Ordering food can be a challenge when morons are involved; I mean when it's them taking the order.
What annoys me is that servers and fast food clerks CANNOT think outside the relentless franchise training they get.
Case in point:
Carls Jr. is one of my favorite fast food joints. I go in on the weekend and order.
ME: I will have a Bacon Western Cheeseburger. Also, a large side of French Fries. And a medium Iced Tea.
HER: So you want a combo?
ME: No...the Cheeseburger. Side of large fries. Medium Iced Tea.
HER: Well you can do a combo. That's a combo.
ME: I don't want a combo. I want just what I ordered.
HER: But sir, you can get the sandwich, medium fries and the medium drink in a combo and save $0.79
ME: Well, first I don't want medium fries, I want large. Medium fries are in the combo you are trying to sell me.
HER: Well, you can supersize it and it will still be cheaper.
THE LINE IS NOW GETTING LONGER.
ME: Look, are you gonna serve me this or not.
HER: Um...sure...I guess.
The Manager comes over when sees there is confusion.
MANAGER (to Clerk): What is the trouble with the order?
HER: Well he doesn't want a combo, but he wants everything that is IN a combo, but wants to order it separately.
MANAGER: Sir, it's .79 cheaper to order a combo.
ME: Well, as I explained, I don't want a combo like the one you have here - it has medium fries and I want large. I love the fries here.
MANAGER (confused): Well you can "Big Size" it.
ME: Yeah, but I don't want a large drink with that "Big Size"combo. I want a medium drink. The "Big Size" has a large drink.
BOTH IF THEM NOW CLEARLY CONFUSED. THE MANAGER PUSHES ABOUT 37 BUTTONS ON THE REGISTER AND SHAKES HER HEAD.
MANAGER: I never heard that one before.
ME: Well, I like what I like...
What happened to the good days when you just ordered what you wanted, and not some numbered "meal deal"?