The Strangest Orders And Customer Requests According To Employees
Working in the service industry always leads to customer requests.
Most of them are normal. Guests mostly preferred booths, so if one was available, they’d ask to be moved. Some guests had allergies so they’d ask for a dish to be prepared without a specific ingredient.
However, some requests are just plain weird. During my time as a server, a guest asked me for a BLT, but to hold the B, L, and T. I told her that was just two pieces of bread. She looked me right in the eye and said, “I know.” We served it to her, and she paid the price of a BLT, but we never totally understood the order.
The service industry is full of stories like that. If Reddit is to be believed, it happens most often at sandwich shops.
Curious to know more, Redditor LividTangent46 asked:
“People who work at a subway/sandwich place, what is the strangest order you’ve ever had from a customer?”
People had stories, and they did not all come from sandwich places either!
Ummm...So What Was The Point?
"I worked in a pizza place and at one point we had a man walk in and order a personal cheese pizza. Then he specified that he wanted no sauce. Then added that he wanted no cheese. Then decided he’d like to add uncooked cherry tomatoes as a topping. We ended up cooking a slab of dough and throwing some cherry tomatoes on top. He then proceeded to use the pizza crust as a plate for his tomatoes, then threw the crust away after finishing his tomatoes. We had a salad bar with the exact same tomatoes as well."
"What kind of madman would do this? LOL"
Burn Baby Burn
"Worked the night shift for Subway during college. Had a regular come in at 3am usually that would request that we toast the sh*t out of his sandwich. I'm talking the whole thing was basically charcoal."
"First time he came in while i was on shift, I pulled his sandwich out of the toaster and he told me to put it back in...and again... and again. I thought he was a drunk guy f**king with me."
"Apparently he really liked the taste of burnt everything. Grossed me out, but as long as he paid I didn't really care."
"Damn, this reminds me of an a-hole that would always order 2 footlong flatbread sandwiches right before we officially closed. He demanded that we toast each sandwich separately for eight minutes with all of the veggies on it. If someone tried to toast them together, he refused to accept it and insisted we start over."
"There was never a manager for the closing shift, so this a-hole just liked to bully whoever was working."
"Oh, and then extra regular mayo and Sriracha. I think he wanted to know what a dumpster fire tasted like."
Accept My Apology
"Don't work there any more, but the one order that sticks in my mind above everything else was one time a guy came in on the phone to order two sandwiches and he explained one was for his 7 months pregnant wife so to please make it right, he has a list of exactly what she wants. So I made it exactly how it was written down, then made his and he paid and all was good in the world."
"Then maybe ten minutes later the phone rings and I answer it and there is this woman on the phone just screaming at me telling me I made her sandwich wrong and how she wanted ranch instead of mayo and blah blah and that she would send her husband in to get it remade, ya know full Karen minus the "let me speak to the manager" bit. So the guy comes back in and I immediately recognize him and he's apologizing profusely explaining that his wife is pregnant and hormones and whatnot, and I assured him I've been yelled at for less it's no big deal I'll remake it at no charge, he has the offending sandwich, I remake it right and throw the old one away, and as I'm ringing up the order (even though it was free it still had to be rung up at $0 for bread count accuracy) the phone rings."
"So I hand the man his sandwich and answer the phone and there is this woman on the phone hysterically crying on the other end and so I ask if she's alright and she informs me that she called earlier and she felt horrible about yelling at me because she realized she wrote it down wrong and it wasn't my fault and the whole time I'm just awkwardly telling her that it's okay, no big deal we got it taken care of, you're okay don't worry about it, It's no big deal. And then she, still sobbing, asks me straight up "do you forgive me?" And I said "it's all good no worries" and she said "No. Do you forgive me?" And I said "yeah dont worry about it" and she asked again "but do you forgive me?" And I replied "yes, I forgive you. Have a great night ma'am." After which she hung up."
"I still remember that even seven years later because it was the only time I've ever had a customer call back not only to apologize, but crying about it as well. Ironically for the question I don't actually remember what the specific sandwich was, I wanna say it was an oven roasted chicken breast but I truly am just taking a shot in the dark."
Hide Behind The Puppet
"Not an order but my boyfriend had a customer come in with a Kermit the frog puppet. The customer spoke through the puppet, had my boyfriend hand the change to the puppet, and also slide the sandwich to the puppet"
"I guess whatever you can do to cope with the world..?"
