“Hi, Sir. Can I take your order?”

“Hi. Yeah. Make that one chicken ham mini-sub to take away, please.”

“Oh, yeah. I’ll have some extra bacon on that.”

“Extra egg, sir?”

“No, no. Extra bacon.”

“Extra egg, sir??”

NO! Extra B-A-C-O-N!!”

“Yes Sir.”

“And don’t put any capsicum in it.”

“Yes, Sir. No capsicum”

No prizes for guessing what was the first thing this jerk dumped into my sub after the meat. Four extra-large slices of capsicum. Not that I hate capsicum. I just hate it raw. I prefer it in bakes and fries and aloo ki sabzi, when it’s all squishy and spiced up.

Does Subway hire doofuses on purpose?

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Nimpipi said...

Really, when the chap at the counter says, 'hi sir can i take your order', you respond with a 'hi' first then 'yea'? (not 'yea', and 'hi' as an afterthought?)

That's nice. It's little, but it's nice. You'll ace the never be rude to a waiter test. Never mind that a snub was warranted.

mistercrowley said...

Pip: Oh, I'm generally polite to waiters and counter boys. This one deserved a knock on the head, but possibly I was in a good mood (I think. Ask me not why).

siropdevanille said...

Hahahahhahaa! Someone ordered Chicken tikka and the guy put white mayo and mustard in it instead of the mint mayo.... and he didn't even apologise!

I think they do order doofuses. Also, Slice of Italy - to place an order there takes minimum 20 minutes!

mistercrowley said...

Syrup: Yeah, well...he almost put mint mayo in mine, which I don't like. Then he saw my face and realised he was safer keeping his hands away from the condiments section :P

Mukta said...

Oh..I think that would be Barista!

mistercrowley said...

Mukta: Actually, the award for hiring the dumbest (and slowest) counter boys HAS to go to Coffee Day (and this applies to each outlet I've been to, across the country).

Perakath said...

Isn't a mini-sub a really, really chhota thing? Like a bun, actually?

Also you have one close-quotation mark too many in there... I'm restraining myself, so will leave it at that!

chandni said...

Dude the award has to go to CCD, the way they fuck up my coffee most of the time

mistercrowley said...

Per: Extra quotation mark? Where man? It could be blogger...I've often seen it put an extra quotation mark.

Chandni: Yep. CCD's the clear winner.

chandni said...

ok and I am finally doing blues tonight, flu and all nonwithstanding....would u be around??

I mean, it'll be strange to walk ap to a "random" person and ask, "Mr. Crowly?"

:D

mistercrowley said...

Chandni: Heh, yes, I'll be around. Look for a black kurta post 9 pm :)

chandni said...

done! see u thr

Smith said...

coffee days (in the NCR) all the way! I had a waiter (in gurgaon) tell me that a cranberry ice tea is a "black coffee". When I told him I am okay with that fact, he disappeared. After ten minutes i asked him where it was, and he told me that he assumed i was so traumatised by the fact that it was a black coffee, that not only did I not want the cranberry ice tea, I just didn't want to order at all (or something to that effect). I was so moved I had to ask him "where did they find you?". But I left a big tip to make up for the yelling.

mistercrowley said...

Smith: He actually had the brains to assume anything? Wow.

S Vardhan said...

Some outlets even charge you for extra cheese... and some accept sodexho/accor vouchers and some do not. And they are mostly uniformly incompetent. There has to be a way to sue them. . . . make them pay for all the doofusness they inflict, notwithstanding the "less than 6 gms of fat" silver lining. . . minus the mayo and extra cheese of course.

And yes: Nimpipi is one to talk about being patient with waiters/ counter boys and foul-food places!! :-)

mistercrowley said...

Vardhan: Actually, you can sue them for incompetence. Not that it would work out very well, but at least it'll get them to pull their socks up.