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    Ignoring The Meat Of The Matter

    , | Peterborough, ON, Canada | Coworkers, Food & Drink, Ignoring/Inattentive

    (Our broiler breaks down during lunch service. It’s our only means of cooking burgers. Fortunately we still have a small number on hold but not enough to last very long. I’m working in the back making the orders. We sell the last of the meat and are now only able to offer chicken. I inform the cashiers of this and they all acknowledge it. Moments later an order comes up for two burgers.)

    Me: “We don’t have meat.”

    (The cashier keeps going.)

    Me: *louder* “We’re out of meat.”

    (The cashier keeps going.)

    Me: *practically yelling now* “[Cashier], WE DON’T HAVE MEAT!”

    (The cashier finishes the order and I’m finally able to get her attention.)

    Me: “[Cashier], you know we don’t have any meat left, right?”

    Cashier: *blank stare* “Yeah, so?”

    Me: “So… what did you just sell?”

    Cashier: “Two burgers, why?”

    Me: “What am I supposed to make them with?”

    Cashier: “Uh, the meat.”

    Me: “The meat we don’t have any of?”

    Cashier: “OH! When did we run out?”

    Yakking On About It

    | San Diego, CA, USA | Awesome Workers, Food & Drink

    (I see a note on the break room fridge:)

    Note #1: “I took a [Brand] strawberry yogurt out of the fridge and realized it wasn’t mine after I opened it. I will be happy to pay you back.”

    (The next day, this note has been put up just below the first one:)

    Note #2: “Dang it! That was high-end [Brand] yogurt made from the RARE Himalayan Mountain Yak, a majestic creature that produces milk only ONCE during its lifetime and must be cared for by specially-trained monks who have reached ENLIGHTENMENT. Needless to say, it won’t be a cheap replacement…”

    Another Birthday Gift

    , | India | Awesome Workers, Employees, Food & Drink

    (I am the customer in this story. I am hosting a small party for my 17th birthday at a very popular fast food joint. We are almost 15 people, and our order is really complicated since everyone wants a different kind of meal with different drinks. As such, the cashier has a tough time with my order but she is extremely patient and makes sure to take the order correctly. I pay for my order and take the numerous trays to the table, helped by friends. By this point I am very flustered too, since my friends are complaining about not getting the right drinks, etc. By the time I have made sure everyone has the right food, I realise I forgot to buy food for myself. Extremely annoyed, I go back to the counter.)

    Cashier: “Namaste! How may I help you, ma’am?”

    Me: “I forgot to buy food for myself in all that confusion. I’ll have a burger meal.”

    Cashier: “Sure! Your total is [total].”

    (I pay, take my tray, and start walking towards the table when I realise I forgot to get ketchup. By this point I am so frustrated that I storm to the condiments bar and put my tray there. I obviously aren’t paying much attention, because the entire tray falls down along with the food. There are fries and drink everywhere on the floor. I have had enough. I go and sit at my table with a huff.)

    Friend #1: “Where’s your food, [My Name]?”

    Me: “I dropped it, and now I’m not going to the counter again.”

    Friend #2: “Look, [My Name], the cashier is calling for you.”

    (Sure enough, I turn back and saw that the cashier is gesturing to me to come to the counter. I go over, and she hands me a tray with a burger, fries, and a drink.)

    Me: “But I dropped my—”

    Cashier: “Take this; it’s on the house.”

    (I thanked her and went back to the table. Whoever you are, random kind lady, you made my day! Or rather, my birthday!)

    Can’t Have Your Warm Cake And Eat It

    | MI, USA | Employees, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

    (A friend and I have gone out to get dessert after work.)

    Me: “May I have the chocolate cake, please, and could you warm it up, please?”

    Waitress: “But there is ice cream on it.”

    Me: “I know but could you just warm the cake in a microwave? I don’t like it cold.”

    Waitress: “Oh, did you want me to leave the ice cream off?”

    Me: “No, I want the ice cream but I just want the cake warm.”

    Waitress: “But there is ice cream and it will melt in the microwave.”

    Me: “Just warm the cake.”

    Waitress: “But there is ice cream.”

    Me: “Could you ask whoever is back there to warm the cake up before getting the ice cream, please?”

    Waitress: “Okay, I will ask.”

    Me: “Thanks.”

    (My friend orders and then after several minutes our desserts arrive. My cake is completely cold.)

    Me: “The cake is cold”

    Waitress: “That’s because there is ice cream.”

    Me: “You know what? This is fine, thanks.”

    Trying To Bottle-Neck The Economy

    | Sao Paolo, Brazil | Employees, Food & Drink, Liars/Scammers

    (We are having a barbeque, but have run out of beer. My friend and I pick up a plastic box with 24 returnable 20-oz bottles in the car’s trunk and head to a bar near the house. In Brazil, we don’t usually have dedicated liquor stores; we can buy beer at markets or bars and get it to go.)

    Me: “Hi! Do you have cold beer? I’ll need 24 bottles of [Beer].”

    Cashier #1: “Sorry, buddy, my stock just ran out of [Beer]. You can check at the other bar, just across the street.”

    (There is another bar, at EXACTLY the other side of the street. An advertisement outside the bar says ‘[Beer] only R$2.50 per bottle.’ The cashier of the second bar sees me crossing the street with the plastic box packed with empty bottles. He has the beer I want, and I have a guaranteed 24-bottles order.)

    Me: “Hi, there! Your friend across the street said you have cold [Beer]. I’ll have 24 of them, please.”

    Cashier #2: “Sure! It will cost R$2.70 each.”

    Me: “Whoa… it says R$2.50 at that poster outside…”

    Cashier #2: “That’s for small quantities. For large quantities it will cost more.”

    Me: “Shouldn’t be the opposite? You should give me a wholesale discount!”

    Cashier #2: “No. For large quantities, I’ll charge a little more. That’s the way it works.”

    (The man was clearly trying to get some advantage from a drunk.)

    Me: “Yep, you are right! I don’t want 24 beers anymore. I’ll take just one.”

    (The man handed me one.)

    Me: “Thanks. You know what? I think I want another one.”

    (The man understands that I will do that 22 more times.)

    Cashier #2: “Nah, okay… You win. I’ll give you a discount. R$2.40 each.”

    Me: “Thanks… I may be drunk, but it doesn’t mean I am stupid!”


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