"Worked at a “pizza place” for like 5 min during uni."
"Guy used to come in and order a calzone stuffed with just ketchup. No cheese, no actual tomato sauce..."
"I’d assume this is why you quit"
Five Tomato, Six Tomato, Seven Tomato, More!
"Worked at a Subway and a guy ordered a meatball sub, no sauce, but with copious amounts of vinegar."
"Also worked at Sonic and had multiple times where a lady ordered tomato sandwiches. Just tomatoes and a bun."
""Gimme a BLT, hold the B&L.""
"Not a sandwich story, but in high school I worked at the movie theater. This dude asked for extra butter on his popcorn. So I squirted his butter on while giving him the nod, but it wasn’t enough. He kept asking for more and I was a little a-hole, so I just kept going. After the movie, dude walked out and had a massive butter stain on his pants. I was very proud of myself. Another time this dude wanted butter in his crunch bits chocolate box. So I put butter in and watched him drink the butter-chocolate mix."
"Nope. Don't understand why out of everything this was the one to make me gag."
"Wasn't working there, but was a fellow customer. Pearson stared at the menu for 2 minutes, then asked the subway sandwich artist what the difference between the chicken and turkey was. The person responded very dryly "will, one is chicken and one is turkey." The customer nodded, and said "hmm, I'll have the turkey then.""
"I had to walk out of the store I was laughing so hard"
"I’ve never worked at subway or a sandwich place, but I was that customer once."
"When I was a kid, I had a problem with pronouncing words and was delayed when it came to reading. My family thought they could fix this by making me speak pretty much 24/7, which included ordering on my own."
"We went to Subway one time and I wanted a 6 inch, Spicy Italian with white bread and toasted. I didn’t know the name of this sandwich when I was younger, but I knew it had pepperoni and salami on it. The problem was, I couldn’t pronounce salami and my family wouldn’t help me order, so I ended up asking for a 6 inch sandwich with white bread, those ‘two types of pepperonis’, and heated."
"The guy at the counter stopped what he was doing and stared at me with a blank expression for what felt like forever. He looked so confused and that was probably the moment when he questioned why he was working at Subway to begin with. After that awkward pause, he then made my order."
"After my family paid and I got my sandwich, it only had ‘two pepperonis’ on toasted bread. The guy at the counter legit thought that I only wanted two pepperonis on my sandwich. I remember asking them why they let this happen and they pretty much told me that I made my bed, so I had to lie in it now."
"I ate two pepperonis and toasted bread for dinner that day, while the worker probably contemplated why he should continue working at Subway."
"I worked at a Burger King my junior year of high school. I was on specialty board (chicken and fish mainly). This order came through for an original chicken with "HHHH mayo". "H" in the training stood for heavy or extra. I asked my manager if it was a typo and they said no this guy comes in once a week for that sandwich. I swear, by the time my manager said the sandwich was "proper", the mayo was thicker than the chicken patty itself. I felt like I needed to bathe afterwards."
"I feel your username adds to this story quite a bit"
– Deleted User
"I worked at Subway in college and hated it so much when people forced their kids to order. It's like "yeah, it's lunch rush and the people behind us are impatiently waiting their turn, but its ok son, just keep saying 'ummmmm' and smushing your face into the display case.""
Ick. I’m literally shuddering!
People Break Down Which Countries They Think Have The Worst Cusines
All of us can appreciate an excellent meal, but our opinion of an amazing meal will vary from person to person.
Each of us are going to prefer some meals over others, including comfort meals, restaurants, and even international cuisines.
Looking for new foods to try, Redditor KPH102 asked:
"What country has the overall worst cuisine?"
"I can handle bland or bad food… but when I’m paying 5x normal prices for that same bland food… it just p**ses me off."
"Iceland was one of my favorite places I’ve ever seen. But the food situation there is brutal."
Anthony Bourdain... Not Approved
"If I Recall Correctly, Iceland was the one place Anthony Bourdain couldn't wait to leave. When a guy who made a living eating his way around the world, comes to your nation and concludes even the alcohol is disgusting, there be a lot of problems."
"Iceland: Pack A Lunch."
Kazakh Not Preferred
"The worst I experienced as a national cuisine: Kazakh. There are good restaurants there, but they are more like Uzbek, Uighur, or Dungan."
