Ok, who wants to place bets on when I'll turn myself into crispy, golden goodness? I must be hogging all the oxygen so their brain cells are getting starved.
This morning, I get an order in - guess where- pit, my home away from home. I'm so used to being there that it's gotten to where the regulars noticed my haircut under my hat ( but they all said they liked it, and I thought it was really sweet of them to notice:) ).
I digress, my customer orders some food, then says she wants a sausage and cheese biscuit on an english muffin. I think to myself, she wants a sausage mcmuffin.
I verify it, and sure enough, that's what she wants. So I ring up a sausage mcmuffin since its cheaper for her, and easier for grill to understand at six oclock in the morning. I read back the order since it was good sized, and she gets upset because she wanted a sausage and cheese biscuit but on a muffin. I asked if she just wanted sausage and cheese and nothing else on a muffin instead of a biscuit.
Me: Ok then, that is a sausage mcmuffin.
Her: No! You don't understand! ROARROARBITCHBITCHPISSMOAN NOW!
Finally, I got tired of it, and charged her for a sausage and cheese biscuit- on a muffin, just the way she wanted.
One of my managers asked, " Why didn't you just charge her for a Sausage McMuffin? It's cheaper."
The grill person looked at her and said, "Don't even ask" while shaking his head.
Seriously, it was like a freakin comedy of errors! Weird part is she was pleasant enough when she drove up. I don't know, maybe she really DID want to spend $2.39 instead of a dollar on a fucking muffin.
Now, I like to end with something positive. I might not be where I thought I would be, but I've had a lot worse jobs, and as far as teamwork and respect and management, this place is boss. I feel truly blessed right now.
I know no one wants to work at a fast food place or retail, but sometimes it can turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Just keep your head held high, and a smile in your heart, and remember that it all leads towards something, to quote a wise man (Randal Graves).
Til next time, may all your customers be joys like mine (most of the time.) :)