Thursday, November 09, 2006

Waiting at The Bell.

With the plethora of facinating and important debates currently taking place in this country and around the world, I feel compelled to break my long blogging silence and begin an over-due discussion about... Taco Bell.

Lately when I go to the drive-thru, they greet me with “How ya doin?” Which is cute. What’s less cute is that when I reply like a civilized human by saying “Fine, thank you” the conversation abruptly ends.

I’d have thought that anybody capable of, you know, eating, would recognize that the next line in this script ought to be some variation of the message “What can I get for you?” but it seems that’s not the case. I suppose I could just go ahead with my order (as I’m sure they expect me to) but I don’t. I wait them out every time. You know why? Because no matter what their bosses may be telling them, the proper response to “Hi, how are you?” is not “Two chicken burritos please.”

And since I generally figure if somebody is doing something stupid they might want to know about it, I thought I’d drop a quick line to the Taco Bell brass to let them know that their greeting policy makes their order-takers look like imbeciles. Along with the 14 (fourteen!) required fields on their website's contact form, know what it said?


Huh. Stymied again.


Blogger drinkspiller said...

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8:02 AM  
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8:03 AM  
Blogger drinkspiller said...

First off, it's good to have you back and blogging, DG. I can only hope that this is the first post as part of participation in Blogtember.

Secondly, this scenario where you awkwardly and insistently wait for them to play by the script is crying to be videotaped several times over, edited in succession, and posted as a short an Rituallab before some schmuck reads it here and gets in on You-Know-Who Tube

8:04 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

This is awesome... and it only took me a couple weeks to read it. I am a loyal fan. :)

What is Blogtember? My comp won't let me look at the url.

5:36 PM  
Blogger drinkspiller said...

You should meet up for lunch with this guy:

12:17 AM  

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