1. Chain dentist. Needed 4 wisdom teeth removed. Dentist flatly refused to give me laughing gas or put me under. Local anesthesia only. As the 3rd tooth was being removed, all the feeling started coming back. Dentist refused to give me another shot. By the time the 4th tooth was done, I was screaming, crying, and begging him to stop.
2. Home improvement store. We wanted wood blinds for our whole house. Went there to check prices and the store was completely deserted. Waited 15 minutes, went to customer service and asked for them to send someone. Wait 10 minutes more, go to c/s again. Wait a few more minutes, finally an older employee walks by. He approaches us, mutters "canihelpyou" and keeps on walking by us. We caught him and asked for pricing on the blinds we'd selected.
He pulls out a sheet of paper, said "here's the pricing formula" and sat back to let us figure out the prices ourselves. We asked for a printed quote so we could compare their prices, he said they don't do printed quotes. (later I found out that this was an absolute lie.) He was incredibly rude and standoffish towards us the entire time.
Their price was about $150 cheaper than any of the competitors', so I contacted corporate and said that I would like to buy from them, but their customer service was abysmal. They offered me an extra $100 discount, and I accepted. They said to contact Sandy at the store, and she would be able to order our blinds and apply the discount.
Over the next week, every time I called to see if Sandy was there, she wasn't. I asked when she would be there, and they said they couldn't tell me for privacy reasons. Finally, after 2 weeks of calling every day for Sandy, I was told that she was working that night. I went to the store, spent 30 minutes looking and asking for her. Finally someone informs me that Sandy is actually out on vacation.
3 more weeks of trying to contact Sandy, and we finally are told that shes working that night. Go to the store, spend 20 minutes looking for her. C/s pages her twice. Finally someone tells us that she's in a staff meeting but goes and gets her for us.
Sandy finally arrives. She is friendly but extremely slow paced. It takes her two hours to place the order for the blinds.
To add insult to injury, we also found out that the original guy who'd been so unhelpful and rude was actually a manager.