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    For all who sell to the public, or deal with them in any way ! do you find as I do that this time of year brings out the NUTTERS!!!!
    So far this month, weve had one lady who bought quite a lot of gemstones from us, but after paying anounced that she would not be spending any more money with us as our shop assistant Sam had made her feel like a shop lifter! Sam had said to her "if you need any help, give me a shout" that was it!!!
    I had a guy walk up to me the other day and ask "are you a christian" to which I answered "no why do you ask"
    He said "cos christians help eachother, and Im an alcoholic chistian" then he picked up a tray of silver pendants and shoved them into his coat!
    He was most upset when I recovered the tray and used his scarfe to escort him from the stall. Then he told me he was an ex boxer and I could have the first punch before he flattened me!! by this time Moira, the lady from the next stall was whispering in my ear "dont hit him Dave the cctv pointing this way" he was there for a good 5 mins complaining about my unchristian attitude and telling me how many of my bones he was going to break! before the market security came and draged him away.
    and those are just the worst ones, there seems to be a glut of them at this time of year, or do we just notice them more cos its quiet?

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    • #3
      How glad I am that I am in the East Midlands - all our customers are lovely.

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      • #4
        Lol!! Wish I could have been there to see you 'removing' him from your shop, he he!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by urbtaf View Post
          He said "cos christians help eachother, and Im an alcoholic chistian" then he picked up a tray of silver pendants and shoved them into his coat!


          I definitely do not miss having to deal with the general public.

          One of the worst ones I remember was when one of my colleagues had been on the phone for a considerable amount of time helping an old lady who was very upset as her husband had just died and a customer stepped out of the queue and put his fingers down on the buttons of the phone, cutting the phone call dead and said to my colleague "NOW can you serve me!!!!"
          I tell you if it had been me, I'd have been sorely tempted to rap his knuckles with the phone

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          • #6
            Hehe...this is a good thread At one fo my first craft fairs a lady was looking at my one of my black and white mirrors for ages - she had me holding it up and came back several times, then announced that she would of bought it had it not had black in it!?????

            At the same craft fair the stall next to me sold lovely hand made cards and jewellery. A couple came over, droped cake all over the jewellery, picked up pretty much every item on there and then just walked off. Then they came back, did the same thing and then left the craft fair, without buying anything from the stall dispite distroying it!!!
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            • #7
              We had about 6 inches of snow on Thursday, it took me an hour to walk to work and one of my girls half an hour. We decided to close the salon and began ringing all the clients to tell them not to come in. We had one 75 yr old lady say 'WHAT you're closed all day!!!', another of a similar age say 'I'm still coming' to which we replied 'no-one will be here, we are leaving now' and another lady said 'I'll come now!!', errr actually no you wont!! They sit there in their jim jams thinking 'isn't it pretty' and have no idea what the roads and paths are like and the fact that I am making this decision for the sake of my staff and themselves!! Selina

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              • #8
                we must get the oddball customers in the summer over here. i was doing a big show at the local national trust property with my friend when i was approched by 2 ladies who were looking at my knitted bags and asked the usual questions about the type of wool and the size of needles and generally just passing the time of day and then one asked if i told her where i bought my handles she would buy the bag!!! and when i told her that i didn't give out that sort of information at a show they threw the bag down and stormed off. but about an hour later while i was on a break my friend had them ask the same questions and wanted to know if, as i wasn't there, would she let them count the number of stitched and the like as they wanted to make them to sell to make money for their church..... thankfully my friend and i are very protective of your designs and she told them they would have to speak to me they left in a huff muttering about the rude young people
                while i knit i think

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                • #9
                  My poor husband has just witnessed another nutter in action.

                  He's just been to the chemist and was stood behind a little old guy who had been given 2 prescriptions by his doctor - one with todays date and another one post-dated for next week. He was livid that he couldn't collect his tablets on the post-dated one. The assistant behind the counter explained that the tablets he'd been prescribed were restricted by law and they could only dispense one week's supply. He thought it was stupid that he'd have to come down again next week when he was here now so he wanted them now. Eventually the chemist came out and tried to explain to him that they would be breaking the law if they dispensed a post-dated prescription and that even if he went back to his doc and asked him the change the date, the doc wouldn't be able to do this as they are only allowed to give out one weeks supply of the tablets he needed. The chemist then offered to have the tablets delivered to his door the following week by the free delivery service they provide but the man "might not want strangers coming to my door! I'll come back next week!"

