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    Not Trying To Be A Pest(o)

    | NM, USA | Crazy Requests, Employees, Food & Drink

    (I order a mushroom calzone with no pesto. When I get my order it has pesto on it, so I take it back up to the counter.)

    Me: “Excuse me, I ordered this with no pesto.”

    Employee: “Sorry, the mushrooms come canned in a pesto sauce.We can’t make one without the other.”

    Me: “I specifically asked if it could me made without pesto when I ordered it and [Other Employee] said yes. Can I at least get something else?”

    Employee: “We don’t do returns. You’re just going to have to eat it.”

    Me: “No, I’m allergic to nuts. This could literally kill me.”

    Employee: “Well, sorry, but—”

    Manager: “Is there a problem here?”

    (I explain the situation to him, and he not only refunds me but he also gives me a slice of cheese pizza for free.)

    Manager: “Sorry for almost killing you!”

    Eating On The Fry

    , | Kalamazoo, MI, USA | Coworkers, Food & Drink

    (I work at a fast food chain. One night, I am on the register when Coworker #1 is sent on break and Coworker #2 has clocked out to go home. Coworker #2 orders some food to take home, and then heads into the bathroom to change, while Coworker #1 hangs around the counter. A customer then comes in.)

    Customer: *makes typical order, but also orders a large French fry*

    (I ring up their order, and then proceed to bag Coworker #2’s order and place it on the counter.)

    Customer: “Hey, are the fries fresh? I don’t want them to be too old.”

    (Coworker #1 takes this as a cue to open the bag with Coworker #2’s order, grab some fries out of it, and eat them.)

    Coworker #1: “These seem to be fine to me.”

    Me: *stares, shocked*

    (Needless to say I gave the customer fresh fries, and also changed out the fries for Coworker #2.)

    Not So Nuts About The Management

    | Boca Raton, FL, USA | Employees, Food & Drink, Health & Body

    Me: “I’d like the three-piece dark, please. With baked apples for one side and, oh, is there an ingredient list to see if the sweet potato streusel topping has nuts, like walnuts or pecans?”

    Employee #1: “Are you allergic to all nuts?”

    Me: “No, just tree nuts. I’m not allergic to peanuts.”

    Employee #1: “Let me check. [Employee #2], where can we check the ingredient lists?”

    Employee #2: “It’s in this binder. What is she looking for?”

    Employee #1: “Tree nuts.”

    Employee #2: “I don’t see that listed at all. I see peanuts. So no, she shouldn’t have that.”

    Me: “I’m not allergic to peanuts.”

    Employee #1: “Okay, great, so you can have the sweet potatoes. Is that what you’d like?”

    Me: “Yes, please. Thanks for checking.”

    Employee #2: “But it says it may contain peanuts! Why are you giving it to her!?”

    Employee #1: “Because it has peanuts, and she’s not allergic to peanuts.”

    Employee #2: “But it’s in the name! Pea-NUT. It’s a nut!”

    Employee #1: “She’s okay with it, [Employee #2]!” *turns to me* “Would you like anything else?”

    Me: “Yeah, could I get an extra side of mac and cheese for my daughter?”

    Employee #1: “Sure!”

    (I go to get rung up at the register, and there’s a problem.)

    Employee #1: “Hey, [Employee #2], can you help me out?”

    Employee #2: “Oh, yeah, you need a manager’s card to void it out.” *takes card out of pocket, swipes*

    (When my husband, daughter and I sit down to eat, I turn to my husband.)

    Me: “Wait, the one who didn’t know that peanuts aren’t a tree nut is the manager?!”

    Breaking The (Five-Second) Rules

    , | MD, USA | Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners, Food & Drink, Health & Body

    (I am working late shift at the pizza shop, washing dishes in the back when I hear some food fall out of the oven. The oven is a constant conveyer belt. The customer who the food is meant for walks in.)

    Me: “Hello, welcome to [Pizza Shop]. I’m sorry, sir, but we have to remake your item, because we accidentally let it drop. It will take about ten minutes.”

    Customer: “Okay, that’s fine, then.”

    (I go about taking the rest of the items out while I wait for my manager to remake the item. My manager walks in and proceeds to pick the food off the floor and try to put it in the box.)

    Me: “Hold on, you can’t do that! It’s been in the floor!”

    Manager: “So what? We do this all the time!”

    Me: “I don’t care; I’m not letting you give that to the customer!”

    Manager: “YOU CAN’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO! I’M THE MANAGER!”

    (We got into an argument right in front of the customer, who pretended not to notice, which I won when my manager remade the item and I pointedly threw the old one away.)

    They Have A Drinking Problem

    | Lubbock, TX, USA | Bad Behavior, Employees, Food & Drink, Ignoring/Inattentive

    (We have just ordered two combo meals which come with drinks. We get to the second window and receive our meals, but only one drink. Mind that both meals had their fries, and thus had been marked as combos.)

    Husband: “Ma’am, were missing a drink.”

    Server: “All right, let me get that for you, sir.”

    (We wait two minutes.)

    Server: “You’re the ones with the [someone else’s order]?”

    Us: “No, ma’am, we’re waiting on a drink.”

    (She disappears for another two minutes.)

    Server: “All right, so you’re the [other order].”

    Husband: “…No, we’re still just waiting for a drink.”

    (By now, we’ve in the drive through line for at least 10 minutes.)

    Server: “All right, well, we didn’t put the drink on the order, so—”

    Husband: “…Well, here’s my card. Charge what you need to for the drink.”

    Server: *takes the card* “No one needs that attitude, sir.”

    (My husband and I look at each other puzzled, but we give up. We get a drink and his card back and head off.)

    Husband: *takes a sip of his drink once we’re at home* “…This is the wrong drink.”


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