Social media has recently become flooded with a bunch of memes and jokes about the economy. This is all down to a group of Redditors – r/wallstreetbets – who banded together and invested money into the video game store GameStop. Check out some of the funniest memes we could find!
Dude, Talk to Someone
In this image, we have a “snowclone” – which is the name for a type of sentence template people use to make a joke. In this example, “men will literally manipulate the stock market” rather than going to therapy.
The Joke Is on Us
We’ve said it many times throughout this list, but our global financial system is kind of made up. Sure, there are guidelines and laws, but they don’t actually protect everyone equally. Sure, the numbers mean something, but only based on what a small group of wealthy people do.
Yes, real things are affected, but with different standards and outcomes depending on who invests what. Overall, the reason everyone loved the GameStop prank was that it showed how random our financial system actually is.
Finally, It’s Worth It
Part of GameStop’s model as a store is that it allows customers to trade in their used video games, consoles, and gadgets. This means that customers can come back, trade something for store credit, and then purchase something else. It’s not exactly the best system in the world, but it’s what we’re working with.
This Twitter user rightfully points out that being involved in the GameStop prank earned him more money from the store than trading in goods ever did. Hey, that’s the economy for you.
You Did Good Son
This hilarious photo is one of the best prop pics ever. From the second season of workplace sitcom The Office, this image shows a young Michael Scott with his former boss, Ed Truck. The picture captures what it feels like to meet an elder, and hilariously contrasts the inexperienced Michael with the authoritative Truck.
As we can see from the caption, in our case, Scott is the newly valuable GameStop, while Truck is the established companies of Wall Street.
Potato Head Did It
One of the most amusing things about this whole situation is that people’s Reddit usernames are being reported in news outlets. This had led people to make lists such as this one, but to include their favorite new Reddit superhero.
Here we have a list of the richest people in the world, including Tesla founder Elon Musk, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE chairman Bernard Arnault. Topping off the list is PotatoHead69.
GameStop Made Me Think
We love this meme, particularly because it goes in a direction we didn’t expect. Actually, it goes in several directions we didn’t expect. This picture and tweet show rapper Future sending a serious text message and reflecting on the GameStop situation. Naturally, there are financial puns and a little joking about the video game store’s name.
This meme reminds us that we all have a lot to learn. It’s time for us all to sit down and reflect on what GameStop has taught us.
Hey Everyone, It’s Me
There are all sorts of ins and outs to this GameStop situation, but the crux of it is that the small people had a win. In the face of the top international firms, a bunch of Redditors was able to effectively outmaneuver people who do this for a living.
Of course, the internet wanted to celebrate the underdog, and in this case – that’s Sesame Street’s Big Bird (the under-bird?) In this hilarious tweet, we see the bright yellow bird sitting in a sea of beige.
Why Don’t You Just Invest?
The reason the GameStop saga has resonated with so many people is that the economy has been a major topic of conversation for decades. This means that younger generations have grown up being told that they should work hard, save up, and invest money. The reason they’re poor is that they don’t try – didn’t you know?
This tweet mocks the fact the rich people often look down on the less privileged, saying they’re just bad with their money.
Ready, Set, Go
Most people grow up assuming that the economy is really complex and difficult to understand. The thing is, once you start picking away at what actually goes on, it seems more and more like it’s just made up. Sure, in a way, everything is made up, but with the economy, so many outcomes are controlled by so few people.
As this tweet points out, it’s no wonder Redditors approached this task like it was a game, because in reality…it kind of is.
Let’s Get Down to Business
In this next GameStop meme, we have a shot of rappers Young Thug and Lil Durk. In this common reaction pic, the hip-hop artists are looking seriously at something, with not a shred of attention wasted elsewhere.
Here, the rappers represent Redditors teaching each other how to strategically invest their cash. This is made even funnier by the reference to Nokia. The reason why the GameStop prank was so great is that the company is rather outdated, much like Nokia, who is reportedly another target for Reddit investors.
Old But Good
It’s the Spider-Man meme! This internet favorite shows an image from a 1960s Spider-Man episode where two people dressed as the superhero point at each other. This meme has been used for absolutely everything, and is obviously used to represent the idea of two things being the same.
