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05 August 2008 @ 09:10 pm
Minor but irritating suck...it was around midday, and I'd been up since 4:00AM in order to open the store at 6:00AM.

I work in a chain coffee store, similar to SBux and Gloria Jean's. We have a big food cabinet full of (labelled) lunch foods (wraps, toasties, baguettes, that kind of thing), plus lots of boxed sandwiches down the front next to the bottled drinks that you are free to peruse and reach for yourself.

Me: Tired from barista-ing and supervising all morning.
Wo: Reasonably friendly but...oy...

Me: Hi! How can I help you?
Wo: I'd like a white coffee and a chocolate.
Me: *opens mouth to try and clarify this order a bit*
Wo: I'd also like some hot food, do you have any hot food?
Me: Certainly. We have a variety of pies and sausage rolls, and in our food cabinet here *gestures to the two rows of heavily laden plates* we have sandwiches and baguettes, all of which can be toasted if you'd like.
Wo: You have pies?
Me: Yes.
Wo: ...let me check.
*goes to talk to companion, then returns*
Wo: Okay, he wants a sandwich. Do you have any sandwiches?
Me: *can already see where this is going* Yes, we have a variety of rolls in our food cabinet here. Also, down the front and to your right we have boxed sandwiches.
Wo: Okay, I'll have two of the boxes.
Me: No problem! *opens mouth to start spiel about how she can just reach in and get them, and would she like anything else...*
Wo: What's in the sandwiches?
Me: *catches sight of the long line and sighs* I'll just check what we have left.

Anyway, she finally got her two sandwiches. Then came the drinks.

Me: I'm sorry, I've forgotten which drinks you were after. What would you like?
Wo: A chocolate...
Me: A hot chocolate?
Wo: ...and a white coffee.
Me: *sighs again* What kind of white coffee were you after? Flat white? Cappuccino? Latte? *gestures to sign with helpful descriptions of drinks*
Wo: Just a flat white, I think...how is a latte different?
El: dundundun!elvenpiratelady on August 6th, 2008 08:19 am (UTC)
I want to make a Bernard icon that says 'life would be great if it weren't for the fucking customers' now. :D
35nightmares on August 7th, 2008 06:14 am (UTC)
nah, it should totally be "HOW MANY CHIPS?!"
with him looking all disillusioned in his fast food uniform
and a cigarette