Lightly Does It

| Columbia, MD, USA | At The Checkout, Employees, Food & Drink

(I’m at a drive-thru at a popular fast food restaurant, finishing up an order.)

Me: “Oh, and a diet lemonade.”

Worker: “Sorry, we don’t have diet.”

Me: “That’s strange. I was here yesterday and you had it.”

Worker: “Sorry, we only have light lemonade.”

Me: “That would be diet…”


The Service Is Slawless

, | Melbourne, VIC, Australia | Employees, Food & Drink, Ignoring & Inattentive

(I receive the custom burger I’ve ordered. I take a bite, but something seems to be missing, so I check under the bun, and then return it to the counter.)

Me: *pointing to the list of ingredients I’ve requested that are taped to the board the burger is served on* “Excuse me; there’s no coleslaw.”

Server: “Sorry about that. I’ll get it fixed now.”

(She gives the burger to a cook with an exasperated hand gesture and says something like “forgot the slaw” and then walks away. I watch the cook take the burger off the board, take the top bun off the burger, look at the burger, look at the list of ingredients for a few seconds, put a fresh piece of paper on the board, put the bun back on the burger and the burger back on the board, put a fresh wooden skewer through the burger and hand back the unchanged burger to the server.)

Server: *cheerily* “Here it is!”

Me: “Um… there’s still no coleslaw.”


The Dirty Dozen

, | Brisbane, QLD, Australia | At The Checkout, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

(I don’t usually like take away but this particular day I felt an unusual craving for chicken nuggets.)

Me: “Hi, I’m just wondering what quantities the nuggets come in?”

Cashier: “Umm, 3,6,9,12, or 18?”

Me: “Oh, can I please have half a dozen nuggets please?”

Cashier: “Oh, we don’t do half a dozen only 3,6,12, and 18 packs.”

Me: “Okay, I’ll have six, please.”

Cashier: “Sure, that’ll be [price]. Sorry, we’re not allowed to change the pack sizes.”

Me: “Um, that’s okay…”

(I walked away with my “six nuggets” with three free ones.)