Friday, March 19, 2010

What are the Odds? - A Flash 55 Friday

“Hey, why does my burger have mustard and not ketchup?”

“Well at least you actually got a burger. I got some kind of chicken thing instead of my burger.”

“What? This isn’t a chocolate milkshake, its banana!”

While the fast food drive through might be convenient, they are sure to get the entire order wrong…

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31 comments:

Mrsupole said...

That is why you have to check it before you drive away. No pride in getting things right anymore.

God bless.

Collette said...

The last time we went to a drive-through, we ended up getting an extra sandwich. That made up for one of many times we didn't get the right items! LOL

Peter Stone said...

So true, or, they simply leave half the bits out and you have to keep going back to and haggling over it.

My 55 is Everything I Lack

Brian Miller said...

i hear that...yep rush rush rush and eat whatever is in the sack cause we aint going back...

my 55 is up...

Hootin' Anni said...

Been there...had that!!

Here's mine Take Pleasure - 101

Have a super terrific weekend.

subby said...

Been there..way too many times...! And I still check the bag...of FOOD, OF FOOD!

Roy Scribner said...

When it comes to fast food,
there can be no wrong.
I like cake.

sharonheg said...

We generally haven't had an issue with getting the order wrong per se...I've had a bigger problem with getting my McCoffee the way I want:

Me: I'd like a small coffee with 2 Splendas, extra, extra light.
McEmployee: You want a small coffee, light, with 2 Splendas?
Me: Yes. But I want it very, very light.

Drive up to the McWindow...it's just light. Couldn't drink it for a half-hour because it's too hot (I know it was...the cup said so).

VE said...

mrsupole - Then you piss off all the cars behind you that don't bother to check...

collette - Sounds like the fast food gods were smiling over you. Me, they just rain on...

peter - Bartering over what you've already paid for...now there's a concept...

brian - My local Burger King is batting about .105 right now...

hootin' anni - Haven't we all...

subby - Ha! So you're the slow one in the line...

roy - Lucky...there's a number of shake flavors I will not drink...

VE said...

sharonheg - That is why Starbucks is a multi-billion dollar business...

Jaime said...

do the gnomes control the drive thrus? because it really shouldn't be that hard to get a simple order right... they're screwing with us, right?

The Incredible Woody said...

It's because all the workers are stoned.

ReformingGeek said...

Now I'm hungry. I think I'll pass on the fast food options today.

Elizabeth said...

Since we only have ONE fast food resturant here, we take what we get! (I so wish we had a Taco Bell)

lime said...

one more reason why i never eat at those places.

secret agent woman said...

I got all the way home once to discover the fish sandwiches I'd ordered were burgers instead. Which I don't eat. I was not happy when I returned them.

Buzzard said...

That's why it's called FAST FOOD. It's not made to order, it's what you get when you get to the window.

Mine is here: My Invisibility

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

It's all going in the same place anyhow;-)

Monkey Man said...

What was the old saying - stupid is as stupid does. My 55 is HERE.

Ji said...

neat!

Ji said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/03/19/55-how-do-you-relax-during-weekends/
here is mine!
i am new and thank you for the gentle manner.

Janna said...

So very true!
I'm surprised by the consistently poor record they seem to have.

Most common mistakes:
Putting lettuce or mayo or onions on things when I asked for them to NOT be there.

Sigh.

Pass the chicken nuggets.
(Drat, they forgot the dipping sauce again.)

Janna said...

Oh, and BTW, I did Friday 55 today too...
It's right here.

Baino said...

that's funny, we just ate Macdonalds which we never do but after a hard morning in the yard we fancied junk. It was awful, the coke was flat, my thickshake was vanilla and Adam didn't get any pickles.

aladdinsane12 said...

banana milkshakes make me wanna puke. i would have sued for emotional distress.

CatLadyLarew said...

I hate drive through... especially when they give me a diet coke instead of a Dr Pepper. Outrageous! It can ruin your whole day.

Cheeseboy said...

I can never pull up just right to the drive-through. I am either too far away or way too close. Plus, just once I would like to have a drive through window be at my eye level so I am not constantly reaching up, up, up.

Great blog BTW.

PattiKen said...

What??? No ketchup??? Sounds like they need to have a lesson.

One of my sons had a way of delivering the message. If the fast food restaurant didn't measure up to his 10-year-old standards, he'd dump the tray in the trash with the wrappers. Took years before I got him to stop doing it. (Or maybe he just felt foolish, a 20-year-old tossing the tray and all...)

My 55 is up here.

VE said...

Jaime – Of course they are! They don’t make enough money not to…

Incredible woody – How can they afford the drugs on that pay?

Reforminggeek – Good call…you wouldn’t get anything you like anyway…

Elizabeth – Only one? Juneau…they need to get with it!

Lime – Good for you. You can get it wrong at home where it belongs…

Secret agent woman – They get scared when people are angry enough to return…

Buzzard – What happened to “have it your way”?

Perpetual chocoholic – Yes, but so are we all…I kind of like to have a say in the journey…

Monkey man – Never truer even today…

Ji – Thanks

Janna – Everything has a poor record when there are millions involved…

Baino – I hear ya…

Aladdinsane12 – That’s a good idea…

Catladylarew – I refuse to drink diet anything! Oh, and what about the times the mix isn’t right in those fountain drinks?

Cheeseboy – So you’re the one with all the marks on the side of the building!

Pattiken – They started making trash can openings that wouldn’t fit the trays just because of that!

The Silver Fox said...

I order my drive-through coffees almost exactly like sharonheg: Largest size they've got, extra-extra-light, two Splenda. McDonald's usually uses just enough milk or cream to keep it from looking black. I generally order a black coffee, whatever I'm eating, and a container of milk, and mix my own. I always say the food part in between saying "large black coffee" and "milk," because even that confuses them.

VE said...

silver fox - So you're the one that held up the drive through line for an extra 5 minutes!