Working at a drive thru window can be not just a job but a study into the human psyche. Let's be honest when we roll up into a drive thru as a customer we're usually in the middle of some sort of life situation or we're drunk. So our behavior can be "out of the ordinary?"
And the poor workers have to be the witnesses to our lunacy. That particular job usually means long hours and overnight shifts. There is no aspect of humanity that you miss out on, and the things people keep in their cars never seizes to amaze.
Redditor permanantthr0waway wanted drive thru staff answer... Drive-thru window workers of reddit, what's the strangest thing you've seen in someones car? Pay attention before you leave the house people. Are your pants on? What's in your car? It's not that hard to take a quick peek.
Lars? Is that you?Giphy
A saw a fully clothed blow up doll buckled in the passenger seat one day.
Birds of a feather...
A rare Australian bird in a Chicago subdivision drive-thru. Apparently she worked at a zoo and there are only a couple of the birds left in the world.
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A big bag of weed in the passenger's seat. Like a sandwich bag stuffed to capacity. Try not to get pulled over on the way home, buddy.
A girl came through one time with her cat in the car. Like a typical cat in a car, it freaked out when she stopped at the window. When it tried to climb out, she rushed to put up the window and the cat's head got stuck. For a split second I thought she was gonna decapitate it :(, luckily she stopped, lowered the window and grabbed the cat. It was so close. I can still picture the look of horror on that cat's face. Hope she took better care of it.
Just a bag of bones...Giphy
Every year my uncle puts a fake skeleton in his passenger seat and drives in the HOV lanes when he drives to work. He lives like 2 hrs from where he works and leaves at 4am so there's no traffic. But it's pretty funny to think about.
I've seen it all...
I've seen a penis, a gun on a lap, dozens of folks smoking weed, but the best had to be the man on the mobility scooter.
He would come through on his mobility scooter and order, and he was mean. This lady in a van apparently got closer to his scooter than he thought she should have. He starters screaming at her. For whatever reason, she decides to get out of her van to discuss this with him. He took the flag from the back of his scooter and began hitting her with it!
Police were called, and he was arrested. His mobility scooter was impounded. I'll never forget watching it on the flatbed of a tow truck.
Have you heard of eating in moderation?Giphy
I work at a fried chicken place with a drive thru. I am constantly amazed at the number of people who have other bags of food that come through. Like folks who have Mcdonalds, a pizza and then order from me. What kinda sloppy feast are you having?
Worked drive thru for a local burger joint didnt really know what i was doing but the crackhead girl who normally worked had called in.
Dude pulls up to get his greasy food and his wife is full on naked in the other side of the car.
The dude handed me a business card and told me I could have ten percent off because we where his favorite burger store and then they drove off like that awkward conversation never happened.
Went straight back to flipping burgers.
I'd rather apples personally...Giphy
One time I saw 15 watermelons shoved in front of the passenger seat of this guy's car.
What haven't you seen?
Parrot on shoulder, No pants on (quite a few times), Bong between legs, Severe car hoarders, Children roaming the car out of carseat, crazy arguments, A LOT of big braless boobs with seat belts adding very clear definition, people recording us on their phones. Standard stuff.