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  • 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.)

    A Few Holes In His Knowledge

    , | ON, Canada | Food & Drink, New Hires

    (I stop in a popular doughnut and coffee chain for some doughnut holes, which they sell in the same variety of flavours as their doughnuts. The very young man behind the counter has a badge that says ‘TRAINEE’ and his trainer behind him can’t be much older.)

    Trainee: “Can I help you?”

    Me: “I would like a box of 20 doughnut holes please. Assorted.”

    (The trainee takes a box, opens it, and takes a piece of parchment paper to the display case. He looks at the top shelf, the middle shelf, and the bottom, several times, before turning to his trainer.)

    Trainee: “What flavour is ‘sorted’?”

    Trainer: “‘Assorted.’ It means he wants two of each.”

    Trainee: “Oh, yeah.”

    Me: *laughing* “Young man, you just made my day!”

    Two Of A Kind

    , | IA, USA | At The Checkout, Employees, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink, Math & Science

    (We are at the drive thru.)

    Employee: “Can I take your order, sir?”

    Me: “Do you have sliders?”

    Employee: “Yes, we do. How many would you like?”

    Me: “I really don’t feel like six and two isn’t enough. Can I buy four?”

    Employee: “No, sir. We only sell siders in six packs or two packs.”

    Me: “Okay. Please get me four burgers.”

    Employee: “Sir, would you like the two-pack or six-pack?”

    Me: “I’d like four sliders please.”

    Employee: “We only sell sliders in two packs or six packs.”

    Me: “Okay. No problem. Just give me four sliders.”

    Employee: “You don’t understand, sir. You get two burgers with the two pack and six burgers with the six pack. You can’t order four.”

    Me: “Okay, well can you order me two two-packs?”

    (There is a long pause.)

    Employee: “Oh!”

    Me: “Thank you.”

    Employee: “That will be two, two-pack sliders. Correct?”

    Me: “Yes.”

    (After picking up the order and pulling away from the ‘pick-up’ window, I quickly realize the bag is light. Looking inside, I see only two burgers. I go back to the window)

    Employee: “Sir, can I help you?”

    Me: “Yes. There’s only two sliders in my bag. I ordered four.”

    Employee: “Let me check the screen. Your order only says ‘two.’”

    Me: “That means two, two-packs of sliders.”

    (There is a long pause.)

    Employee: “Oh!”

    Can’t Be Any Clearer Than Black And White

    , | Warrington, England, UK | Employees, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

    Me: “White coffee, please.”

    Server: “We haven’t got any white coffee. I do have some black coffee and some milk if that is okay?”

    Doesn’t Know Beans About The Menu, Part 2

    , | CA, USA | At The Checkout, Employees, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

    (I’ve placed a lunch order online to pick up at a popular chain fast food Mexican restaurant.)

    Me: “Hi. I’m here to pick up my order. It’s under [My Name]. I placed it online.”

    Employee: “Oh, yeah. We couldn’t make it because you didn’t say what kind of meat you wanted.”

    Me: “Um, I ordered vegetarian tacos.”

    Employee: *blank stare*

    Me: “Vegetarian? As in no meat?”

    Employee: “Oh! So did you not want rice or beans either, then?”

    Me: *forehead slap*

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