As well as video game store GameStop, Redditors also invested in movie theatre chain AMC. That makes each of these vintage Spider-Men a vintage company that recently shot up in value.
What Would He Do?
We’ll admit to loving a youth pastor joke. What can we say? There’s just so much to wryly chuckle at. To be clear, memes that poke fun at youth ministers are referring to the super keen types – the ones that sit backward on a chair and say, “Let’s put those phones away guys.”
This hilarious tweet imagines that a youth pastor would use the GameStop situation to teach their young flock an important lesson. And they are 100% correct.
My Brain Is Shriveling
The GameStop story has sent quite a few people into a tailspin. By looking into the economy for the first time, or trying to decipher the details of the story, lots of folks have just ended up more confused than when they began. That’s what led this Twitter user to declare that humans should never have gone beyond foraging for berries.
We understand that this is a messy subject, but we’re pretty sure we prefer smartphones and air travel to hunting and polio.
Shaking in Snape’s Boots
When the GameStop story first hit the news, lots of people assumed that the Redditors involved had done something illegal. Surely there was no way these random people – these unskilled internet users – could get away with something like this? Surely they broke some sort of law or regulation?
Nope – Redditors that invested in GameStop used the exact same rules that investors do every day. According to this tweet, top Wall Street companies are the Severus Snape to Reddit’s crafty Harry Potter.
Pass the Crayons
For many people, no amount of explaining makes the GameStop situation easier to understand. In fact, lots of folks need it to be explained like they were a little kid that has absolutely no understanding of the economy.
It turns out that Reddit has a popular subreddit named ‘Explain Like I’m 5’ – or ELI5 – where Redditors ask questions and explain complex situations. For the person that wrote this tweet, the explanations just don’t seem to be basic enough.
Making That Money
Our next hilarious meme features Twitter celeb @CaucasianJames, who has 1.4 million Twitter followers and parodies aspects of American culture. In this hilarious set of pictures, James poses in an office, taking on the persona of a serious investor.
We particularly enjoy the dull color palette of these pictures, and the socks and sandals combo. Naturally, the internet has already cut James’ face out of these snaps and stuck his serious expression on top of some others. Hey, there’s nothing like hybrid memes.
Andy Dwyer Called It
True TV fans knew Chris Pratt long before his appearance as the bulked-up Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy, and way before he was a dinosaur tamer in the Jurassic World franchise. Before the muscle-bound Pratt of today, there was the softer, dorkier Andy Dwyer – the useless but sweet office boy from Parks and Recreation.
In this screenshot from the hit sitcom, Dwyer and his wife April (played by Aubrey Plaza), attend a fundraiser and attempt to converse with the serious guests there.
Think of the Millionaires
The GameStop prank was such a good story because there weren’t really any victims. Sure, a bunch of wealthy Wall Street execs lost loads of money – but they already have loads of money, and they’ll make even more tomorrow. This story is about celebrating the little folks and pointing and laughing at the rich ones.
This tweet perfectly captures this idea by joking that the only people affected are those that own multiple boats. It would be wrong if we didn’t laugh.
I Totally Get You
Unsurprisingly, the GameStop hurrah brought out a lot of jokes about the 2013 Martin Scorsese film The Wolf of Wall Street. For some context, this movie is based on a 2007 memoir by former stockbroker Jordan Belfort. The investor engaged in fraud and corruption, though the movie revels in the hedonistic world of Wall Street.
For lots of internet users watching this prank unfold, the easiest thing to make sense of it all was this Leonardo DiCaprio movie.
Wolfs of the World Wide Web
Here’s another GameStop meme that uses the black comedy crime movie The Wolf of Wall Street to poke fun at Reddit’s sudden interest in trading. In the movie, this particular scene shows DiCaprio’s character cold-calling someone and convincing them to invest in a so-called high tech company, named Aerotyne. In reality, the company is worthless.
As the firm’s employees look on in admiration, DiCaprio successfully closes the deal. Naturally, social media users had to make the comparison.
Viva La GameStop
There have been a bunch of revolution jokes over the past few years. Due to climate change, various international issues, and ongoing financial woes, many people – especially the younger generation – feel like they can’t continue in the system we already have. Instead, these folks want to stand up and be heard, and see some significant change in return.
Hilariously, this tweet puts GameStop at the center of the upcoming revolution. Hey, nobody expected it, but we’ll take it.
