My class last night ended early, 8pm instead of 8:30 and I hadn’t had dinner yet. I realised I had a craving for Popeye’s spicy chicken. Now understand that I couldn’t afford the cost or the calories, and I was fully aware that it probably meant a full night awake with reflux, but I had to have me some Popeye’s. So, I got in my car and headed about two miles out of my way to the nearest store.
First off there were about 6 cars in line ahead of me, and this store is sort of notorious a slow drive-through, and the neighborhood isn’t the best to get out of the car. No matter there was good music on the car raido so I wait my turn. Eventually i get to the squak box, and a conversation commences.
SB: Welcome to Popeye’s can I take your order?
Me: I would like a three piece combo, spiciy, all white with redbeans and…
Me: I would like a three piece combo,spicy all white with redbeans and rice and…
SB: Was that a three piece…Ksshowwer
Me:Yes, I would like a three piece combo, spicy, all white with redbeans and…
SB: Did you want that spicy?..(lots more noise in backgrownd)
Me: Yes spicy.
SB: So that was a mild three piece…
Me: No. that was a spicy three piece all white with red…
SB: Did you want that a dinner?
SB: please pull ahead
Me: But I never told you my drink
SB: the dinner doesnt come with a drink
Me: Fine, (ok then i guess I didnt want a dinner but whatever)
So I pull ahead and wait some more, by this time it is roughly 830 and I have been in line for 15 minutes. I get my food and pay. I sort of drive ahead a bit and grab the chicken breast out of the box and take a bite…
Whats this… where is my spice what the heck? I look at the reciept taped to the box. It says Three piece MILD … Then I look in the box. There is one wing left and the chicken breast in my hand. WTF?
I pull around and go into the store passing two employees smoking a joint in the parking lot. And go in. I talk to the lady at the counter.
Me: Excuse me, I just got this order from the drive through and it is wrong. Not only isnt it the spicey I wanted but it doesnt even match the order?
CL: Ok let me fix that. UMM there is a wait on the spicy. (Yells to the back…) How long on the spicy
Back guys: We don’t have any down…(but they have a full bin of mild and are clearly cooking other chicken)
CL: Ok (to me) Sorry we dont have any spicy…
Me: Ok fine give me what you have (Leaves the store angry)
So here is the deal. I can understand that perhaps you didn’t want to mess up a bunch of new chicken late, although I think Popeye’s closes at 1am) But why the fuck did you pretend you were going to give me what I wanted in the first place? With 6 cars ahead of me and at least 4 that came after I did it can’t be that you didn’t have the traffic to actually cook the stuff you have on the menu.
Anyway sorry, I needed to vent a bit because i spent the whole night sort of trying not to inhale my puke, and am kind of tired and cranky. That and I am mad at myself for not just asking for my money back and coming home and eating, because now I still want popeyes but have spent the calories and money.