4 unbelievably stupid things no customer should do

When the service is so awful that you feel like taking a swing at an employee, or falling to the ground and wailing, give yourself a little time-out and watch these videos.

These are real clips of customers behaving really badly.

They aren’t just examples of what not to do when you’re a customer. To some extent, they also help you adjust and manage your own expectations, ensuring that you won’t overreact when things don’t go your way.
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What the fr*ck is this music video doing here?

A music video on a consumer advocacy website? What’s the world coming to?

Actually, this isn’t just any clip — it’s part of a ProPublica and New York University investigation of hydraulic fractured gas drilling.

The video describes fracking in a way that almost anyone can understand. And it’s fun, too.
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Banned by American business: 5 videos companies hope you’ll never see

There’s no shortage of videos on the Internet that make corporate America uncomfortable – from cheesy customer appreciations that cheapen their brand image to hidden-camera clips that just make them look silly.

Comes with the territory, they figure.

But given a choice, which ones would they delete?
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Caught on tape: customers who left their brains at home

I spend a fair amount of time criticizing companies for their anti-consumer behavior. And they usually deserve it.

But let’s face it: sometimes customers have it coming.

Not every person who darkens the door of a business is playing with a full deck, as they say.

Let’s go straight to the tape.
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Customer circus: 5 funniest customer “service” videos ever

Who ever said bad customer service isn’t funny?

Case in point: The following collection of videos, which are a must-see for anyone who works in a customer-service job or who has ever had a service problem with a company.

In other words, just about everyone.

The videos are more than humorous, though. They’re also instructive, offering broader lessons about becoming a better customer and avoiding truly awful (though sometimes laugh-out-loud funny) service.
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