Who’s Directing This?
Amazingly, as this Twitter user points out, GameStop’s slogan is “Power to the Players.” Coming off the back of our previous post about revolutions, this makes the video game chain a pretty great symbol for the power of the little people.
And with a story like that, and a tagline already built in, the movie does basically write itself. We just need to attach a strong director and a diverse cast, and we’ve got a hit on our hands.
The Joker Turns Broker
In 2019, actor Joaquin Phoenix stepped into the shoes of Batman’s nemesis, The Joker. Previously played by actors like Heath Ledger and Jared Leto, Phoenix’s down and out villain was different, and struck a chord with internet users and meme-makers the world over.
In this scene, the disgruntled civilian announces he’s going to become the Joker, and then embarks on a path of spirited destruction. In this amended version of the scene, the villain decides to become a broker instead.
Let the Games Begin
Obviously, as well as making memes and Wolf of Wall Street references, a bunch of people have been making jokes about GameStop’s actual name. Think about it – the company name has the word ‘Stop’ in it, so there’s bound to be some jokes and puns because of that.
Indeed, this person comments that the chain’s name is ironic when ‘the Game has only Just Begun.’ We love the idea of thousands of Redditors cracking their knuckles and settling in for more.
This Is the Best!
The star of our next GameStop meme is RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Trinity the Tuck. This drag queen and recording artist starred on season 9 of the reality competition series and returned for the fourth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.
In this popular gif of the artist, they comment that they don’t know what they’re doing, “but girl, I’m livin.’” There’s no wonder this has become a common reaction image, especially in the context of GameStop.
Move Out of the Way
Lots of the memes and jokes made about GameStop relied on the fact that no one really understands the economy. Because our collective grasp on the situation is so vague, people could make posts like this one and successfully confuse even more people.
This picture was taken prior to the GameStop Reddit situation and shows eager gamers waiting in line for a new drop. However, presented like this, it does look like people are clamoring to buy shares in the chain store.
For the Colony!
A Bug’s Life is an underrated Pixar movie. Released in 1998, the movie follows a colony of ants who are forced to work all day to provide food for a group of dominating and nasty grasshoppers. At the movie’s climax, the hardworking insects band together and overthrow their rulers, realizing that together they’re stronger than the larger bugs.
It’s not a stretch to compare this computer-animated kid’s movie with “this whole GameStop thing.” Obviously, Wall Street are the grasshoppers. For the colony!
No Riff-Raff Allowed
In the aftermath of the GameStop affair, plenty of investors were pretty angry about what had gone down. This didn’t really make sense, because Redditors had done exactly what investors usually do. They hadn’t acted illegally, and they were also playing the market in order to make money.
Like many others, this tweet mocks the fact that bankers are allowed to do something, but common people are not. It seems like there’s no riff-raff allowed in the world of trading.
My Dad Will Get You
Lots of bankers and firms responded to the GameStop situation with their own new rules and guidelines. This attracted lots of criticism, especially because it just proved the fact that elite investors don’t want other parts of society profiting the same way they do. As this tweet says, the whole thing reeks of “my dad is a lawyer” energy.
In the face of some organized Redditors, top firms lost millions of dollars, and they’re scared it will happen again.
Greed Isn’t Good
How could we even talk about this subject without mentioning one of the original stockbroker movies? Long before Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill played crooked investors, Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen starred in 1987’s Wall Street. In fact, Douglas took home the Academy Award for his turn as the ruthless Gordon Gekko.
In the critically acclaimed movie, Douglas’s character comments that “Greed is good.” Fast forward a couple of decades, and Wall Street doesn’t have the same thing to say about Redditors.
We Did Not Anticipate This
Again, this meme mocks the fact that there’s one set of rules for top investors, and a different set for everyday people. According to the reactions and rules put in place following this incident, top firms can make strategic purchases, but Reddit users can’t. What’s the deal with that?
This meme uses the classic confused Pikachu face to illustrate just how shocked Wall Street billionaires were by this situation. This reaction image has been around since 2018, and hopefully will be around for much longer.
You Can’t Sit With Us
Here’s another meme about how the outdated and fairly unpopular video game store GameStop will be looked at by other top companies. Against the glossy tech corporations and top international firms, the lowly GameStop shuffles in like the least popular kid at a high school party.
