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Category: Food & Drink

Stupid Customers, like the rest of us have to eat and drink. Sadly like the rest of us, they sometimes eat with the rest of us. For every waiter, server, drive-thru operator, coffee shop barista, and restaurant manager who has had to deal with fake allergies, vegetarians who don’t know the meaning of the word and idiots who have yet to understand the concept of clearly listed ingredients, we salute you!

No Drink Americano

| BC, Canada | Food & Drink

(I work at a popular ski resort in Canada. We get a lot of American tourists, many very rude and demanding. I am the barista on duty. I do not take customer’s orders, but the layout of the store means that a lot of customers talk to me while I make their drinks. This particular customer has ordered an Americano, which is made with espresso shots and hot water.)

Customer: “What are you doing?”

Me: “I’m making an Americano.”

Customer: “Is that for me?”

Me: “I’m not sure; I didn’t take your order. Is your name John?”

Customer: “Yes, but I ordered coffee, not whatever this is.”

Me: “The order slip says you ordered an Americano. That’s what this drink is, sir.”

Customer: “You Canadians have a really stupid way of making coffee. I have been all over the world and I have never seen coffee made like this before.”

Me: “Actually, sir, Americanos are not Canadian. They were invented by Italians, for Americans who didn’t like traditional Italian espresso and had to have it diluted with water.”

Customer: “Hmph!” *takes his drink and walks away*

Multitasking Is Tasking You

| Evansville, IN, USA | Bizarre, Food & Drink

(A customer has called in to order; I am just finishing up the details of her purchase.)

Me: “All right, ma’am, that’s [list of her items], and the total comes to [price]. Is there anything else I can help you with?”

Customer: “Well.. could you hang on a minute? I’m ordering lunch.”

Me: “…What?”

Customer: “I’m in the drive through at [Restaurant]! Just wait a minute.”

(She proceeds to order enough food for at least six people, and I can overhear other people in the car with her. This takes several minutes.)

Customer: “I’m ready to check out now. Thanks for waiting!”

Me: “Yeah, no problem…”

Shake Up The Calorie Count

| Perth, WA, USA | At The Checkout, Food & Drink, Health & Body

(Our shake/sundae machine is down for cleaning and boy, did that create a lot of unhappy customers.)

Customer: “I’d like a chicken burger meal with a chocolate shake, please.”

Me: “Sorry, our shake machine is down for maintenance at the moment. Would you like to try a chocolate frappe instead?”

Customer: “What’s in that?”

Me: “Blended ice, chocolate, and whipped cream on top. It’s—”

Customer: “Oh, no, that’d have way too much sugar and fat. I’ll have a [Soda] instead.”

Me: “…Okay, then.”

(Frappes have a lower calorie count than both shakes AND [Soda]. I just… sigh.)