He Who Eats Less, Laughs Best

, , | | Right | January 14, 2009

(While I’m working, I see this teenage girl pull up in an really nice car. With her orange spray tan and expensive clothing, I could tell it would be interesting.)

Me: “Hey, what could I get for you today?”

Customer: “You’re going to make me a non-fat shake with non-fat mix, non-fat milk, and non-fat chocolate.

Me: “Oh, ok… I’ll have that done for you in just a second.”

(Right before I start to blend the shake, she speaks up:)

Customer: “So since you work here, do you eat a lot of ice cream?”

Me: “Well, I suppose I eat enough to be able to recommend stuff to customers….”

Customer: “Well, you just look like you eat a lot of ice cream. You might want to quit your job before you get too fat.”

Me: “Thanks for that advice.”

(While my coworker rings her up, I proceed to add five pumps of chocolate syrup, extra chocolate chips, and tons of extra ingredients to her shake, putting it up to a total of about 4,000 calories.)

Customer: *taking a drink* “At least you can make a decent shake.”

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  • Trillium

    Damn you, now I want a deliciously sweet shake, and I’m stuck at work with nothing but crappy tea available!

  • Jessica B

    That goes to show the old lesson holds up: never EVER insult anyone who handles your food!

  • Jason

    If the customer asked for that because she was obsessed with her weight (as the story suggests) I wouldn’t imagine that ONE excess of calories would do much, assuming she’s otherwise as concerned with what she consumes as she sounds.
    Of course, it’s possible that she also has dietary needs.

    Either way, I’m… not sure OP really won anything here.

  • Hercules Mulligan

    Yes, she was incredibly rude, but altering someone’s order without their knowledge is not okay.