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                  • #10
                    HAHAHAHA!! Excellent thread!! I work in a cafe / restaurant so get loads of weirdo's coming in!!! The worst one was a few weeks ago though...I used to work in a restaurant in the city centre and a guy used to come in 2-3 times a week and would only talk to / get served by the blonde female workers (unfortunately I was one of them) He mumbled most of the time so I just smiled and nodded when he spoke to me, UNTIL the day he went "so you will go out to dinner with me?" I was like I avoided him after this...
                    Anyway, this was all a few years ago and I forgot all about him, but a few weeks ago he started coming into my current place of work (about 1.5 miles from the city centre) I thought he didnt recognise me or anything and just avoided serving him. BUT one day he opened the door and said very loudly "happy new year Freja!!" I nearly died!! Luckily I was having a meeting with someone at the time so he didnt stay long but told me he would come back later....I bloody hope not!!!!!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by auntynet View Post
                      My poor husband has just witnessed another nutter in action.

                      He's just been to the chemist and was stood behind a little old guy who had been given 2 prescriptions by his doctor - one with todays date and another one post-dated for next week. He was livid that he couldn't collect his tablets on the post-dated one. The assistant behind the counter explained that the tablets he'd been prescribed were restricted by law and they could only dispense one week's supply. He thought it was stupid that he'd have to come down again next week when he was here now so he wanted them now. Eventually the chemist came out and tried to explain to him that they would be breaking the law if they dispensed a post-dated prescription and that even if he went back to his doc and asked him the change the date, the doc wouldn't be able to do this as they are only allowed to give out one weeks supply of the tablets he needed. The chemist then offered to have the tablets delivered to his door the following week by the free delivery service they provide but the man "might not want strangers coming to my door! I'll come back next week!"


                      Did that man suddenly move to Clacton???? as the same thing happened in front of me, almost word for word!!!! how strange is that
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                      • #12
                        Not strange at all Diane, its this time of year all the fruitcakes come out to play


                        In no way do I mean any offence to the Fruitcakes on the forum we are a different class of fruitcake altogether

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Freja:) View Post
                          HAHAHAHA!! Excellent thread!! I work in a cafe / restaurant so get loads of weirdo's coming in!!! The worst one was a few weeks ago though...I used to work in a restaurant in the city centre and a guy used to come in 2-3 times a week and would only talk to / get served by the blonde female workers (unfortunately I was one of them) He mumbled most of the time so I just smiled and nodded when he spoke to me, UNTIL the day he went "so you will go out to dinner with me?" I was like I avoided him after this...
                          Anyway, this was all a few years ago and I forgot all about him, but a few weeks ago he started coming into my current place of work (about 1.5 miles from the city centre) I thought he didnt recognise me or anything and just avoided serving him. BUT one day he opened the door and said very loudly "happy new year Freja!!" I nearly died!! Luckily I was having a meeting with someone at the time so he didnt stay long but told me he would come back later....I bloody hope not!!!!!
                          Freja xx
                          good luch to you Freja! i read somewhere that they are called CFH-customers from Hell! i hope you are able to save yourself from this CFH

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                          • #14
                            Well I think my fruitcake was a little more sinister. I had a text messaged late one night from someone inquiring about my jewellery. I called them the next day when I got a second text. It sounded like a frail old lady and she asked for a home consultation. At the end of our conversation she requested that I took my shoes off before going into her house as she didnt like people wearing shoes on her carpet. This didnt worry me as my own mum can be quite particular about certain stuff. It were the texts that followed that increasingly became more disturbing. At first I thought she is a lonely old soul looking to make a friend but I ddint want to encourage that, so I didnt respond. Then there was another text to do with feet then a few requests for me to call her to sort things out and finally a text to do with feet and stockings. Needless to say that was the text that cause me to cancel the appointment. I dont want to go into too much detail as I havent decided whether I want to take this to the police or just forget about it. I dont know if it was an old woman or a man putting on a voice. But I still feel really sick to my stomach that this Saturday I would have been in that persons house.
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                            • #15
                              That is scarry!!!

                              Best forgotten.

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