Nom Chompsky (deathbytamarind) wrote in bad_service,
Nom Chompsky

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Bad service!

At the deli!

I've taken to writing my exact sandwich order down when I go to my local deli. I don't have a car so I don't have time for anything but the right order on the first try; I have to walk to and from on my lunch break from work. So, to circumvent the problem of the wrong order, I'll hand my clearly printed post-it to my sandwich maker when he asks what I'd like. I've asked about how those in the food service sector would feel if a customer handed them a note with their order on it, and I got many positive responses. So I have reason to believe it's a good idea.

Would you believe I've still recieved the wrong order?

But that's not the reason for this rant.

Today I greeted the sandwich maker with a smile, and handed my note to him. They did not have any sourdough rolls left (boo!), so he asked what other bread I'd like. I chose the Dutch crunch. The sandwich was perfectly made and very tasty. Success! But when I went to pay with my checkbook, he tossed my ID back at me. I extended my hand to take it from him, and he tossed it on the counter.

I worked at a Blockbuster Video store that shall remain nameless for two years, and I HATED it when people tossed their shit at me; money, membership cards, credit cards, IDs, etc. I always remember how to act with respect and courtesy toward my servers. So throwing shit is not allowed, I don't care what side of the counter you're on. Unless someone was extremely rude to you, I'd accept it.

But was I? Was I rude to him? I was polite, I said "please" and "thank you," I was patient. I think he may have been miffed that I had the audacity to prevent his deli department from fucking up again (I'd stop going there because 1 out of every 5 or so sandwiches they make they mess up, but when they get it right...oh, so good). But I already did my homework and asked what kind of reaction I'd get for delivering said note.

Oh well.
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