There are plenty of venues in which one can complain about poor restaurant service or lousy food. If your latte isn't hot enough, or if your waiter delivers your salad—God forbid—without the dressing on the side, all you need do is take to Yelp, Twitter, or Facebook to vent your wrath. You will be heard.
But what is a restaurant to do when a customer is beyond despicable? Customers can suck, which is why—right here and right now—we are going to take a look back at the worst restaurant customers of 2016.
You think it's easy being in the service business? Think again.
Taking the award for most whiny customer of the year, this woman complained so many times about the jalapeno deficiency of her extra-jalapeno pizza that Domino's refused to take her money henceforth. Read this article to learn how many jalapenos should appear on a pizza with "extra" jalapenos, and how many complaints will get a good customer banned by his or her local pizza joint.
In the most racist customer category, we'd like to nominate this Michigan woman, who cancelled a cake order simply because she found out that the owner of her local bakery is Muslim. Need we say more?
Most creative dickhead customer of 2016 is undoubtedly this sushi enthusiast, who dropped $200 bucks at a Japanese restaurant in LA and then threw a 13-foot yellow python on the floor of the restaurant. Just 'cause he could. You know. As one does.
The world's finest restaurants are not immune to asshole customers. Yes, even people who manage to finagle reservations at an unparalleled restaurant like Noma can be asshole-y enough to play Pokemon Go through the entire meal. Nope, there's no explaining it.
And finally, did you know that an entire swath of the customer base of a bar near you is probably trying to get lucky… with the bartender? Just stop, people. Just stop.