They Don’t Know That Band Aid Feeds The World

, | OK, USA | Bizarre, Food & Drink, Health & Body

(A customer pulls up into the drive thru.)

Me: “Hi, can I help you?”

Customer: “Yes. Do you have a grilled chicken salad?”

(I list off all our chicken salads.)

Customer: “Yes, I’ll take the BLT salad. Does that come with lettuce?”

Me: “Yes. It’s a salad with lettuce.”

Customer: “Okay. One BLT grilled salad with lettuce.”

(I tell her the total, and she pulls up to the window. I’d cut myself earlier in the day on my finger, so I have to wear a band-aid. I’m only working with money, and try to keep it out of sight of customers as much as possible.)

Me: “Your total is $5.85.”

(The customer glances at my finger when I push the button to see her total. She looks like I’d just killed someone right in front of her.)

Customer: “Oh. My gosh. I’m sorry. That’s so gross!”

(She drops her change from spazzing out.)

Customer:“J-just take the twenty and forget the change!”

Me: “You sure? I can wait.”

Customer: “Y-yes!” *shoos me away in disgust*

(I give her the change, and close the window. I tell my coworkers it would be best if someone else handed out her food. My coworker hands the salad out to the spazzing customer.)

Coworker: “Did you see her? ”

Me: “No?”

Coworker: “She was staring at you and making praying gestures and talking to herself!”

A Not-So-Pretty Swell Day

, | USA | Bad Behavior, Theme Of The Month

(During the lunch rush I am making fries. Since I am pregnant and the salt makes my hands swell, I take off my wedding ring.)

Me: “Here are your fries, sir! Hot out of the fryer.”

Customer: “Thanks girl, you’re pretty sweet. I’d ask you out if you weren’t so fat.”

Me: “Thank you for the compliment, but I am not fat. I’m pregnant.”

Customer: “What?! You aren’t pregnant. You’re just being prude.”

Me: “I highly doubt my husband would agree with you.”

(I take the ring out of my pocket briefly to show him.)

Customer: “If you’re married, why don’t you wear your ring? You looking around for a new man? Because I might be available after you lose weight.”

Me: “No, sir. I’m currently not wearing my ring because the salt makes my hands swell up and it cuts off circulation.”

Customer: “Don’t be stupid! Salt only makes girls swollen when they’re pregnant!”

(I nod at him slowly and he frowns, realizing what just happened.)

Customer: “Well… you’re not that pretty anyway!”

The Good, The Bag, And The Lovely

, | Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, UK | Awesome Customers, Holidays

(I spend about 20 minutes dealing with a middle-aged woman and her elderly mother, sorting out a rather complicated order. Despite my reassurances, they are continuously apologising for taking so long to decide.)

Me: “Okay then, is there anything else I can help you with today?”

Customer: “Nope, that’s brilliant; thank you! Have a lovely new year!”

(The customers leave. About an hour later, the young woman returns and heads straight for my register, looking rather flustered.)

Customer: “Hi again! I was in here about an hour ago if you remember me?”

Me: “Oh, yes! Did you enjoy your meal?”

Customer: “Yeah, but did you happen to come across a black leather handbag in your dining area? My mother left hers here!”

Me: “Yup! I have it safe under my register for you. I found in just after you left!”

Customer: “Oh, thank you so so much! You’re a life saver!”

Me: “Not a problem; just doing my job after all. Have a good day!”

(She walks off and I begin to serve the next customer. I can see her conversing with her mother out of the corner of my eye. She comes over again.)

Customer: “This is for everything you’ve done for us today, young lady!”

(She hands me what I thought was a scrap of paper, but is in fact a £20 note.)

Me: “Thank you ever so much for the gesture, but I cannot accept this!”

Customer: “No, no, you keep it! That’s for putting up with us today!”

Me: “I can’t accept this, though! It was a pleasure to serve you, and thank you bu—”

Customer: “Okay then, call it a New Year present or something! Bye now!”

Me: “But I ca—”

(She all but ran out of the store before I could protest further.)