Friday, October 17, 2008

I Have a Bone to Pick

Fast food is not too common in our household. It has been over a year since I have had Taco Bell, Arby's is getting too expensive, and there isn't much that I like from Burger King. McDonald's is considered a bad word in our family (okay, not really), and we NEVER eat there. Still I crave a cheeseburger on occasion and I like Wendy's.

For years I have been ordering the same thing from them: a Junior Bacon Cheeseburger - with NO MAYO, medium fries, and sometimes a small soda. I figure I am saving the burger assemblers a step by requesting no mayonnaise ... so why is there always the evil sauce on my cheeseburger when I receive it? Do they not read my order when making the food? Do they have a bunch of hamburgers sitting around pre-made? What's wrong with these people?

So then when I find mayo on my burger I knock on the window, tell them that I requested NO MAYO. Then give me a perturbed look, take the sandwich from me and make a production of throwing it in the trash. News flash to the employees: READ my order to avoid having to throw away otherwise perfectly edible food, ticking off your customers, and causing the people lined up behind me to wait until you get my order right.

Whew, I just had to get that out. I feel a little better.


Zil said...

READING may be the problem. It is a high qualification for fast food.

Kelly said...

You are right. My expectations are probably too high!