This Server Is A Scream

, , , , , | Right | October 25, 2019

(My friend and I have pulled into the drive-thru of a popular fast food restaurant. It’s late in the evening, and as such, there are no other cars in line.)

Employee: “Hi! Welcome to [Restaurant]! What can I get for you?”

Friend: “Hello! Sorry, can we get a second to look at the menu?”

Employee: “Of course! Just scream when you’re ready to order!”

(My friend and I look at each other, noting her odd choice of words, but quickly figure out what we want and are ready to order.)

Me: *quietly to my friend* “She said to scream to get her attention…”

Friend: *quietly back* “I’m not sure if she was joking or not, but I don’t want to be rude…”

Me: *gives a small shrug* “Just do a pterodactyl screech, I guess?”

(My friend turns around and makes a screeching noise into the box, complete with a small arm-flapping motion. We sit there for a moment in anticipation, when, sure enough…)

Employee: “Hi! What can I get for you?”

(My friend and I are giggling at this point at the oddity of it all. The girl hears us and begins laughing, too.)

Employee: “You guys are actually the first people to scream for me. I have a hearing problem and sometimes it’s hard to tell when people are talking to me, so sometimes I ask people to scream to get my attention!”

Us: *in unison* “Ooooooh!”

(The rest of the transaction went smoothly, and at the window we all practiced our dinosaur screeches.)

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