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Restaurant Workers Are Sharing The Weirdest Customer Order They've Ever Taken, And I'm Shaking My Head

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Everyone knows that picky eater — you know, the person who can't order a meal at a restaurant without basically changing the whole dish. So redditor u/evil_snow_queen asked: "Waiters of Reddit, what's the most ridiculous order someone's placed and how did you deal with it?"

Here are some of the responses:

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1. "I worked at a national pizza chain for a while as a manager. We used to get this guy who would order all the time. He was lactose intolerant so couldn't have cheese, and he had severe heartburn when he ate red sauce. He would order an XL Supreme with no sauce and no cheese."

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"I told the guy if I did that, the toppings would just fly all over the box but he didn't care. We ended up just baking the dough separate from the toppings and put the toppings in a small wing box on the side for him. Guy said no other pizza place would do that for him and he turned out to be a great repeat customer who always tipped well." u/Aeorik

2. "I had a woman ask me to microwave a milkshake she ordered. She claimed she was allergic to cold things."

u/motivation150

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3. "I used to work at Whole Foods as a juicer and this one guy would come in every day and order 12 ounces of garlic juice to go (which is like 20 dollars, BTW)."

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"After a couple weeks of seeing him order the same thing, I asked him to drink it in front of me because I didn't believe it was humanly possible to ingest that much garlic. He downed it all in front of me." u/he_shootin

4. "After 9 p.m., we have all-you-can-eat pancakes, and some dude ate 17 pancakes."

u/Him251

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5. At McDonald's, I watched someone order a Reese's McFlurry with extra bacon. They whipped the bacon right into the dessert."

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6. "I had a customer tell me it was impossible to make the dish too spicy. When I told the cooks, they took it as a personal challenge."

"I don't remember what they put in it, but I do know that someone ran to a grocery store for another ingredient. It was literally the spiciest thing I have ever smelled. Just being an arm's length away from it for 30 seconds while I delivered it had me coughing and tears steaming down my face. But...she ate everything. She ate every single bite and then scraped up the remaining sauce and ate that too." u/hipster_jesus_91

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7. "Pickle pizza. Yes, dill pickles on pizza. Blew my mind. It was cubed pickles, not wedges or the rounds you'd use on a sandwich. I tried it later that day. Surprisingly delicious."

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8. "I worked in fine dining for a while. I had one lady order crème brûlée French toast with a Froot Loops crust and a bottle of champagne with two carafes of orange juice."

"We made it. Actually we made a whole batch and the workers ate it. It was actually really good." u/deleted

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9. "Customer: 'I'll have a cold grilled cheese please.' Me: 'So...uncooked?' Customer: 'No, cook it. Just serve it cold.'"

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10. "Barista here. I think my favorite order was a lady who wanted a latte with half nonfat milk and half soy, a triple shot with one regular shot, one decaf shot, and one half-caffeine shot."

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"She wanted it heated to a specific temperature, double-cupped, one Splenda and one Equal stirred into the shots. The works, basically." u/m0untaingoat

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11. "Had this skinny guy order two full lobster plates and a rib eye steak. I just sat back and watched him dominate it all."

u/ObliviousIrrelevance

12. "I had a customer send back well-done prime rib three times because it wasn't "well-done" enough. The cooks said "fuck it" the fourth time and dropped it in the deep fryer for at least five minutes. Then the customer asked for a side of ketchup."

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13. "I once had a guy place his order and ask for 'one of those spaghetti appetizers.' I had been working there for a couple months and we had no pasta dishes whatsoever on the menu. He insisted that he eats here all the time and he always gets the spaghetti appetizer."

"Eventually, he gets up from his table, storms over to another one, and points at what he wants on another diner's table. He was pointing at their coleslaw. And yes, as far as he was concerned, I was still the asshole for not knowing what he was talking about." u/dudervoog

14. "I had a woman call me back to the table because I didnt place her nachos close enough to her. She asked me to push them closer to her."

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15. "Had a lady order our filet mignon. When it was brought out to her, she said with disgust that she had ordered the filet, not a steak. She proceeded to argue that a filet mignon was a type of baked potato rather than a steak."

u/Poopy_shoe

16. "It wasn't so much the order that was disturbing, but the post-order request. He asked me to chew up the food and put it back onto his plate."

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"No medical reason. No missing teeth. Not old. Just creepy as fuck. He got very upset when I declined." u/finishrampant

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17. "Husband orders a $60 lobster plate. The lobster tail comes with pepper sprinkled on top. The husband sends it back and wants a whole new one with no pepper on top. Apparently his wife wanted to try one piece but doesn't like pepper."

u/I_Dont_Live_Here

18. "Had a guy send one of our servers to the kitchen about seven times to inquire about the weight of different hamburgers. All were the same yet he insisted she go down and check — and he would watch to make sure she did."

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"Finally the guy decides he wants a 24-ounce grilled "burger" with nothing else but the patty. No seasoning or anything. Ate a bite, said he didn't like it, and ordered another burger. Tipped a very solid 0%." u/maplebaconchips

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19. "I once had this old lady come into Olive Garden, order something off the menu, and try to customize literally every ingredient."

"She asked me what risotto was and then asked me to switch it out for plain brown rice and squash (neither of which we had). We made all our sauces in house, but they weren't made on the spot for each order. She even tried to customize the ingredients in the sauce." u/SquidLoaf

20. "We had an old woman who would come in and say, 'For every bean I find in my minestrone soup, I'm deducting 10 cents from your tip.'"

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"Even after I explained that it's premade, she would say that the server has to pull them out. Then she would separate all the beans and show them to me before ordering her next bowl and be like, 'Look, you lost $2.20 on that bowl.'"

u/Popcycle-guzzler

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21. "Had a family come in and eat. Little boy eventually orders dessert. Vanilla ice cream and ketchup. Yes, he put the ketchup on the ice cream. No, I didn't stick around to watch."

u/AnImbroglio

22. "I had a customer who came in for Sunday brunch and ordered a spinach and feta cheese omelet. She then adds that she would like it made without eggs."

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"I clarified that she wanted an omelet WITHOUT eggs, not made with egg whites, which is quite normal. We made her a spinach feta salad and the customer was happy." u/PaintedPony

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23. "I worked at an upscale pan-Asian restaurant. We were asked to make an almond chicken entrée with the sides, but the entire contents of the plate had to be put in a blender to be made into a shake for a woman who had recently had her jaw wired shut. We made it."

u/Evagelos

24. "Salmon quesadilla. Except no tortilla, no cheese. Sub chicken for salmon. Add green peppers. No mushrooms, double extra black beans. With rice."

"So basically chicken and black bean stew with rice?" u/deleted

25. "I had someone order a grilled cheese without the bread."

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