Really? Did that just happen? You won’t believe the things these food service workers share – all in a day’s work! Reddit user pharmaSEEE starts us out with this little gem.
“When I worked at a restaurant, I had a lady order a bacon cheeseburger with extra bacon. As soon as I set it down and walked away, I saw her take all the bacon and stuff it in her mouth. Moments later, she hailed me to tell me that they had forgotten her bacon and she wanted the burger for free.”
Can you order your meal in two words or less? This Reddit user would probably have preferred a real conversation to get this order right.
“My sister shared this gem with me: A guy walked into the fast food chicken place she worked at. This restaurant was located on a semi-busy street with a bunch of other fast food places. The guy walked up to the counter while fishing around for money in his pocket.
Sister: ‘Hi, welcome to (chicken place), what can I-‘
Man: ‘Double cheese! ‘
Sister: confused ‘I’m sorry?’
Man: ‘Double CHEESE!’
My sister turned to menu board located above the register: ‘Sir, we have-‘
Man: ‘DOUBLE CHEESE! HOW HARD IS THAT TO UNDERSTAND!’
My sister was annoyed by this point, so she just rang up his order for the one thing closely resembling his odd request: two sides of macaroni and cheese. She put the two small bowls on his tray and handed it to him.
Man: ‘What in the Sam Hill is this?! I SAID double cheese!’
At this point, the manager came up to the counter and asked the customer if there was a problem.
Man: ‘Yeah! I asked for a double cheese and got this trash,’ as he pointed to the two bowls of macaroni and cheese.
Manager: ‘This isn’t what you wanted?’
Man: ‘No, I wanted a double cheeseburger!’
The manager, annoyed, started pointing to the board and yelling, ‘CHICKEN, CHICKEN, CHICKEN!’
Man, finally realizing: ‘Oh, this isn’t McDonald’s?'”
Charades? Pictionary? Maybe these would have helped RedPlanit guess this order.
“I had a lady come into my coffee shop today who had no idea what she wanted. She told me she was ordering from her son and the conversation went like this:
Her: ‘He wants that Italian soda thing!’
Me: ‘I’m sorry. We don’t carry Italian soda. Do you know anything else about the drink?’
Her: ‘It’s the Italian soda one.’
Me: ‘Okay. Was this a hot or cold drink?’
Her: ‘It was a cold one. The Italian soda!’
Me: ‘We don’t carry Italian soda but maybe you’re thinking of something else. Was it blended with ice?’
Her: ‘No. I know it was Italian soda and no it wasn’t blended with ice.’
Me: ‘Well I think you might have us mixed up with somewhere else because we have never had anything carbonated, bubbly, or resembling Italian soda.’
Her: ‘No! I know it is this location. You guys make it for him all the time!’
Me: ‘Oh, is your son a regular? Maybe someone else here knows his order.’
Her: ‘No. He’s not a regular. He’s been here like four or five times and always has you guys make him the Italian soda.’
Me: ‘Well, the only ice drinks we have are iced teas, juice-based refreshers, or iced coffees. Could it be anything like that? None of them are carbonated.’
Her: ‘It’s none of those things. It’s just like Italian soda except it’s not called Italian soda and you guys know how to make it, so will you please make one for him?’
Me: ‘Ma’am, I can’t make this drink for him if neither of us knows what it is.’
Her: ‘But I know what it is! It’s an Italian soda!’
I almost lost it. She settled on some frozen blended mocha drink instead, but not without chastising us about how it really shouldn’t be this hard to make her an Italian soda.”
Ever feel like you just got gypped? Reddit user DeniseDeNephew shares a time when another diner was sure something was missing.
“I went to dinner once at a Chinese restaurant in Missouri and a woman at the table next to ours yelled at the waiter, ‘Where is the other sauce? We are supposed to get Sweet and Sour Sauce and we only got one sauce!'”
As much as everyone loves Starbucks, Reddit user NoDoThis tries to explain it just simply can’t be purchased everywhere.
“I work at a small coffee shop that roasted their own beans/had their own brand.
Customer: ‘Do you sell Starbucks here?’
Me: ‘No ma’am, we roast our own coffee.’
Customer: ‘Well, that’s just bad business!’ …Okay.”