Saturday, May 17, 2008

Just an Observation

This morning Ted and I went to Sam's Club. It's about half an hour away from us and it had been a while since we'd been there, so we were in dire need of a trip. We got a lot of things (and consequently spent a lot of money, but that's how it goes sometimes). It was a tiring trip, as it usually is for us "old" folks (quit laughing), and we were glad to finally get back in the car and start heading home.

We were both tired and hungry, so about halfway home we stopped at a McDonald's to get something to eat.

This is where my "high maintenance" reputation comes into play.

I never EVER order a sandwich "as is" at a place like that because there are certain things I don't like. I do NOT like onions, mustard, or mayo or anything with a mayo/salad dressing base. And therein like the problem.

"Hi. Welcome to McDonald's. May I take your order please?"

"Yes. I'll have a cheeseburger with just ketchup, medium fries and a Sprite" (because as part of my "high maintenance" life I don't drink Coke). Today I just shouted across Ted when we got to the drive through. It was just easier that way.

"That'll be $989. 74. (Okay, so I'm exaggerating a little.) Please pull up to the first window."

We pulled up to the first window, and paid and the pre-occupied high school girl gave Ted his change, and that was it.

No "thank you," "have a nice day," "kiss my rear end," or anything.

Kind of rude, if you ask me.

We pulled up to the next window and got our food. As we continued our journey home, we were eating and Ted asked if my sandwich was right, because of course 90% of the time it's messed up since I insist on ordering it a special way.

It was right. IT WAS RIGHT! I was surprised, but it was actually just how I like it AND the french fries were hot and salty, just the way I like them too!

Ted was so surprised and mentioned several times that that particular McDonald's must be great because they got my sandwich right. He went on and on about that.

So I guess the day has finally come when we get all excited when someone who is PAID TO DO THEIR JOB, does something right.

Hmmm...

3 comments:

Jen said...

I like it when things come out right! Hooray. But I usually don't expect it either. :)

Paulie said...

I was surprised that you didn't check before you left the window. I never leave a place without checking because I never eat condiments at all.

Dr. Grumbles said...

I am like that about the Winn Dixie supermarket by our house. We actually get excited when they don't mess anything up! Once, I paid for stamps, and the cashier walked away without giving me stamps (she had gone on break without saying a word)! Another time, they charged a woman in front of me $5 for a single bell pepper!