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    Stupid Customers, like the rest of us have to eat and drink. Sadly like the rest of us, they sometimes eat with the rest of us. For every waiter, server, drive-thru operator, coffee shop barista, and restaurant manager who has had to deal with fake allergies, vegetarians who don’t know the meaning of the word and idiots who have yet to understand the concept of clearly listed ingredients, we salute you!

    I Meant What I Said And I Said What I Meant

    | Albuquerque, NM, USA | Food & Drink

    Me: “What can I get you, sir?”

    Customer #1: “Um, I’d like a quickie.”

    Me: *offended* “EXCUSE ME?”

    Customer#1: “A quickie!” *licks his lips*

    (Offended, I skip him and serve the next table.)

    Customer #2: *apparently having overheard* “I think it’s pronounced ‘quiche’.”

    Me, to customer #1: “Oh! You meant quiche?”

    Customer #1: “No!”

    The Horrors Of Mispronunciation, Part 4
    The Horrors Of Mispronunciation, Part 3
    The Horrors Of Mispronunciation, Part 2
    The Horrors Of Mispronunciation

    Coffee As Hot As Your Temper

    | Wyoming, USA | Food & Drink

    (The customer orders a latte at 190 degrees.)

    Me: “Here is your latte at 190 degrees.”

    Customer: “Holy crap! Why is this so hot?”

    Me: “Well, we normally make our drinks at 160 degrees.”

    Customer: “But I asked for 190 degrees.”

    Me: “Right. I made it at 190 degrees. Would you like me to remake it at a cooler temperature?”

    Customer: “Well, I DID ask for it to be 190 degrees NOT 160 degrees.”

    Me: “Ma’am, a 190 degree latte is hotter than a 160 degree latte. Can I remake it for you at a cooler temperature?”

    Customer: “No, I asked for 190 degrees! It’s too hot!”

    Me: “Ma’am,I did make it at 190 degrees. That’s thirty degrees hotter than our normal temperature.”

    Customer: “Whatever, can I just get a cup sleeve?”

    Me: “There’s already a cup sleeve on it…only one will fit–”

    Customer: “Just give me another sleeve.”

    (I give her the other cup sleeve. She tries to slip it on, gets annoyed when she fails, and throws the sleeve across our counter.)

    Customer: “Cheap labor is so useless!” *storms off*

    Right Place, Wrong Menu

    | Galveston, TX, USA | Food & Drink

    (After staring at the menu displayed above the counter, a man finally approaches me to place an order.)

    Customer: “I’d like the large popcorn chicken.”

    Me: *thinking I’ve misheard him* “I’m sorry, sir, what was that?”

    Customer: “The large popcorn chicken.”

    Me: “I’m sorry, sir. We don’t have popcorn chicken here.”

    (He steps back to examine the large menu, complete with pictures, once again. He takes a minute or two before stepping forward again.)

    Customer: “Can I get a half dozen drumsticks and some mashed potatoes?”

    Me: “I’m sorry, but we don’t have any of those either.”

    (He steps back again, and looks up at the menu again, as I wait, rather perplexed. He seems to finally realize what he’s looking at.)

    Customer: “This is McDonald’s, isn’t it?”

    Me: “Yes, sir.”

    Customer: “Oh.” *leaves looking embarrassed*

    DWC: Driving While Caffeinated

    | Aberdeen, UK | Food & Drink

    (I work in a restaurant. This conversation takes place when I am clearing plates away from a couple’s table.)

    Me: “Would you like any tea or coffee?”

    Customer: “Yes, please, I’ll have a latte.”

    Me: “No problem.” *turning to customer’s husband* “Would you like any tea or coffee?”

    Husband: “No coffee for me, thanks. I’m driving.”

    Me: *blank look*

    Not Big On Beef That’s Big

    | Brampton, ON, Canada | Food & Drink

    Me: “What can I get for you?”

    Customer: “I have a question.”

    Me: “Sure, what can I help you with?”

    Customer: “Will the ribs come cut up?”

    Me: “No, they’ll be a full rack.”

    Customer: “Oh, can I get them cut up?”

    Me: “I’m afraid the kitchen doesn’t do that.”

    Customer: “Oh. Well, if the meat is too big, it scares me!”

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