Verboticism: Cusstomer

'And how would you like to pay sir?'

DEFINITION: v. To yell at a store clerk for correctly doing something that is clearly part of their job. n. A shopper who believes, as a "customer", it's their duty to bother, berate and belittle the people who serve them.

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Cussedtomer

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: CUS ed tah mur

Sentence: Every day on my waitressing shift, I have a lot of good customers, and a few I call cussed-tomers. They are the ones who demand specialization of every food item (extra well-done, no tomatoes, extra onions, & put the sauce on the side) and then are angry that their order takes longer than others. Also, they blame ME when they don't like how the food has been cooked, or they complain that their sandwich isn't hot enough. How am I supposed to know that? Should I open the bun and stick my hand in there, or just take a bite? The crowning glory is - you guessed it - they usually are really crappy tippers.

Etymology: customer + cussed (CUS ed - adj., antagonistic, belligerent, cantankerous)

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COMMENTS:

damn good word... - Nosila, 2010-10-26: 01:23:00

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Customeany

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: cus-to-mean-y

Sentence: Jill's heart sank when she saw Mr. Crank, a notorious clerk bully, in her line. It only took one customeany to ruin her day, but she decided to be pleasant anyway.

Etymology: customer: consumer, shopper + meany (meanie): brute, bully

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COMMENTS:

I like this! - readerwriter, 2009-04-10: 20:51:00

Yes i like it too! this is a word to use! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 19:06:00

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Sharraser

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: sha-raas-ur

Sentence: Dan knew he had a sharraser on his hands when the customer was yelling and screaming because he had to swipe his debit card through the credit card reader. The customer was insistent on the fact that there had to be a seperate reader for debit cards, and that every other store he'd ever been to had one, so why didn't they?

Etymology: shopper (one who does business with a retailer) + harrass (to annoy or belittle another)

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COMMENTS:

Wonderful choice of words to blend, and a super job of blending them! Great create! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-10: 01:53:00

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Blustomer

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: bluhs-tuh-merh

Sentence: "A blustomer needs help at check out," Melody bellowed over the loudspeaker. It was the only defense she had when confronted by rude patrons of the store. Because she did her job so well, her manager promoted her to chief brashier.

Etymology: Blend of BLUSTER, meaning to rant, protest, threaten, bully + CUSTOMER

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COMMENTS:

Great word! - splendiction, 2009-04-10: 14:02:00

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Customonster

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəstəmänstər

Sentence: Harold gets no respect at work. He gets no respect from his wife or daughters. Even his mom and dad refer to him as ”Big Dumby”. When he goes shopping he becomes a customonster, pounding his fist on the counter and yelling at the poor clerks if they dare cross him in even the slightest way, that is if he is shopping alone. If with his wife and kids, he sits quietly in the designated husband chair and holds his wife’s purse.

Etymology: customer (a person or organization that buys goods or services from a store or business) + monster (an imaginary creature that is typically large, ugly, and frightening)

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Servisnide

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: serv-iss-snide

Sentence: His servisnide began to take an inappropriate and bizarre turn when the clerk asked if he needed any plastic bags - he then grabbed the bag out of her hand and placed it over his head and yelled, "If you ask me one more question I will suffocate myself!"

Etymology: service + snide

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Tyranntesaurus

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tye ran tes sor us

Sentence: It has been almost a year since I began my study in the field of the nefarious Tyranntesaurus. The larger male of the species, whom I have called Dick Tator, is prone to aggressive outbursts against the young of the species, who operate tills in stores and restaurants. He ridicules these younger troupe members to the point of their tears and humiliation, just to prove his dominance. The female companion of this subject, whom I have called Emma Barassed, blindly condones her mate's rages through her silence and fails to interrupt his outbursts, as he would turn his wrath on her. In his tirades about days of yore when prices were less and money went farther, he fails to understand that his joyful retail service experiences happened at a time prior to the birth of these youngsters. Yes, it is my conclusion that there should be a separate line-up at the tills for these curmudgeons and that their ire be quashed by being served by an equally ascerbic cashier, who is as long in the tooth as our subject...Observation by Dr. Jane Badall, Base Camp Checkouts.

Etymology: Tyrant (bully;rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner) & Tyrannosaurus Rex ( large carnivorous bipedal dinosaur having enormous teeth with knifelike serrations; may have been a scavenger rather than an active predator; later Cretaceous period in North America)

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COMMENTS:

You bowled me over with laughter with your brilliant creates ... I wish I could vote four time ... once for Dick Tator ... once for Tyranntesaurus ... once for Emma Barassed ... and once for Jane Badall. What a hoot! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-10: 01:49:00

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Cashierbasher

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: cash ear bash er

Sentence: cusstomer Pat transgressed into a shopstopper as his savings dwindled. After losing his job at the local automaker, spending became a rare terrifying event: as a clientfromhell, he took out his anger on the cashiers, cashierbashing them with taunts and putdowns. As a cusstomer, his cusses and jeers masked his jealousy toward the cashiers handling money AND getting paid! Pat’s spendrebellion cost him dearly. One day a sign in the nearby grosserystorefront read “NO CUSSTOMERS ALLOWED”.

Etymology: From cashier and basher - to abuse.

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COMMENTS:

Awesome word and lol at "CUSSTOMERS" You've got my vote :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-17: 03:46:00

Thanks, but cusstomers IS better! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 19:08:00

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Checkerheckler

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: chek - ur - hek - lur

Sentence: Gustav was dreaded in the village by all of the shopkeepers, clerks and checkers. He took out his unhappiness and displeasure with life on all he encountered, especially those who had to wait on him. He was known in town as a checkerheckler for his habit of yelling at those who had to take his money...

Etymology: checker (cashier) heckler (person who causes repeated emotional pain, distress, or annoyance to another)

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl Good one! - mrskellyscl, 2009-04-10: 10:16:00

Cute word - Nosila, 2009-04-10: 23:03:00

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Fusstomer

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fustumer

Sentence: Saturday morning at the Mall was not a great time for Debbie. She had to deal one fusstomer after another. Nothing she did could please this bunch. They wanted faster service. They wanted better prices. They demanded more attention despite the fact that many had cell phones plastered to their ears. One cusstomer even screamed at her when she wouldn't honor an expired coupon issued by a different store. The only thing that gave her peace was the hope that the Karma Police would be issuing tickets later.

Etymology: fuss (become angry and complain) + customer (a person or organization that buys goods or services from a store or business)

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COMMENTS:

Retail: a little less painful than being poked in the eye with a sporkful of chopped Scotch Bonnet peppers - otherguy, 2009-04-10: 06:44:00

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