Someone’s Having A Beef, Part 4

, , , , , | Right | November 11, 2020

I work at a vegan café. Because we’re vegan, none of our dishes contain meat, dairy, eggs, etc. We advertise this pretty much everywhere — storefront, website, marketing material — and it’s impossible to miss. Still, we get some customers who somehow don’t realize until they’re ordering.

Customer: “I’d like [sandwich], but can you switch the tofu with beef? Don’t like that fake stuff.”

Me: “Sorry, sir, we’re a fully vegan café. None of our dishes can be made with meat. We can switch the marinated tofu with seitan or marinated mushrooms if you prefer either of those to tofu? Alternatively, we can just not put in any meat substitute.”

Customer: “No, just switch it to beef.”

Me: “We’re a vegan café, sir. We don’t have any meat. As I’ve said, I can switch the tofu to another substitute or I can remove the substitute altogether.”

Customer: *Getting impatient* “No! I told you I don’t like fake meat. If you don’t have beef, just use chicken!”

This goes on for a while, and the line is getting longer. Sensing this is getting nowhere, I call for the manager to take over so I can continue with the line. My manager comes and starts to explain that vegan means no meat. I stop paying attention and start on the next customer’s order. After a while, I hear the customer yell.

Customer: “HOW THE BLOODY H*** AM I SUPPOSED TO KNOW THAT VEGAN MEANS NO MEAT?!”

Related:
Someone’s Having A Beef, Part 3
Someone’s Having A Beef, Part 2
Someone’s Having A Beef

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