Category: Food & Drink

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Won’t Last Here More Than Five Seconds (Rule)

| USA | Bosses & Owners, Food & Drink, Health & Body

(I am a new hire, and have been told to stand around and observe everyone. So I do. A server comes in. Note: this restaurant is very upscale.)

Server: “Some little kids want something to eat. I suggested carrot sticks and they said all right.”

Head Chef: “Okay, I’ll cut some carrots up.”

(He took some carrots, washed them, took a knife, and started to cut them up into fourths. He did a messy job; several carrots fell to the dirty floor. He picked them up, put them BACK on the plate, and continued. This was in full view of the manager, who saw this and frowned, but said nothing. The plate went to the server, who served the kids. I was horrified, but felt it was not in my place to say anything. However, my expression must’ve given me away, because later the manager said that he didn’t feel that I was right for that restaurant. I agreed!)

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Brains Are Not An Ingredient

| NY, USA | Coworkers, Crazy Requests, Food & Drink

Coworker: “Man, I’m so hungry.”

Me: “Do you want to try one of my peanut butter and jelly bars? I made them at home from scratch.”

Coworker: “Hmm… what’s in it?”

Me: “Peanut butter and jelly.”

Coworker: “But what’s IN it?”

Me: “It’s basically a peanut butter crumble with a layer of jelly in the middle.”

Coworker: “What’s INNN it though?”

Me: “Peanut butter. Jelly. Flour. Sugar. Eggs. Butter. I really don’t know what else to tell you.”

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Lettuce Start Again

, | AB, Canada | Coworkers, Food & Drink, Health & Body

(I’m working in the kitchen with a partner.)

Cashier: “Hey, [My Name] and [Coworker], that sandwich on your screen with no onions is for a customer with allergies. Make sure you wash your hands before making it.”

Me: “All right, thanks.”

(We both wash our hands. When we come back and start making the burger, a thought occurs to me.)

Me: “Wait, [Coworker], didn’t you accidentally spill onions into the lettuce while restocking the table a few minutes ago?”

Coworker: “Yeah?”

Me: “Crap. Okay, hold on, I’ll open a new bag of lettuce just to be safe.”

Coworker: *pauses, then tosses some of the old, onion-filled lettuce on the sandwich* “Eh, it’ll be fine.”

Me: *stunned*

(Before he can pass the burger to the front, I grab it off the table and wordlessly throw it in the trash, before remaking it with fresh lettuce. I hear my coworker grumbling.)

Me: “You realize we could have very well sent that person to the hospital if we let them eat that, right?”

Coworker: “I figured they were lying!”

Me: “And you felt safe taking that risk?”

Coworker: *shuts up*

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Don’t Want To Cause A Latte Trouble, Part 2

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

(I go into a branch of a well known coffee shop.)

Me: “Tall black decaf, please.”

Barista: “Black decaf what?”

Me: “Tall black decaf coffee, please.”

Barista: “Yeah, but what kind of coffee? Cappuccino, latte?”

(I was tempted to ask for a black cappuccino but she seemed confused enough already.)

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Has Only Salad Between Their Ears, Part 2

| BC, Canada | Employees, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

(I have developed a liking for a meatless wrap offered by a popular fast food chain. I go to get one for lunch.)

Cashier: “What can I get you?”

Me: “I’ll have the Mediterranean veggie wrap, please.”

Cashier: “Crispy or grilled?”

Me: “Sorry?”

Cashier: “Crispy or grilled chicken?”

Me: “Oh, no, I wanted the veggie wrap.”

Cashier: *rolls eyes* “I KNOW. CRISPY OR GRILLED CHICKEN?”

Me: “…”

Cashier: “…OH. Veggie. Right.”

(She didn’t listen to the next guy in line either.)

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