"I am not a fan of boiled meat, especially if it is horse, fermented horse milk, or dried fermented milk. There are a few dishes that are okay, but the lack of strong spices or seasoning makes this something I don't enjoy much."
"That said, I always eat it when we go to family events with my wife (from KZ!). I respect the culture, but it is not something I would ever actively choose to eat!"
Lack of Variety in Mongolia
"Given its harsh climate necessitating a largely nomadic and pastoral lifestyle, just not a lot of crops that could historically be incorporated into traditional meals. So everything is either straight-up dairy or meat, with little spices of any kind to add any flavor."
"Mongolian is definitely the worst cuisine I have ever had. It’s just fermented horse milk and boiled meat (like mutton and marmots). Vegetables don’t exist and they literally don’t season anything because they don’t have any spices at all."
"I don’t like Russian cuisine (it’s pretty mid) but Russian cuisine actually helps to improve Mongolian food at some of the trendier Mongolian restaurants (which don’t serve pure traditional Mongolian food)."
"Generally, cold places with a lack of access to spices or not much agricultural history make the worst food and Mongolia checks all those boxes. Kazakhstani food is similar, but they have more ethnic diversity so you can get some decent Georgian or Korean hyphenated foods."
"Jimmy Carr once said, 'Technically, all Australian cuisine is prison food.'"
Off to Another Country for Dinner
"The Netherlands. As soon as I could drive, we’d go to Belgium for dinner with my high school class mates."
"I had some truly terrible food in Ukraine, particularly in the Chornobyl exclusion zone workers' cafeteria, which we were kindly allowed to use when touring."
"The best food I had there was in Kyiv in an Indian restaurant!"
"Cold noodles and whatever the hell pine mushrooms are."
"I’ve actually had soju (weak liquor) made in North Korea. It tasted like a cleaner version of the watered-down vodka you can buy at gas stations where I live."
Family-Friendly Irish Dinners
"I'm Irish, I do plenty of family get-togethers centered around a big Irish table of food, I love it, I love the feeling of sentiment and history. The food is always just a wad of boiled ingredients."
"We eat it lovingly, and there's nothing wrong with it. But it's not like there's anything RIGHT with it."
"Specific cuisine, so not what food you can buy in the country, then it’s absolutely hands down Dutch food."
"Boiled potatoes, boiled vegetables, a piece of overcooked meat, and some packaged gravy is what most Dutch kids eat 5/7 days a week. The other day it’s bread for dinner (no joke) and Sunday more than likely you’re eating Fries and some other deep-fried snacks."
"It’s the most underwhelming cuisine I can think of. Granted, I have never been to Russia, North Korea, or Antarctica."
Kenya's Approach to Cooking
"Kenya. Poor refrigeration meant that meat was often cooked until extremely chewy. I lost so much weight in the six months I lived there."
Mexican Food... in Switzerland
"Pro tip: don’t get Mexican food in Switzerland."
Fajitas in Croatia
"I got Mexican food in Croatia. It came highly recommended by the South African guy running the tour we were on. It was Chevy's level at best."
"Also, I ordered Fajitas and was served a quesadilla with bell peppers in it. It was edible at least. The Australian people that were on the tour thought it was phenomenal."
"No good takeout in Antarctica."
While most of these cuisine options don't necessarily sound "bad," they do sound underwhelming and far less enjoyable to eat than our favorite foods.
People Confess Which Things They Find Attractive That No One Else Does
People have different thoughts on conventional beauty.
Those who focus on another's physical attributes may find a person's eyes stunningly beautiful. Others may be drawn to their manner of dress or how they wear their hair.
And there are those who appreciate one's inner qualities. Perhaps their affable and friendly nature makes someone more attractive.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and that's a relief, because it reinforces the notion that in spite of any flaws, there is someone for everyone.
Curious to hear what strangers online go for when superficially evaluating someone, Classic_Potential_66 asked:
"What is something you find attractive that most people don't?"
Noses get the center of attention here.
Who Nose Why It's Attractive To Them
"I kinda like a prominent nose. Not like a really aquiline nose, or a big shnoz. Just, I dunno, prominent. High bridge of the nose. Dominant facial feature. Hard to explain, I just find a good nose really attractive."
