Tuesday, November 14 2006 @ 06:54 AM MST
Contributed by: brian
The Dunkin' Donuts right by my office is one step away from my boycott list. I stopped by the drive-thru today to get a breakfast sandwich and a coffee. A small coffee since I had already polished of my travel mug on the way to work - it's an hour commute.
Well, the coffee I drank on the way down was half-decaf, but I felt that I would be more functional at work if I limited myself to a small coffee from Dunkin' because I really don't need the extra caffeine.
The people working the drive-thru window had a hard time grasping the concept.
When I ordered, the guy informed me that a medium was the same price. I repeated that I wanted a small. When he read back my order, he again told me that I should get a medium because it was the same price. For the second time, I declined, and he seemed flummoxed.
At the window, the woman told me my order must be wrong because the medium cost the same as the small so I must have wanted a medium. I corrected her. Before she gave it to me, she told me that I should get the medium because - and apparently they must think I'm a freaking retard or something - it's the same price as the small.
At this point, I was doing everything I could not to go off on these people. I told her I didn't appreciate being pressured and I ordered a small so I expected a small. They looked really confused by this.
What the hell is wrong with people? I expect to be asked once (even though that bugs the crap out of me sometimes), but four damned times?
If they weren't so damn convenient, they'd be on the list. They get one more chance.