I know everybody has pet peeves, but I have to say that fast food restaurants tend to push my buttons. Case in point… Cheryl got home from work and watched the American Idol finale (which she is very happy that David Cook won). She didn’t have dinner yet so she asked me to run to Subway. The closest one for us is on E. University Ave in Des Moines… probably about four miles from our house. The stated closing time on a Tuesday night is 10:00pm. I get there at 9:51pm. I’m sure that customers like me are one of their pet peeves, but that is beside the point. I had a whole nine minutes before closing time, and they were CLOSED – doors locked, but the lights were on inside.
I knock on their door because I see them in there with someone who is clearly NOT a Subway employee. One of the employees opens the door, and I show him my cell phone with the time, and I say, “what gives?”
“The manager called and said to close at nine,” he says.
I am thinking… “you guys are still here?” So I think a call to the manager is probably in order for tomorrow if I think of it. In my mind there is nothing that screams out “we don’t really want your business” more than stores that don’t stick to their advertised hours.
Plan B – go to Burger King. I called Cheryl to find out what she wanted, and I decide to get a BK Veggie Burger… got to watch the boyish figure. BK Veggie Burgers come with mayo, ketchup, lettuce and tomato already on it. I don’t work there, never have, but yet I know this. I order it – “hold the mayo (because what would be the point then?), add pickles and add onions.”
I get home and pull it out… no tomato… ugh. Moral of the story? Eat at home!
So what are your pet peeves? You can also share your fast food horror story here. Please feel free to rant, let it out. May this blog post be therapeutic.