Unfiltered Story #67084

Unfiltered | February 2, 2016

(I work at a university dining hall to help prepare meals for students. On this shift I’m manning the salad station and a woman approaches the station)

Me: Hi there, what can I get for you today?

Woman: I want a romaine salad.

(I select one from the shelf of prepackaged containers)

Woman: No I don’t want that one, it doesn’t have enough lettuce in it.

(She scans the selection of packaged salads and hands me one)

Woman: I want this one. And I want onions, tomato, feta cheese, and chicken.

(I start by giving her onions and then begin adding the tomatoes)

Woman: (Condescendingly) Are you serious right now? You call that onions? I want more onions! Are you trying to put me on a diet? I need to be able to taste them, give me more!

Me: (doing my best to maintain an upbeat tone) –Of course, sorry about that.

(I give her double the onions and move onto the tomatoes again)

Woman: Now what are you doing? I don’t need more tomatoes, I just need a little bit of them. (I move onto the feta cheese) Oh, and give me a lot of feta but not too much chicken either.

Me: (getting frustrated but still holding my smile) Alright, will that be all?

Woman: Yeah, and just to let you know I got two 50 cent toppings, one 75 cent topping and a dollar for the chicken in case you forgot.

Me: (finishing writing down the topping costs and handing her the salad while still smiling) Here you go. Have a nice day!

(She takes the salad and hands me a card)

Woman: My contact number if you ever need my expertise. (She leaves)

(I turn around and one of my coworkers sees my annoyed face and tells me that this woman is always condescending to the workers when she orders a meal so the rest of the staff doesn’t like taking her order either. Fortunately I didn’t have to deal with her again because I got moved to the grill station)