September 8th, 2006

Elisabeth Sladen Red Nose Day

Not so fast food...

Was on my way home from uni, there's a McDonalds within walking distance of the train station - they're usually a little slow there but nothing horrible, until today. Not so sure how much is bad service and how much is me being impatient but I thought I'd share.

I walked in around 1pm, there were 2 registers open each with 3 people on them.
I chose the one nearest the door. First order (that he was dealing with when I walked in) took 5 minutes, in that time the girl in front of me walked out.

First order was done and the guy in front ordered, got his stuff (again, slowly) and paid. At this point another guy that came in behind me but chose the other line is now being served.

I walk up to the counter while the guy is counting the change from the last order. No problem, I understand he wants to make sure it's all good and is put in the right place - except when he's done he doesn't even acknowledge me. No "I'll be with you in a moment" nothing. Then he walks off. He's also doing drive-thru so I figure he'll be back in a minute...

He dicks around with the fries (seriously, just walked over and shook them) gets a drive thru order, pokes at another machine (doesn't *do* anything) goes back to the fries... The other girl is done with her order (and has been looking at me on/off the whole time) looks straight at me and then calls the girls behind me over, then looked at me again as if daring me to say something.
Around this point the guy is chatting with the guys in the back and tells them to "get their balls into gear"

At least 8 minutes passed, the guy finally came back and took my order - had to repeat things but he got it right. Unfortunately it was half cold. I was pissed off but polite, amd in the end was in there about 18 minutes (and missed my train).
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Have you seen my net adapter?

First time poster... Hi Everyone!

First of all I need to give you some background info... Me and my neighbours had a small party on Midsummer's Eve. Not too many people, pretty nice and relaxed. I had my laptop running on my desk, since every now and then I would go in and exchange a few words with my beloved LJ friends. A good time were had by all until... someone spilled half a glass of wine over my most precious possession. My laptop. Now it would probably not have been a disaster had the puter not been running, but since it were, the keyboard shortcircuited and the enter key decided to get stuck. *sighs* I went out of town for a week, leaving my puter to dry up and when i get back it was still wonky so I decided to turn it in for service. HA!

On the 5th of July I turn my puter in for service to the Hellspawns that I bought it from. At the time I brought my netadapter with me, since it was attached to the computer and I forgot to remove it. When dealing with the idiot (more than a few crackers short of a box) behind the counter I point out that they probably don't need the net adapter, but he whines about having already written it into the computer, so I let him take it. BAD IDEA! To make a long story shorter, I turned the puter in and then nothing happened and nothing happened and nothing happened. When it had been gone for almost a month I called them and asked for how long I could expect it to be gone. They said at least two weeks. I glared a little at the phone and told them it had been gone for a month already. Ooops the Hellspawn said and two days later I got an SMS telling me that I could pick it up. *sighs* One would think the story ends here, but oh no... It has only just begun.

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EDIT: I managed to get someone to talk to me... He also read to me everything that was in my 'file' even though I'm sure he cut out a few annoying bitch comments. *lol* Apparently the service company did not order a new net adapter until two weeks ago. WTF at that point I had already missing it for almost a month. GAH!
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I couldn't think of a better place to ask this...

But anyway, is there a proper way to order food from Subway or places like it?  As in, when they ask what I want on my sandwich, am I supposed to rattle it off right then, or am I supposed to say one thing, wait for them to put it on the sandwich, then ask for the next thing, have them put it on the sandwich, and so forth?

I personally do the latter, but I've seen it done both ways.  Is it bad service if the person serving you gives you a bit of attitude if you order your food like me?  Or am I wrong?

I've been wondering about this for awhile...

Thank you.  :D