Closer to where I work we have lots of choices but the closest two are Hardee's and Burger King. I had a bad experience at Hardee's where I ordered a shake and I swear on your life that shake mix was bad. Like it tasted like sour milk. I pretty much threw up in my car at 3am after work. Bitches.
So that leaves me with Burger King which is pretty crappy. Like they used to be good but then when I noticed that their "Original Chicken Sandwich" looks really nothing like chicken but it sometimes has fat and veins in it- it kind of turned me off. But I need lunch and sometimes just say "fuck the schedule" and don't pack one before bed.
Don't judge me.
Last night I had the intentions of doing this but our fucking power kept going off. As in, half of Superior was out. I took a shower and shaved by candle light which is dangerous, yo. Don't try this at home. I texted my friend Toulee until I got tired and basically realized I would have been a failure pre-lightbulb and regular electricity. So no lunch packing and no clean work clothes today. Joy.
So for lunch I decided to go to Burger King. Now, before I get into my rant please know I speak with authority here. I worked at Dairy Queen and Culvers for a combined total of 5 years. I have run a drive thru during a rush hour (lunch and dinner) by myself, which any of you who have done it know that is no joke, and I did it with a smile. I was disgustingly cheerful and happy with every customer. Frankly- my customer service skills are awesome. I was meant to be in customer service. I also have dealt with almost every nightmare possible in a drive thru situation.
First off- if you don't have working windows? Don't go through drive thru. You are just an asshole and you will be mocked when you drive away. And people behind you will likely take pictures.
And when the car ahead of you pulls up, you need to pull up. What are you waiting for? Drive thru is meant to be fast and speedy. Not a 50/50 chance that the piece of shit car with foul exhaust ahead of you will break down forcing you to park your vehicle and go inside which is what they were trying to avoid by going through the fast and speedy drive thru. This particular car kept shutting off and the guy had to keep restarting it. I was half expecting him at any moment to ask me to nudge him around the corner.
Finally I get to the window when bitch is trying to charge me $12.74 for a meal that should only be $6.85. So I have to argue with her on what I ordered to which she kept telling me I'm wrong. Really? Because I'm pretty sure I don't have dementia or Alzheimer's and I order the same thing every time I come to Burger King, there is never any deviation. #9 with no mayo, large fry, large coke, a shitload of ketchup.
So she decides ta-da I'm right and charges my check card accordingly. Then I ask for ketchup because I'm watching her bag my food and she doesn't put any in. She tells me she did, I check my bag, and nope- no ketchup. Just give me some ketchup, bitch and a lot of it.
This? Is not a lot of ketchup. This is all she was willing to give me. Apparently, there is some shortage of ketchup or something that I haven't heard about. Which is really lame because everyone knows I consider ketchup a fruit/veggie and when you order a large fry you need more than this. This? Is basically a tablespoon of ketchup and that's if you are using a steamroller to get it all out of the packet.
I should also note that if you drive a loud vehicle (assholes with big trucks and/or diesel engines- I'm talking to you) DO NOT GO THROUGH A DRIVE THRU no matter how badass you think you are. Number one- you aren't a bad ass. You are probably suffering from little man syndrome and that makes you look like a bigger asshole. Number two- the people inside? Can't hear your order and will probably fuck it up. And again, they will make fun of you when you drive away.
I'm just not sure why people working in a fast food environment think their job is hard. I've been there, I've done that, and I rocked it out. I think anyone who says working a drive thru is challenging when you have one person taking the order, one person collecting, and one person bagging the food is an idiot. And probably would do better pretending to be a homeless person. I'm not knocking homeless people because I am highly sympathetic to that since I grew up in almost homeless conditions when I was younger. BUT...I'm talking about the "homeless" people with healthy dogs, brand new Carhartt jackets, with cigarettes and Doritos standing with a new looking cardboard sign underneath the "Now Hiring" sign of a local store. (Yes- I've really seen this AND pointed it to the homeless guy who gave me the finger. Asshole.) And honestly? I have heard if you live in a big city you can make easily $200 a day doing this. Which is better than minimum wage so clearly they are smarter than I.
Anyways. I just wanted my sandwich and I encountered idiots the entire way. I won't even talk about the guy who cut me off to get into the parking lot first. It's like really? Do you think there's going to be a shortage of fried fat?? Huh fat ass?? *sigh* I maybe need to avoid people for awhile.