November 24th, 2014

Chipotle suck-ishness

This is one of those, by no means the worst thing in the world, but I'm still going to beat myself up over it, even if it wasn't ~really~ me things.

Anyhoo, a Chipotle just opened up near us, which made me excited because I like the food and it'd been years and years since I'd been to one (somewhat relevant in that all knowledge of 'how' to order there had flown right out of my fuzzy little mind). The person that takes the first bit of your order was surly and mumbled, mumbled really, really badly. I had to ask her to repeat herself four or five times, very embarassed because she was just clearly DONE with me. She even did this exhaggurated "sick of this" shrug like she was very pissed with me. I tried to make it about how loud the atmosphere was, as in, "I'm sorry, I still can't hear you *feeble ackowledgement of fans and other such devices"  but it really was not that as I could perfectly understand every other employee there, but I also didn't really want to give the employee shit because it's probably not her fault she talks like she has a handful of marbles in her mouth (okay, snarky seeming now, but that's in hidesight of feeling both embarassed that I could not understand her and also a little put upon that she acted like it was my fault :P I actually can have a lot of trouble processing speech due to atmospheric noises, but given that I could understand everybody else just fine and cross-checking with my bf it wasn't just me).

I'm not the most graceful person socially if things don't conform to a sort of expected 'script', so, I imagine I did seem somewhat flustered but that was embarassment because having to ask someone over and over and over again what they said is... embarassing. That I didn't know the ordering process did not help, because I could have understood from context, but lacking that knowledge I had to have "blah-ino!!!1" translated for me by my bf to mean "black beans or pinto". The whole process took way longer than it needed to because I had to ask what she said every damn time, multiple times.

(Of course now I am thinking of all the ways that maybe she had something amiss~~~~~ but I am trying to keep centered on "well she didn't have to be rude about it" because even if that were the case, that is still also true)
cabaret, alan cumming, emcee

Weird Service (but not science)

Went out to eat with a friend tonight, and had a bit of an odd thing happen near the end of our meal. Everything that we had was delicious (mmm, Greek food), but there was quite a bit of it and so we wanted to get our stuff wrapped up to take home. The waiter came over and asked if we were finished, and we said we were and asked if we could have our food boxed up.

To which the waiter replied, "Oh, we don't wrap things to go here."

This was followed by an uncomfortable beat of silence as my friend and I were caught off guard, and then a moment later the waiter added, "...Just kidding! We do wrap things to go."

I realize this isn't the worst customer service in the world, but it was just so very strange. I'm on the autism spectrum, so sometimes I can't always tell when someone is joking (especially if it's someone I don't know), but my friend (who is not on the spectrum) couldn't tell that he was joking, either. He didn't laugh afterward, or say it in any sort of light-hearted way. He said it in a very serious tone of voice, which is why we thought he was serious. My friend said that she thinks he might've been trying to flirt with us(!), but it certainly was a pretty bad attempt if that was the case, cause he didn't come across as flirtatious at all, just...WTF and like he was purposely messing with our heads.