I have always been a woman who knows what she wants, especially when it comes to how my food is prepared and with what condiments/toppings. Lately, however, it seems that nobody can get it right.
Went out for a friend’s birthday and I ordered a chicken sandwich with only lettuce and tomato (not really a fan of tomatoes, but I know they are good for me.) First time it comes out (yes, that means it came out again), it had some pesto-y sauce on it. YUCK. I sent it back. Not 5 minutes later, does another sandwich come out. I am about to take a bite, when I notice the layer of see through pink in the middle of the chicken. Can anybody say salmonella? So, I sent it back, again. About 10 minutes later I get it back. One side is charred (the sandwich was cut in half) and the other side was still raw. Another 10 minutes later, I get the other charred side. Yes, I got this sandwich for free.
Today at lunch, being my usual pain in the ass (or at least that’s what my friends are now thinking). I ask for the Greek salad with all romaine lettuce**. No point in eating a salad with iceberg. No nutritional value. The waiter comes back a couple minutes later to tell me they already mix the lettuce. I ask him to give me the Caesar Salad lettuce and fix it like a Greek salad (which is what I meant when I said all romaine lettuce, but some people are so dense). He says that he can do it. Of course, when my salad comes out, it is a full fledged Caesar salad (of which I hate the dressing). The manager came over and asked me to explain what I wanted, so I did. He also told me that the lettuce was pre-mixed, but he would make it work. At this point, I didn’t even want to mention that a Caesar salad is all romaine lettuce. I don’t think he would’ve understood anyways. So, a couple minutes later, I get my Greek salad with all romaine lettuce, and 13….13 pepperoncini peppers.
**I always make sure when I ask for all romaine lettuce that they have a Caesar salad on the menu because then I know they have romaine lettuce.