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7th Jul '16 8:30:39 PM thatother1dude
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* InvertedTrope on ''Film/RoadTrip''. What Kyle asks for (to have some sugar removed from his toast on a roadside diner) is not unreasonable, and he does so meekly. [[{{DisproportionateRetribution}} What the cook does to Kyle's toast in retaliation]] [[{{Squick}} is pretty disgusting to behold]].

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* InvertedTrope on ''Film/RoadTrip''. What Kyle asks for (to have some sugar removed from his toast on a roadside diner) is not unreasonable, and he does so meekly. [[{{DisproportionateRetribution}} What the cook does to Kyle's toast in retaliation]] [[{{Squick}} [[RevengeIsADishBestServed is pretty disgusting to behold]].
22nd Feb '16 3:24:18 PM Mdumas43073
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* In ''Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre'', the characters are discussing what they'll do once they strike it rich, and Fred C. Dobbs alludes to this (establishing early on what a {{Jerkass}} the character is).

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* In ''Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre'', the characters are discussing what they'll do once they strike it rich, and Fred C. Dobbs alludes to this (establishing (helping to establish early on what a {{Jerkass}} the character is).
22nd Feb '16 3:19:14 PM Mdumas43073
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The picky type will make [[OvercomplicatedMenuOrder excessively long or complicated orders]], and they will send the food back repeatedly if it is not made to their overly-precise specifications. The bossy type may not make overly complicated orders, but if any tiny little thing is wrong (in their view), they will take it out on the poor employee who has the unenviable job of waiting on them. And the fraudulent type order a meal, eat half of it, and then use some pretense to demand a second dish and/or a refund -- and they will chew out the waitstaff if they don't get it.

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There are various subtypes. The picky type will make [[OvercomplicatedMenuOrder excessively long or complicated orders]], and they will send the food back repeatedly if it is not made to their overly-precise specifications. The bossy type may not make overly complicated orders, but if any tiny little thing is wrong (in their view), they will take it out on the poor employee who has the unenviable job of waiting on them. And the fraudulent type order a meal, eat half of it, and then use some pretense to demand a second dish and/or a refund -- and they will chew out the waitstaff if they don't get it.
22nd Feb '16 3:17:52 PM Mdumas43073
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Particularly notorious in restaurants, but really can pop up in any kind of sales or service establishment. This is the customer who ''expects'' that the customer is always right to the point that it reaches the extreme of "everyone on staff must be wrong."

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Particularly notorious in restaurants, but really can pop up in any kind of sales or service establishment. This is the customer who ''expects'' that the customer is always right right, to the point that where it reaches the extreme of "everyone on staff must be wrong."
17th Feb '16 12:05:39 PM Mdumas43073
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Particularly notorious in restaurants, but really can pop up in any kind of sales establishment. This is the customer who ''expects'' that the customer is always right to the point that it reaches the extreme of "everyone on staff must be wrong."

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Particularly notorious in restaurants, but really can pop up in any kind of sales or service establishment. This is the customer who ''expects'' that the customer is always right to the point that it reaches the extreme of "everyone on staff must be wrong."
31st Jan '16 7:58:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the movie ''{{Waiting}}'', the staff does some nasty things to the food of a woman who endlessly complains about small flaws. Never piss off the people that handle your food.

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* In the movie ''{{Waiting}}'', ''Film/{{Waiting}}'', the staff does some nasty things to the food of a woman who endlessly complains about small flaws. Never piss off the people that handle your food.



* At the beginning of ''VictorVictoria'', Victoria attempts the fraudulent variation while dining with Carroll, slipping a cockroach into her salad. The restaurant owner tells her that [[GenreSavvy two other customers have attempted the same ruse]] and it's not going to work, but then the cockroach climbs up the leg of another diner, and during the resulting melee they're able to escape.

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* At the beginning of ''VictorVictoria'', ''Film/VictorVictoria'', Victoria attempts the fraudulent variation while dining with Carroll, slipping a cockroach into her salad. The restaurant owner tells her that [[GenreSavvy two other customers have attempted the same ruse]] and it's not going to work, but then the cockroach climbs up the leg of another diner, and during the resulting melee they're able to escape.
3rd Jan '16 8:27:38 AM eroock
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Not to be confused with the FireBreathingDiner, who may have every reason to complain (after he gets a drink of water). The UnsatisfiableCustomer is usually not NiceToTheWaiter.

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Not to be confused with the FireBreathingDiner, who may have every reason to complain (after he gets a drink of water). The UnsatisfiableCustomer Unsatisfiable Customer is usually not NiceToTheWaiter.
1st Jan '16 12:44:23 PM Mdumas43073
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** A popular [[{{Fanon}} fan theory]] is that Grover's employing ObfuscatingStupidity in the later skits, as a passive-aggressive way to get back at Mr. Johnson for treating him so badly in the first place. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpeEMxOOmAE One skit]] depicting Grover working at a fried chicken restaurant has a sign on the wall depicting him as Employee Of The Month, despite his needing Mr. Johnson to explain the difference between "empty" and "full" buckets of chicken.

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** A popular [[{{Fanon}} fan theory]] is that Grover's employing ObfuscatingStupidity in the later skits, as a passive-aggressive way to get back at Mr. Johnson for treating him so badly in the first place. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpeEMxOOmAE One skit]] depicting Grover working at a fried chicken restaurant has a sign on the wall depicting declaring him as Employee Of The Month, despite his needing Mr. Johnson to explain the difference between "empty" and "full" buckets of chicken.
19th Aug '15 11:22:03 AM KingLyger
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* Website/ActsOfGord depicts a lot of such situations. The actual site is at [[http://www.actsofgord.com/ www.actsofgord.com]]
* Website/NotAlwaysRight is all about this trope. The actual site is at [[http://notalwaysright.com/ notalwaysright.com/]]

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* Website/ActsOfGord depicts is a lot collection of such situations. tales from a video game store owner in Canada, who has to deal with quite a few of these. Unusually for this type of blog, store owner "[[AGodAmI The actual site Gord]]" is at [[http://www.actsofgord.com/ www.actsofgord.com]]
a DeadpanSnarker to all of his unpleasant or irate customers. The most common response The Gord gives tends to be calling the bluff of the customer who is threatening him with violence and/or legal action.
* Website/NotAlwaysRight is all about this trope. The actual site is at [[http://notalwaysright.com/ notalwaysright.com/]]A massive collection of retail horror stories, ranging from the humorous to the nightmarish, with almost all of the stories relating to a customer who simply won't be satisfied.
9th Aug '15 5:03:40 AM Geoduck
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* ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' re-used a gag at least twice involving a character going into a Burger King and demanding a Whopper with no bun, and upon finally being given one, further demanding a milkshake with no cup.
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