A Minute Makes More Than A Minute Difference

, | Boise, ID, USA | Bad Behavior, Food & Drink, Theme Of The Month

(On Sundays, we close both dine in and drive thru at 9 pm.)

Customer: *in drive thru* “Hey, how late are you guys open?”

Me: “Well, it’s 8:58. We’re closing both dine in and drive thru in two minutes.”

Customer: “Okay, we’ll be right in!”

(The customers proceeded to come inside and took 20 minutes to decide what they wanted, then tried to stay and eat inside. My manager let them. I had to stay an hour late, with school in the morning.)

Food To Go Is Going Nowhere

, | Charlottesville, VA, USA | Bad Behavior, Food & Drink, Theme Of The Month

(The store closes at 10:30 pm. A customer comes in at 10:26 pm and takes 10 minutes to decide what they want, even though we only serve chicken tenders which take seven minutes to cook.)

Me: “All right, your box combo will be up in about eight minutes.”

Customer: “That’s fine.”

Me: *brings out food in a to-go box*

Customer: “Thank you so much!” *begins to open container*

Me: “Sir, we closed at 10:30.”

Customer: *looks at watch* “I still have time.” *continues eating*

(Because there’s a customer in the store, we can’t clean or lock the door. Just as the customer is finishing, eight more people show up.)

Customer: “My friends are here. Let them in and give them food to go.”

Me: “Sir, we’re closed.”

Customer: “The doors are open. Look here they come.”

Me: “Sir, the doors are open because we can’t lock you in.”

Manager: “Just take the orders, but make them to go.”

(I took the orders. The people proceeded to sit down with their to-go boxes and eat and talk for the next 30 minutes. My manager got so mad that we cleaned up around them. To this day the restaurant closes at 10:23 pm just to be safe.)

The Offer Is Sub-Standard

, | BC, Canada | Food & Drink, Rude & Risque, Theme Of The Month, Top

(The sandwich shop I work in is only a block down the main street from a fairly rowdy nightclub. To alleviate problems we close two hours before the club does but we are often there long past closing to finish the cleanup. It is quite common for drunk people to bang on the door when it is well past closing and try to convince us to make them something. This particular night a group of four young men stumble past and one starts hollering through the locked glass door.)

Drunk Guy: “Hey, can you make me a sub?”

Me: “Sorry, we’re closed.”

Drunk Guy: “C’mon! It’ll just take a sec. Hey, you can just pocket the money and no one will ever know!”

Me: “Yeah, I don’t think so. Even if I wasn’t honest, we have security cameras.”

Drunk Guy: “Oh, c’mon. It’s just a sub. Please?”

Me: “Sorry, we’re closed and all the food is put away.”

(By this point his friends are trying to drag him along but I can see that it’s become a rather inebriated point of pride for him to convince me.)

Drunk Guy: “Hey, I know. Tell ya what. I’ll sleep with you if you make me a sub!”

(I make a really obvious show of looking him up and down.)

Me: “And what’s in it for me?”

(He just stood there looking dumbfounded as his friends all cracked up laughing, one of them actually falling over because he was laughing so hard. Shortly thereafter they dragged him off, still in shock.)