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Anyone who's worked in any customer-facing capacity knows that "the customer is always right" is the biggest lie ever told. Sometimes customers are so wrong, they make you question your reality. Is up down and is down up?

On Reddit recently, service workers were asked: "Who's the most ridiculous customer you've ever had?" and people did not hold back sharing stories of the most hopeless cases they've ever seen.

Seriously, how do some people survive?

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