I have worked in a fast food restaurant for about seven months. That might not seem like a very long time to a lo of people but I’ve learned so so much about how people treat others on a daily basis in the smallest of exchanges. As a rough estimate I would say about seventy percent of people are sound, and by sound I don’t mean thanking me as if I were a holy angel I just mean saying hi, saying thanks, and taking their food. So i’m just going to make a list of stuff that I really hate while working, you might even do some of these things without noticing and hopefully you might understand!
1: Not saying hi.
It seems like normal etiquette to greet someone before you speak to them but some people like to order like its an attack. Gimme this gimme that.
2: Holding money in my face.
Rood. If you order a meal there are a few questions I have to ask you like what drink you want etc. there are also a few questions I have to ask you or my boss will light my hair on fire, it all takes like two minutes max, and holding your money an inch away from my face will not speed it up. There’s no need to make me feel like I’m wasting your time when you’re the one who chose to come in here to eat.
3:Complaining about things I can’t control.
This one is a classic. I literally only take orders and put the food on the tray, that’s my personal little ant job. I can’t control anyyything else. One hundred percent if there is a problem I will tell the person in charge, if its even an actual problem cuz honestly no one cares if you had to wait four minutes for your burger to cook, no one in the whole world cares.
4: People getting offended when you can’t remember their order.
I served twenty people after you sorry that I can’t remember what flavour ice cream you ordered for the end of your meal. I don’t know your life.
5:Money on the counter.
My till screen is quite high and I’m quite short so I cant see most of the counter in front of me which is raised. I’ll tell people the total and they will throw their money onto the counter so i have to tippytoe lean around my till. I get coins because maybe you don’t want to touch my hand? But notes are fine just hand them to me xxx
6: Bra money.
7:Asking me to read the whole menu when you have fine eyes that the lord gave you.
“How much is that one, oh yeah cool and how much is that?”
It says it right there in huge letters and also you’re that one lady who comes here twice a week and orders that meal every time, what are you doing??? Sometimes people forget their glasses or the menu confuses them but this seriously happens where regulars will come in and ask me how much the meal they always get is or whats in it. I will never ever understand this.
Love, sweetheart, “good girl”, BABE, chicken. Can I just say I’m tiny in my uniform and I look sixteen and these names are always used by 35+ year old men. It’s annoying anyway but please don’t go off into the world calling actual 16 year old girls these things.
So those are just some of the things that annoyed me about customers! Basically these are mostly just small things people don’t think about or don’t think are that bad, but when its happening all day it really does wear on you, small things affect people both good and bad!
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