Category: Food & Drink


The Leg Bone Is Connected To The Wing Bone

| CO, USA | Employees, Food & Drink

(I’m on my lunch break and head to the cafeteria that services the office where I work. Today’s special is barbecue chicken, which is rotisserie chicken which has been quartered, and the sign says you can select either dark or light meat. The employee who is manning the station is new.)

Me: “I’ll have a dark quarter and two sides, please.”

(The employee picks up a piece with the wing attached.)

Me: “No, dark meat, please; a leg quarter.”

Employee: “This one?”

(She has selected a different piece, also with a wing.)

Me: “No, the leg, please.”

Employee: *picking up a third piece, also wrong* “How about this one?”

Me: “I want one with the leg, please. How about that one.” *pointing to a leg quarter*

Employee: “Oh, I didn’t know there was a difference!”


No Booze During Your Snooze

| New Zealand | Awesome Customers, Awesome Workers, Food & Drink

(I’m working as a barista at a well-known coffee chain. My coworker is at the register and is serving one of our regular customers when this exchange happens.)

Coworker: “Your total comes to [amount]. Was there anything else we can help you with?”

Customer: “Yeah, can I get an extra shot of ‘will to live’ in my coffee?”

Coworker: “Sorry, sir, we don’t serve alcohol before 11 am.”


The Pizza That Time Forgot

| USA | Food & Drink, Time

(I decide to order a pizza for dinner. I work evenings so I set it to be delivered at midnight, a few minutes after I get home. I’m running late because of traffic but when I get home at 12:30 my roommate says the pizza hasn’t arrived. I immediately call the restaurant.)

Me: “Hi, I ordered a pizza to be delivered at midnight and it’s not here.”

Manager: “I’m sorry about that; let me look into it.”

(I hear her arguing with people in the background.)

Manager: “It was supposed to be delivered at midnight.”

Person In Background: “Yeah, midnight on the 12th; that’s tonight.”

Manager: “No, that was today, 12:00 am on the 12th.”

(They argue back and forth over this for several minutes. Finally the manager comes back on and apologizes again and promises to give us a discount. The pizza arrives and all is well. Early the next morning though there’s a knock on the door. I open it to find a delivery person from the same restaurant.)

Delivery Person: “Hi, I have your pizza here.”

(It was the same order as the night before. Apparently they still didn’t know how to read a clock.)


Not Even Sugar-Coating It

| England, UK | Bad Behavior, Employees, Food & Drink, Health & Body, Ignoring & Inattentive

(I need to reduce my sugar intake for health reasons and was looking at drink options in a café. I didn’t want a hot drink, so I was looking at the cans available, all behind a glass counter where customers couldn’t reach one. I wanted to check whether a supposed “health” drink was high in sugar.)

Me: “Hi. Do you mind if I check the nutrition information on [“Health” Drink]?”

(The guy behind the counter gets the can in question and immediately opens it and pours the drink into a glass.)

Me: “Apparently not, then.”

Guy: “What?”

Me: “I asked to see the nutrition information.”

(The guy looks annoyed and hands me the can. The drink has a ridiculous amount of sugar in it.)

Guy: “That’s [price].”

Me: “I’m sorry, I can’t drink this.”

Guy: “You ordered it. You need to pay for it.”

Me: “I didn’t order it. I asked to look at the nutrition information to see if I wanted to order it but I can’t drink this because it has over 30g of sugar in this can.”

Guy: “Like you care about eating sugar, fat b****.”

(That’s when I walked out.)


Always Wanted To Be The Meat Between Two Buns

| WI, USA | Food & Drink, Funny Names

(My boyfriend and I go to grab food from a well known fast food chain. We usually have our order figured out, but my eye catches a new item on their menu as we roll up to the speaker.)

Cashier: “Hi, welcome to [Chain]. How can I help you today?”

Me: *long silence*

Cashier: “…Hello?”

Me: “Oh, sorry. I was a bit speechless. I just saw this bacon three-way burger.”

Cashier: “Yeah, most people are. Just let me know when you’re ready to order, and don’t forget to breathe!”

Boyfriend: “Did he just…?”

Me: “Remind me to breathe? Yes. Yes, he did.”

(We ordered. I did indeed get that burger, and the cashier was really cool and wished us to enjoy the three-way. He was awesome.)