“I worked at McDonald’s. We would always get people that would ask for a Whopper Burger, either seriously or trying to be funny. Cue the exhausted, ‘We don’t sell Whoppers sir/ma’am, we have the Big Mac’ in response.
Usually, we get an ‘Oh, right. Ok, one of those.’
Until one day we had a guy come through a drive-thru that asked for a large Whopper Meal, and I instantly replied: ‘Sir, we don’t sell Whoppers here, we have Big Macs or Quarter Pounders or McChickens’.
He replied: ‘No, I don’t want that, I want a Whopper’.
I said: ‘Sir, we don’t sell those. This is a McDonald’s. The closest equivalent would be a Big Mac, but it’s not a Whopper. If you want an actual Whopper burger you need to go to Hungry Jack’s [Burger King].’
He replied: ‘A whopper meal!’
I said: ‘Ok sir, I can’t give you a whopper meal here, but I can order a Big Mac Meal for you. The Big Mac is the closest equivalent we have, but it is not a whopper. Are you happy with a large Big Mac meal instead?’
He said: ‘Yes, was that so hard?!’
We give him a large Big Mac meal, and sure enough, ten minutes later he is back through the drive-thru screaming into the speaker that he hasn’t gotten his Whopper Burger.”