In reality, though, GameStop would be carried into a party on one of those stretcher type thrones, carried by a hoard of roaring Redditors. Trust us, GameStop doesn’t need the popular kids!
The Dakota Johnson Effect
Daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, actress Dakota Johnson is no stranger to memes. The Fifty Shades of Grey actress has featured in various hilarious gifs and clips, and famously called out Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show.
These images originally say “I love limes, I love them,” and then “I’m actually – I’m allergic to limes.” These screenshots were taken 9 months apart, and are used to illustrate completely contradictory ideas. In this case, top investors are Johnson – they say they’re into deregulation, but not when the Redditors come.
Beauty Over Brains
This is a bit of an old-school tweet, as it suggests that pretty people aren’t particularly bright. However, we’ll interpret it as saying that people interested in the economy are ugly, because that just pokes fun at super rich investors.
We do like this tweet as a response to all sorts of things though. “No, I don’t wash dishes, I’m pretty,” or “No I won’t work late, I’m pretty” are excuses we could get behind.
The World’s Gone Wild
In this image, we have The Simpsons Monkey Knife Fight meme, with Reddit and Wall Street as the respective monkeys. This image is from a 2000 episode of the classic animated sitcom The Simpsons, where Homer captains a ship to international waters and an organized monkey knife fight takes place.
Seven years after the episode aired, a YouTuber used the clip in a mockumentary on “Monkey Knife Fighting,” and six years later, it was first posted as a reaction image.
The Kids Are Alright
Since the GameStop situation, these screenshots from a 2006 episode of sketch show Wonder Showzen have been making the rounds. In the show, a child named Tamara confronts Wall Street investors, asking them hard-hitting questions about their chosen career.
In the bottom image, she asks “When the revolution comes, where will you hide?” In another scene, the child asks a different banker, “When did you sell your conscience?” and then yells “Your money doesn’t make you better than me!” when he ignores her.
Wait, That’s Our Trick
The image in this next tweet joking about GameStop is from the 2019 crime movie Uncut Gems. Starring Adam Sandler – an actor more known for his comedic roles – this film followed a Jewish-American jeweler struggling with debts. This screenshot – particularly the first one, reading “This is how I win,” – has been made into all sorts of hilarious memes
In this case, social media users are mocking top-level executives again. At first, they’re smug and confident, but then, post-GameStop, they’re completely devastated.
Yay, We Like This
Here’s another tweet making fun of the fact that nobody really understands what’s going on with GameStop, but we know that we like it. Hurrah! A good thing! Probably a really good and really funny thing! Yay!
This particular image was taken when Queen Beyoncé attended the Wimbledon final to watch champion athlete Serena Williams win her 22nd Grand Slam. Images of the popstar quickly went viral – and got the meme treatment – because her cheering seemed a little unenthusiastic. Yay!
Isn’t This Astrology?
The majority of people don’t know what’s going on when it comes to understanding the economy. Once it’s explained to them, it can often seem just as abstract and meaningless as astrology. This isn’t to say we’re against astrology – just that it’s not exactly a science.
The same can be said of the market, especially because it’s based on the actions of a fairly small group of people. Plus, while people mock astrology and horoscopes, they treat the economy like it’s watertight.
The Ranks of Reddit
While you might think you’re just looking a low-quality picture of a rather buff man, you’re also looking at a popular meme, known as “Shadowy Buff Guy in a Doorway.” This image was originally posted by bodybuilder Lexx Little, who wanted the meme treatment. The internet obliged, using the image to suggest that he’d gone into his parent’s room in the middle of the night.
In this example, shadowy buff guy is telling his mom that he’s off with his Reddit pals to take down Wall Street.
Stonks to That
For some reason, the word “stonks” is unbelievably funny. This has been true since it was first released into the world in a 2017 meme. “Stonks” is an intentional misspelling of “stocks” and is used in this image to show somebody that doesn’t really understand the economy.
The character here is known as Meme Man, and is regularly used in weird edits. As you can see, Meme Man is a poorly made avatar with a 3D head, and is also the mascot of the Facebook page, “Special Meme Fresh.”
Mommy, No Fair
One of the best ways to make fun of someone is to suggest that they want their mommy. This is even more true when you want to make fun of “serious” businessmen, or other people who pretend to be more important than everyone else.
