Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A Salad By Any Other Name....

When my mom was here over the weekend, we decided to grab some lunchy at Moe's while we were out picking up last-minute items for the shower. I was first in line to place my order and told the girl behind the counter that I wanted the "Close Talker", i.e., the regular salad.

First of all, let me be clear: I am not a job snob. I've earned money changing the diapers of other people's children, cleaning a house and selling second-hand clothing to people who smell funny. So it's not that I fault the girl for dishing out rice and beans behind a sneeze-guard. I do fault her, however, for NOT HAVING A CLUE how to do it. I mean, really? How hard can it be to put a little list in front of you that says what comes on the salad? When a customer has to tell you what to put in the bowl, there is a problem, people!

And lest you think I'm overreacting, here's the beginning of our conversation:

Me: "Um, yes, I'd like the Close Talker, please."

Girl: "Ok...uh...the Close Talker...ok....the salad. You want lettuce?"

I'll let you guess how the rest of the conversation went.


Meag said...

LOL! She actually asked you if you wanted lettuce?!? I imagine that conversation was about as interesting (and hee-larious) as the one you had a Julia's bakery when they told you they couldn't bake the cookies you had ordered! :-) What is up with people?!?

Megan L Hutchings said...

HILARIOUS! Did she really ask if you wanted lettuce?! Poor La and your many interesting encounters with our oh so brilliant restaurants and bakeries!

Amanda Ledford said...

All I can really say is WOW, I have such a visual of this conversation! Also, I must know more about this bakery experience with the cookies! LOL!