A remembered BS inspired by this post.
I'm vegan. I like tomato pie.
Most pizza places around here offer a tomato pie on their menus, but some of them like to sprinkle a bit of cheese on top. No biggie, I just specify that I want a tomato pie with absolutely no cheese. Seriously, I even bust out those mad HTML skills over the phone. :O
I never really had a problem doing this, and a few places have even asked if I'm vegan. Sah-weeet. But last summer, I had a ridiculous/kind of funny experience. I called up my local hole-in-the-wall, ordered my 10" tomato pie with absolutely no cheese, yada yada yada. Delivery guy shows up, I pay him, we're cool. I'd ordered from this place before, so I didn't bother to check the pizza before he left. Oops. I opened the box, and it looks like there's a ton of garlic. Like, a nauseating amount. I sniff it... nope, that's cheese. Gross. Called the pizza place back, and the following exchange occurred.
Me: I ordered a 10" personal tomato pie without any cheese, and I just got it and it's covered in cheese.
Same guy who took my order: Huh?
Me: Yeah, about 20 minutes ago I ordered a pizza and I specified no cheese, and it's covered in grated cheese.
Pizza man: Oh, yes yes yes. It's romano.
Me: ...okay? I asked for it without any cheese.
Pizza man: Well, it's like, it's not cheese like we usually do. Just sauce and spices would not taste nice.
Me: Welllll, first of all, I've had your tomato pie without any cheese before, and it tastes great. Second of all, romano is cheese, and I don't eat cheese, and I'd like another pizza.
Pizza man: ...seriously?
Me: Um, yeah.
Pizza man: (sighing) Fine, I just try to help.
Uh, what? You could have helped by making me what I frickin' ordered.
Sooo, delivery guy comes back with a new pizza, apologizing profusely. Whatevs, it's not his fault. I tip him again and give him a free tomato pie with
Like the last poster said, why on earth do people feel the need to overcompensate? If I order something, that typically means I like it that way. :/