Thursday, November 27, 2008

Perhaps You Didn't Hear Me

I don't understand why some drive-thru employees [I'm talking to you, Wildwood Chick-fil-A] don't respond when I thank them for my food. It's not like they're too busy or not paying attention to me, and it happens often.

I pull up, hand over my money, and...silence. Receive my change/card, receipt, and...silence. Food hand-off, I reply with a thank you, and...silence. I mean, come on, now. That's just rude. I know you heard me, saw my lips moving, and alls I get is a blank stare.

Dude, I'm sorry that you have to be working the drive-thru and all, but that's not my fault. In fact, it might not be long before I join you, although Publix is my first stop. All I ask for is a smile with my extra pickles. It's not hard. I even went first, just acknowledge my friendliness.

I guess what I don't get is that it's not in my nature to just ignore someone who speaks to me, especially if that person is being gracious towards me. And trust me, I am always gracious at the CFA window.