you're taking this job too seriously
alright, not sure if there's much to this one, but it really pissed me off.
so i bought breakfast in the lunchroom at work. the food isn't too bad. they have a breakfast item called "the mini". it's one egg, 1 piece of bacon or sausage, some hashbrowns, and one piece of toast. it's quite inexpensive at under 2 dollars ($1.58 i believe). it was discovered, some time ago, that getting a double-mini would be less expensive than the regular breakfast and it actually gets you just as much food. i don't know when this discovery was made, or by whom, but some versions of the story feature a little known mythical creature called the unicorn.
in either case, i got a double-mini this morning. when i arrived at the register to pay for my meal, the cashier did a double take. when i clarified that it was the double mini, she said the following ridiculous words, "you have 3 pieces of bacon, i'll have to charge you for the regular breakfast." wait...what? yeah, that's right. because the cook accidentally gave me 3 pieces of bacon, instead of 2, i had to be charged full price.
well, i know what you're thinking. it doesn't get any more insane than that. you're wrong! when i told her that i asked the cook for a double mini and all i had was what he gave me, she replied "well, if you throw away the 3rd piece of bacon, i'll only charge you for the double-mini." that's when i laughed at her as i threw away 1 piece of bacon. after tax the regular breakfast is an extra 47 cents. no big deal right? but when you consider that the extra 47 cents would be charged just because of 1 piece of bacon...
this was the dumbest thing i had heard someone say today! and i work in customer service...i hear a lot of stupid things! you want to charge me an extra 47 cents for 1 piece of bacon?! are you retarded?!!! wait, don't answer that. it's a rhetorical question. you need a vacation. is there a bacon shortage of some kind? are you protecting the bacon? you must have trouble keeping it. perhaps there was a recent labor dispute where your boss told you there would be a pay cut in order to afford more bacon. do you hate bacon? don't punish me because i like bacon!!! oh, oh, wait...is it magic bacon??? here, here's a nickel, just let me keep the damn bacon. surely it can't cost your business more than that!