Note: I’ve never worked at McDonald’s before, so I don’t know how their registers work. Sorry if I’m clueless.
This morning, I stopped by a McDonald’s on the way to work. I like their Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit sandwich.
The number for that breakfast combo corresponds to #3. I don’t want that because I have my own coffee with me. (I’m sure I mentioned my AeroPress before.)
Today was the first time I was ticked off from the drive-thru attendee, or whatever their title is called. I stated my order, which was just the sandwich. He asked me to clarify which number. If you’re not getting a combo, you’re not supposed to technically say a number. Right? Anyway, I insisted there wasn’t a number for the sandwich. He told me to hold on, then came back stating that I wanted a #3, but just the sandwich.
At the window, he stated again that next time, it’s a #3. I’m fuming.
Let me create a trickier example to show why this is completely stupid. What if I wanted three Sausage McMuffins with Egg, one Sausage, Egg and Cheese McGriddle, one hash brown, two coffees and an orange juice? If I ordered with his method, this is how it’d sound.
“I’ll have three #2s and one #10. But, I only want one hash brown, two coffees and an orange juice?”
They’d have to think for a few more seconds to subtract three hash browns and one drink. Isn’t that more difficult than just punching in the order word for word? Lame.