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Totally Off Your Nut

, | NE, USA | Coworkers, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

(I have a coworker with a very bad nut allergy; bad enough that he carries an EpiPen with him in his car. I walk in on him having this conversation with the other cooks one day.)

Coworker: “I almost died the other day. I ate an Almond Joy because I didn’t know there was coconut in it and had to go to the hospital.”

Manager: “Aren’t you deathly allergic to almonds, too?”

Coworker: “Yeah. Why… OH!  Wow, that was stupid of me.”

Not Getting To The Meat Of The Problem, Part 4

| Brighton, England, UK | Employees, Food & Drink, Lazy/Unhelpful

(We have a regular pizza place we order from, which offers a set vegetarian deal. We never had any problems with them before.)

Delivery Guy: “Hi. I’ve got your order.”

(He starts piling up boxes in my arms. I realise that there’s too many boxes for sides.)

Me: “Hey… I don’t think these are ours. We had [set veggie deal]. It only had the two sides.”

(The two of us open the boxes to check. It’s clearly not our order. There are several boxes of sides and two meat pizzas.)

Me: “This definitely isn’t ours. We had the [set veggie deal]?”

Delivery Guy: “Are you sure it isn’t yours?”

Me: “Yeah. We had veggie pizzas, so it’s not just the wrong sides. This looks like it might be someone else’s order.”

Delivery Guy: “Oh. Well, do you want this one?”

Me: “Um, no thanks. We’d like to have what we ordered.”

Delivery Guy: “But this one has more than you ordered! You’ll get more food!”

Me: “We couldn’t have it even if we wanted. We’re vegetarian and those are meat pizzas.”

Delivery Guy: “You’re sure?”

Me: “Yes.”

Delivery Guy: “Ah. Okay, then.”

(He turns to leave.)

Delivery Guy: “I can’t believe you’re making me go all the way back to the restaurant, when you could have just had this!”

Me: *speechless*

Related:
Not Getting To The Meat Of The Problem, Part 3
Not Getting To The Meat Of The Problem, Part 2
Not Getting To The Meat Of The Problem

A Lukewarm Service

, | Bellingham, WA, USA | Employees, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

(A friend and I are running errands and limited on time so we decide to pull through a drive through instead of having a sit-down lunch. My friend has sensitive teeth and often orders warm water when we eat out. We pull up to the menu and the employee working the drive through speaks to us through the box and asks us for our order. I order our food, and a warm water.)

Employee: “I’m sorry, sir. We don’t have warm water. We only have cold water and hot water.”

Me: “Well, couldn’t you put some cold water and some hot water in the same cup to make warm water?”

(Long pause.)

Employee: “Yeah, I guess I could do that.”

Shift Your Gears For The Shift

, | Stockholm, Sweden | Bosses & Owners, Crazy Requests, Ignoring/Inattentive

(I’m 17. I live in the suburbs and work in the city during my summer holiday from school. This particular day however, is my day off. I get wakened by my scary manager calling.)

Manager: *quite angrily* “Where are you? You were supposed to be here 15 minutes ago!”

Me: “But I’m not supposed to be working today.”

Manager: “Yes, you are!”

Me: “Well, no. I’m sure I checked and—”

Manager: “You are working today. You have to come in. We need you.”

Me: “Okay. I’m so sorry. I was sure I checked the schedule. I can’t believe I missed it. It will take me and hour to get into the city though, but I’ll hurry.”

Manager: “What? An hour? We can’t wait that long, you’ll have to take a taxi.”

Me: “I can’t afford that! I have to take the train, but I will get there as soon as I can.”

(One hour later I run into the restaurant and up to my manager.)

Me: “I’m so sorry. I don’t know how I—”

Manager: “Well, turns out you were right. You’re not supposed to work today. But since you’re here, could you stay for a few hours? We really need you and you can eat for free.”

(I stayed. I’m way too nice.)

Trying Not To Make A Meal Out Of It

, | Stockholm, Sweden | Awesome Workers, Employees, Food & Drink, Ignoring/Inattentive

(I enter a fast food restaurant close to where I live. I notice that the guy behind the counter is alone despite there being a huge line. When he finally gets to me, he looks very frazzled.)

Employee: “I’m afraid you’ll have to wait a while since your order isn’t ready.”

Me: “That’s fine.”

(A quarter of an hour later I still haven’t got my food, but I’m in no hurry, so I keep waiting. Suddenly he looks up at me and I can see all the blood draining from his face.)

Employee: “Oh, my god. I completely forgot about you. I’m so sorry! You can have your meal for free if you like.”

Me: “I paid by card, and I don’t want to give you any extra trouble since you’re understaffed. So, don’t worry about it.”

Employee: “I could give you a free ice cream? Or an extra burger?”

Me: “Really, I’m completely fine, and you’re just tired. It could’ve happened to anyone.”

(At first he just stares at me, looking like he might just cry from relief.)

Employee: “You’re the best thing that’s happened to me all day. Let me get your order.”

(When I checked my bag, I found that he’d put coupons for two free meals there, along with a hastily scribbled thank you note.)


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