Remember that scene (or scenes) from When Harry Met Sally when she orders her food and it’s like, incredibly specific and takes her two or three minutes to finish? And the waitress is like…sure, lady.
If you’ve spent any time at all working in food service, you’ve had customers just like that – so many, in fact, that it would take a lot to leave one sticking out in your mind.
Which is why you’re going to want to read about these 23 orderers so memorable their servers will never forget them.
23. When you actually ask your server to spit in your food.
There’s something really creepy about this.
22. You can…you can put that in coffee?
I don’t think I want to try it.
21. When you really just want to drink sugar.
With a small shot of caffeine.
While working at Dunkin:
Large coffee with 15 creams and fifteen sugars.
They specified they wanted the liquid, pure corn syrup sugar too.
The cup was about 2/3 full before putting a drop of coffee in.
Thinking about it still makes my stomach turn.
— Spud🥔Boy (@JockoPotato) January 16, 2020
20. I don’t think she knew what that meant.
Also, she can have salt.
19. She won’t hold you accountable.
Though this is a crime against burgers.
18. Seems likely.
Also, how do you land on 23 exactly?
I made a venti green iced tea with 23 stevias and 1/3 of the cup was a thick sludge
My man was like thanks bro this is perfect and left to go commit serial murder probably
— yo shut up (@DeathToCameron) January 17, 2020
17. That person had to be starving.
I feel sorry for her, to be honest.
16. I definitely just threw up in my mouth.
I’m from the Midwest and still no.
15. Not all dudes love hops.
Pass it on.
A guy came in every Saturday and wanted a lager top (beer with a bit of lemonade on top) but to protect his masculinity he would order a beer out loud and then do this elaborate signal indicating a squirt of the soda premix. Men are screwed up.
— Bruce Asbestos (@BruceAsbestos) January 17, 2020
14. Sounds like my grandma.
She’s not supposed to have coffee, but she misses the taste.
a sweet old man that would ask you to fill a mug with some coffee, dump it out, and then fill it with hot water so it just very faintly tasted like coffee… never charged him for it
— bk (@brookelaughing) January 17, 2020
13. I guess you can have too much of a good thing.
Even Ben & Jerry’s.
I owned a Ben and Jerry’s where we made the Vermonster with 20 scoops of ice cream and like 20 scoops of toppings. I. Have. Seen. Some. Shit.
— Maya (@MayaFlinn) January 16, 2020
12. Do they think servers are magicians?
That would be cool, but unlikely.
I once was a waitress at a pretty fancy restaurant frequented by celebrities and those rich influencers. The things they ordered smh. From fat free water to caviar “but please make it not taste like fish”, I had to refrain from laughing out loud so many times
— Anna (@Annie17694) January 16, 2020
11. Sometimes you just want to ask.
But you know no good can come of the answer.
Someone I know once served someone who wanted a ‘pizza funghi’ (just mushroom pizza) ‘without the mushrooms’. My friend replied ‘so a Margherita?’, but the person INSISTED on ordering – and paying extra for – a no-mushroom, mushroom pizza.
— Robynne 🔛 Patreon 🐉 (@RobyLou_) January 16, 2020
10. He couldn’t have drank it…
It would have been like, half spit.
Remember when we sold those huge Starbucks cups/planters? A customer had a free drink (mobile order) and asked for a java chip with 100 shots, 100 frapp pumps, one hundred pumps of everything in this cup. it took 30 minutes. On thanksgiving. During peak. pic.twitter.com/NoJM3BZ4qm
— kalena 🌑 (@kalena_bella) January 17, 2020
9. The. Whole. Bottle.
I love mayo, but this is…excessive.
when i worked at subway a woman asked for only mayonnaise on white bread. doesnt sound too weird right? except she had me put nearly the entire bottle of mayo on it and at first i thought she was just fucking w me but she sat down after the transaction and just.. ate it.
— ren 🗡 (@honeystixxs) January 17, 2020
8. The husband was the hero of the day.
Just saying what the server was dying to blurt.
7. This made me gag.
The Sweet & Lows after a mountain of sugar lol.
i had three minutes left in my shift when i had to make this MONSTROSITY for some girl in fifth grade, i was so PISSED pic.twitter.com/58bmAJ9LZe
— jeremiah (@TheRealMu) January 16, 2020
6. I guess that makes sense.
It’s still pretty gross, though.
When I worked in a gelato shop a woman came in and ordered a lemon sorbet milkshake. I tried to explain to her the sorbet was non-dairy and she may not like it, and offered to let her taste it first. She explained she knew exactly what she asked for, she was just pregnant.
— ZojoJojo (@ZojoJojo) January 16, 2020
5. I bet she wasn’t impressed.
I would have grabbed that shizz!
A guy trying to impress his date ordered a very expensive bottle of wine. I opened it and poured and he told me it was no good because there were bubbles in it. The wait staff drank it with lunch.
— Dawn (@Dawndsweet1) January 16, 2020
4. Every Japanese ancestor is enraged.
So am I, as someone who likes sushi.
3. When you think they’re just messing with you.
But they’re definitely not.
Applebees – Dude asked me to boil his Dr. Pepper in the microwave till it boiled.
— 𝙺𝚒𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚗🖤 (@_kierstinnichol) January 17, 2020
2. What did I just read.
That doesn’t even sound possible.
Frappuccino with a double smoked bacon sandwich blended in
— Newsom Acolyte Dragon (@DisneyDragon) January 16, 2020
1. Someone hurt this person.
Very, very badly. Blasphemy!
I never wrote down orders, but every once in a while, someone like this would just keep talking, and I had to get out my pen.
If you’ve spent time in food service and can remember a customer like this, tell us about their order in the comments!