A Real Malt-Of-The-Earth Kind Of Server

, , , , , | Working | February 15, 2018

(I am at a diner with a couple of friends. They are ordering dinner, but I have already eaten. I see malts listed on the menu. I haven’t had a chocolate malt in years, and it sounds good. The server, a teenage girl, arrives at our table.)

Server: “Are you ready to order?”

Friend #1: “Yes, we are.”

Server: “Okay.” *walks away*

Me: “Did I hear her right? Didn’t she just ask if we were ready?”

Friend #1: “That’s what I heard.”

(A few minutes later, the same server returns.)

Server: “Can I take your order now?”

(My friends order their meals. Then, it’s my turn.)

Me: “I’ll just have a chocolate malt, please.”

Server: *seems confused for a moment* “Do you mean a chocolate milkshake?”

Me: “No, a malt. The menu says that you have milkshakes and malts.”

Server: “Where?”

Me: *pointing to the menu item* “Right there. It says, ‘Malt.’”

Server: “Oh, but that’s made with something different.” *walks away*

(My friends and I raise our eyebrows at one another. I eventually got… a chocolate milkshake. I decided to accept it and not press the issue.)

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