Monday, July 25, 2011

The Sign Isn't Lying

Do you ever have those times when you're looking at an advertisement in the paper or on one of those obnoxious coupon websites and you somehow know "Wow, that's way too good to be true", then to your surprise after reading the fine print you realize it is too good to be true? I hate when that happens as well. In the case of where I worked though the ads they had, on the wall, in bold face, obnoxious yellow text were very easy to understand. They weren't all sales either(most sales were on the whiteboard), but merely pointed out what extra additions you could include with your meal to save a few cents on extra delights. You know, combos.
 I'm still lost when I try to understand what on earth she was talking about. It was obvious from the sign on the wall what extra fees were included to turn it into a combo meal. Most other fast food restaurants have combos, but they're numbered and show what you can get. Was it that hard for her to understand that we normally sold sandwiches by themselves and you had to pay extra for your drink and chips or fries? Maybe she was ignorant. Perhaps she was cheap? Or perhaps she was trying to get extra free food. I'm going to go with the latter assumptions. Luckily this only happened one time, and to be honest, she wasn't quite this obnoxious. Frank's(the manager screaming) frustration due to this would have made you feel she acted that way though, so it's fitting.


  1. Lol, I've worked in fast food before and while I've never had this happen to me, I've had my share to stupid customers.

    But I have to say, I DO think those signs are false advertising. I'm from Australia where all advertised prices already include tax, so you know EXACTLY how much you'll pay when you buy something, it's the price on the board, nothing added. But I was in the states recently and that just bugged the hell out of me. "Oh that looks pretty cheap! Look, I have exact change." You get to check out... oh yea...FFFFFFF, not right. Bloody tax.


  2. In America it really isn't false advertising, but you have to remember tax isn't included in the price(except on things like gasoline). A lot of people where I live have to stop and think about the price of something sometimes because on fast food there's an 11.5% tax on it, which increases the total a lot.