You’re Deep-Frying Lying To Yourself

, , , , | Right | November 19, 2019

(I am in a fast food restaurant similar to a British fish-n-chips shop. The “original” meal is two pieces of batter-dipped deep-fried fish, two hush-puppies — balls of deep-fried corn meal — and deep-fried French fries — chips. I am in line behind an older female customer.)

Customer: “I’d like an ‘original,’ please, and a soda.”

Worker: “Okay, that’s one ‘original’ and a soda.”

Customer: “Make that a diet soda, please. I’m on a diet!”

Worker: “Okay, one ‘original’ and a diet soda.”

Customer: “Wait… Take off the hush-puppies. I’m on a diet!”

Worker: *removes the hush-puppies*

Customer: “No… take off the ‘chips,’ too. I’m on a diet!”

Worker: *reenters the order*

Customer: “Wait… I only want one piece of fish, not two. I’m on a diet!”

Worker: *reenters* “Okay, so that’s one piece of fish and a diet soda.”

Customer: “Yes. No. I’ve been so good with my diet; I’m going to reward myself. Add a piece of pecan pie!”

(Note that pecan pie is corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla baked in a pie crust. A single slice is over 500 calories.)

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