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Stevendsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:23 PM
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"The milkshake machine is not working right now." Lie.
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 03:36 PM by Stevendsmith
The fact is, mister fast-food employee, that you've cleaned out the milkshake machine early so you don't have to do it after closing. But it's easier to tell me, the guy who wants a delicious milkshake -- instead of a soda -- with my meal, that the machine is not working.

For shame.
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:31 PM
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1. That's a Hardee's phenomenon on this end of the country;
is it a Carl's Jr one at that end?
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Stevendsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:34 PM
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2. Yes, I was thinking of Carl's Jr. when I posted! (n/t)
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:04 PM
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17. Hardees around here make handdipped shakes
The machine that mixes the ice cream and milk is a simple switch. Cleaning it is wiping it down.
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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:36 PM
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3. Burger Kings in Florida. Every time.
Once they told me they were out of meat.

Another time the said for some reason the only thing they could serve was the fish sandwich.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:37 PM
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4. I had a Dominoe's tell me there were out of "extra cheese"
I had to explain to the guy that it wasn't a different KIND of cheese it was just more of the same. I don't think his English covered this concept.
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Stevendsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:39 PM
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6. LOL! (n/t)
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:38 PM
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5. Once, at the Taco Bell drive-thru, the guy said
to me they were out of tacos. :wtf:

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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:41 PM
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7. "What was the bacteria count last inspection?" - This is the question to ask
Milkshake and frozen "dairy" products are one of a fast-food establishment's cash cows. Very, very little overhead, easy-to-store ingredients, very, very high mark up. They do NOT want these machines down - they lose money, money, money.

mikey_the_rat
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Stevendsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:43 PM
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8. Yes, they are ridiculously expensive (n/t)
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:49 PM
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11. If that machine is "down" it might well have been shut down on purpose.
I spent way too many years in fast food to know you will kill to get that shake machine back online. The unit cost for those things is maybe, maybe 10 cents for the "ingredients" + cup and they charge about $2.00 or more retail these days?

If it's down, often someone from County Health made them shut it down.

mikey_the_rat
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Stevendsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:51 PM
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12. Well, that sucks to hear. (n/t)
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Stevendsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:51 PM
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13. Dupe.
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 03:51 PM by Stevendsmith
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TheFriendlyAnarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:44 PM
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9. Heh, thats one of my moms favorite stories. When she was a waitress, she would always tell the cops
that came in the the milkshake was broken, while really it was a pain in the ass to make them.
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Stevendsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:46 PM
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10. I knew it! What's so hard about making a milkshake?
Why is it harder than preparing food?
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swimboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:59 PM
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15. You can get food there?
Is it fast?

:rofl:
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TheFriendlyAnarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:56 PM
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16. Waitressess don't have to make the food. They do have to make milkshakes though
so it is harder for them
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QMPMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:53 PM
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14. Grrr.....
McDonalds does it all the time and I end up going from place to place so my DD isn't disappointed. She's mentally handicapped and honestly asks for very little. When she asks for ice cream or a milkshake, we get it for her. Pisses me off when I know that they are lying.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:07 PM
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18. Do you not think that it is fair for the worker not to want to work on the machine...
after closing. Is your shake at 2 minutes to closing worth making them stay longer?
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Stevendsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:19 PM
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20. I understand if it's two minutes to closing, but not an hour or two til close.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:15 PM
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19. Yes, after all for minimum wage they should be happy to oblige
Okay, I know it's aggravating but it's also aggravating to be expected to do about ten jobs by yourself (which is what's expected at most of these places) for very little compensation. "Closing" generally consists of a whole checklist of chores and yes, sometimes it helps you get out on time when you do some of them a little early.

Tell me, if the guy had told you he'd already cleaned the machine and didn't want to make a milkshake, would you have accepted that any better?
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