Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Soap Box Wednesday: Drive Thru Dilemma
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Here we are again, week two of Soap Box Wednesdays and I have to say, I'm quite excited by this little venture. Finally, somewhere to vent my frustrations and hopefully maybe yours, too!
So this week, I'm getting up on my soap box about the fast food drive thru window. I've never had luck ordering food from drive thrus. Nine out of ten times, my order is wrong and I've learned to accept that, until this week. Yes, the past few weeks has been a trying time for me as far as drive thru windows are concerned. Every time, my order has been wrong! In particular with one well-known burger chain.
After four times (one after the other I might add) of going through this particular restaurant's drive-thru window and after four times of getting my order wrong, I've had it up to here (I have my hand held at my neck, by the way. Just so you have a visual). When I order a sour cream and chives baked potato, I expect just that (I also expect a fork, which I usually don't get, but hey). Not a plain baked potato with no sour cream. And, when I pay for a sour cream and chives baked potato, I expect to get what I pay for because the sour cream and chives potato is about 40 cents more than a plain baked potato. Somehow they manage to ring it up and charge me for what I actually ordered but the food item I'm given is not what I ordered. I realize 40 cents is not a lot, but times are tough and those 40 cents could potentially be the 40 cents I have in my wallet when I'm at a parking meter and my time is running out and the meter maid is coming by to pass out tickets. So, those 40 cents could be the difference between getting a parking ticket and not getting a parking ticket. Just sayin'.
I can't help but wonder, maybe they need help understanding their own menu? In that case, I can help! Let me just take a minute here and explain to this restaurant about their menu items. A sour cream and chives baked potato has chives on it and it comes with butter and sour cream on the side. Oh, and it costs $1.49. A plain baked potato has no chives on it and it does not necessarily come with sour cream. As the name of it suggests, a sour cream and chives potato has chives on it and comes with sour cream. And, it is really helpful if you provide your hungry patrons with forks. Forks are what we eat your yummy potatoes with.
Phew! Okay, I think I'm done. I'll step off my soap box now. If you'd like to share your drive thru dilemmas with me, I'd love to hear them! Bitch it out by posting a comment! Cheers!