Wall Street’s double standards are pointed out yet again here. It’s seen as completely normal for top firms to make investments, but totally outrageous when everyday people do. The only thing to do is get mommy to fix it.
You Must Be Confused
Who doesn’t love a SpongeBob SquarePants meme? This image set comes from the season 1 episode “Home Sweet Pineapple,” when Squidward wakes up and realizes SpongeBob is sleeping beside him. As shown by the grumpy octopus’ veiny eyes, he’s feeling pretty shocked and horrified.
This hilarious image spread like wildfire online and is used as a common reaction picture across social media platforms. As with many of our other memes, this one pokes fun at bankers’ overreaction to the GameStop prank.
Paying Bills With Bells
Here’s another post making fun of the fact that nobody really understands how investing works. This person comments that they know about the economy because they play the Nintendo simulation game Animal Crossing.
A major part of the open-ended game is gathering objects and then selling them for the in-game currency – Bells. Bells are then used to buy tools, furniture, and clothing. We won’t explain how Animal Crossing really tells us nothing about the stock market because that’s kind of the point.
Watching the Wealthy
The German word ‘schadenfreude’ refers to feeling pleasure because of someone else’s pain. You know, it’s like warning someone not to do something, and then feeling smugly satisfied when you were proved right. It’s not the best of human emotions, but it happens.
The author of this tweet isn’t financially invested in the GameStop debacle but is very emotionally involved. Come to think of it, schadenfreude is one of the main reasons everyone has enjoyed this story so much.
30+ Notes Left on Receipts From Restaurants That Are Outrageous
Every transaction you make usually results in you getting a piece of paper that acts as proof of purchase. From misprints to clever notes, you’ll be surprised at how creative people can get with their receipts.
Entitled restaurant-goers are the worst. No matter what you do, they’ll find something to complain about. So, we weren’t surprised to see the note they left. No one has the right to insult a waiter. What if they genuinely like their job? What if they’re really satisfied with it? There’s no such a thing as a “real job” anyway.
If this person had the nerve to actually tell us the things he put in writing to our face, we would have just laughed at him. What is he trying to prove here anyway? So, what if you’re making more than this waiter? Do you want him to tip you?
We don’t care how much you earn, buddy. So, beat it — and don’t bother coming back to this fine establishment. If you want it fast, just go to McDonald’s or Taco Bell. People are just way too entitled.
Math Is Hard
We have to admit that we kinda feel the same here. We can’t math either, but that doesn’t give you an excuse not to leave your spare change as a tip. They could have used a calculator or asked a friend.
We don’t know what’s more embarrassing — admitting that you’re terrible at calculating the cost of something or leaving a measly tip. Don’t skimp!
The Life of Pie
Is this some sort of a weird coded message? This looks way too simple to just be someone’s way to avoid paying a tip. There has to be some deeper meaning here. Maybe the waiter was actually an undercover superhero who was just waiting to be activated?
We’re just kidding. It seems like some math nerd didn’t want to pay their tip and wrote this instead. There’s, of course, a chance that they just meant $3.14.
Math Is Totally Off Here
Unless there’s something wrong with our calculations here — and we believe there isn’t — Mr. Giluiani was off by 20$ dollars. Of course, it doesn’t take a degree from MIT to figure this out.
To us, it seems like he was just careless or wasn’t paying attention when he did the math. We believe he had good intentions, and honestly wanted to give the waiter a well-deserved $40 tip.
Boo on You!
What’s up with people who feel that they can just disrespect waiters? Waiters have feelings too, you know. Calling them a failure is just uncalled for, and plain disgusting. We honestly don’t know why people go out of their way to be so rude to others.
Even if the service was terrible, we don’t believe it merits such a response. Just act like adults. This actually says more about the person who left this note than of the waiter.
Do the Math
Looks like someone tried to skim off a few extra dollars. Luckily, this customer is a math wizard and was able to quickly do the math in their head to figure out that the numbers were off.
There’s a chance, of course, that this was just a mistake and completely unintentional. The way we see it — they’re guilty until proven otherwise. We hope the meal was worth it, though.
Thanks for Nothing
If there’s one thing that’s worse than not leaving a tip, it’s this. Were they trying to make a point here? This is just embarrassing.
