The 19 Most Bizarre Customer Complaints

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When you work in an industry that requires dealing with customers, you’re bound to have some horror stories. People are just stupid a** holes, and so it’s inevitable that you are going to want to put some mofos in a choke hold.

But besides being complete pieces of sh*t, you also get some of the dumbest people alive. The kind of people that are super weird, and just say stupid AF things. You know the scenario. They say something, you stare at them deadpanned, and then you laugh about them when they leave and talk a lot of sh*t with your coworkers.

Even if the situation sucks, it makes for a great story, as shown by these 19 workers. They dealt with some of the most bizarre customers and these super awkward encounters definitely made for great stories. Have you dealt with anyone this dumb or strange? Let us know PLS.

These 19 workers experienced the most bizarre customer complaints:


Worked for Family Dollar. A older woman would call at least once a week for a month to complain to my manager that I was a witch who put a curse on the toaster she bought and she wanted me fired.


Worked in a Deli. Was serving this older man (in his 60’s or 70’s?) when all of a sudden he started shaking his head and getting very angry. He started shouting “WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?” and scared the crap out of me. When I asked what was wrong he said, and I’m not kidding, “YOU CAN’T SERVE ME! YOU’RE LEFT HANDED. I THOUGHT WE GOT RID OF THEM LONG AGO”. Glad to say he was shortly escorted out of the store by the center security.


When I worked at a super fancy/expensive steak restaurant, this customer wanted his steak med-rare butterflied which means that it’ll take a shorter time to cook on the grill and faster to your table. Anyways, once his steak got to his table he was genuinely confused because his steak didn’t “look anything like an actual butterfly”. He wasn’t mad but more confused and he did complain.


Worked at a call center many moons ago. Customer called in and couldn’t find the second page of his credit card bill. Before I could say anything, he went on a rant about how he hadn’t gotten the second page for months. When he stopped to take a breath I told him to turn the statement over. He hung up.

Written by Alex Cogen

Alex is a New Yorker currently living in Austin. She loves cats, grass, and latex but unfortunately is allergic to all 3. She makes mom and dad jokes more than she cares to admit (jk she'll admit it loud and proud). She isn't as funny as she thinks she is. She is the founder of