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Not Specifying Spices Can Spark Speculation

| Atlanta, GA, USA | Food & Drink, Language & Words

(I work a popular sub sandwich chain. I’m finishing up a customer’s sandwich with vegetables and condiments.)

Me: “Would you like anything else?”

Customer: “Yeah, some peppers.”

(Note: the customer is very clearly pronouncing the “s” in “peppers.” We have bell peppers, pepperoncinis, and jalapeños.)

Me: “Which kind?”

Customer: “Peppers.”

Me: “Which kind of peppers?”

Customer: “PEP-PERS. PEPPERS!”

Me: “Yes, but which kind?”

Customer: “Freaking black peppers! Right there in the shaker! The only peppers you have!”

Me: “Oh, pepper! I’m sorry, I thought you were talking about the veggies.”

Customer: “Why would peppers be a vegetable?! It’s just little black flakes!”

Me: *speechless*

Customer: *to her companion* “Dumb b****!”