Well this morning my Mom asked me to run to sonic and get a few breakfast sandwiches which sounded great because I was having a craving for a croissant with cheese. Simple sandwich... just the cheese and croissant. So I get to Sonic and see that their Sonic croissant sandwich typically comes with bacon, egg, and cheese. The sandwich is 2.59 or something like that. I ordered my Mom a sandwich with meat, and two croissants with just cheese. Typically if I go to another place like MickeyD's or Burger King they only charge me the reduced price for just cheese and the bread, not the meat and egg and whatever else they put on it. Well I got 2 sandwiches this morning, and they still charged me 2.59 for just cheese and bread, but oh well, not a huge deal, I was hungry, sick, and really not up to arguing about the stupid price of a sandwich that has no meat or egg.
Well the food gets delivered, I pay, about to pull away and then I thought to check my sandwich. I look at my Moms sandwich, all is good. Look at the other two, and of course, it has meat and eggs on it. I shake my head, a bit ticked off, pressed the buzzer again and the guy comes out to the car. He looks at the sandwich and receipt and says "Oh yeah, you didn't want meat on it, but you got meat!" Um, ya think? He had a surprised look on his face, like it is totally nuts that some people just don't like meat.
Or take last week for example, I go out to dinner with my parents. I ordered a sandwich with the meat on the side, my daughter was going to eat the meat. I get the sandwich, and on one plate is the meat stacked with the lettuce, cheese, mayo, on one plate. On the other plate is bread, with bacon in between the slices. I mean, seriously? I asked them to please just make the sandwich with the cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and mayo on it... meat on another plate. I then proceeded to wait 30 minutes for this to be made. Because apparently it takes a rocket scientist to make a veggie sandwich like that in any kind of normal timeframe.
Oh and then there was the time my boyfriend and I ordered queso dip at a bar. Queso dip usually has cheese and salsa in it, or cheese and peppers, something to that extent? Right? Oh no. Not this one. After biting into it I found out it had beef in it, and nowhere on the menu did it say that beef was in it. Also, they couldn't make it without meat in it. No idea how one can not make queso without beef in it, but I guess that's their problem.
I run into this problem alllllll the damn time, because people don't understand the concept of not liking meat. It happens often enough that I sometimes wonder why I even attempt to eat out anymore. And what makes this along the lines of bad service is people tend to act like I'm in the wrong for their mistake in getting the order wrong. They also tend to look at me like Im an alien just because I am a vegetarian and don't want meat. Laaaaaaaaaaaame!