I work in a Godforsaken, parking lot and thruway encrusted industrial park that is two hours away from my home by mass transit and I don’t drive. When I get to work I call my breakfast in to the greasy-spoon in the building.
I used to walk in and order it in person, but my boss doesn’t like that. Can’t say I blame him since this cafeteria can take up to twenty minutes to serve a plain bagel with a shmere. At least when you ordered the food in person you were able to look at what was served and when it was (invariably) wrong, have them fix it. Now you can only run in, drop down your money and run out-- hoping against hope that your order is right.
My order, every day without fail, is three egg whites with onions, tomatoes and one slice of bacon in an omlette with buttered whole wheat toast. What I have gotten: [ul][li]A regular whole egg omlette with tomatoes and onions with a side of bacon-- no toast. 3 egg whites, tomato, bacon and green pepper omlette-- no toast.3 egg whites, tomato, onion, bacon omlette (yay!) with an untoasted unbuttered bagel. 3 egg whites tomato, onions, bacon omlette (again, yay!) with untoasted, unbuttered whole wheat bread.3 egg whites, tomato and mushroom omlette with toasted dry white bread. [/li][/ul]
Maybe the proprietess of the cafeteria feels I should cut back on my carbs and has decided to never, ever give me buttered whole wheat toast. Or maybe they’re a bunch of freakin’ morons.