Category: Food & Drink

Kissing Is All Better

| Toledo, OH, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Coworkers, Food & Drink

(I work at a large department store famous for its cash back system bearing its company name. We are understaffed and overstressed.)

Me: “Okay, I’m going out to organize the necklaces… again.”

Coworker: “Hey, spread some of that excitement over here, why don’tcha?”

(As I work, I noticed something on the shelf above me. It is a Hershey’s Kiss. I think maybe some little kid had left it, so I take it over to the counter.)

Me: “I found a Hershey’s Kiss over there.”

Coworker: “Lucky you.”

(An hour later, I am sorting jewelry sales on the other side of the department and came across another Hershey’s Kiss. I bring this one up and show it to a fellow employee.)

Coworker #2: “Hey, I found one too, by the customer service desk.”

(A few other people notice and come over.)

Coworker #3: “I found a few as well. They were in the women’s’ department.”

Coworker #4: “That’s so weird; I found three in the shoe section, all sitting on shelves.”

(Our boss approaches us then, holding a few Hershey’s Kisses by the paper.)

Boss: “Hey, anyone care to explain the invasion of Hershey’s Kisses all over the store?”

(He never understood why we all started laughing. We deduced that a generous, sweet-hearted customer had left them anonymously around the store in places we’d see them. We never did figure out who it was, but we were finding them for almost a week. Whoever you were, Hershey person, kisses from everyone at the store! That was the cutest thing ever!)

Good Service Is Not On The Menu

| Employees, Food & Drink

(I’m a twenty-five-year-old woman but am admittedly rather short. On this day I’m getting dinner with both of my parents and we are dressed casually.)

Hostess: *escorting us to our seats with menus, she turns to me* “Do you want a kid’s menu?”

(I can only stare at her in disbelief as I know this restaurant stops children’s menus at twelve years old and though I’m short, I’m a touch top heavy and obviously well past puberty. After an awkward moment…)

Me: “No.”

Hostess: *clearly flustered* “Okay, then, your waitress will be with you in a moment.” *drops menus and leaves quickly*

Me: *looks at menus* “She didn’t even bring enough menus no matter what I said…”

Wake Up And Smell The Coffee

| Las Vegas, NV, USA | Employees, Family & Kids, Food & Drink, Trending

(I am 4’10” tall and rarely wear makeup. Because of this, people often think I’m much younger than my actual age. While eating at a buffet with my mom, baby sister, and grandparents, the waitress come over to take our drink order.)

Waitress: “What would you all like to drink?”

Me: “I’ll have an iced tea please, with lemon.”

Waitress: *looks over at my mom, as if to confirm it is ok to get that*

Mom: *confused look* “She can have whatever she wants! I’ll have a [Soda].”

Waitress: *surprised look on her face* “I’m sorry; it’s just that when I was a kid, we weren’t allowed to have caffeine and I wanted to make sure it was okay.”

Mom: *really confused look* “My daughter is an adult. In fact, she’ll be 21 in a couple of months!”

Waitress: *turns various shades of red from embarrassment* “Oh, my gosh. I’m so sorry. I didn’t realize… I was just… She looks so young… I’m so sorry… I’ll, I’ll just go get your drinks.” *leaves the table without getting the rest of the drink orders then quickly realizes and comes back to take the rest of the orders*

(Every time she came back to the table after that, she apologized.)

Sub-Standard Sub-Service, Part 2

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

Me: “Hi, before I order, it’s going to be a while before these are eaten; is it possible to get the sauces in little containers on the side so the bread doesn’t get soggy?”

Cashier: “No problem!”

Me: “Great!” *orders two subs*

Cashier: “And is this for here or to go?”

Me: “…To go.”


Sub-Standard Sub-Service