Singapore, February 8, 2013
Cutting queues, changing orders on a whim, trying to wrangle a bargain...
These are some traits of customers who are nightmares of coffeeshop stall owners.
Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao asked coffeeshop stall owners from four coffeeshops in Toa Payoh about how often they meet unreasonable customers and what other ugly behaviours customers have.
During busy periods, customers would frequently expect their dishes to be served in the shortest time possible.
If not, they would continuously rush the hawkers. Wantan noodle stall owner Mr Tan, 53, says that there have been customers who can't wait and walk off without a word, wasting cooked food.
Others order before deciding, and change their dishes multiple times.
Mixed rice food stall helper Mr Kang say that he will change orders for customers even if they change their minds a few times. However, there are some orders such as steamed egg which he is unable to cancel if the dish has been cooked. "We can't sell the egg once its been cracked," he said.
Here are the eight ugly behaviours in the gallery below. There are also photos of messes patrons left behind at hawker centres and coffeeshops in Singapore.