First off, I never get fast food. I allow myself Subway since you can be as healthy as you choose there, KFC a few times a year, and the same with Chick Fil a, oh and the local hotdog joint a couple times a year. I completely stay away from “burgers” and “taco meat” and have for a complete year almost. (Yay me) That’s another blog post-to-be though. Anywho, when I do go somewhere for myself and to pick up food for someone else, it never fails to be a terrible experience (other than Subway & Chick fil a. Only places ‘fail-free’ for me).
Today, shame on me, I forgot to check the lids of the soft drinks. Not only were they in the world’s crummiest drink-carrier that had pockets only an inch high for an 8in drink, but of course, one of the lids wasn’t on completely. I knew better than to attempt to drive home on my own with the drinks on my seat and in the holder (shitty or not), so I placed them in 3 cup holders in my car. All was well ’til I got home and picked one up to put back in the holder to take into the house. Out comes the acidic pop all over my freshly-washed jeans and seat of my new car. I know better than to not check before leaving the place, but I’m not in a routine with fast food like I used to be & forgot after an early, full day’s work. We’ve all had to have had an experience with soft drinks all over our cars; it’s an inevitable fate if not.
While I’m on the topic of soft drinks, why the hell do they make the carriers so damn shallow? I’m not carrying a bunch of kids meal-sized cups. These days, a small is like a Big Gulp, so why not add a few inches please? Better yet, how about having a couple different sizes available? Ohhhh because that’s common sense, and there’s none of that in the world anymore, just like placing a lid on tightly, not a common thought/action. There’s a nice variety of foods/drinks placed in carriers. A wide variance of cup sizes from coffee, to kiddie drinks, to smoothies, and superdrupergiganticmegalarge drinks that are “smalls”, to sundaes ‘n’ such. I feel the same with car cup-holders. I guess we shall live in a world in which we can never have a place for our drinks to be nestled in easily and conveniently.
Onward!…I don’t have to go into specifics of this one–getting orders wrong. I mean, we are very, very imperfect, unintelligent, lazy human beings; I understand an occasional mess-up. What I do not understand is how it is every time, everywhere, and usually more than just a single mess-up. I usually have an order than is fully, and completely wrong, or each order within the overall order has something wrong or missing. Again, we’ve all been there, even at restaurants.
Now for the employees. Majority wise, they’re all ghetto, lazy, uncaring teenagers, or trashy adults. This would explain all the mess-ups other than the dinky drink-carriers that they have no control over. I could rant forever how much I hate lazy workers, like the ones I always work with, and you do too, but it makes me feel very enraged and sick. The thing is, though, that they can at least try to be courteous and provide good service. (I just giggled with great dismay b/c Firefox didn’t recognize what I was trying to spell when I typed in ‘courteous’ with an extra ‘c’ by mistake. Just goes to show it’s a word and trait forgotten)
It sucks going into a fast food joint, waiting behind a ghetto family with thirteen children of theirs’ running around screaming, with ladies that touch your bums with their purses, and people as such, being greeted by an ignorant cashier, having the food assemblers (they aren’t cooks by any means) spit in your food, put everything on crooked, and mess up your order, and not automatically receiving straws and napkins. Everything about fast food sucks. It is terrible for the body and is nothing but a major agitation, whether it’s quick or not, I’ll starve thank-you very much!
Please refer to these blog posts from who knows fast food fails best!: