particular demands, requests, and food orders can become hilarious stories that employees remember for ages. Things that some customers ask for really run the gamut, and just remind us how unique everyone truly is from each other, and how rude some people are. We’ve put together some of the funniest, cringiest, and weirdest customer demands recounted by food service workers who have really seen it all.
One Shot, Seven Pumps, Please
How do you take your coffee? Having your coffee with cream, sugar, or just plain black are pretty common replies to that question. We all need a little boost to get us going in the morning, and caffeine is the way a lot of people get ready to face the day. It’s become a ritual that helps us start our mornings right.
This customer has a weirdly unique way of getting pumped up for his workday. He gets a shot of espresso, so far so good, but then asks for exactly seven pumps of orange flavoring syrup. You read that right: SEVEN. Orange pumps. We get if someone has a sweet tooth, but that’s absolutely too much of a good thing.