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8th Oct '16 2:51:04 PM Mdumas43073
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* ''Series/SesameStreet'' has a recurring series of {{Muppet}} sketches featuring Grover as a waiter or similar service employee, attempting to serve a fussy customer (portrayed by the ubiquitous "Fat Blue" Muppet, and unofficially known as Mr. Johnson, or [[Series/TheDailyShow Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele]]). The early skits played the trope straight, but as time went on the conflict began to center more around Grover's confusion or incompetence as opposed to the customer's unreasonableness.

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* ''Series/SesameStreet'' has a recurring series of {{Muppet}} sketches featuring Grover as a waiter or similar service employee, attempting to serve a fussy customer (portrayed by the ubiquitous "Fat Blue" Muppet, and unofficially known as Mr. Johnson, or [[Series/TheDailyShow [[Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele]]). The early skits played the trope straight, but as time went on the conflict began to center more around Grover's confusion or incompetence as opposed to the customer's unreasonableness.
7th Aug '16 3:17:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/AuctionKings'', some people bring in a piece, and then keep it in the auction when it appraises for far less than what they want. When the item sells for less than they wanted, they get pissed.


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* In ''Series/AuctionKings'', some people bring in a piece, and then keep it in the auction when it appraises for far less than what they want. When the item sells for less than they wanted, they get pissed.
31st Jul '16 12:02:47 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** The guy from "Pizza Delivery" comes to mind. He asks for a pizza delivery from a restaurant that doesn't deliver OR make pizzas and then berates [=SpongeBob=] to point of tears for forgetting a soda he didn't even order. Fortunately, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Squidward]] [[CrowningMomentofAwesome convinced the customer to take the pizza "on the house".]]

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** The guy from "Pizza Delivery" comes to mind. He asks for a pizza delivery from a restaurant that doesn't deliver OR make pizzas and then berates [=SpongeBob=] to point of tears for forgetting a soda he didn't even order. Fortunately, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Squidward]] [[CrowningMomentofAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome convinced the customer to take the pizza "on the house".]]
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.
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