Common Sense Cashed Out A While Ago

, , , , | Right | August 23, 2019

(I work in a predominantly Southern fast food restaurant that specializes in ice-cream-based treats. Due to some technical issues, our card readers are down, so we’re only able to take cash. I’m working in the drive-thru when a car pulls up to the speaker.)

Me: “Thank you for choosing [Restaurant]. Due to computer issues, we can only accept cash right now; will that be okay?”

Customer: “Yeah, that’s fine!”

(He proceeds to order about $30 worth of food. We have a small line in the drive-thru lane and our kitchen workers are fairly fast, so by the time the customer pulls up to the window I have his food sitting nearby.)

Me: “All right, sir, that’ll be [price].”

Customer: “Oh, I don’t actually have any cash.”

Me: “Oh, well… Sorry about that. Come and see us again.”

Customer: “Isn’t that my food right there?” *points to the bag near me*

Me: “Yes, but if you can’t pay for it I can’t give it out.”

Customer: “So, instead, you’re just going to let all the food go to waste?”

Me: “I don’t really have much choice in the matter, sir, if I want to keep my job.”

Customer: *sneering* “People like you are what’s wrong with this world!”

(He raced away from the window, nearly hitting someone in his rush to exit the parking lot.)

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