If you weren’t happy with the service, you can always talk to the manager. But, leaving one cent as a tip is a no-go. What happened to human decency, people?!
Usually, people complain about the service. In this case, this customer had an issue with the cooks. Yes — the cooks! What happened? They didn’t flip your burger fast enough?
This is just ridiculous. Cooks are working very hard to make sure everyone gets their dishes as quickly as possible. Leaving such a disparaging comment on a receipt is idiotic. They could have just spared those two cents.
Give Your 100%
We don’t know what’s up with this person and what business they have with the almighty, but we’re glad they’re willing to give this waiter a nice tip. 30% sounds like a pretty decent tip to us.
We guess they felt inspired by higher powers, or perhaps they were in communication with them. Maybe these higher powers told them to give this waiter such a handsome tip.
Asking Them Out
This picture definitely merits an oh-so-cute moment. We normally don’t ask waiters out, no matter how cute they are, but it seems like this person just couldn’t resist the temptation to do it.
We’re actually more curious about their Hebrew tattoo. For some reason, it reminded us of Madonna. Didn’t she have a phase during which she also tattooed something in Hebrew on her arm? In any case, we hope the waiter said yes.
These are the kind of customers that are always fun to have. Not only did they tip her well, but they also made sure to remind her how amazing she is. What a wonderful way to spend your birthday!
You go to a restaurant, get great service, celebrate, and make another person feel good about themselves on your special day. We really hope they had a great time and enjoyed their special day.
Going to a restaurant with kids could be disastrous — unless they’re well-behaved. We’re glad to report that these little ones behaved themselves perfectly. In fact, the restaurant staff was so impressed by them that they decided to give their parents a small discount.
Who said that every story that involves kids in a restaurant has to end badly? It seems that some parents just know how to raise their children well.
We don’t know what about you, but we could actually hear it in our heads. This is just funny. We wonder what warranted such a hilarious reaction on behalf of the waiter (or waitress).
Maybe they were in a good mood and wanted to make their customers smile. Regardless of the reason, we laughed pretty hard at this one…
Back in the ’90s, Chuck Norris was a big hit. He was really popular. However, his legacy was not forgotten in the 21st century either. The internet is bursting with funny (and sometimes crazy) Chuck Norris jokes.
These jokes are mostly about Chuck Norris’ supposed unique abilities. This appears to be just one of them. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s that you should never — under any circumstances — mess with Chuck Norris.
Say What Now?
It seems like someone got into a quarrel with the waiter or waitress here, otherwise, this just sounds plain weird to us. We believe we can guess what happened here. The customer (urgently) needed milk and probably didn’t get enough of it with their coffee.
When the milk wasn’t served quickly enough, they got annoyed and complained to the waitress about it. And so, this was probably their response. We’re just guessing here.
Whatever You Do
Whatever you do, just don’t stare at the sun. Nope, this isn’t a line from a movie (even though we think it should be). It’s what someone wrote on the receipt they got, instead of writing how much they want to leave as a tip.
We guess that they weren’t too happy about the service they got. Well, at least they found a clever way to express it. We think this is kinda cool, though. We got ideas for a sci-fi movie, all thanks to this line.
One Too Many
Looks like someone here had too many adult beverages for one night. Well, by the looks of it, they had a really good time — but still, they definitely had one too many. They thanked and praised their waitress as if she were an angel sent from above.
Now, we’re actually curious to know what happened throughout the night. Did they party that hard? Actually, never mind, we think we know the answer to that already.
Run for Your Life!
Imagine the following — you’re enjoying your time at a nice restaurant, eating your miso soup and sesame chicken when, suddenly, you notice smoke coming out of the kitchen.
What do you do? Run for your life, of course. We’re kidding. It seems like they managed to overcome their little fire and resume normal operations in no time. However, they saw it fit to include it in the bill and even give their customers a discount.
Accuracy Is Important
This waiter made a mistake, a very minor and insignificant one. However, he still felt the need to fix it. We’re talking about a single cent here. The way we see it? Someone here needs to relax.
We get it — some people are meticulous, but this is too much, even for us. We guess they were just doing their job, too well perhaps. Maybe they can get it right next time.
