Home Is Where The Joke Is

| USA | Bosses & Owners, Pranks

(I work at a popular fast food restaurant. My GM has a good sense of humor. Running drive-thru one day with her, this exchange happens.)

General Manager: “Hello, may I take your order, please?”

Customer: “Give us just a moment, please”.

(A couple minutes go by.)

Customer: “Are you still there?”

General Manager: “Nope, we went home!”


Getting Sour About The Sour Cream

| Cincinnati, OH, USA | Employees, Food & Drink, Ignoring & Inattentive

(I go through the drive-thru of my local hamburger franchise and order a cheeseburger and a sour cream and chive baked potato. When I get home, the potato is plain. Also, no sour cream, butter, salt, or pepper were included. I call and speak to the manager and explain.)

Manager: “You didn’t tell us you wanted the sour cream and chives for the potato.”

Me: “Wouldn’t ordering a ‘sour cream and chive baked potato’ kind of tip you off that I WANTED sour cream and chives?”

Manager: “No, you have to tell us.”

Me: “It’s in the NAME. Sour cream and chive is right there. I DID say I wanted a sour cream and chive baked potato; how is that not telling you what I wanted?”

Manager: “We can’t read your mind. I can’t credit you anything when you weren’t clear on what you wanted.”


If You Don’t Like The Sign, Get The F*** Out Of The Way

| OR, USA | Language & Words, Rude & Risque

(I am in a fast food restaurant and I notice a sign posted behind the register.)

Sign: “If you don’t know what you want to order, please kindly get the f*** out of the way for those that do.”

Me: *chuckles* “Nice sign.”

Employee: “Huh? Oh, yeah. One of our regulars chewed out another customer after she stood at the register trying to decide what she wanted. My boss thought it was a hoot and had a sign made.”

Me: “And he didn’t get in trouble for putting curse words on a sign?”

Employee: “A few customers have complained, but most get a laugh out of it, so he hasn’t taken it down yet.”


Mayo-No-No, Part 2

| NJ, USA | Employees, Food & Drink, Ignoring & Inattentive

(I am hungry, so I decide to stop at a rest stop on the turnpike for food. I order from a place that is known for its burgers.)

Me: “I’ll have a burger with cheese and only lettuce.” *meaning, none of the other stuff that comes on it*

(Several minutes pass, and I get my food. I unwrap the burger, only to discover…)

Me: “Excuse me, I asked for cheese and lettuce, and I got mayo and lettuce.”

Cashier #1: “Oh, sorry. Give it to me; I’ll throw it out.”

(Several minutes later, I’m given another burger. I go to my seat to unwrap it, only to find…)

Me: “I think the person who is making burgers is in love with mayo… This time I got cheese, mayo, and lettuce.”

Cashier #2: “Give me that.”

Cashier #1: “She wanted NO mayo!”

(Several minutes later:)

Cashier #2: “Unwrap this here so you don’t have to go back to your seat.”

(I unwrap it, to find that put mayo on the burger, then tried to wipe it off and failed.)

Cashier #2: “I’m just going to make it myself this time.”

Cashier #1: “He does this ALL the time…”

(The fourth time, the burger actually had cheese and lettuce and no mayo! Those poor cashiers deserve a raise.)



You Must Not Be Special Enough

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

(My husband and I stop at a fast food restaurant for dinner one night. The restaurant is running a special promotion entree and the cashier is asking each customer if they’d like to try the special. We are in line behind another customer.)

Cashier: “Good evening; welcome to [Restaurant]. Would you like to try our [Special Promotion]?”

Customer: “Yes, that actually sounds pretty good!”

Cashier: *without missing a beat* “Unfortunately, we’re all out of [Special Promotion]. Is there something else you’d like to order?”

Customer: “…”

(To this day I’m not sure if she was told she had to offer the special no matter what or if it was just autopilot!)