Livya Willow (livya_willow) wrote in bad_service,
Livya Willow

Does it count as bad service...

If there's no service at all?

It's been a few weeks since this happened, but I haven't actually thought to post this here until now. It's happened several times (Maybe three or four, I suppose) so it isn't a one-time thing. Keep in mind that I normally have no problems here. I visit this place quite often. The worse problem I've ever had was when they got my order mixed up with someone else's, and the occassional red-onions on my burger. I can eat them, but I don't like them, so I say 'no onions on the burger'.

I had a hankering for red meat. Every now and then I get a 'protein' headache. I need red meat to get rid of it. These headaches get pretty bad if I ignore them. So I hopped into the car and hit my favorite burger joint that 'throws down the gauntlet'. Their drive-thru closes at 10 pm. It was 9:30 when I pulled up to the the board. Lights were on, cars were in the lot (Presumably from the staff, as the lobby is closed to customers at 9 pm) and the drive-thru board and speaker were powered up.

I wait a few moments.... Nothing.
"Hello?" I call... And am answered by silence.

I wait another minute or two before pulling up to the window to make sure that: A) Closing time was still posted as 10. And B) that there wasn't someone waiting at the window, possibly having trouble with the speaker.

The time on the window actually says 11pm, and there was nobody there.

Irritated, I pulled out and around to leave. As I'm pulling around, I can see into the store. Someone wearing a headset comes out of the back and doesn't even glance at the drive-thru window to see if someone is there. I was suitably pissed...

So I ended up driving the 15 minutes to the only other burger joint open at that time (That isn't McDeath's, since I get sick every time I eat there).

::EDIT:: Please note, while I do frequently suffer from crippling migraines (it's genetic, every woman in my family, and at least half of the men, have suffered them. Very probably this is linked to a blood-vessel condition at least three of the women in my family have been diagnosed with. I do plan on addressing my concerns with a doctor now that I have health insurance), the headaches I'm describing are NOT migraines. Migraines leave me completely unable to do anything but cry and hide in bed. Sometimes I can't even cry.

I have experimented with the triggers for these headaches. I have also experimented with 'cures'. Red meat is the only thing that seems to stop these things. I only call them 'protein' headaches because it is the only thing I can think of that could be at the root of my problem. I will concede that it could be any of the other micronutrients that red meat contains. But I don't know and it's just easier to call it a 'protein headache' instead of a 'one of any number of nutrients headache'.

A plant based diet does not mean a vegan diet, as there seems to be a controversy going on in the comments. Play nice or I'll disable comments. This was not intended to start drama. Seriously.

I think that addresses the major issues here?
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