A confused, desperate N.A.T. leaves a paper trail...
McD's is currently doing a promotion where you buy two sandwiches from a 4 item list for $4. You can buy any combination of the four, so that means if you want two Big Macs, it's $4, or if you want a Big Mac and a Fish, it's $4. Most of these sandwiches by themselves are nearly $4.
The way the registers are set up is that we have a button for each combination that are all priced at $4. Meaning I have one button for a Fish and Big Mac, and one button for Quarter Pounder and a Big Mac. I do not have separate buttons that I can press to put in a combination, where each button is priced at $2 (such as if a customer wanted a Mac and a Quarter, I would have to press two buttons, each priced at $2) Nor do I have any discount buttons to make any of the combination buttons $2.
Now, if you want just a single Mac, or a single Filet, you have to get it at normal cost, which I mentioned above, cost almost $4 anyways. There is no way around it; the higher ups made that decision, and since I am a slightly elevated peon, I can not change anything about it.
I don't mind people asking me about the promotion and it's limitations, and getting slightly upset over it. Yeah it sucks, but again, at least you asked nicely.
However, this one guy yesterday took the cake. He ordered four dollar sandwiches, and then "I'll have the Mix-N-Match, a Fish sandwich."
I stood there for a good ten seconds before asking him what his other sandwich would be in the promotion, which 10 seconds is a long time for order taking time. I inquired what his other sandwich would be, and he looked bewildered that I would even suggest such a thing! He seemed as if he didn't even think of the other sandwich option, so I suggested another Fish sandwich. He agreed, after asking how much a single Fish would cost.
After I told him, he handed me the money and said something that really irked me. "You know, last time they gave me one Fish sandwich for only $2." Implying that I was overcharging him before I asked what his other sandwich in the promotion was.
I told him that was physically impossible with our register system, and he said one more time, "They only charged me $2!" (By the way, the difference in price he was paying with two Fishes vs. 1 fish was a grand total of 65 cents, compared to what he was trying to make me have him pay, which would have been a difference of $2).
Like I said, I don't mind people asking me "Hey can I get *insert sandwich from promotion* for $2 if I only get one?" but blatantly telling me, who is second in command at this store so I know my shit, that we do charge only $2 for a sandwich and clearly trying to make me cave and rip me off is absolutely ridiculous.
It just annoyed me that he tried telling me that he got it for two dollars last time. There is physically no way the employee could have done that, even having access to every single discount button on the register. They could have made the two/four sandwiches free, but they could not have made one sandwich two dollars.
Eventually, he accepted the answer, got his food and got out of my store. So in the end it was all good, but it left me extremely annoyed that he tried pulling that scam on me.
SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) -
A Slidell woman is facing Medicaid fraud charges after checking into a local hospital under her deceased sister's name – while wearing a T-shirt commemorating her sister's death.
On Aug. 5, police responded to Slidell Memorial Hospital after 26-year-old Diondre Jones checked in under the name of Delores Jones. She gave Delores' date of birth and social security number.
Diondre was treated by the hospital staff, but when they went to enter the name that she had given - Delores Jones - an error popped up saying, "Date of Death Precedes Date of Service". By this time, Diondre had already left the hospital, but she was stopped in the parking lot by a Slidell Police officer.
The officer questioned Diondre, who ultimately gave her real name. When the officer asked Diondre why she provided the hospital staff with the wrong name and information, Diondre pointed at her shirt and told the officer, "They must have gotten the name from this shirt." The shirt that Diondre was wearing was a memorial shirt for her deceased sister, Delores.
Diondre Jones was booked with one count of Medicaid fraud and also had an outstanding attachment for failure to appear in court from a previous arrest.
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Kendall Jenner was an unsatisfied customer at Mercer Kitchen in Manhattan last week, prompting a sidewalk clash with her waitress. However, the restaurant maintains that the incident wouldn't have occurred had the 18-year-old budding model not tried to order alcohol.
Yahoo spoke to famed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who owns Mercer Kitchen as well as 23 other restaurants worldwide, about the drama that played out with Kim Kardashian's little sister at his eatery. Waitress Blaine Morris followed the teen and her friend, Stephen Baldwin's daughter Hailey, out of the restaurant to collect money for an unpaid bill, and claimed Kendall threw the money in her face, according to a tweet posted Aug. 5 (and later deleted). Jenner has called the server's claim "absolutely ridiculous" and her lawyer has reportedly threatened legal action against the waitress.
"It's pretty much what the papers say," Jean-Georges says about the story, which first appeared in New York Post's Page Six. "They came in for dinner. They asked for drinks. We can't serve anyone under 21; we could lose our liquor license, so we can't do that no matter what. What happened is they walked out on their check. Ms. Morris, who is no longer with us, walked after them and they threw money in her face."
Jenner's attorney sent Morris, who's also an aspiring actress and appeared on MTV's Skins, acease-and-desist letter, calling her tweet "completely false, fabricated and defamatory," according to E! News. The lawyer also apparently asked for Morris to publicly apologize to Jenner.
While Jean-Georges wasn't called upon to apologize, he offered one anyway, though maintained that the entire thing could have been avoided had the teenager not tried to consume alcohol in his eatery. "We are sorry about the incident but we cannot serve alcohol to a minor, which is the bottom line," the chef says. "I apologize for the waitress going after her, but Ms. Morris was accountable for all the checks to be closed. It's an unfortunate incident. It's too bad. Hopefully they'll forget it and come back."
So the Kardashians are welcome back in his well-known restaurants? "Of course, of course! They always come in," he says. "But when it comes to the rules and regulations of the city, there is nothing we can do about it."
As for Morris, she no longer works at Mercer Kitchen. She was so upset by the incident that she left that night. Further, restaurant employees are not allowed to tweet about customers on social media, so she would have been in breach of that company policy anyway. (Morris could not be reached for comment for this story.)
Now Jean-Georges just wants to put all this behind him and focus on more important things — like food! "Both sides were upset, it was an embarrassing moment, but it is what it is," Jean-Georges says. "We try to do our best always. I came to this business 40 years ago to please people and to accommodate everybody, but sometimes [things happen] and it's unfortunate. There's not much we can do about it."
A rep for Kendall has not yet responded to Yahoo's request for comment about whether or not she was trying to obtain alcohol underage, though Kendall didn't deny that part of the story on Twitter. Instead, she tried to clarify that she didn't throw money at the waitress "or act that disrespectfully," adding, "I was raised better than that."
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) --
Riverside police are asking for the public's help to identify suspects who stole hundreds of gallons of gasoline from a local gas station using a fake horse trailer.
Police say the incident happened around 4:45 a.m. on July 22 at the Weis Fuel gas station at 9407 Magnolia Ave.
According to investigators, a newer, white Ford F-150 SuperCrew 4-door, pulling a dark-colored horse trailer, pulled up to the gas station, stopping with the trailer over the tank filling hole.
Authorities say it appears the trailer is equipped with a false floor and interior pumping system that allowed the suspects, possibly a male and female, to steal about 500 gallons of gasoline.
"They're thieves. I don't know how to describe them. I mean, they're driving a truck better than my truck," said gas station owner Fred Sweis.
A witness told police the truck had some sort of alien sticker on the exterior.