Off-Color Customer

| AZ, USA | Bigotry, Food & Drink

(I am changing out the coffee urns by the entrance when this exchange happens. It’s a very slow part of the day so the restaurant is empty but for one person.)

Customer: “Hey, where do I order a sandwich?”

Me: *pointing to the counter not 15 feet away where the only other customer is ordering* “Right over there, sir.”

Customer: “Where? I don’t see it.”

Me: “Just give your order to that employee right there.”

Customer: “Who? Do I order with you?”

Me: “…no. That guy standing behind the counter right there.”

Customer: “Where?”

Me: *pointing* “Okay, do you see that large sign suspended from the ceiling that says ‘Order Sandwiches Here’?”

Customer: “Where?”

Me: *pointing again* “Do you see those two people standing right there? It’s just above them. Just walk over there.”

Customer: *looking directly at them* “I don’t get it. Where’s the sign?”

Me: “Sir, just walk over to where that other customer is standing and the employee will take your order next.”

Customer: *staring in that direction* “Who?”

Me: *starting to wonder if his eyesight is very bad* “Sir, do you see that person standing at the counter right there?”

Customer: “Oh, you mean that BLACK GUY? He’s a customer?!”

(This was loud enough that the other customer heard and turned around.)

Me: “….yeeeahhh. He’s at the front of the line. Just go over there and stand behind him.”

(The customer still looked confused, and still seemed to have some trouble finding it as he wandered over. I apologized to the other customer as he was leaving, while my poor coworker had a deer-in -the-headlights look while he was trying to get the other guy’s order (which took over five minutes). Thank goodness he came in while it was slow!)

Egging Them On To Try It

| UK | Bizarre, Food & Drink

(A shop near me does sandwiches, Most of the options are chicken, but there are a few vegetarian options. Two customers are having the following conversation:)

Customer #1: “Can you get me a half chicken, half egg sandwich.”

Customer #2: “Half chicken, half egg? That just seems wrong.”

Customer #1: “Why? Eggs come from chickens!”

Customer #2: “But did the chicken come before the egg?”

Customer #1: “Depends what side I eat first?”

Sharing Is Berry Important

| London, England, UK | At The Checkout, Bizarre, Family & Kids, Food & Drink

(A young girl and her granddad approach my till and he indicates the open bag of cranberries in her hand.)

Man: “I’d like to pay for those, please.”

Me: “Of course, sir. That’ll be 99p, please.”

Girl: “Would you like one, Granddad?”

Man: “No, thank you, darling.”

(The little girl then reaches over the counter to offer the bag to me.)

Girl: “Would you like one?”

Me: *surprised* “Oh, no, thank you! But it’s very nice of you to offer.”

Girl: *sternly* “You should ALWAYS share!”