Paying Compliments Is Not Weird
"I was taking the bus to work one night from my classes and there was a guy standing a couple feet away from me. I just glanced up at him cause he sort of swayed and it caught my attention (he was falling asleep lol). The first thing I noticed was his nose, and then his eyes. He just had the most perfect looking nose I've ever seen on a man, and he had the brightest green eyes. It wasn't a small nose, but it wasn't huge either, like it was perfect in every single way and pointed up cutely. It just captivated me for a moment before I remembered I was staring and looked back out the window."
"When I got to my stop I offered him my seat and I still regret not telling him he had a nice nose. I felt like that was way too weird to say. Like how weird would it be to have some girl offer you her seat and say 'by the way, you got a nice nose' and then hurry off the bus lol."
"ETA: Judging by the responses I've gotten on this I'm gonna start telling people nice things about them more often haha. Thank y'all for the courage!"
An Actor's Noted Facial Feature
"Fellow nosephile! I'm on this except I love an aquiline nose, a big schnoz, crooked nose, dominant nose. Any nose that takes center stage does it for me. I love Adrien Brody 😭."
Preference for other facial attributes were mentioned here.
“'Crows feet' - when a middle aged woman smiles, the tiny wrinkles at the corner of her eyes are a reflection of all the smiles she’s ever had. I love it. 🤷🏼♂️"
"Interesting teeth. I have a relatively straight set of natural chompers on me, but I can't stand unnaturally straight teeth. It freaks me out. On the flip side, I love all sorts of 'crooked' teeth. I think they're so unique, cute and attractive. Obviously if they cause pain or discomfort I'm not about it, but there's something just damn magnetizing about someone who confidently rocks atypical teeth."
Personality traits get the spotlight.
"Dry sense of humor. I love people who make me laugh and are nonchalant about it."
A Blessing And A Curse
"I have a dry sense of humor. I don't wish to change it, but it gets me in more trouble than good sometimes because hardly anyone gets it. I think people forget dry humor exists since everything is so exaggerated and in your face these days. I like to deliver a joke like Norm MacDonald."
"Dorkiness/awkward people. I love when people are true to themselves and geek out about things."
Nerds Are "Sexy As Hell"
"Shy slightly nerdy guys. Edit: By this I just mean that a lot of times nerdy guys are a hard nut to crack, and it’s appealing and exciting to have to dig a little to see what’s inside. Nerds are intelligent and that’s sexy as hell. I’m can only speak for myself, but when I was younger I would dismiss the shy ones, which I deeply regret. When I became older, and….seasoned….lol, I started realizing what I was missing out on and I got myself a super sexy shy nerd who I’m blissfully happy with 10 years after meeting him. Im sorry if my original comment implied nobody wanted you nerds. As you can see from the comments, there are plenty of women into you guys😘"
And what about features concerning one's physique? Reddit doesn't disappoint.
"I like women taller than me."
View From Behind
"I like a nice back. Like not the a** but the actual back."
A Defining Mark
"Scars….there is just something about them! Maybe it’s because all scars have a story behind them ."
Defined calves always get my attention.
The bulkiness and definition in the lower part of the legs represent an individual who is active, always on his feet, and is strong enough to carry me through a marathon when my legs give out just a few feet from the finish line.
I can't wait until the warmer summer months to inspire chiseled-calved gentlemen to break out in their khaki shorts for the sole purpose of distracting me.
So, what gets you hot and bothered?
For a television series to take off, its first episode, or pilot, needs to be spectacular.
Indeed, if the pilot doesn't cut it, it will be the only episode of the series that ever gets shot.
Indeed, even as little as 10 minutes into the pilots of This Is Us, Will & Grace, and Ted Lasso, it was clear that viewers were in for a treat, and they weren't disappointed.
That being said, a pilot isn't always guaranteed to be the beginning of a great series.
Sometimes the pilot proves to be the only good episode of the series, with the end result being anything but a Smash (pun intended).
"Which tv show has the strongest first episode?"
The Theme Music Though...
"Six Feet Under."- Ok-Masterpiece-1359
Each And Every Season
Hard To Take Your Eyes Off A Disaster
"Chernobyl."- Mela_MinWhat Is That Oh No GIF by IMDbGiphy
Expectations Were Certainly High
"'Attack on Titan', unironically."- skraaaaw
Season 1 Was Good At Least...
"'Heroes' started off really strongly."- apathyontheeast
The Premise Was Hard To Sustain...
"Designated Survivor."- SadcoreEmpire168keifer sutherland GIF by ABC NetworkGiphy
Just About Says It All...
