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    Everything Sounds So Delightfully Good

    , | Wisconsin, USA | Food & Drink

    (Every day, we have soups available. When a soup runs out, we take its card out of the display and put in a placeholder that says something like “Warm Goodness” or “Homestyle Delight” just to fill space. The cards very clearly do not look like the rest of the cards since the normal soups have descriptions where the placeholders say “Try our soups today!”)

    Customer: “I’d like some of the Warm Goodness.”

    Me: “Well that isn’t actually a soup, it’s just a placeholder. We do have several other soups today.”

    Customer: “Silly me. I’ll have the Homestyle Delight instead.”

    Celebrate Good Hearing, Come On

    , | Evans, GA, USA | Food & Drink

    (I’m using the headset for the drive through.)

    Me: “Hello, thank you for choosing [restaurant]. Would you like to have one of our celebration specials today?”

    Customer: “No. So, do you all still have that celebration special?”

    Me: “Yes. Yes, we do…”

    Never Bend To Suggestions

    | Moose Jaw, SK, Canada | Food & Drink

    (I am working the drive-thru at a popular fast-food restaurant. The current employee initiative is to suggest hot beverages to customers.)

    Me: “Hi! Welcome to [restaurant]. Would you like to try a hot chocolate?”

    Customer: “No, no, no, no, NO. NO. NO.”

    Me: “Okay. What can I get for you?”

    Customer: “All right, I’ll have a hot chocolate.”

    Gift Cards, Derp, Derpa, Gift Cards

    | Medford, OR, USA | Money

    (The phone rings and it is a customer wanting to know about gift cards. We are running a promotion where if you buy $100, you get a $25 bonus card.)

    Me: “How may I help you?”

    Caller: “Are you doing something with gift cards?”

    Me: “Yes.”

    (I explain the promotion.)

    Caller: “How much is a good amount for two people to eat?”

    Me: “A $50 gift card would probably cover two people.”

    Caller: “Well, I need to buy them for two separate couples, so I will need $400 in gift cards. What do I get?”

    Me: *ignoring the incorrect math* “You would get four $25 bonus cards.”

    Caller: “What?”

    Me: “For every $100 you spend, you get an extra $25 dollar gift card.”

    Caller: “For what? What do I do?”

    Me: “What is your question exactly?”

    Caller: “I don’t know! You’re the one who said something about gift cards!”

    The Fries Are Tastier On The Other Side

    | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | Food & Drink

    (I work at a food court restaurant that primarily serves fries. On quiet days like today, we do all our cooking to order. A group of three French women have just come up to our counter and are trying to decide what to order. They each get an order of fries and gravy and leave to sit and eat. Suddenly, the first customer comes back to the counter.)

    Customer #1: “I want new fries.”

    Me: “I’m terribly sorry. Was there something wrong with your food?”

    Customer #1: “Their fries taste better.”

    Me: “Pardon me?”

    Customer #1: “I tried my fries, then I tried their fries. Theirs are better, so I want new ones!”

    (All three women’s fries were from the same batch, cooked and prepared exactly the same way.)

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