Saturday, October 03, 2009

More Things I Just Don't Get

While out running errands today, my wife suggested stopping at the mall food court for a Gyro. Sounded good to me, so we entered the madness.

Once we had battled the masses and made our way to the chain gyro provider, my wife orders. The convo goes like this:

"I'd like a classic Gyro and a medium Coke."

"Would you like to combo?"

"No, thank you. Just a Gyro and a Coke."

He looks at me and asks for my order.

"I'll have the same thing, please."

"No fries?"

"No, just the same thing."


"Yes, the same thing."

I really thought I had made things simple. I requested the same thing she ordered. I guess I overloaded his conceptual abilities?


Mr. Motorcycle said...

Oh, I totally hear you. You get this every time you go to get fast food. It drives me nuts!. If I wanted something more, I think I would have known that before placing my order. It's just as bad as someone calling your house to solicit something. I think, if I wanted it, and or needed it, I could find it on my own. I don't need someone knocking on my door or calling my house to sell me something I didn't know I wanted or needed.

Damn, now I want a Gyro.

Lady R (Di) said...

That's funny! But eating establishments don't hold a monopoly on this type of non-listening, non-comprehending, non-whatever! It happens at my dental office too.

This is a typical conversation for me at least three times daily: (patient is making their next dental appointment).

Me: How about Thursday, October 8th at 3:00?

Patient: Um, 3:00 is okay... what day is that?

Me: Thursday.

Patient: (Looking at pocket calendar) What date did you say?

Me: October 8th.

Patient: Hmmmm. (office phone is ringing in the background) That was what time again?

Me: 3:00 (putting a call on hold until I finish with this conversation)

Patient: Okay, that will be fine... (getting ready to write in her calender) So when did you say?

Me: Thursday, October 8th at 3:00.


Allen Madding said...

here is a test
walk in any fast food place
when they ask to help you, say "this is for here" and then place your order.

I bet they will then ask, "is that for here or to go?" :)

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Allen Madding:

Go into a fast food place and ask for a large diet Coke -- without ice! And watch what you get. The Morlocks can learn only one way of doing things, apparently.

Fondest regards,
Jack • reep • Toad
Twisted Roads

Canajun said...

On Saturday I went into an A&W and ordered a burger, fries and a small coke. The price seemed a bit high so I challenged it. The dialogue went like this:
"You ordered a small coke."
"I did, but the price is more than your combo price."
"Yes but you ordered a small coke."
"What would I get with a combo?"
"A regular coke."
"And that's bigger?"
"So for more money I get less coke?"
"Yes. Unless you order the combo."
"Cancel that order. I want a combo."

How stupid are these people anyway?