I went to McDonald’s last night at 11:30, right before they closed. I really wanted a smoothie, particularly a strawberry-banana one. They are delicious, which is quite surprising…anyways, this is the conversation that took place between me and the girl working there.
Me: Can I get a strawberry-banana smoothie and..
Girl: I am sorry, I took the machine apart to clean it. I am really sorry.
Me: It is okay, can I get a…
Girl: Actually, you cannot get any of the smoothies, frappes, or milkshakes. You can get a McFlurry.
Me: Oh, well I just wanted a sandwich. Can I still get one of those?
Girl: Yes, you can. I am sorry.
Me: No need to apologize, just get me a filet-o-fish and a crispy chicken club.
The whole thing reminded me of Mitch Hedberg’s joke about a dry cleaner:
I was walking by a dry cleaner at 3 a.m., and it said “Sorry, we’re closed.” You don’t have to be sorry. It’s 3 a.m., and you’re a dry cleaner. It would be ridiculous for me to expect you to be open. I’m not gonna walk by at ten a.m. and say, “Hey, I walked by at three, you guys were closed. Someone owes me an apology. This jacket would be halfway done!”
It would be ridiculous of me to be angry at the girl for cleaning the smoothie machine. I am guessing she has gotten yelled at by people before, which is quite sad. People need to learn to be a little more patient and understanding when it comes to people in the service industry.