He Dips, He Scores!

| Pittsburgh, PA, USA | Food & Drink, Funny Names

(My manager and I are both working drive-thru at a popular chicken restaurant.)

Me: “Hi, welcome to [Restaurant]. How may I take your order?”

Customer: “Hi, I need a four-piece chicken dark meat and a bucket of football!”

Manager: “Did you hear what I heard?”

Me: “I heard a bucket of football.”

Manager: “Same. What the h*** is a bucket of football?”

Me: *to customer* “I’m sorry, can you repeat the last item?”

Customer: “A bucket of football!”

Manager: *sarcastically to me* “Suuure, because we totally sell buckets of football!” *to customer* “Sorry, our headsets cut out. Please repeat the last item.”

Customer: “A bucket of cole slaw!”

Me: “OH. Well that makes more sense than a bucket of football!”


Giving Them Notice Is The Maine Thing

| Bangor, ME, USA | Bosses & Owners, Time

(I have decided to move back to my hometown, and am giving my manager my notice. It is the beginning of March.)

Me: “I’ll be leaving Maine on April 8th. My last day here can’t be later than April 6th.”

Boss: “That’s not a lot of notice.”

Me: *blinks* “Erm… it’s over a month.”

(I’m not sure how much notice he needed, considering two weeks is standard and I gave double that.)


No One Is The King Of This Hill

| Oxford, England, UK | At The Checkout, Employees, Food & Drink

(I’m in college. I and a group of my friends have headed out to pick up lunch in the centre of town and head into a fast food place. They’re advertising a new burger called “The Big King.” The advertising isn’t very clear as to what it has in it.)

Friend: “Excuse me, what’s in the Big King?”

(The server jolts and looks startled before turning to face into the kitchen.)

Server: *heavily accented* “[Worker #1]! What is Big King?!”

(The person he’s shouting at looks like a deer in headlights, shakes his head, and dashes off.)

Server: “[Worker #2]! What is Big King?!”

(The second person does the same, this time heading through a door in the back and not returning. At this point we’re all exchanging looks.)

Server: “[Worker #3]! What is Big King?!”

(The third person froze solid and didn’t respond. My friend put up his hands and ordered something else. The phrase “What is Big King?!” became a running joke among our whole class.)