Thursday, September 30, 2010

The great fast-food conspiracy

It's not what you think.
As if it isn't bad enough that the fast-food chains of the world offer ginormous serving sizes and charge you less for those than they do for the regular size servings, thus forcing you to purchase the over sized servings;  I have recently uncovered another menacing plot of theirs.
What is it? What could it be?

Let me just explain how I came by this little discovery.
Tuesday September 28, 2010
I stopped at a well known hamburger chain after dropping my girls off at Activity Days, to pick up some burgers for dinner. I'd just returned home about three hours prior from my long road trip to Utah, and had NO desire to prepare dinner.
I ordered 12 cheeseburgers, 3 medium fries and a couple drinks.
Upon getting into my car, I discovered that I was short one cheeseburger. Swearing ensued.
I was tired. I didn't feel like going all the way back inside to complain about my missing burger. So, I just complained all the way home instead.
Wednesday September 29, 2010
I decided to stop and have lunch with my husband at his work.
I chose the drive-thru at a well known taco chain. I ordered about four taco type things, nachos and cheese sauce (for the boys)  and an order of cinnamon twisty things.
I exited the drive-thru lane and peeked inside my bags to make sure I got everything. Lo and behold, I was missing my cinnamon twisty things!!!!!!!! Tongue biting ensued. Would have been swearing but four little ears in the back seat helped me to hold my tongue. Well, one swear word might have slipped out.
I was definitely not going inside, because of my precious cargo--it's a royal pain in the kiester to get them out of the car, and I wasn't going back through the drive-thru lane. So I just grumbled all the way to Jon's work.

Do you see what's going on here? Aside from the fact that I obviously eat too much fast-food?

Inconspicuously, one dollar at a time; they're ripping us off!!!!!
Think about it.


Kristina P. said...

Makes perfect sense.

gigi said...

I can't stand that!! I will sit there and hold the whole lane up as I pull everything out of my bags just to make sure I have it all. It has happened one to many times to us too. Sorry, but way to hold your tounge :)

Connie said...

You should call when you get home and swear at them! That would make them think twice about ripping you off!
(You might feel better too!

Terresa said...

Same goes for Walmart. Every time I go there, I check my receipt, item by item. More than half of the time, they double charged me, and no matter what else is going on (or how angry I get), I turn around and go right to the return line, show the clerk, and get my $$$ back for whatever item(s) I **didn't** buy.

I don't notice this happening at Target, but then, I don't get my groceries there, just clothes & toys & stuff. Weird, huh??

Terresa said...

PS: Sorry London fell through, maybe another time. SLC is a fun place to visit, especially before the snow hits, and even for a funeral, too. Seeing family when a loved one passes can be so bonding & healing.

(((hugs))) to you at this time.

Laura said...

The EXACT same thing happened to me the other day - they left out the fries! And I've had it happen before - I think you're on to something! Creepy, irresponsible, don't care attitude of the drive through teenagers (oh, my, I've become my father) LOL!

Anonymous said...

Dontcha HATE it when that happens!!!!
i usually do what you do-- and dont go in. but spencer is totally different=-- he will go in and somehow he will come out with the food they forgot to put in the bag PLUS extra that they gave him to try to make it up to him! seriously!!!

tammy said...

Seriously drives me crazy!

Deila said...

Yea, better to hold up the line and check the bag right then and there, as they hand them through the window. They've made money off of me too! You never go back when you have kids to juggle.