Entitled Guy Is Upset Bike Shop Performed Free Labor for Him Instead of Charging Him Like Everyone Else

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A fuming mad man arguing with a customer service representative over the phone. A livid guy making threats.

A screenshot of a Google review of a bike shop went viral after the reviewer gave them a 1-star because they did not charge him for the service offered.

According to the screenshot, the reviewer chose the bike shop because it was close to his apartment. He visited the shop to buy CO2 cartridges. He wanted five threaded ones.

The Error

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Upon reaching home, he found only 3 were threaded, and two were not. He was annoyed and decided to return to the bike shop. He brought over his girlfriend’s tire for seating. He exchanged the cartridges for the correct ones and asked if someone could take a look at the tire.

Since everyone was busy, he decided to do it himself. After some time, someone came and asked to help. The man told him they usually charged for the service, but he would do it for free. He thought the comment was obnoxious because such a service was supposed to be automatically free.

The Review

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When he left the shop, he gave them the review he thought they deserved,  1 star, and the internet went crazy.

Entitled guy is upset bike shop performed free labor for him instead of charging him like everyone else, gives 1 star Google review
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The Reactions

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Here are some of the best responses we have sampled from Reddit users.

“So he’s worked in a bike shop but is having trouble doing his own tire work?” wondered one user

According to one user, free service should be done with a smile, “He didn’t want to be charged. He stated that what was done for free should always be done free “with a smile.”

This Isn’t the Full Story

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Another user felt that there were some missing parts of the story, “My bet is this isn’t the full story. He’s leaving out the part where he subtly or blatantly lets it be known he expects this for free. Otherwise, why would the employee need to say that? I bet this guy was a pain from the jump.”

Never Satisfied

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Another wondered how such a person could be satisfied, “These are the type of people who want there to be a problem so they can complain. No way to satisfy them… feel kinda bad for his girlfriend lol.”

The review might have worked well for the bike shop, according to another user, “Getting a service for free, and can’t be at all grateful. At least his review was well detailed so the rest of the world can see how good this place really is.”

He Sounds Entitled

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According to another user, maybe they should have served the king first, “What gets me though is he sounds like he was annoyed that everyone was busy and didn’t drop what they were doing or who they were helping to put the king first. Then he helped himself to their equipment.”

“So he’s mad because they don’t usually do it for free but they’re going to this time because they want to be nice? I understand that when he was in the industry he did it for free but the fact that he thinks that “little” things like that should automatically be free no matter what shop you go to go to show how simple-minded and entitled he is,” pointed out a different user.

Most Bike Shops Charge for This Service

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Another person put this into perspective from experience, “This one-star reviewer is comical, I’ve worked in shops and on pro teams for 30 years, and I’ve never, not once, ever seen a shop that wraps bars for free. Cassettes? Maybe, tires that are on but need adjustment? Sure. Loose bars or safety issues where the customer might get hurt? Sure. A tubeless setup? ROFL uh, no! That takes practice and real knowledge to do. Clearly more knowledge and skill than he had.”

People Are Hard To Please

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“I worked in a shop where we fixed a guy’s brakes and a few other problems (the bike was in bad disrepair) We did it just to make it actually safe to ride. He came in for a new seat or something. Only charged him for the single item. 1 star review, didn’t like that his brakes worked now,” added another.

They Were Invited To A BBQ But Then Showed Up To An Empty Grill Because The Hosts Thought They Were Bringing The Food

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Have you ever shown up to a party and there was no food? That is what happened to one family who took to social media to share their story. 

Someone shared a story about how they were invited to a BBQ only to realize they were expected to bring food for the occasion. The hosts became annoyed when they didn’t bring food and refused to buy.

They Were Invited to a BBQ but Then Showed Up to An Empty Grill Because The Hosts Thought They Were Bringing The Food

He Thought It Was Odd He Was Invited to His Niece’s Wedding but After Driving for 600 Miles He Found Out Why

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A Reddit user shared a story about how he was invited to his niece’s rehearsal dinner 600 miles away, which he thought was a bit weird, but he was about to find out why he was invited.

He Thought It Was Odd He Was Invited to His Niece’s Wedding but After Driving for 600 Miles He Found Out Why

I Don’t Work Here! Karen Wants Her To Serve Them in a Restaurant She Does Not Work At, “Don’t You Take an Oath or Something?

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The original poster (OP) is a student who works as a waitress on the side. However, this story takes place at a restaurant where she DOES NOT work, even sometimes. She was there as a customer, but someone said no.

I Don’t Work Here! Karen Wants Her To Serve Them in a Restaurant She Does Not Work At, “Don’t You Take an Oath or Something?

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

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One Reddit user posted in the “Am I the ***hole” group on Reddit, asking whether she was wrong for cutting her vacation short and returning home after her husband asked her to sleep on the floor instead of the bed.

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

Who Is In the Wrong, the Thief or the Food Owner? Office Lunch Thief Suffers Anaphylactic Shock and Ends up in Hospital

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A Redditor posted in the “Am I the ***hole” subreddit to ask whether he was in the wrong for sending his coworker into an anaphylactic shock.

Office Lunch Thief Suffers Anaphylactic Shock and Ends up in Hospital: Who Is In the Wrong, the Thief or the Food Owner?
 

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Originally posted 2023-09-19 12:46:54.