If you do this you are the worst customer ever


What type of drive-thru customer are you?

A TikTok user has followers talking after posting a video detailing the ‘worst’ types of driving customers at her workplace – from those who shout their orders to customers who order while chatting on the phone.

TikToker Audrey Karn has identified the worst customers she deals with as those with « no manners », « that passenger side order », « the gaslighter », « cheapskate » and « the phone caller ».

« I didn’t want to put my workplace either, but you can guess where, » she captioned the clip about the caffeinated drink service, which has been viewed over 75,000 times and includes the less-than-subtle hashtag #starbucks.

Karn detailed each client, enacting the scenarios with examples of what she faces in each.

« The shouter » is a customer who will literally shout their order, while a « no manners » customer will forgo any jokes and immediately jump into the order.

Karn identified soft-talkers as those who have to ask the driver to order for them, and she said « the gas lighter » is someone who is adamant you gave them the wrong thing – even if it’s is what they actually ordered.

Karn identified six of the worst habits of drive-thru customers.
She didn't specify where exactly she worked, but the comments made it clear that it was a universal experience for all drive-thru.
She didn’t specify where exactly she worked, but the comments made it clear that it was a universal experience for all drive-thru.

The « cheapskate » is someone who receives the wrong order and asks for it to be changed – but still wants to keep the original order – and the final terror of the drive-in is the « caller », a person who is on the phone when ordering and refuses to pause the conversation – sometimes even saying « the person at the drive-thru is so irritating » to the person on the other end of the call.

She gave a special shout out to customers who ask for a recommendation or what their favorite drink is – but told them to trust the person serving them if that’s what they’re going to do.

« We love it, but if you ask, trust, » she wrote on the clip.

Hundreds of current and former drive-thru workers commented on the clip, sharing their own experiences and adding to the list.

« You forgot those who force their children to order themselves in the back, » wrote one user.

“When they take this long to take their payment and hold the whole queue then they check their bags and sandwiches in front of you,” another shared.

“Or every time they stop and you do something and they yell hello until you answer,” one user commented.

TikTok has become a haven for service industry workers to share their pet peeves. Last week, a Starbucks employee blasted customers who « stared at her » while she made them their drinks.

Not everyone uses the app to chastise customers, earlier this month a barista slammed colleagues for complaining about the app, telling them it’s « literally their job ».


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