Keep That Style To Yourself

, | Stockton, CA, USA | Food & Drink, Rude & Risque

(I take orders at a fast food restaurant. We have a secret menu with special type of fry we call “animal style”, which is pretty popular. A customer walks up.)

Me: “Hi, how are you doing today? How may I help you?”

Customer: “I have heard about this secret style french fry you guys make. Could I have one order of french fries, doggy style, please?”

Me: “Um…do you mean animal style fries?”

Customer: *turning red* “Yeah, that’s what I meant.”

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

I’m Falling To Pieces

, | North Carolina, USA | Food & Drink

(We have a survey that pops up randomly when receipts print out. The customers can go to a website and receive a code for a free sandwich upon completion of the survey. We only accept receipts with the codes written on it.)

Me: “Do you have a coupon for me, sir?”

Customer: *hands me coupon* “I’d like to redeem my free sandwich.”

Me: *looks at coupon* “Sir, there is no code on this receipt. I cannot accept this coupon.”

(The customer rips it out of my hand, tears it up into several pieces and throws it on the floorboard.)

Friend: “We’ll just pay for the sandwich, then.”

(Still infuriated, the customer picks the receipt pieces back off the floorboard and continues to rip them into smaller pieces, throwing them back on the ground.)

Me: “Have a great day!”

Can’t Spell Without Without With, Part 2

, | Baton Rouge, LA, USA | Food & Drink

(This takes place while the customer is ordering at the drive-through speaker.)

Customer: “I want a [popular combo].”

Me: “What kind of drink?”

Customer: “No drink.”

Me: “Is that all?”

Customer: “No, I also want a Dr. Pepper on the side.”

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Can’t Spell Without Without With

No Sudden Gender Changes, Please

, | Washington, USA | Food & Drink

(Another employee and I are working the drive-thru and we both are able to talk to customers at the speaker box.)

Male coworker: “Hi, what can I get for you?”

Customer: “Well, I’ll take a number two and a number seven.”

(At this point, my coworker has to talk to another customer, so I finish talking to the customer. I am a woman.)

Me: “Okay, and what would you like to drink with those?”

Customer: “Wh-What happened to the MAN I was talking to?”

Me: “I’m sorry… he was helping another customer for a moment. Did you not want to talk to me?”

Customer: “That’s just rude and confusing for the customer!”

User Error, User Fate

, | Kansas, USA | Food & Drink

(I am working a very busy drive-thru. A 20-something year old woman has requested a very complicated ice cream order: a small milkshake, made with vanilla ice cream with caramel, hot fudge, peanuts, and snickers on top, unblended, in a medium cup. It takes me a minute to figure out how to enter this in the computer. By the time the woman has paid, her ice cream has been made correctly, but in the normal small cup.)

Me: “I’m sorry, it looks like this has already been made in the small cup. Is that okay?”

Customer: “No, I specifically asked for a medium so it won’t spill.”

Me: “Well, I can put a lid on it. Will that work?”

Customer: “No, I have to eat it now. Can you just dump it into a medium cup?”

Me: “I can scrape it into a bigger cup, but the toppings won’t be on top anymore.”

Customer: “Why not?”

(Searching for something to satisfy her, I find a cup sleeve that adds extra room to the top and fit it into her ice cream cup.)

Customer: “Will it spill?”

Me: “Well, it’s a removable sleeve. But if you keep it in there, the ice cream won’t spill.”

Customer: “But I have to eat it right now. Are you sure it won’t spill?”

Me: “If you spill it, ma’am, it will spill.”

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