That’s Not How It Regularly Works

, , , | Right | January 12, 2021

I work at a sandwich restaurant. We have a regular who comes in every day and is incredibly rude to the staff. This regular also orders a different sandwich every day; one day he wants steak and cheese, the next day deli meat, the day after chicken, then veggie, then chicken WITH deli meat… You get my point. One day, he comes in, and I’m the lucky one on the register to take orders.

Me: “Hi, what can I get for you today?”

Regular: *Already rude* “I’m in here every day!”

Me: “Yes, I recognize you.”

Regular: “Then why don’t you have my order memorized by now?”

I am in confused silence, as I try to decide if he’s joking or serious.

Regular: “Well?”

Me: “Because you order something different every time.”

Regular: “That’s not an excuse! You see me every day; you should have my order memorized by now!”

Me: “I can’t memorize something that’s always changing.”

He stood there for a moment, scowled, called me incompetent, and then left without ordering anything. I worked there for two more years and never saw him again.

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