Category: Food & Drink

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I Only Eat Whole Munchies

| Austria | Bosses & Owners, Food & Drink, Health & Body

(My boss, colleagues, and I are talking about another colleague who we have to let go. Despite eating only organic, vegetarian food and refusing to take most medications because they are “not natural,” that colleague has become addicted to synthetic drugs.)

Colleague: “There are so many synthetic drugs these days, like Ecstasy and, oh, I don’t even know what they are called.”

Boss: “Don’t look at me; I didn’t get further than marijuana.”

Colleague: “Well, that’s organic, at least.”

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Cooking Up A Resignation Letter

| BC, Canada | Bosses & Owners, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink, Non-Dialogue

I work in a new hotel setting up and running the breakfast bar. My boss, the owner/manager, has interesting ideas on how things should be done and will make “suggestions” that she expected me to implement. Some of the time they work fine, but others, not so much.

For example, the time she told me to use a plastic bin in the convection oven because you aren’t supposed to use metal. Yeah, no. I opened the oven to see a river of molten plastic running down the racks, with half-cooked scrambled eggs mixed in.

Another time it was cook the scrambled eggs that came in an oblong plastic bag in the microwave. Should work, right? Well, since the bag was too long to turn on the turntable, it cooked partially and exploded all over the microwave.

Of course, since I did it, it was my fault when things went wrong. And I got to clean up the mess every time!

Love it when the boss hasn’t a clue how to cook!

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That’s Amy-Zing

| UK | Bizarre/Silly, Employees, Food & Drink, Funny Names

Me: “I’ll have a regular latte, please.”

Employee: “And what’s the name?”

Me: “Generic name.”

(She writes it and makes my drink. When I get my coffee, she had spelled it, “Jenny-Eric”)

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A Wait-y Reward

| CA, USA | Employees, Food & Drink, Non-Dialogue, Time

I order in the drive-thru of a burger place. I find out it’s only two coupons per car, so I tell the lady working that I’ll be driving through again. When I get to the window and pay, she asks me to park in the parking lot to wait for my food. I agree and park.

I’m looking at stuff on my phone for a bit when she comes out to give someone else their order. When she sees me she asks “You haven’t gotten your food yet?” I say no and she leaves to check on my food. When she comes back she says it’ll only be a little bit and asks for the other coupon. I show it to her and she tells me that it’ll be free for the long wait.

When I arrive home with the food, I realize she upgraded the small fries of the last coupon to a large and added a Snickers pie.

I don’t know how long I waited for, but I’m sure it wasn’t for as long as she seemed to think it was.

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A Combo Of Errors

| Shawnee, KS, USA | Employees, Food & Drink, Ignoring & Inattentive

(It’s the weekend and my mom and I are at home while Dad is checking on something at his job. My mom decides to go to a burger drive-thru place to get some lunch.)

Worker #1: “Hello! What can I get you?”

Mom: “Hi, I’d like a #2 combo with nothing on it, and a cheeseburger.”

Worker #1: “So.. two [wrong order] combos?”

Mom: “No, a #2 combo with nothing on it, and just a cheeseburger.”

Worker #1: “Okay, hold on.”

(There’s some shuffling in the background as my mom waits.)

Worker #2: “Okay, what can I get for you today?”

Mom: “A #2 combo with nothing on the cheeseburger and a normal cheeseburger.”

Worker #2: “So, two #2 combos?”

Mom: “No, only one #2 combos, and there’s nothing on that. The other is just a cheeseburger.”

Worker #2: “Okay, I think I got it. That’ll be [total].”

(When she got home, they had given us two combos, but not charged us for them. I opened my burger, to discover a single piece of onion.)