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    Putting The Happy Into Happy Anniversary

    | Harrisburg, PA, USA | Awesome Workers, Food & Drink, Love/Romance

    (My girlfriend and I are celebrating our third year anniversary, and I have called to make reservations. We are both females, and are often hesitant to reveal we are dating due to homophobic attitudes in our area.)

    Hostess: “And will you be celebrating any special events this evening?”

    Me: “Um… yes, it’s our anniversary.”

    Hostess: “Happy anniversary! We’ll see you tonight at [time]!”

    (Upon our arrival, all three hostesses wished us a happy anniversary, and when we got to the table, there was a card signed by the entire restaurant staff. After our meal, the manager stopped by our table to wish us a happy anniversary and gave us a complimentary dessert. The people working there made our night, and my girlfriend and I left the restaurant in all smiles. They treated us just like any other couple celebrating their anniversary; I couldn’t have asked for more!)

    Carbonated Drink With A Carbon Footprint

    | Heredia, Costa Rica | Employees, Food & Drink, Ignoring/Inattentive, Transportation

    (My roommates and I order two pizzas and a big soda from the neighborhood pizza place to be delivered for a gathering with friends. One is a bacon and the other ham with mushrooms. We had ordered from them previously and they were taking so long we were about to call them again. When the delivery guy finally arrives on his motorcycle, despite the place being only two blocks away, he only has one pizza with him and no soda.)

    Delivery Man: “I’m sorry. They don’t tell me what I have to deliver; I just deliver whatever they give me.”

    (But when he comes back with the second pizza, he has forgotten the soda again! We decide to start eating as we are starving at that point only to find out that the second pizza isn’t right. Frustrated, we call the pizza place.)

    Lady On The Phone: “So you didn’t order a mozzarella pizza? It says mozzarella here on the order.”

    Roommate #1: “Um, no. We never mentioned mozzarella.”

    Lady On The Phone: “Mmm… let me ask [Person who took the order].”

    (Three minutes later:)

    Roommate #2: *almost fainting from hunger* “Oh, my god, I don’t care what the mistake was. I just want the correct pizza.”

    Lady On The Phone: “Hello? Yes, I talked with [Person who took the order] and he wrote it down correctly but the chef didn’t understand his handwriting.” *giggles*

    All Of Us: “…”

    Lady On The Phone: “I can send you the correct one if you’re willing to wait. We would’ve have to start making it. Is that okay?”

    Roommate #1: “YES… please. And we told the delivery man about the soda…”

    Lady On The Phone: “No problem! It will be there with the correct pizza in, like, 20 minutes. Buh-bye!” *hangs up on us*

    (20 minutes later we hear the motorcycle in our driveway.)

    Roommate #2: “That’s some waste of gas… Seriously, it’s only 2 blocks away.”

    (The delivery guy hands us the pizza and we check it on the spot that it was the correct one. And that’s when we ask him about the soda…)

    Delivery Man: *gasps and clutches his head, or rather, his helmet* “I’ll be right back!” *jumps back on his motorcycle and speeds away*

    Me: “We should ask for a free soda or something. It has been, like, an hour since we called the first time. The first pizza is already cold! And I’d rather go myself than see that guy waste gas for only two blocks for the THIRD time!”

    (They convinced me to let it go and just eat the cold pizza while we waited for the soda. The worst is, a week later the same thing happened and the delivery man had to return for the soda again!)

    Tipped Over The Edge

    | ON, Canada | Bosses & Owners, Food & Drink, Money

    (At work I often order takeout from a restaurant across the street. My boss asks me to bring the receipt so that she can claim it for taxes.)

    Boss: *looking at the receipt* “Oh, my god, [My Name], why would you tip that amount?!”

    Me: “What?”

    Boss: *shoves the receipt in my face* “You tipped 5 dollars on a 10 dollar meal!”

    Me: *pushes away the receipt* “So?

    Boss: “You shouldn’t tip that amount. That’s, like, 50%”

    Me: “Well, I always tip that amount at [Restaurant].”

    Boss: *staring at me in disbelief* “But it is so much!. Besides, the person who gave you the food didn’t even serve you.”

    Me: “Well, I personally know the people who own the restaurant, so I like to show my support and also, most restaurants pay their waiters below minimum wage, because the tips they make by waiting tables usually make up for it.”

    Boss: “But the girl who served you doesn’t wait tables.”

    Me: “Um, I am pretty sure she does. [Restaurant Owner] trains most of his staff for everything, and I have seen her waiting on tables before.”

    Boss: “Oh, well, still, you shouldn’t tip that much.”

    (The boss then leaves the room. My coworker, who was also on lunch, was sitting beside me during this conversation and never said a word.)

    Coworker: “Um, didn’t [Boss] say that she was a waitress before she became a dog groomer?”

    Me: “Yes… Yes, she did. I guess she never received many tips.”

    Running On Fumes By The Weekend

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

    (While I am out at lunch I am volunteered to be the first to learn a new task. As soon as I walk in the door, the coworker in charge of teaching me comes forward.)

    Coworker: “Do you want to get drunk on Saturday?”

    Me: “I’m underage.”

    Coworker: “What about drunk in a fume hood?”

    Me: “What?”

    Coworker: “On Saturday I’m supposed to teach you how to clean a fume hood out using ethanol.”

    H2-Slow To Your Tricks

    , | IL, USA | Employees, Food & Drink

    Me: “I’d like a [breakfast meal] with a water, please.”

    Employee: “I can’t do that. Water isn’t included in our breakfast meals.”

    Me: “Fine, then I’ll have a coffee with my meal, and I would also like a water on the side, please.”

    Employee: “Coming right up!”

    (It’s cheaper to get the meal than the items separately without the drink, and the water was free!)


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