Common Sense On A Diet

| Dudley, England, UK | Employees, Food & Drink

(My sister takes me through a fast food drive-thru near us.)

Sister: “Can I order two six-nugget meals, one diet coke, and one full-fat coke?”

Staff: “Sorry. We don’t do full fat. Only normal.”

Be The Change You Want To Give In The World

, | NC, USA | At The Checkout, Money

(On my way home from college, I’ve stopped at a popular sandwich chain for lunch. The cashier looks to be about my age.)

Cashier: “That’ll be $8.28.”

(I hand her a $10 bill, a quarter, and a dime. She takes her sweet time examining the coins, before pulling out a calculator.)

Me: “…it’s just two dollars and seven cents.”

Cashier: *after confirming on the calculator* “Oh, so it is!”

(I worry about my generation.)

Taking Disorders

| MI, USA | Bosses & Owners, Employees, Food & Drink, Ignoring/Inattentive

(I go through the drive-thru for our dinner. When I get home, I discover my wife’s burger is wrong. I return to the store.)

Me: “I went thru the drive-thru a few minutes ago, and this is supposed to be a hamburger, but there’s cheese on it.”

Manager: “Sir, I am so sorry. We’ll fix that right away.” *tells cook the correct order*

(Another customer walks up.)

Other Customer: “Excuse me, this is not what I ordered.”

Manager: “I’m so sorry, ma’am, let me fix that.” *tells the cook correct order*

(A few minutes pass.)

Manager: “Here you are, sir. Again, I’m sorry for the mistake.”

(As I turn to leave, another customer walks up to the counter.)

Another Customer: “Hey, I just went through the drive-thru and my order is wrong.”

Manager: *turns to the back* “WHO’S TAKING ORDERS BACK THERE?! THIS IS RIDICULOUS!”

Menu Is On A Diet

| Mexico City, Mexico | Bizarre/Silly, Food & Drink

(My sister and I stop by a fast food restaurant to eat. My sister’s always been someone who dislikes eating heavy, so she orders a salad.)

Cashier: “And what drink would you like with the salad?”

Sister: “A diet coke, please.”

Cashier: “Sorry, we don’t offer diet coke with the salad.”

Sister: “You don’t?”

Cashier: “That’s right.”

Sister: “Then why do you have the logo for diet coke in the salad menu?”

Cashier: “I… I don’t know.”

Me: “You know that’s called ‘false advertisement,’ right?”

(When I said those words, the cashier’s eyes went wide and asked us for a moment to talk with her manager. She returned soon after with the requested drink.)

Don’t Quite Have The Process Down Pat(ty)

, | Auburn, ME, USA | Employees, Food & Drink, Ignoring/Inattentive, Lazy/Unhelpful

(I decide to stop by a fast food burger joint one day for a quick lunch. I don’t normally visit fast food places, so I’m not used to the menu.)

Server: “What can I get for you today?”

Me: “Ummm… those all look like specialty items. Is there an option for just a regular old hamburger?”

Server: “Sure, just a plain hamburger?”

Me: “Yes, please, and a small fries.”

(I got my order, and carried it out to my car. When I opened up the bag, there was a small order of fries and the carton for the burger. I opened it up and found a plain hamburger inside… Plain, as in just a meat patty and no bun or anything else.)