Sandwiched Between Incompetence And Laziness

| Working | February 27, 2015

(I’m a customer in a sandwich shop chain famous for letting you build your own sandwiches through a line. The girl working the line has one ear-bud in her ear, leaving the other open to hear me with.)

Me: “I’d like a foot long [bread].”

Worker: *stares at me blankly*

Me: “Hello? Foot long [bread]. Please.”

Worker: *grabs the right bread, cuts the foot long in half, and puts one of the six inch halves on the line*

Me: “No. No. Foot long. The big one, not little.”

Worker: “Oh, why didn’t you say so?” *grabs another foot long of the bread, slices it open* “You want it toasted?”

Me: “No.”

Worker: *begins putting it in the toaster*

Me: “I said no! Stop!”

Worker: “Okay, fine! What cheese do you want?”

Me: “No cheese.”

Worker: *puts cheddar on the bread*

Me: “Please take that off. I said NO cheese.” *she does so* “Okay, I would like the tuna salad, and extra tuna please.”

Worker: “I only have enough for your sandwich. We don’t have any extra.”

(The manager, who is stocking the racks that hold the chips, finally pipes up.)

Manager: “Go get some more from the back; you know where it is.”

Me: *after the worker is gone* “You know, I think she would do a better job if she’d get that thing out her ear!”

Manager: “What thing?”

Me: “The ear-bud she has in. I think she’s listening to music and she can’t figure out who to pay attention to.”

Manager: “[Worker]!”

Worker: *coming out with more tuna salad* “Yes?”

Manager: “Do you have ear-buds in?”

(She quickly pops the ear-bud out and hides it in her pocket.)

Worker: “No.”

Manager: “You know that’s not allowed. If I catch you again you’re being sent home.”

(She quickly finished my sandwich with no further problems but she sure gave me a death glare!)

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