Category: Food & Drink


Giving You The Onion Ringaround

, | Yorkshire, England, UK | At The Checkout, Employees, Food & Drink, Ignoring & Inattentive

(I’m on a break from work, so go to a fast food place to get a snack. I order eight onion rings, take the bag, go to find a seat, only to open it and find they’ve given me five chicken nuggets instead. Note that I’m a vegetarian, so it’s not as if I can just eat them anyway.)

Me: “I’m really sorry to bother you, but I ordered eight onion rings from you, and you’ve given me chicken nuggets instead.”

Cashier: “Oh, I’m so sorry about that! I’ll get it sorted right away!”

(She hands me another bag, and even though I doubt they’d get it wrong again, I open it to check before going back to my seat.)

Me: “Uh, excuse me… but these are still chicken nuggets. You’ve just given me eight instead of five. I ordered EIGHT ONION RINGS.”

Cashier: “Oh, wow, I’m honestly so sorry! I don’t know how this happened; I’ll sort it out for you now!”

(She hands me another bag, with five onion rings. By this point I’m so happy to not have chicken nuggets again that I don’t bother going back to complain for the third time. At least they were polite about it!)


Let Them Eat Wedding Cake

| MI, USA | Employees, Food & Drink

(My spouse and I choose not to have a traditional wedding cake. Instead, a friend who owns a cake shop makes us four of his small chocolate raspberry cakes as a wedding gift. At the wedding reception, my spouse and I cut the cake, and the venue staff serves our guests. There are about six pieces left afterwards.)

Mother: “I’m going to go ask the staff to box up the leftover cake so you can freeze some for your first anniversary.”

(She walks back to the kitchen, then returns empty handed a minute later.)

Me: “Oh, are they going to bring it out to us?”

Mother: “Well… I went back to ask them to package it… and they all just kind of looked at the ground until the head waiter said, ‘It just looked so good…’”

Me: *laughing* “Really?”

Mother: “Yup. So, there are no more pieces left, but you can tell [Chef Friend] that the staff at [Venue] said his cake was way better than any normal wedding cake they’ve had.”

(My mom was a little angry, but my spouse and I thought it was hilarious and passed the compliment on to our friend.)


You Want All Of Them As Sure As Eggs Are Eggs

| Boston, MA, USA | Employees, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

(I’m at the grocery store checking out some eggs. I pick up a half dozen, and as it seems light, open it; there’s only four eggs in there! I bring the carton up to the employee stocking the meats a few feet away.)

Me: “Excuse me; this carton only has four eggs in it.”

Employee: “Oh. Right. Okay…”

(He takes the carton from me and inspects the eggs. I’m about to say “thank you” and go back to looking when…)

Employee: “How many do you want?”

Me: “I’m sorry?”

Employee: “How many eggs? Do you want the full half dozen?”

Me: “Yes… Yes, I do.”

(I have no idea why he thought I would want a not-full carton of eggs!)