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    Talking Turkey About Bacon

    , | Perth, WA, Australia | At The Checkout, Employees, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

    (I’m in line at Well Known Sandwich Shop, and I ask for a six-inch sub with turkey and bacon. The teenager behind the counter nods and repeats my order.)

    Attendant: “Okay, so ham and bacon.”

    Me: “No, TURKEY and bacon, thanks.”

    Attendant: “Right, ham and bacon.”

    Me: “Um, no? TURKEY” *I point to the turkey*

    Attendant: “Yeah, okay the white ham.”

    (I’m gob-smacked, and then I moved down to pay, and I advise the cashier of what I ordered, she looks confused, until the teen yells down the line.)

    Attendant: “She had the ham and bacon!”

    Great Feats Of Meats

    , | Australia | Bizarre/Silly, Coworkers, Food & Drink

    (I’ve recently started working the opening shift once a week, which involves arriving at six am to organise and fill the shaved meats. By the time backup arrives at eight am, I’ve made everything look perfect. Note that I require a LOT of coffee that early in the morning.)

    Coworker: “Good morning, dear!”

    Me: “Good morning! Look! Did I do a good job?”

    Coworker: “Oh, hey, it looks incredible! Did you colour code the meats?”

    Me: “I may have.”

    (The next week:)

    Coworker: “Good morning!”

    Me: “Hello!” *long pause* “Hey, tell me again how good I did.”

    Coworker: “It looks amazing; they should have you on every morning!”

    Me: “Aw, shucks.”

    (The week after that:)

    Coworker: “Good morning! Don’t worry, I know the drill. Oh, my goodness, the meats look just so good!”

    Our Beef With The Beef Isn’t With You

    | Zel am See, Austria | Awesome Customers, Employees, Food & Drink

    (My father and I are on a skiing trip and trying out a new restaurant. I order the venison stew, and my father orders the sirloin steak, asking to have it done medium rare. The food is pretty good, but there’s one glaring problem. The stew has beef in it – rib meat – not venison, and what my father has gotten is clearly not sirloin, but some other cut which isn’t quite as good. Since we’re really hungry and tired from skiing all day, we decide not to make a fuss. The waitress approaches us at the end of the meal.)

    Waitress: “Did everything taste good?”

    Father: “Yes, it’s good. It’s not what we ordered, but it’s good.”

    Waitress: “…What?”

    Me: “Well, I can tell this isn’t venison in the stew, and whatever is on my father’s plate isn’t sirloin steak. And he asked for medium rare, but this is rare bordering on raw.”

    Father: “We just thought you could pass it on that people CAN tell the difference.”

    Waitress: *looking like she’s about to panic* “I’m so sorry. I—”

    Me: “Please. We know this isn’t your fault. You’ve been nothing but kind and pleasant to us all evening. You don’t cook the food here. We just wanted whoever it is who does to know that using cheaper meat than what’s on the menu will only lose you customers, okay?”

    Waitress: *looking close to tears* “I’m really very sorry. I didn’t know. They just hand me the food.”

    Father: “It’s okay, really. Here’s a tip. You really deserve it. I hope you get that cook sorted out.”

    (She all but bolted from there, looking relieved, mortified, and like someone was going to feel the flat of her hand very soon. Hopefully, things worked out in the end – my father and I certainly didn’t return there.)

    Human Kindness Stretches Beyond A Dollar

    , | Shreveport, LA, USA | At The Checkout, Awesome Workers, Food & Drink, Money

    (A bunch of my friends and I are staying after school one day to go to a school function, and we decide we were hungry. There is six of us, and between us we have eleven dollars. Luckily, there is a fast food restaurant that has a dollar menu about five minutes away by walking.)

    Cashier: “Hello and welcome to [Restaurant]. May I take your order?”

    Me: “Yes, I have eleven dollars and need to feed six people.”

    (I go through the order, which was six burgers and four large drinks, which would cover everyone if we shared. Unfortunately, it cost a dollar more than we had.)

    Friend #1: “Okay, guys, empty your pockets!”

    Friend #2: “I have 68 cents!”

    (At this time I notice a man in line with two little girls and his wallet out. He pulls out a dollar and hands it to Friend #1.)

    Me: “Oh, my god, thank you so much, sir!”

    Friend #1: “That was so nice! Thank you!”

    (I pay for the food, and then the cashier pulls out four large cups so we can fill them at the drink fountain. As I’m passing them out, I hear two more cups being placed on the counter.)

    Cashier: “Don’t say I never did anything for you. Now, have a good day.”

    (This made our day, in between the random man helping us and the extra cups so everyone could get their own. We made the function in time, too!)

    BLT, Better Luck Tomorrow, Part 4

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

    (After viewing the menu, I order a BLT. The employee starts to make it and I move over to the register to pay.)

    Employee: “Do you wanted anything else on the sandwich?”

    Me: “Mayonnaise.”

    (When I get to the table, I open the sandwich and there is nothing on it but bacon and mayonnaise. I took it back to the counter and speak to another employee there.)

    Me: “Hi, the L and T were missing from my BLT.

    Employee #2: “You didn’t tell my coworker you wanted those items on your sandwich.”

    Me: “You mean I have to tell you I want lettuce and tomato on my bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich?”

    Employee #2: “Well, how are we supposed to know what you want on your sandwich if you don’t tell us?”

    Me: “It’s in the name of the sandwich.”

    (He eventually gave me a small bowl with lettuce and tomato, but kept insisting that it was all my fault for not asking for lettuce and tomato on my bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich. I guess I should be thankful they put the bacon on without me specifically asking!)

    Related:
    BLT, Better Luck Tomorrow, Part 3
    BLT, Better Luck Tomorrow, Part 2
    BLT, Better Luck Tomorrow


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