Burger, Frustration, And Milkshake

, , | | Right | May 21, 2019

(I am the customer in this story. I am hosting a small party for my birthday at a very popular fast food joint. We are almost fifteen people, and our order is really complicated since everyone wants a different kind of meal with different drinks. As such, the cashier has a tough time with my order but she is extremely patient and makes sure to take the order correctly. I pay for my order and take the numerous trays to the table, helped by friends. By this point, I am very flustered, too, since my friends are complaining about not getting the right drinks, etc. By the time I have made sure everyone has the right food, I realise I forgot to buy food for myself. Extremely annoyed, I go back to the counter.)

Cashier: “Namaste! How may I help you, ma’am?”

Me: “I forgot to buy food for myself in all that confusion. I’ll have a [burger meal].”

Cashier: “Sure! Your total is [amount].”

(I pay, take my tray, and start walking towards the table when I realise I forgot to get ketchup. I am so frustrated now that I storm to the condiment bar and put my tray there. I obviously am not paying much attention, because the entire tray falls down along with the food. There are fries and drink everywhere on the floor. I have had enough. I go and sit at my table with a huff.)

Friend #1: “Where’s your food, [My Name]?”

Me: “I dropped it, and now I’m not going to the counter again.”

Friend #2: “Look, [My Name], the cashier is calling for you.”

(Sure enough, I turn back and see that the cashier is gesturing to me to come to the counter. I go over, and she hands me a tray with a burger, fries, and a drink.)

Me: “But I dropped my—“

Cashier: “Take this; it’s on the house.”

(I thanked her and went back to the table. Thank you, kind lady. You made my day! Or rather, my birthday!)

Get Them To The Church On Time

, , , , | | Right | May 21, 2019

Caller: “Can I get a [premium service] taxi?”

Me: “Well, we do require a half-hour notice for that and—“

Caller: “But it’s my wedding day!”

Me: “…”

Revealing Your Age Is A Kick In The Teeth

, , | | Right | May 21, 2019

(A customer is trying to describe something from the 70s to one of my coworkers. I know what she is talking about and say so.)

Customer: “How do you know about that? You are too young to know about that.”

Me: “I was in high school then.”

Customer: “What? No, you definitely don’t look your age.”

Me: *smiling* “Thanks.”

Customer: “And you have your own teeth!”

Me: “Huh?”

Customer: “People your age usually don’t have their own teeth; good on you for looking after them.”

Hail To The Bus Driver, Part 8

, , , , | | Right | May 21, 2019

(I’m on a bus. The driver is a substitute and does not normally drive this route, and as such has made several wrong turns, etc. All three passengers, including me, have just laughed it off and tried to help her get back on track. We’ve reached the end of the line, where all three of us happen to be getting off.)

Driver: “Sorry about that. Thanks for being patient with me.”

Passenger #1: “No big deal. We got here in the end, and we’re only a few minutes late.”

Passenger #2: “Honestly, I’m not in a hurry. It was actually kind of amusing.”

Driver: “Well, at least you didn’t yell at me.”


Hail To The Bus Driver, Part 7
Hail To The Bus Driver, Part 6
Hail To The Bus Driver, Part 5

Strawberry Shakes, Forever

, , , , , | | Right | May 21, 2019

(I work at a restaurant commonly known for its ice cream treats. A table of teenage boys sits down.)

Me: “Hi, guys! I’m your server tonight. What can I get you to drink?”

Teenager #1: “Can I get a vanilla shake?”

Me: “Absolutely!”

Teenager #2: “Can I get one, too?”

Me: “Sure thing!”

Teenager #3: “I want to do a strawberry.”

Me: “Not a problem! I’ll be right—”

Teenager #2: “Oh! That sounds good. Can you do strawberry and vanilla all mixed?!”

Me: “So… a strawberry shake, then?”

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