Service Workers Are Sharing Their Worst Customer Stories On TikTok (7 Vids)

A lot of older people think that TikTok is just teens dancing in big suburban houses, but it’s actually so much more. Some TikToks are almost at the level of art, or at least short student films. One popular trend is letting people stretch their acting skills while also giving a lesson on how being a service worker in America absolutely sucks butt. 

These videos recount the strange true stories baristas and waiters or even retail workers have had behind the counter while working with customers. They’re all set to a very haunting song called  “Shimmering Waves” by Jordan Jessep, probably because these interactions have haunted the TikTokers ever since they had them. TikToker @stanzipotenza is a true master of the trend, for example in this one where she remembers how a woman lost it over a pink coffee cup.

@stanzipotenzaMam…. ##fyp ##foryoupage ##foryou ##Stitch ##barista @thecoldestwater ##thecoldestwater♬ 432 Hz – SUNRAE 🌞

First, the woman orders a small coffee for her husband then complains because he won’t drink out of a pink cup…

Then @stanzipotenza suggests she pour it into a large cup, but the woman is upset that it will be half full??

When it’s suggested she get charged for a large, she weeps:

I’m not sure if this lady actually cried or if that’s a dramatic reenactment, but I was truly moved. Moved to want to barf, because what kind of a man can’t handle drinking out of a pink cup? Is he a literal baby? But this is hardly the weirdest story.

There’s the person who thinks heating the milk until it evaporates stops lactose intolerance:

@kaliguhI don’t miss being a barista. ##baristaproblems ##barista ##specialtycoffee ##serviceindustry ##lgbtq♬ 432 Hz – SUNRAE 🌞


The person who comes to Starbucks just to refuse their drink order:

@erineecthrowback to when I worked at ##starbucks ##rip ##neveragain♬ 432 Hz – SUNRAE 🌞


The person who wants to take every drink:

@toast.jpgbeing a barista is Pain sometimes. ##fyp♬ 432 Hz – SUNRAE 🌞


The customer who doesn’t drink the coffee at all, unfortunately:

@kaliguhthis is real. ##barista ##baristaproblems ##service ##specialtycoffee ##enema ##lgbtq♬ 432 Hz – SUNRAE 🌞

The person who doesn’t really understand how prices work:

@yaboyzzzzz

the joys of working a minimum wage job #fyp

♬ morgen meditation – guidet meditation – Lisbett Wedendahl / LIFT YOUR MIND

The customer who fakes their dairy allergy: 

@ohjassy

customer interactions I don’t understand part one #barista #baristalife #celebrities #newyorkcity #customerservice #dairyqueen #dairyfree

♬ morgen meditation – guidet meditation – Lisbett Wedendahl / LIFT YOUR MIND

The person walking over the clean floor, and making this face:

https://www.tiktok.com/@leyahroses/video/6872865418873244933

 

Which of these horrible customers are you?

H/T Insider

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