Showing Eventual Medium Returns

| BC, Canada | At The Checkout, Food & Drink

(I am the assistant manager of a fast-food restaurant. We are currently running a promotion where you can get any size soft drink for only $1. I witness this exchange between a customer and my employee. The customer is shouting throughout this.)

Employee: “Hello, what can I get for you?”

Customer: “[Soda]!”

Employee: “Okay, just one [Soda]?”

Customer: “Diet [Soda]!”

Employee: “So that’s one diet [Soda]?”

Customer: “Yes!”

Employee: “Is that a medium size?”

Customer: “No! A [Soda] and diet [Soda]!”

Employee: “Oh, you want a [Soda] and a diet [Soda]?”

Customer: “Yes!”

Employee: “Okay, are they medium size?”

Customer: “Medium! The other large!”

Employee: “Which one?”

Customer: “Large [Soda]! Medium diet [Soda]!”

Employee: “Okay, is that all for you?”

Customer: “Yes!”

(He obtains his order and leaves.)

Me: *to employee* “That was way more complicated than it needed to be.”

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 49

| TX, USA | At The Checkout, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink, Money

(When a customer orders food, we write the order on a box and fill it up, call out the name of the customer, and make the transaction.)

Me: “[Name]!”

Customer: *sluggishly nods and comes over*

Me: “Hello there. Just 10 shrimp and a PowerAde?”

Customer: *not really paying much attention* “Yeah.”

Me: “All right, that’ll be $[total]. Swipe your card when you’re ready.”

Customer: *looks at pin-pad and swipes card*

Me: *bags up food and hands drink* “All right, you have a wonderful day!”

Customer: *looks at PowerAde* “Uh, I ordered a [Soda]?”

(Turned out that this guy wasn’t the name I called out, did not order shrimp whatsoever, and didn’t realize he had picked up the wrong order until the transaction was over, even after I had verbally asked him everything and he had a screen to confirm his order.)

Related:
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 48
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 47
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 46

Can See A Red Alert Coming

, | Ames, IA, USA | At The Checkout, Food & Drink

Customer: “I’d like an Arctic Rush.”

Me: “What flavor?”

Customer: “Red.”

Me: “Cherry, watermelon, or strawberry kiwi?”

(I had this conversation nearly every time someone ordered an Arctic Rush.)

One Onion Ring To Rule Them All

| NJ, USA | Crazy Requests, Food & Drink

Customer: “I need to make a complaint about your onion rings!”

Boss: “What is the problem with them, sir?”

Customer: “They are elliptical in shape. They are not rings; they are ovals!”

(My boss actually had to have someone go through a bag of onion rings to pick out enough perfectly circular onion rings to remake his order.)

That Was The Last Straw

| Tucson, AZ, USA | Food & Drink, Health & Body

(I am working the lobby of my work place during a lunch rush. A beverage station is getting messy and low on supplies, so I am cleaning it up and restocking the lids. A woman fills her cup up and I am in the way of the lids.)

Me: “Sorry about being in the way. Just doing some cleaning and stocking. Here you are.” *I hand the woman a lid for her beverage along with a straw*

Woman: *with disgust* “Eww, I don’t want that. Your filthy little fingers were all over that. I’ll just help myself, thank you.”

Me: “Oh… uhh, all right…”

(It was difficult to not make a sarcastic retort about how I had to touch all the lids anyway since they don’t stock themselves, but I constrained myself. I can understand germaphobes, for which I always take the extra precaution of washing my hands before handling anything that customers have access to, but no need to be rude.)

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