“Hamburger,” The First Word You Learn In American

, , , | Right | January 30, 2019

(I work at a popular coffee chain in Canada. This happens in the drive-thru.)

Me: “Hi! Welcome to [Store]! What can I get for you?”

Customer: *in broken English, with a thick accent* “Hamburger!”

Me: “I’m sorry?”

Customer: “Hamburger!”

Me: “I’m sorry, but we don’t carry hamburgers here.”

Customer: “HAMBURGER!”

Me: “We don’t have hamburgers. Would you like to try a steak and cheese panini, or a turkey club, or a ham and swiss, or—“

Customer: “No. No! Hamburger! HAMBURGER!”

Me: *getting a little desperate* “Crispy chicken?”

Customer: “Yes! Yes! Hamburger!”

Me: “Okay! Anything else?”

Customer: “Fries!”

(I should’ve left it at the sandwich.)

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