"'Dead Like Me'."
"Any show that has it's main character killed by a flaming toilet seat falling from space within the first ten minutes is okay in my book."- CapnDonal23
People Had A Lot To Say...
"I love introducing people to 'The Boys', just for their reaction to the first episode."- Reggis13
...Still Doesn't Make Up For The Finale Though...
"Can't believe I'm the first one to have written it."- jakec11lost jack GIFGiphy
They Didn't See That Coming
"'Ozark'’s first episode was pretty chill and then whoa."- 1itslizzxoxo
Best Enjoyed With A Little Chianti...
"'Hannibal' sets up the tone for the whole show quite well."- Far_Ad3346
Talking Quickly While Walking Down A Hallway Was Never More Cool...
"The West Wing."- Electrical_Top_7731The West Wing Leadership GIF by NBCGiphy
An Instant Animated Gem...
Beware The Man In Black
"When she slapped that fly my entire watching group went "OH SH*T"- Badloss
Seriously, How Was This Only One Season?
"Freaks and Geeks."- Substantial_Field_60freaks and geeks GIFGiphy
Even if the rest of the series didn't quite live up to expectations, these pilots instantly earned the series a place amongst the television legends.
Even if there's nothing more disappointing than a great pilot leading to a not-so-great series.
Looking at you Glee...
People Break Down Which Crappy Foods Are Actually Delicious
There's a reason they call it junk food.
Being high in calories and saturated fats, and likely made with ingredients of fairly low quality, eating these foods is almost the equivalent of filling your stomach with junk.
However bad for you it is, however, that doesn't mean it isn't delicious.
Indeed, who hasn't from time to time indulged in food that we know won't be beneficial to our weight or cholesterol, but pleases our taste buds to the max?
Often resulting in judgmental glares from others.
Redditor Mister_Moho was curious to learn which foods the junk food which they hold in a high, almost gourmet like regard, leading them to ask:
What "crappy" food is actually delicious?
Two Cheap Meals Make One "Chef's Kiss."
"I had a buddy who’s would combine a box of Kraft Mac and cheese with chicken flavored ramen."
"Put in all the noodles and seasoning and powdered cheese stuff."
"He called it cheesy-chicken and was a treat after a night of drinking."- zaqufantMac And Cheese Cooking GIFGiphy
Much As We Hate To Admit It
"Lets be real, most fast food."- MightOk6869
"I like an old roller hot dog from 7-Eleven."- DahvRom
"7/11 Taquitos."- SBonnarSeven Eleven Shopping GIF by PIXIESGiphy
Don't Be Fooled By The Price
"The cheapest of ramen noodles are still delicious."- shaidyn
Some Things You Just Never Outgrow
"I’ve been a pizza nerd since I bought my first Uuni years ago."
"Geeked on flours, yeast cultures etc."
"Built a wood burning oven."
"Growing up in the ‘70s and ‘80s in a financially struggling household, Friday nights were pizza night.'
"Mom would bring out the Chef Boyardee Pizza kits and I have fond memories of ‘making’ my own pizza as a kid."
"Every once in a while, I’ll pick one up and make one on an old cookie sheet."
"Surprisingly still tastes the same after all these years."
"Still love it."- dolfoxVintage Dancing GIFGiphy
Just Add Water...
"Boxed Mac and Cheese."- soon_zoo55
It's All About The Seasoning
"Properly salted McDonalds French fries."- FireWoman89
If It's Deep Fried, It's Likely Delicious
"I love onion rings!"- djkhan23San Antonio Texas GIF by Bill Miller Bar-B-QGiphy
The Monty Python Gang Would Agree
"Spam fried rice, or spam musubi?"
Inauthentically Mexican, But Who Cares?!
"Taco Bell."- twoplustwoisfourr
"Little Caesar's Pizza."
"Is it as good as other chains?"
"But is it a third of the price and tasty enough to justify getting it?"
"F*ck yea!"- gag0399pizza pickup GIF by Little CaesarsGiphy
No Fruit, No Problem!
"Technically a beverage, but I feel like it fits the spirit of the question."- edemamandllama
Better Than Most Delivery Chains...
"Frozen pizza."- lbug02
A balanced diet is important.
But as long as we don't make a habit of it, there's nothing wrong with indulging every now and again.
Especially if it's on Pizza Hut breadsticks...