This is one of the weirdest receipts we’ve ever seen. We don’t know what happened there, or how George got to this point, but we hope he’s well now… for everybody’s sake. Besides, looks like George got a free burger here.
So, he can’t really complain, can he? As for the getting naked part, we’d rather not discuss it. Actually, we’re pretty sure that it’s just a joke. George didn’t get naked. In fact, George was never at the restaurant. George doesn’t exist. Everything is a lie.
Seven or Ten?
This is confusing. Did they mean to give them a 70$ tip? Or was $10 indeed their original intention? By the looks of it, they intended to give them $70.
In any case, we liked the fact that they complimented their waiter or waitress by saying that they were great. If great means 70$, then perhaps we should consider a career change. We’re kidding. We like bringing you these articles.
Write Me a Poem
Contrary to popular belief, Haikus are not easy to write. They’re meant to express deeper thoughts about nature. As for them not making sense, we’re in full agreement with the author of this receipt.
Haikus, normally, don’t make sense. Why on Earth they printed out a Haiku on this receipt we don’t know. It’s kinda funny, though. Perhaps there’s a deeper meaning that’s hidden behind these whimsical lines, or maybe not.
Usually, it’s the customer who hits on the waiter or waitress. Sometimes, though, it’s the other way around. In this case, it was done in a very awkward way.
In fact, if we were that person, we would have just left the restaurant without even taking our food or order with us. It’s just too cheesy. If you want to hit on a client, just leave them a nice and polite note with your phone number.
Gaga’s Side Job
Well, who knew that during her pre-success days, Lady Gaga’s side job was to work as a waitress at this restaurant? We’re kidding, of course, but this receipt doesn’t lie on the other hand.
Maybe they’re just a Gaga fan and thought that this would be a nice way to show everyone how much they liked their favorite singer. Regardless of the reason, we feel like we got caught in a bad romance here…
Wake Up, Neo
The Matrix is by far one of the best movies of all time. There’s no doubt about that. The idea that we actually live in a construct and are controlled by machines is revolutionary and terrifying all at the same time.
But, luckily, Neo is here to save us from these evil robots. This is the receipt Neo was given at a café. This is what led him to discover the truth.
This is a funny thing to mention. We guess that the guests were indeed foreigners who weren’t used to spicy Indian food and that’s why the chef was requested to take that into consideration when preparing their meal.
It reminded us of a funny Subway commercial from a few years ago. The commercial featured a hopping jalapeño pepper that was making fun of a customer who refused the offer to put spicy jalapeños in his sandwich.
Expecting mothers don’t always have it easy. Apart from the obvious physical difficulty and the emotional toll it takes on you, you also have to deal with all kinds of reactions from your surrounding environment.
However, it’s nice to see small congratulatory comments, for a change — especially if they come from complete strangers. In this case, the waiter decided to show the mom-to-be some kindness by wishing her good luck.
The only thing they wanted was to buy cheese at this local deli. But, it looks like their cover had been blown and ninjas were sent to retrieve them. Everyone knows that you can’t really run away from your past.
However, someone was out there to keep an eye out for this customer. It’s important to have trusted allies when you’re on the run. This way, they know what to expect in the parking lot — a dramatic welcome committee.
If you can’t tip, don’t draw. That’s all we can say about this receipt. Instead of giving them a tip, this customer just wrote the word “cash.” Yes, we know that you can tip them in cash, but where is it?
And what’s up with the Pac-Man? Maybe this is an abstract representation of how they felt during the meal. This is just annoying. That’s why we insist that if you can’t tip, don’t draw.
Eating for Two
We’re not entirely sure what happened there but we can guess — judging by the note left on the receipt. For some reason, the staff member saw fit to insinuate that this customer is pregnant, simply because they ordered several dishes.
They were in for a little surprise since there was no pregnancy. We’re sure the waiter or waitress meant no harm with their comment, but even so, they should have probably just kept it to themselves.
It’s always nice to get a compliment, even if it comes from a waiter (or waitress). In this case, we don’t know who offered a compliment to whom, but this is still very nice.
People work hard on their tan, especially if they live in a place where they can’t really catch much sun. So, kudos to them!
We’re pretty certain that you know who Mitch Hedberg is. If you do, then you’re well aware of his monologue about the doughnut. If we’re being totally honest, we couldn’t agree more.
