September 10th, 2012

competence

I'm honestly not sure . . .

. . . if this was bad service on his part or a customer suck on mine. I was initially thinking bad service, but now I'm leaning more toward customer suck.

Me: Could I have the [elaborately named menu item], please.

Counter Guy 1: *starts to prep item*

Counter Guy 2 [edited to add: speaking to me, not to Counter Guy 1]: No.

Me: No?

Counter Guy 2: No.

Me: *assumes they're out of some ingredient, steps back to look at overhead menu again*

Counter Guy 2: You have to smile first.

Me: *stands there like an idiot for several seconds* Uh, no, I'll go somewhere else, sorry to bother you. *leaves*