We Don’t Sell it Like That!

Today I went to a local coffee shop and ordered an ice coffee to go. “We don’t have that” said Zelda the unimpressed preoccupied cashier doing her best Lindsay Lohan I’m-in-court-and-you’re wasting-my-time-impression.  I asked if they had ice? Zelda said “Yah” I asked if they had coffee? Again Zelda replied in the affirmative slang by saying “Yah” So I said, well can’t you put some ice in a cup and then put some coffee in it? Zelda said, “We don’t sell it like that.” But I will pay you for a full cup of coffee I insisted. I could tell I was wasting my time. All I was going to hear from mean girl Zelda was “We don’t sell it like that“, “We don’t sell it like that” and that was going to be her final answer. She had no life…I had no life lines.

Unfortuantely, that is not the first time I have been told “We don’t sell it like that” when I was asking for something that was extremely simple to do for anyone with a half of brain and a pulse. Don’t think I am making fun of the people who work at the counters of fast food restaurants, I’m not. I’m just sayin’ sometimes they need to think outside the box, err, outside the Jack-in-the-box. Besides my very own Mr. Bricks actually worked at a McDonald’s way back when. He said it was so long ago their sign only said, “A Couple of Burgers Sold”.

It has been discussed here on this blog before that unlike my manager Mr. Bricks who eats at McDonald’s on a daily basis, I only frequent it rarely. And then usually only for a treat to myself after I finished working out. But every time I do walk into the Golden Arches I know Billions and Billions of instances for potential muckery is just around the corner. The McDonlad’s Corporation did not get to be the biggest and cheapest fast food franchise in the world by hiring MIT graduates to work their counter service for them.

So, just like my experience today with an attempt to order an ice coffee at the coffee shop, I recently tried to order what I thought was a simple caramel sundae at McDonald’s. I always order a plain sundae NO TOPPING PLEASE. And then I ask for 2 packets of the caramel dip that they give to kids for their apple dippers.  I always offer to pay what it costs for the packets of caramel dip. To me, the yummy factor of it is worth the few cents they might need to charge me. The cashier came back with a hot fudge sundae. I explained, No, I don’t want a hot fudge sundae I asked for plain.

The cashier went back to the soft serve machine grabbed a new cup and returned with a 1/2 filled cup and 2 packets of caramel dip. I explained that just because I was getting a hot fudge sundae without the hot fudge I still should get a full cup of ice cream. That sensible outburst from me prompted a swift McIntervention from a nearby hovering supervisor, “We don’t sell it like that.” I offered to pay for the packets of caramel dip but was again simply told, “We don’t sell it like that.”

Maybe I should try Burger King.  Haven’t I once heard them advertise that I can have it my way? Somehow I hardly doubt that to be true, unless I was ordering  just a Whopper with Cheese. Maybe I will go there and order a Whopper with cheese, and then say, “but I don’t want cheese on it.” Do you still think I can have it my way??

See Burger King actually did advertise in their jingles,  “Special orders don’t upset us….” Now they just advertise that creepy King sneaking into people’s bedrooms to promote their new breakfast items.  Wonder why they dropped that line about having it your way from their advertising? Oh wait, I know…. maybe it’s because it’s easier and way cheaper for the King’s princesses and princes at the counter to now just say,  “We don’t sell it like that.




Vistit my website at www.avaaston.com

About Ava Aston's Muckery

Hello! Thanks for stopping by. My name is Ava Aston and I am a recording artist and actress. I'm just an ordinary girl who acts, sings, writes songs and now writes this blog. I hope you enjoy my blogging enough to want to subscribe. Blessings, Ava If you want to learn even more about me, check out my website at www.avaaston.com
This entry was posted in Actress, Ava Aston, Bizarre, recording artist and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to We Don’t Sell it Like That!

  1. Ohhh 🙂 Smart, easy on the eyes and finicky, (hope i spelled that right). Don’t feel alone in your quest for custom made fast-food. I am sent twice weekly to Arby’s for sandwiches for my wife and her mother. These are actually parts from three sandwiches assembled per written instructions. They have about a 30% success rate. Not many of the Arby’s food technicians can read english. But they are learning…..Learning to turn the lights off when I pull up.

    • Wow, taking three items to combine in one..yep, they will be turning off the lights when they see you coming for sure. It is customers like you and I that make them want to install that face recognition software. So when they see us coming they can radio a messgae via their little headsets. “Beware we have a chronic compaliner at register 1”

      Blessings Bob —


  2. alandee4 says:

    I wish I could find the story about a McDonalds counterperson and their supervisor who called the police, after determining a man was trying to pass off a counterfeit bill. It was a legitimate $2.00 bill. It was hilarious.

  3. This type of thing happens to me ALL of the time (at all sorts of restaurants).. especially when I ask for something Without Meat. Why is it so hard to make a sandwich w/out adding the meat?!! I’m glad you said something because I was beginning to think that I was the only one experiencing this insanity.

    • Heather –
      I know right? A girl does what ever she can to eat healthy and to look her best and then someone looks at us like we are from Mars when we make healthy choices.

      Just know you are far from alone in this happening. Thanks for stopping by.



  4. jelzmar says:

    Wow, I’m glad to say that this hasn’t happened to me. Everyone I’ve encountered has always tried to find a way to get me what I want. Maybe I just scare people with my evil stare.

    Like at Taco Bell, I loved the crunch wrap, but I don’t like sour cream. Then I would also have them put beans on the top part with the lettuce. They didn’t always get it right, but the normally had the correct ingredients in it.

    At McDonald’s I like just plain soft serve also in a cup. Not in the ice cream sundae dish, but in a medium sized cup. So I ask for an ice cream cone without the cone, in a cup.

    With the coffee I would have ordered the coffee separately and ordered a cup of ice and then poured it into the ice in front of her. They have to have ice for a reason, I doubt they would have refused you an empty cup of ice. Then I would have said “Wow, you can make ice coffee here, and you even have a way to charge for it!” But I’m mean like that. It comes from working in customer service for ten years. I have zero tolerance for others that work in customer service and aren’t friendly and helpful.

  5. Pingback: We Can Put A Man On The Moon But We Can’t… | Recording Artist Ava Aston's Blog

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s