Category: Food & Drink

Should Have Twigged To Its True Purpose

| MO, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Bosses & Owners, Food & Drink

(My manager just got off the phone with a rather angry customer. Apparently the customer received an order that she didn’t like and wanted us to remake it for free. The problem was that she’d ordered the pizzas over a month ago and she hadn’t filed a complaint until now. My manager argued with her but eventually gave up and offered to replace ONE of the pizzas because she’d taken so long to complain. I’m cooking and get the order which is a pizza consisting of nine different toppings, including black olives. When the pizza comes out of the oven, this happens:)

Coworker: “Ew, what is that? Is that… Is that a twig? [Manager]! There’s a twig in this pizza.”

(She shows the object to the manager who picked it out of the pizza and held it up, making a face. He turned and showed it to me.)

Manager: “Really, [My Name]?”

Me: “It’s not a twig; it’s an olive branch. I was extending an olive branch to the customer as a sign of peace and now you’ve ruined it! Peace between [Pizza Company] and the customers will never be achieved now and it’s ALL YOUR FAULT!”

(I remade the pizza… twig-free.)

Getting Into A Pickle About The Burger

, | Canada | Employees, Food & Drink, Ignoring/Inattentive

(I like a specific burger with extra pickles and no mustard or cheese. The workers can’t seem to understand it.  First restaurant:)

Me: “Hello, may I please have a bacon double with no mustard, no cheese, and extra pickles?”

Worker #1: “Sure thing!”

(Hands me a burger with no pickles, extra mustard. Second restaurant:)

Me: “Hi! May I have a bacon double, no mustard, no cheese, and extra pickles?”

Worker #2: “Okay, first window.”

(Passes me a fish burger.)

Me: “Umm…”

(Third restaurant:)

Me: “Hello, May I have a bacon double, no mustard, no cheese, and extra pickles? And a vanilla frappé?”

Worker #3: “Sure, would you like to try our new apple pies?”

Me: “Why not?”

Worker #3: “Okay, first window.”

(The next worker passed me a burger, missing a patty, extra cheese, mustard, and lettuce. Lettuce doesn’t even come on the original. I also got two butter pies and a latte.)

The Staff Have A Drinking Problem

| Chicagoland, IL, USA | Bad Behavior, Employees, Food & Drink

(I am shopping at a 24-hour supermarket one night after work. Half past midnight, I’m heading to the checkout. As I approach the sole open lane, the entrance is blocked by a market worker, opening a bottle of pop from the fridge between the lanes. He takes a swig and puts it back in the fridge, center of the top shelf, and moves aside to let me into the lane. The cashier laughs and tells him:)

Cashier: “Don’t leave it there all day again. It’s yucky.”

Having A Delayed Case Of The Mondays

| Winnipeg, MT, Canada | Food & Drink, Ignoring/Inattentive, New Hires

(My coworker and I are always on the lookout for a new place to get coffee. As we were walking down Main Street, we spotted a new shop that had a large sign saying “WEDNESDAY SPECIAL: BUY ONE LATTE, GET ONE FREE”. Since it was a Wednesday, we thought that would be a good excuse to try the new place.)

Me: “We’d like two lattes, please.”

Clerk: “That will be [full price].”

Me: “Aren’t you having a buy one, get one free special?”

Clerk: “What? No.”

Me: “But your sign outside says you are.”

Clerk: “What sign?” *goes to take a look* “Oh, that sign. Well, it doesn’t matter, anyway. That’s only for Wednesdays.”

Me: “Today IS Wednesday.”

Clerk: “It is?”

(We never went back, and we weren’t surprised to see that they were closed a month later.)

Pray The Pineapple Fell Very Far From The Tree

| Portsmouth, England, UK | Coworkers, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

(I’m working behind the bar on a quiet afternoon with a member of staff who has been there a good few months by this point. I’m testing her on cocktail recipes to help her remember them whilst we have time, and she’s asking about various ingredients.)

Coworker: “I don’t think I’d like that cocktail. It has pineapple juice in it and I don’t like apples.”

Me: “…What?            ”

Coworker: “Pineapple’s a type of apple, and I don’t like apples!”