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Jul. 19th, 2008

06:08 pm - How to order at Subway

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Hee, that was fun. I went to Subway just now to get a sandwich. I walked in, the clerk walked right out and asked for my order, and straightaway I told him "6-inch turkey & ham on wheat." He said, "Boy, you sure know what you want, eh?" Having been to a lot of Subways on this trip, indeed I did. And I said, "Yup. I'll bet you wish most of your customers did, too." He and the other clerk laughed and said yes, and started imitating a typical customer trying to decide what to order: "Uhhh... uhhhh..." He said it sounds like they're having an orgasm! OK, whatever. He was so amused he gave me an extra slice of cheese. Cool! (Well, frankly I would've preferred an extra slice of ham, but oh well.)

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From:unspeakablevorn
Date:July 20th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
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When I go to Subway, I say "the usual."

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From:unspeakablevorn
Date:July 20th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
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Or sometimes even just "yes please."

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From:deckardcanine
Date:July 20th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
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How about that. Today I was thinking of the trouble you've had when ordering food.
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From:zeek_hedgehog
Date:July 20th, 2008 02:59 am (UTC)
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I work at Quizno's, and I love customers who know what they want. The uhhhh thing gets so annoying.
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:July 20th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
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I also like to judge how well they put toppings on, because I like a *little bit* of spicy mustard, and I've found a good minority of Subway people do not put the amount that I like.

I've noticed it varies from restaurant to restaurant. When it comes to the veggies, I usually order "the works, except for the hot banana peppers". I love olives, but they usually just put on a little bit of olives (what, do they think that no one likes them and they must skimp?) I'm usually too shy to ask for more olives after they put them on, or just not wanting to see what they classify "more" as. When I order with my wife, however, she usually is not afraid to pipe up, either with the veggie order or while they're putting them on, regardless of the amount, "Dave loves olives!" I really should go to Subway with her more often.

this happens at McDonald's: [...] It can be frustrating, but again, even though it's their fault, it's still my problem. So I just deal with it.

I just usually group McDonald's employees with telemarketers, they usually function on autopilot, ignore what you told them, and "stick to the script" since they've been asking the same question over and over that day (and usually don't have the intelligence to think to change depending on what the other person told them.) I've run across the odd intelligent McDonald's employee or telemarketer, but they're the minority.
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