Monday, December 15, 2008

Just Curious...

We went out to eat after church last night. We let the kiddos decide; they chose we had two options.

The uber slow IHOP.

Or the haven't-really-had-a-good-experience Perkins.

We chose Perkins. It seemed less crowded. It had been a while since we gave it a whirl so we thought we go there to see if any improvements had been made...and also thought we could get out in under two hours unlike IHOP.

Everything was fine. We were seated and waited on very quickly. It was a little stuffy, but really, all good.

Mr. Server brings out our dinner. Ella chose pancakes with rainbow sprinkles and whipped cream. A little of the whipped cream ended up on the edge of hubby's plate.

Mr. Server says: "This is whipped cream from her plate, so don't trip or nuttin'."

Do what? Don't trip??

We thought it was funny...not a big deal. It was whipped cream from an obvious place...not a mystery hair or a tooth.

The food was hot and tasty. Our glasses stayed full. Very nice folks. Not too slow.

But "don't trip"?

So I'm curious.

What is the most unprofessional thing an employee somewhere has ever said to you???

I'm sure you have some great stories.




Amy said...


Don't trip or nuttin', but I can't think of any that funny. LOL!:)

Oh, and tell Evan...I've got plenty of pretzels with Hershey kisses and green M&Ms, if he changes his mind and wants to come live with me.

I'm just saying.;)

It was lovely getting to see you and your sweet family.

Merry Christmas!
Big Hugs!

Brittany said...

haa haaa haaaaaa I am laughing SO hard right now. I am picturing this poor person in my head, and I am sure it isn't what he looks like... but anyway...

I can't really think of anything in particular. I know I've had plenty of people use poor grammar, but that's just an everyday thing in Ohio. hahah.

OH OH OH. I do remember a time we were at Rally's (fast food, burgers and fries) and the person in front of us wanted french fries (and I quote) "Hot out the grease!" Ok, so it wasn't the employee, but Andy and I were laughing so hard, and we still make fun of this person when we go through drive-thrus. haha.

Smiling Shelly said...

Okay, so don't trip or nuttin' but I once had this awful experience in the Burger King drive-thru (In Germantown, if you can believe it). Where Mr. Dude who took my order decided to get an attitude with me because he can't hear. So he gives me a Dr. Pepper and told me that that's what I said when I gave it back and asked for the diet coke that I ordered - I said this very politely I might add b/c this is a common mistake when you request a diet coke in the drive through, it's like all they hear is the D and they fix you a Dr. Pepper instead.

I just love that he tried to tell me what I drink. I mean, I've only been drinking nothing but Diet Coke for my entire life and NEVER Dr. Pepper but I guess that day I must have gotten a case of amnesia and forgotten that I don't even like Dr. Pepper so I ordered it anyway...right??

Okay, so back to the story..So he turns around w/ the window still open so I could hear him and makes a smart a$$ comment about "These folks in the drive-thru who don't know how to order" at which point I let him know (not so politely) that "These folks in the drive-thru can hear you, dog. And you may want to shut the window before you decide to talk about us."

It only escalated from there ending with him grabbing himself "there" and telling me to suck his #$&*@.

Needless to say, I don't eat at Burger King anymore...Bet you can't top that one. ;)

Kelli said...

well of course if you put me on the spot, I cant think. hehe. let me think on it a while while you dont trip or anything. hehe

MDearing said...

Smiling SHelly--did you call the store?

Elaine A. said...

The young adults checking me out/bagging my groceries the other day were going on AND ON about the cross dressers that were in the store earlier that day. It was just a little inappropriate some of the things they were saying while I was right there. At least I thought so...

utmomof5 said...

Okay I cannot top smiling Shelly's story but here goes:

This happened not 2 hours ago at Walmart. The cashier told me her story about her ex boyfriend who is now stalking her and calls all her new boyfirends and scares them away telling all of them that she already has a boyfriend. And if they don't leave her alone he will beat them up. She also beat him in air hickey once when she was really sick and he got so mad at her for winning that he stormed out of the room and left and she had to find a ride home from her friends house. And then she got the movie Disturbia as a Valentines present from her parents because they felt bad that her boyfriend was so weird.

I so wish I was making this up. I just stood there going "uh-huh" and "that's too bad" while I watched and hoped she didn't charge me twice for stuff. The guy behind me in line was laughing so hard he was almost crying.
You gotta love Walmart!

ToolSmartz said...

I'm thinking Smilin Shelley gets the prize...

Smiling Shelly said...

LOL! Thank you...thank you very much. :D

It's about time that story won me something because sadly, I didn't even get a free meal out of it. Can you believe it??

I did not call the store because the manager was there and she knew what happened; but I did call their headquarters. I have no idea what ever came of him because I never went back to find out.

Somehow, I don't see him have a long successful career in customer service, though. I'm just sayin' ;)

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh, that is hilarious!! Don't trip!! Hahahaha!!

I can't even think of anything!!

Anonymous said...

That is hilarious!

I can't think of anything to top that but we have had lots of terrible service before. We went out to eat the Sunday before Hunter arrived and the waitress would sigh everytime she would ask you if you needed something and you had a response. . .don't ask if you don't want to know!!

Lizzie said...

I have one!! When we were in highschool there was this place that had Awesome fries and gravy, so we went in and ordered fries and gravy. It was a chinese resteraunt and the owner was very chinese, very thick accent. Anyways, he insisted we wanted toast....I don't think he wanted to turn the deep fryer on for went back and forth for a little while before we convinced him that no we didn't want toast...we wanted fries and gravy....

rthling said...

Checking out in Wal-Mart, the cashier told me she loves to hear different accents from the various customers who come her way. Then she procedes to tell me that the only one she hates is those Filipinos. Then she goes on and on for a few minutes about them.
After she finished, I told her my husband grew up in the Philippines, and I have two step-siblings who are half Filipino.
You could have scraped her embarrassed hiney off the floor.
Course, that's not anywhere near Shelly's story!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ I tend to have checkers that tell me their life story while checking out. I had a little snippity woman at JC Penny tell me that I need to control my child. It was actually my friends kids and Emma and I was prego with the twins. I told her in no uncertain terms that I could handle my own child and I didn't need her advice. My friend said she'd never seen the look I'd given the sales lady before and was pretty sure she never wanted to see it again. We laughed... and I'm sure my hormones didn't help but I was so not happy!!!

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