Peeling Away The Layers Of Apathy

, , , , | Working | October 4, 2020

My friend and I decide to have lunch at the cafeteria-style restaurant inside one of our local supermarkets. My friend is very allergic to onions, which makes eating out difficult for her.  

Friend: “Do you want to split a wrap if we can find one without onions?”

Me: “Sure.” *To the counter person* “Do your Thai chicken wraps have any onions in them? My friend is allergic.”

Counter Person: “I’ll ask. Hey, [Coworker], do the Thai chicken wraps have any onions in them?”

Coworker: “No.”

Me: “Okay.” *To my friend* “Do you want any soup with it? They have Vegetable Rotini or Cream of Mushroom. The mushroom might be okay.”

The original counter server is busy with another customer so I ask her coworker, who very clearly heard our comment about the allergy.

Me: “So, which of these soups would be good?”

Coworker: “Whichever you want.”

Me: “But do either of them not have onions?”

Coworker: “How should I know?”

Friend & Me: “…”

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