This grocery store customer has some 'honest questions' after receiving a single green bean in the mail.

All he wanted was 1 pound of green beans. Just one. No, wait. He meant 1 pound!

The most important job for any manager at Kroger grocery stores is customer service. And part of that responsibility is looking at customer complaints and feedback.


After receiving what might be the most hilarious “complaint” ever from a customer, one anonymous manager shared the feedback with his son, who promptly uploaded the complaint form to Reddit where it quickly went viral.

In this case, the customer had attempted to order 1 pound of green beans online. Instead, what arrived in the mail was literally 1 single green bean. Neatly packaged, in perfect condition and with a bill for two cents.

“This is honestly the most hilarious thing,” the customer writes. “The entertainment value of seeing one sad, lonely green bean in a large produce bag more than makes up for the lack of remaining green beans.”

Obviously the customer wasn’t even mad. But they would like to know how this happened. And so would we!

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The customer is quick to note they were not overcharged. “I paid a very fair price for my single green bean.”

But they are very confused. Especially since the Kroger website literally only lets customers order green beans by the pound.

And they have questions they were hoping the friendly neighborhood Kroger manager could answer:

“Was the lb unit absent, or did they really think a customer wanted a Clickist employee to painstakingly pick out a single green bean for them?”

“What kind of sociopath would order one green bean?”

“Did you consider calling the police on that person?”

And to sum it all up, they declared:

“Obviously I don’t expect answers to all of these, but they are honest questions I have.”

So would we. But in the meantime, we’ll take the copious amounts of laughter, free of charge.

Lainey and baby goat Annie. Photo courtesy of Lainey Morse
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Oftentimes, the journey to our true calling is winding and unexpected. Take Lainey Morse, who went from office manager to creator of the viral trend, Goat Yoga, thanks to her natural affinity for goats and throwing parties.

Back in 2015, Lainey bought a farm in Oregon and got her first goats who she named Ansel and Adams. "Once I got them, I was obsessed," says Lainey. "It was hard to get me off the farm to go do anything else."

Right away, she noticed what a calming presence they had. "Even the way they chew their cud is relaxing to be around because it's very methodical," she says. Lainey was going through a divorce and dealing with a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis at the time, but even when things got particularly hard, the goats provided relief.

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Goat yoga went viral so much so that by fall of 2016, Lainey was able to quit her office manager job at a remodeling company to manage her burgeoning goat yoga business full-time. Now she has 10 locations nationwide.

Lainey handles the backend management for all of her locations, and loves that side of the business too, even though it's less goat-related. "I still have my own personal Goat Happy Hour every single day so I still get to spend a lot of time with my goats," says Lainey. "I get the best of both worlds."

Lainey with her goat Fabio. Photo courtesy of Lainey Morse

Since COVID-19 hit, her locations have had to close temporarily. She hopes her yoga locations will be able to resume classes in the spring when the vaccine is more widely available. "I think people will need goat yoga more than ever before, because everyone has been through so much stress in 2020," says Lainey.

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