Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Speaking of the service industry

This story is not mine, but I’m telling it anyway, especially given the nerve struck by the Dunkin’ Donuts rants.

The Doktah was driving in Ohio, and she stopped at McDonald’s. She went through the drive thru and ordered a Supersized Number 9, with a Diet Coke. At the window, the guy handed her nine supersized Diet Cokes.

“What is this?” The Doktah said.

“Well,” the guy replied, “The intercom doesn’t work very well, and I couldn’t tell if you were asking for a Number 9, supersized, with Diet Coke, or if you were asking for nine supersized Diet Cokes.”

The Doktah regarded the enormous volume of Diet Coke she was being offered. Now, one superized Diet Coke is pretty large. Nine of them is enough Diet Coke to last the average Diet Coke fan at least a week. Granted, they would probably only have lasted The Doktah two days, but still. It was a lot of Diet Coke.

The Doktah said, “So you weighed the options, and decided that nine supersized Diet Cokes was the more likely of the two, huh?”

Apparently, Dunkin’ Donuts does not have a monopoly on their brand of employee.

1 comment:

Doktah said...

My love of Diet Coke (and Diet Pepsi) knows few limits. I know it's bad for my teeth and muscles and everything else. But I love it. I even tried to hook up one of those hampster-bottles over my desk filled with Diet Coke. However, the carbonation breaks the seal and it leaks too much. Not to worry. Since Diet Coke isn't really a food product, it doesn't get sticky or even stain for that matter.