Thursday, October 13, 2005

Making a Meal of it....

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'
'thank you'
[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.....

CQ

6 comments:

CyberKitten said...

Communication...? With Burger flippers? I don't even try...

Luckily I don't mind the mayo... the rest I fish out later... much to the amusement or disgust of my fellow BK eaters....

craziequeen said...

I did snigger a bit when you started to deconstruct your burger..

:-)

CQ

CyberKitten said...

At least I leave the lettuce & tomato in...

You should see me with store bought sandwiches.....

Why oh why do they have to put Cucumber in EVERYTHING... It's HORRID....

craziequeen said...

I like cucumber - not a huge fan of tomato though, not in sarnies...

CQ

Mary P. said...

This is about the eighth time I've seen that word. What is a "sarnie"?

craziequeen said...

A sarnie is short for a sandwich!

Typical Brit colloquialism! :-)

CQ