Bag that Order

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Just a day in the life of one hungry human.

Submitted: July 17, 2017

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Hello! --- Welcome to Billie’s Ballistic Burgers. Would you like to blast-off with our new heavenly-shrimp, ballistic-bacon and space-sauce sandwich?

No, I don't think so.

Just give me a number 3 Rocket-combo, double meat, with American cheese instead of Swiss, regular fries, and jumbo-size my soft drink.

Would you like fries with that?

Yes, I just said fries.

Curly fries or regular?

Ah, regular. Didn't I just say regular?

Coffee or soft drink?

Soft drink, a jumbo.

Would you like to Jumbo-size that drink for just 30 cents more?

What???

Would you like to Jumbo-size that drink for just 30 cents more?

I heard what you said, I just couldn't believe that you asked that.

Yes, of course. Jumbo-size the drink!

OK, let's check your order. --- You ordered a number 2 Jet-combo with three patties of meat, no cheese, Jumbo Curly-fries, with a side order of regular fries, and a small soft drink.

Is that order correct?

 

Well?

 

That's Super! Now can I order you a desert from our Blast-from-the-Past desert menu, maybe some fresh baked cookies, or a hot-apple turnover?

 

Sure, give me half dozen cookies and two of the apple turnovers, but I want everything to go, it seems that I am running out of time.

 

Your total is $16.38, but you can get ten percent off this first purchase if you join our frequent customer club. All we need is your e-mail address and phone number. If you download our App then you can order before you arrive and save time.

Would my order be as accurate as the one that I just completed?

 

Oh sure!

No, I don't think so, not today.

OK then, your total is $16.38!

Let's check and see if my order is still correct, after all, I added items.

That's true, OK, you ordered a number 2 Jet-combo with three patties of meat, no cheese, Jumbo Curly-fries, with a side order of onion-rings, a small soft drink, a half dozen apple turnovers and two cookies.

Will that be for here or to go?

As I said before, To Go...

Well darn, I must have left my wallet in the car. Just go ahead and bag my order, I'll be right back with the money.

 

Rodger that and Will do!

 

(Five hour have past.)

 

Hello! --- Welcome to Billie’s Ballistic Burgers. Would you like to blast-off with our new heavenly-shrimp, ballistic-bacon and space-sauce sandwich?

 

No, actually I am here to pick up my TO GO order. I came here at noon and ordered it. It was Touch & Go # 77.

 

Just a moment please, I'll have to ask the Ballistic Team Leader about that order.

 

Hi, I'm Dave, Ballistic Team Leader here at Billie’s Ballistic Burgers. I'm afraid your order, Touch & Go # 77, had to be thrown away. We here at Billie’s Ballistic Burgers do not serve food that is not fresh.

 

So, my order isn't ready? I ordered it at noon to avoid the rush! Now what will we do?

 

We will have to make up your order all over again.

 

How do you expect to do that? Your system repeatedly got my first order wrong, at my noon visit, Touch & Go # 77. It was wrong when I first ordered it and it was even more wrong when I walked out of here at noon.

Why? Because your systems training doesn't involve actually listening to what the customer is saying. It is a robotic system where the customer must wait for the cashier to ask a question before responding; otherwise the items requested will be what the cashier thought they heard, or what they perceive the customer wants, instead of what was actually ordered.

 

Oh, I see the problem. You obviously would not want a half dozen apple turnovers. --- Would you?

 

What?

 

So let's just re-order your number 2 Jet-combo with three patties of meat, no cheese, Jumbo Curly-fries, with a side order of onion-rings, a small soft drink, two cookies and no apple turn-over.

Oh, and would you like to Jumbo-size that drink for just 30 cents more?

 

 

 D. Thurmond / JEF  ---  07-14-2017

 


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