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    Lost In No Translation, Part 2

    , | Newport Beach, CA, USA |

    Me: “What can I get you, sir?”

    Customer: “WHAT?!”

    Me: “What can I get you, sir?”

    Customer: “Ham and swiss on rye.”

    Me: “What would you like for your side?”

    Customer: “WHAT?!”

    Me: “What. Would. You. Like. For. Your. Side?”

    Customer: “Are you speaking French?”

    Lost In No Translation

    Doesn’t Have The Drive To Succeed

    , | Melbourne, Australia |

    Me: “Just drive around to the next window and your order will be ready there.”

    Customer: *looks worried* “Where is the next window?”

    Me: “Just around the corner.”

    Customer: “But I can’t see it.”

    Me: “That’s because it’s around the corner. Drive around the corner and you will.”

    Customer: “I hope I don’t get lost!”

    Receipt Cheat

    , | TX, USA |

    Customer: “I thought that your tacos were 79 cents today.”

    Me: “Yes, ma’am, they are. If you’ll look at the bottom of your receipt, it’ll show you that the price was discounted.”

    Customer: “But it says $1.09 here, not 70 cents. You did this wrong.”

    Me: “Ma’am, if you’ll notice the bottom of the receipt, it has a negative amount. That means that much was taken off of the price of tacos.”

    (The customer looks lower on the receipt and becomes indignant.)

    Customer: “What? I don’t owe you 90 cents!”

    Me: “No, ma’am, you don’t. That just says that’s how much was taken off the tacos to make them 79 cents.”

    Customer: “But you charged me $1.09. It clearly says that your tacos today are 79 cents.”

    Me: “Ma’am, can I see your receipt?”

    (I take the receipt, and use a pen to mark out the price and put in $0.79 on it.)

    Customer: “Oh! That looks better. Thanks so much.”

    (She happily takes her food and leaves.)

    Giving Orders Vs. Just Ordering

    , | Watervliet, NY, USA |

    Me: “Can I take your order?”

    Customer: “HOT DOG!”


    Customer: “PLAIN!”


    Customer: “MILKSHAKE!”


    Customer: “STRAWBERRY!”


    Me: “What size milkshake would you like?”

    Customer: “STRAWBERRY!”

    (I just gave her a medium.)

    How You Know You’ve Been Working Too Long

    , | London, UK | Top

    (The customer is apparently employed at another branch of the same fast food chain.)

    Customer: “I’d like a [burger] meal with lemonade, please.”

    Me: “That’s one [burger] meal with lemonade?”

    Customer: “Would you like to go large with that?”

    Me: “What?”

    Customer: “Oh! I mean, yes. Thank you.”

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