- I had this written & wasn’t going to post it *
Sometimes you may find yourself in a fast food restaurant getting counter service food. Its can happen. Its not one of the better food choices in life… but it can happen. Sometimes when that happens,
there is a person in front of you whose watch is clearly broken.
They’ll be taking an hour to special order standardized counter fast food, dragging a list of all the ingredients out of the cashier and how fresh they are… when were they added to the menu, how its usually cooked/ when its cooked/
how their catfish’s aunt used to cook it better/ how it better be hot but how it better not be spicy/ how they want it cooked… all with a side of drama, sarcasm and 15 different facial expressions of disgust at every third word spoken by the counter staff.
**And you’ll stand there and Actually Feel Bad for the counter staff. **
You can see it in the counter persons face, no matter how they try to hide it, the whole “This is a minimum wage gig, I don’t get tips, and I Never treat people this way. But if I’m going to pay bills this week, guess I’ll have to deal with your sh-t.
Better hope I’m never a customer where You work.”
But the counter person won’t say this. They won’t ever say this… because they are counter staff.
But you’re not counter staff. If you had 90 minutes to kill, you’d have definitely made some better food choices. That said, why can’t you just slap down exact change of price-plus-tax off to one side and say,
“Hey. A number 5. When they’re done. I’ll be in the corner reading the paper.”
I mean, I guess that’s rude but its not like you set the tone or anything. I mean, you’re not even the rudest one in the joint.