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A Most Unfortunate Fumble

, , , , , | Working | August 16, 2023

It had been a very long day already, and I was very frazzled. I was in the process of taking down an order from a regular customer; our food is very customisable, so lots of changes are not unusual, and we hand-write tickets.

The customer ordered a chicken burger with an extra chicken patty. It’s worth noting that this customer was not white.

What I meant to say was, “Chicken burger with an extra chicken patty.”

What came out — I realised in horror midway through — was my brain squashing those words together, so I went ahead and asked them if they were having a chicken P*ki. (This is a derogatory term for a person from Pakistan here in England.)

I immediately went and hid out the back as my colleagues cackled at my misfortune.

Thankfully, the regular has forgiven me.

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