In fact, the same is true for any other item you buy that costs less than three bucks. You bought the doughnut, ate it on the spot, and are stuck with the receipt for a doughnut that now happily resides in your stomach.
Wife on Sale
Well, they weren’t lying when they said that you can get pretty much anything at Target including, as it would seem, your wife! What’s even more surprising is that she only costs four dollars!
We bet they had a sale on wives, which would explain this ludicrous price. This makes us wonder, though, if you can get a husband there too. And if you’re at it, how about a kid and a dog?
Save the Kittens
You heard them — save the kittens, give them mittens! Come on! Start chanting! We have a lot of kittens to save. We apologize, we got a little carried away with all this revolutionary talk.
What’s up with that anyway? Why would the kittens need mittens? They have paws. Give them food and blankets instead, and a kiss on the forehead.
Rate My Service
We’ve heard that there has been a shortage of decent workers lately. So, we guess that some restaurants have no choice but to come up with some creative ideas and make do with what they have. This means that they have to come up with in-house solutions.
Have you ever been served a meatloaf? Sorry, we meant to ask if you’ve ever been served by Meat Loaf? That would have probably been one helluva theatrical performance… uh, we mean meal.
Nothing Has a Cost
Our mama always used to tell us that the only thing that’s free is something that we haven’t paid for yet. In this case, it seems that even nothing has a price tag — and a hefty one, too!
But, wait a second, how can you charge money for nothing? This sounds like robbery in broad daylight! That’s even worse than paying commission to your bank for simply having an account.
Ticket to Italy
This must have been their lucky day. Yes, you read correctly — someone left this waiter a thousand dollar tip to use for a ticket to Italy. We don’t know why Italy, but if we were them, we wouldn’t argue.
In fact, we would have dropped the plates and driven straight to the airport. Maybe they casually mentioned the fact they want to go to Italy and a wealthy customer just wanted to help them fulfill their dream.
There isn’t a single person on this planet who wouldn’t be happy if they were presented with a delicious cake. It appears that these café-goers enjoyed the service and cake so much that they decided to blog about it.
They got some great service and wanted to make sure that everyone would know about it. Well, this is a nice way to end a good meal, isn’t it? Not all customers are annoying, apparently.
Pay it Forward
All it takes is one good person to do one kind thing. This is how you make the world a better place. If someone has done harm to you, chances are that you would want to get back at them.
However, sometimes the solution is just to do good things for other people. That’s the concept of paying it forward. In this case, these customers have worked as servers themselves, and now they’re paying it forward by giving a nice tip.
Well, this one is awkward. What do you mean by “your cashier was hot”? What’s that got to do with anything anyway? Someone needs to speak with the manager at Marsh. We don’t believe you can just go around like this, printing receipts with “your cashier was hot.”
What if they weren’t? We’re kidding. This is weird, though. What are even supposed to do with this information? Someone was overly enthusiastic there — that’s for sure.
We have seen a lot of strange receipts so far, but this one takes the cake. What’s even more confusing is that it doesn’t look like a machine error.
It appears to be an integral part of their product line, since it appears twice on the receipt, with no additional items. We didn’t even know you could buy this kind of product, and honestly, we’re kind of curious to find out who bought it.
Praise the Lord for He is good — or something like that. But, yeah, you can also just say, “Thank you, Jesus” as they did here. We have to admit that it’s kinda funny, in its own unique way.
At least we now know what their religious beliefs are. We wonder, though, how anyone that has different beliefs would feel about it. We guess you could say that they don’t have to eat there.
We have to call this one out. This could be some sort of a harmless mistake; a glitch in the system perhaps. But, oh boy, this is outrageous. We really hope no one actually ordered this — or that it stands for something else, at least.
The rest of the items on this receipt don’t shed much light on it either. In fact, it all looks quite fishy to us. We hope there’s an explanation for all of this.
The Sun Is for Sale
We always knew you could get pretty much anything at Tesco and for a good price. But, we obviously weren’t expecting that. Buying sunglasses? Well, you can have the sun too for just 25 cents!
Isn’t that an awesome deal? Someone seriously messed up the cash register, so it would seem. Or, they may as well have been selling pieces of the sun to whoever wanted them. Maybe we should get one, too.