Category: Food & Drink

They Were Just Wingin’ It

| Los Angeles, CA, USA | At The Checkout, Food & Drink, Math & Science

(I like buffalo wings, a lot. This fast food place has a 12-piece, 24-piece, and 48-piece options. I order 36 wings. The kid rings me up and tells me the price, which seems awfully high according to the board prices above and behind him.)

Me: “Why so much?”

Cashier: “We don’t have a 36-piece option, so I charged you for the 48.”

Me: “But you DO have a 24-piece option, and a 12-piece option. Doesn’t that make 36 total?”

(He stared at me a minute, then canceled the order and redid it, all without a word.)

Customer, Interrupted

| Winnipeg, MT, Canada | Employees, Food & Drink, Ignoring & Inattentive

(I am at a popular burger chain. The lineup to give orders is fairly long, and while I am waiting I keep rehearsing my order in my head so that I can rattle it off fairly quickly.)

Employee: “What would you like?”

Me: “I’d like a [Burger] with—”

Employee: *interrupting* “Would you like fries with that?”

Me: “Yes, please. I’d like—”

Employee: “What size?”

Me: “Large, and—”

Employee: “What would you like to drink?”

Me: “Just water, please, and—”

Employee: “Is that for here or to go?”

Me: *sigh* “To go.”

Another Way They Make You Cry, Part 2

| Brisbane, QLD, Australia | Bosses & Owners, Food & Drink, Health & Body

(I am allergic to red onion and if I come into contact with it at all start having typical allergy symptoms (runny eyes and nose, itchy throat, etc.) but after a few hours I actually have trouble breathing. I am always careful to check ingredients before ordering and whilst cross-contamination can sometimes occur, it does not happen too often. I am ordering a kebab and have asked for meat, sauce, lettuce and tomato. This shop uses red onion.)

Shop Owner: “You don’t want any onion?”

Me: “No, thanks, I’m allergic”

Shop Owner: “Yes, but they’re very good for you.”

Me: “Thanks, but so is breathing.”

Another Way They Make You Cry

Getting Sour About The Sour Cream

| Cincinnati, OH, USA | Employees, Food & Drink, Ignoring & Inattentive

(I go through the drive-thru of my local hamburger franchise and order a cheeseburger and a sour cream and chive baked potato. When I get home, the potato is plain. Also, no sour cream, butter, salt, or pepper were included. I call and speak to the manager and explain.)

Manager: “You didn’t tell us you wanted the sour cream and chives for the potato.”

Me: “Wouldn’t ordering a ‘sour cream and chive baked potato’ kind of tip you off that I WANTED sour cream and chives?”

Manager: “No, you have to tell us.”

Me: “It’s in the NAME. Sour cream and chive is right there. I DID say I wanted a sour cream and chive baked potato; how is that not telling you what I wanted?”

Manager: “We can’t read your mind. I can’t credit you anything when you weren’t clear on what you wanted.”

Never Too Old For A Pissing Contest

| MI, USA | At The Checkout, Food & Drink

(A man who appears to be in his 90s is ahead of me in line at the supermarket. Among his purchases is a bottle of bourbon. The cashier, going on automatic pilot, asks…)

Cashier: “May I see your ID, sir?”

Man: “Son, I’ll be mixing that bourbon with this Ensure, and then pissing it out into these Depends. I assure you I’m old enough to buy it.”