Needs Another Side Explanation

| Syracuse, NY, USA | Food & Drink

(I’m a waitress at a fairly well-known restaurant chain that does lunch combos on weekdays. I am serving two little old ladies and trying to explain the combos to them.)

Me: *pointing to column A on the menu with both women looking at it* “If you get two items from this column, it’s $6.99.” *pointing to column B* “Two from here would be $8.99.” *pointing to both columns* “If you get one from each side then it’s $7.99.”

Old Lady #1: “Okay. I see.”

Me: “Do you need a little more time to decide?”

Old Ladies: “Yes, please.”

(I leave and return a couple of minutes later.)

Me: “Did I give you enough time?”

Old Lady #2: “I suppose we’ll both have the shrimp linguine.”

Me: “Okay, and what would you like with it?”

Old Lady #2: “Oh, what comes with it?”


This Is Why You Drink

| Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Food & Drink

Me: “Hi! What can I get you to drink?”

Customer: “I’d like some wine.”

Me: “Okay… I need a little more info than that. Do you want white or red wine, or rose?”

Customer: “Yes.”

Me: “White, red, or rose?”

Customer: “Oh! White.”

Me: “All right, sweet or dry?”

Customer: “Yes.”

Me: “…Sweet white wine or dry white wine?”

Customer: “Oh… hmm… I’ll have a dry white wine.”

Me: “Sure, would you like Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc?”

Customer: “Yes.”

Me: *sighs*


This Conversation Doesn’t Fit The Bill

| AB, Canada | Family & Kids, Food & Drink, Money, Popular

(My family is eating at a large restaurant. My dad is talking to my mom about an unrelated school activity that he didn’t know has fees involved. As this happens, the waitress comes with the bill.)

Dad: “I didn’t know we had to pay for it!”

Waitress: “Umm…”

Dad: “Oh, sorry, not that. I was talking about [school related activity].”

Waitress: “Thanks! You’d be surprised how many people don’t think they have to pay.”