OK, so there I was in Burger King - not somewhere I frequent! The impatient and overworked order clerk called for the next order.
'Please can I have a veggieburger, no mayo, no pickle' I blurt out
'You want that in a meal?'
'I don't know - can I tell you what I want and you tell me if it's a meal? I'll have a veggieburger, no mayo, no pickle.....'
'Is that a meal? You get it in a meal with fries and a drink!'
[CQ pauses and takes deep breath]
'I - will - tell - you - what - I - want - and - you - can - tell - me - if - it's - a - 'meal'!'
[CQ collects self]
'Please may I have a veggieburger with no mayo and no pickle, large fries and a coffee?'
'That's a meal'
'Last time I was in Burger King they didn't have coffee with meals'
'ah - now you can have coffee with meals'
[CQ collapses slightly against cyberkitten who is shaking gently with laughter]
It must be me.......it must be! Not everyone must have this difficulty in communicating! I was clear, precise, polite and definite. I was merely handicapped in that I rarely eat in Burger King (or any burger joint for that matter)......
Oh - and as an end note - I also forgot to say 'no cheese'.....so ended up peeling plastic yellow stuff off my burger.....