Category: Awesome Workers

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Trying To Recoup With Soup

, | Duluth, GA, USA | Awesome Workers, Food & Drink, Time

(I had decided to go to a local 24/7 diner for supper. After being seated and placing my order, I am waiting patiently when Head Waitress comes up to me.)

Head Waitress: “Sir, I’m sorry, but there’s been a delay in your order. Would you like some soup? We have chicken noodle, broccoli and cheese, Italian Wedding, chicken noodle…” *she mentioned chicken noodle two more times*

Me: “No, thanks, I’m good.”

Head Waitress: “Please, at least for me? Have some soup, or salad?”

Me: “How about some cheese sticks?”

Head Waitress: “I’m sorry, can’t do that. I can give you a bowl of soup or salad. Soup or salad?”

Me: *laughing* “Okay, I’ll have the broccoli and cheese soup.”

Head Waitress: “Very good, and again, I’m sorry for the delay.”

Me: “Not your fault. I know you’re slammed at the moment.”

(They were. There was a large party of about 15, a family in one section of the restaurant, and just about every other table or booth was full.)

Head Waitress: *over her shoulder* “Thank you!”

(I waited a few more minutes, rolling up the little paper band they wrap around the utensils, singing along to The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever” that happened to be playing in the restaurant. Later, Head Waitress brought out my soup, *and* my original meal order, which was a half-pound cheeseburger with fries. I ate the burger and most of the fries, and took the soup to go. I also ordered a slice of lemon cake to go. Always support local when you can. They try so hard sometimes, and are willing to do almost anything to earn your business!)

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Hopes To Be Carded Every Time

| Bowling Green, KY, USA | At The Checkout, Awesome Workers

(This particular retail store has a store credit card that offers you a discount on your purchases. Most cashiers casually offer it, but don’t push it too hard. There is one cashier, however, who made it his personal mission to promote this card.)

Cashier: “And will this be going on your [Store] card today?”

Me: “No, I’m afraid I don’t have one.”

Cashier: “But you’ve got the reusable [Store] bags! You obviously love [Store] enough to get the bags! Why not get a [Store] card to complement them?

Me: *laughing* “That’s a good point! I just don’t need an excuse to spend any more money here.”

Cashier: “The [Store] card is like the Gandhi of store credit cards! Except instead of ending British Imperialism, it saves you 10% on your purchases!”

Me: *dying of laughter at this point* “I still won’t, but thanks for the encouragement! Maybe someday!”

(I now make it a point to go through his line whenever I see him working. Kudos to him for making his job as fun as possible, both for him and his customers!)

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Save Face

| England, UK | At The Checkout, Awesome Workers

(Our local comic shop has a 10% ‘loyalty’ discount – if you go in often enough that the people working there recognise you, you get a discount. My older sister is a regular, but I am not. I go in to purchase some dice for a game I play.)

Worker: *unsure* “Oh, I see you in here a lot, don’t I?”

Me: “Uh, no, but my older sister is here all the time. I come in about once a month for tournaments.”

Worker: “Oh, yeah, short dark hair, right? You have really similar faces.”

(This is true, so I don’t think much of it, selecting my £10 worth of dice.)

Worker: *ringing me up* “Okay, that’s £9. I recognised you, so it counts, right?”

(I guess I get a loyalty discount by association now!)

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