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Nov. 5th, 2006

07:11 pm - NO GOODDAAMN CHEESE WTF *&#@$%^

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STUPID RESTAURANTS! Stop getting our orders WRONG! Mom and I decided to split a chopped beef sandwich. She goes out to the barbecue place. She comes back. The beef is sliced rather than chopped. That in itself is not so bad. But they put CHEESE on it!! Did my mom ask for cheese? NO! Did my mom want cheese? NO! Did I want cheese? NO!! I offered to take it back and get it replaced, but of course if I did that, Mom would have to wait for it, and meanwhile the fries would get cold.

So I scraped off the cheese that hadn't started melting yet, and as much of the melted cheese as I could. The sandwich is good despite the cheese pollution. (Probably because the barbecue sauce I put on overpowers it.) Anyway, apparently we're going to have to start checking every single order with the thoroughness of a border guard from now on.

I didn't think it was too much to ask for to GET what we ORDERED, as opposed to SOMETHING ELSE. Does this make me an antiquated dinosaur who'll be swept under the rug by the relentless March Of Progress or whatever the kids are calling it nowadays?

Current Mood: angryangry
Current Music: Elvis Costello - How to be Dumb

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From:zalno
Date:November 6th, 2006 01:17 am (UTC)
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Eh, must've been a pretty crappy resturaunt. Although I myself wouldn't mind the cheese, since I am a cheese lover (born in Wisconsin), it would definitly piss me off if a resturaunt got my order mixed up.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 6th, 2006 01:40 am (UTC)
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It's a good restaurant that we've been to many times. Maybe it's just going downhill.

This is the same place that, a few months ago, failed to include my fries in my order even though they charged me for them. And in that case, I know exactly how it happened: The guy behind the counter called into the kitchen "an order of fries to go", and then a few seconds later he called "an order of fries for here", which was part of someone else's order.

I thought nothing of it at the time, but when I got home and found no fries in the bag, I realized whoever was on fry detail must have misinterpreted the second call as a correction of the first. I think he should have said "AND an order of fries for here".
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:November 6th, 2006 01:40 am (UTC)
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What is it with people wanting to give you cheese? ISTR this is not the first time that you've been given cheese against your will. I'd understand if you lived in Wisconsin, but I don't associate cheese with Texas. BBQ sauce on the other hand ...

"Can't get your turtle to stop complaining about your food? Stop cooking with cheese!"

(OK, that's a ref I only expect Canadians to get.)
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From:timmowarner
Date:November 6th, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
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HA!
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From:orv
Date:November 6th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
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In mass-market American cuisine, it's simply impossible to put too much cheese on something. Witness Pizza Hut's cheese pizza with cheese-stuffed crust, for example.
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From:lin_chan
Date:November 6th, 2006 03:21 am (UTC)
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The work can be hectic, and they just aren't paid enough to care. Simple as that.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:November 6th, 2006 10:35 pm (UTC)
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If you come to my area, don't order a sandwich at Magruder's. They've been known to add toppings you didn't request and charge you for them.
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From:earthfur
Date:November 26th, 2006 03:21 am (UTC)

one of these days

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I've considered writing down my orders on paper and giving the waiter/waitress a carbon-copy.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 26th, 2006 05:50 am (UTC)

Re: one of these days

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That could work! Especially if you've got a big complicated order.
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