So I’m an Assistant Manager at a 24-hour Burger King. This means that on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, I work the overnight shift (8 or 10 pm – 6 am). And no, despite what some might think, this can’t be described as the “graveyard shift” because, in fact, it gets pretty busy… especially around 1:30am, because the bars literally right across the street close at 2am.
This is already bad enough because dealing with drunk people after midnight is a nightmare. But my friends on Facebook discovered something… Wednesday overnights are the absolute worst. Why, I do not know. I don’t understand what it is about Wednesday nights/Thursday mornings, but the people who come through are absolutely, completely, and utterly terrible. Rude, ignorant, entitled, drunk, and annoying, they are, without a doubt, the worst customers of my entire week.
Featured below are some choice examples that are clearest in my memory from Wednesdays only, including a few from my most recent one. I won’t be putting these in any kind of order. They are from different Wednesdays, and I can remember approximate times but not specific dates (except for the very last one). So don’t assume there’s a chronology to this. Other than being Wednesday overnights, and putting the one that brought on the panic attack last, there is no chronological order here.
And finally… some of these may seem like I was set off by nothing. But you need to keep the context explained above in mind. I could write volumes on Wednesday overnights alone at this Burger King, featuring literally every customer that comes through. I’m only pulling out what I recall as the clearest in my memory. Also remember that I have very serious and very severe anxiety. My “calm” state is most people’s anxiety-attack state. So my stress levels balance on a knife-edge as it is, and tip way too easily. So these are things to keep in mind. In all of these cases, I’m already overly stressed. These are, for the most part, the straws that broke the camel’s back.