TalesFromYourServer: You're losing a sale!
I’ve posted here a few times and stated I work on a carnival food cart. The best thing about this job was the fact we didn’t have to suck up to customers and worry about reviews.
Earlier today I was reminded of a story from a few years ago.
It’s mid afternoon and things are pretty slow. A woman walks up and sets a pile of change of the counter. I figure she wanted a water or something since that was a dollar. C for customer. M for me.
C: I want a funnel cake.
M: Funnel cakes are $5.
C: Well make me one the size this can get me.
Now my boss is very clear, we don’t do half orders. Not to mention this lady’s change is not even $2.50.
M: We only make one size, ma'am. I’m sorry.
C: I know how you make them. Just make it smaller.
I count her change out of curiosity now. 98 cents.
M: One fifth of a funnel cake isn’t going to be much. Plus it won’t cook evenly with so little in the ring.
Lady is starting to get frustrated and flustered.
C: I know how you make them. Just make a small one.
M: We don’t do that. I’m sorry.
At this point a coworker comes over and reinforces my previous statements. The customer is rather angry now and scoops up her 98 cents.
C: Well you just lost a dollar!
M: No ma'am, I lost 98 cents.