Monday, March 11, 2019

Made to Order

Fast food is always a gamble. I call it 'Fast Food Roulette'. While the risk to your health might be part of it, that title really refers to the random nature of what you get in the bag.

I never even look in the bag. Sometimes you get less than your order, sometimes more. You usually come out even in the long run. When you order a coke and they give you one of those multi-drink cup holders filled with sundaes and assorted drinks, though, like happened to me last weekend, you have to admit you know they've given you too much, even if the bag of food they gave you isn't that much heavier than it should've been.

When I sheepishly handed the cup holder back and said all of that food couldn't be my order, the young lady demanded to see my receipt. She began looking closely at it, then at me, going back and forth like she was looking at my driver's license to determine if it was really me or if I was old enough to buy booze... like she was trying to decide if I was the type to pay for extra food I didn't want.

"Pull forward," she said with a scowl.

My current streak for not getting the same items I ordered is seven. As much as I appreciate those folks working to make food for us slackers who either ran out of time or don't have anything at home to prepare, I have to make note that they are currently 0 for their last 7 attempts. It's not just one restaurant, either. Sonic, McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Captain D's, Zaxby's, and, as of this evening, Taco Bell all slipped.

It's not like I eat a lot of fast food. I typically only eat fast food once or twice a week. Most of the time I eat food I prepare at home. I'm really not complaining, either. I'm glad they're there to feed me when I don't feel like going to the grocery store on the way home. I don't know anyone that I could just show up at their house and they'd fix me food, even if it isn't always made to order.