September 3rd, 2004

writing, moulin rouge

Not exactly sucky, just kinda braindead

So my boyfriend and I stopped for McDonalds last night on the way home from work. We ordered (total came to something in the neighborhood of $8.50), and he asked if they took credit. The clerk said no, they didn't. So he asked me if I had any cash, since he doesn't carry cash. I had a ten, and I laid it on the counter. The clerk didn't take it for a minute, and then she picked it up and gave us a quizzical look and said "Out of this?" ... Why else would I put it down? I guess I should have handed it to her, but she seemed busy.

She then got us our drinks. We'd both ordered the same size and we'd both ordered brown drinks (one Coke, one Dr. Pepper). She put the drinks on our tray. My boyfriend asks which is which. She's like "Umm...." and has to think for a minute, and then says "I think this one is the Dr. Pepper" and presses in the little bubble-thing on the lid. Not clear on how she managed to forget which drink was which in the space of 2.5 seconds. (She was wrong too, but that's not really relevant.)

So it wasn't a big deal or anything, but it made me wonder.

How Starbucks worsened my bad day...

Hi, I'm new here. I've been a reader of both this community and Customers Suck! for a long time, though.

Anyway, I have a story about a particularly bad visit to Starbucks I had. I was having a really bad day as it was, so my friends and I went to Starbucks to get some nice coffee-resembling drinks and console ourselves. I just wanted a plain coffee that day, so I ordered one and paid for it. From what I've read at Customers Suck!, it's a hassle having to make their special little frappuccinos, so some Starbucks workers might even have been happy that he all they had to do was pour me a cup of coffee.

But not this guy- oh, no. He had to actually take time out of his day to make a stupid sarcastic remark at me (I was probably looking tired and sad already, too). Now, I am a very petite 16, which means that I get handed kids' menus that say "12 and Under" on them on a routine basis, etc. So when he handed me my coffee, he looked at me and said, "You drink coffee? Shouldn't you ask your mommy first?" and gave me this condescending grin like he was trying not to laugh at me.

Looking back, I probably should have said something equally sarcastic, like "Yes, I usually don't pay for things I'm not going to drink." Unfortunately, I think I just stared at him, mortified, and took my coffee and walked away.

It was also way too full to put my usual bit of cream in it, but it would've taken a lot of foresight on his part to think, "maybe this person wants to put cream in this coffee and stir it, without spilling it all over the counter." So I guess I can't really complain about that part.
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what a fucked up day

Newbie here

I can't fucking believe this shit. I got a letter from a 'law office' about one of my bills and when I called to see if I could pay them in payments, the guy I talked to was a complete ass.

First he calls me a little girl, asking how old I was. He then says 'okay little buddy' to me when I tell him I'll pay him $150 per month for 12 months. Then he actually fucking asks me if I can borrow the money from 'my mommy and daddy'.

I told the hubby about this and he's like you should have let me talk to those assholes. I just wanted to get this shit straight.

I don't know what the fuck was up but the law office people need to change how they conduct business.

I don't care if I owe tons of money or not, I was not a sucky customer and he had no right to talk down to me like I was a five year old.


Crossposted to my personal journal and customers_suck
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