Peaches Prattlings

{August 1, 2017}   Really? You made the mistake…

I got in a little late to my destination, then everything is a little off.

My flight was delayed an hour, that meant my drive was delayed as well. I landed in St Louis, got my bag, then the rental car, it was still light out. I was originally due to land about 6pm, we landed about 7pm, I arrived in Mt Vernon about 830pm. I dropped my bags and headed out in search of food, not wanting to eat too late, but hungry.

I stopped at the grocery store to pick up a few things then went to Taco Bell, I was going to get a quick burrito, rice and beans, that’s what a vegan eats at Taco Bell, if you’re curious. At the grocery store I had picked up guacamole, cheese and sour creme, vegan, of course.

I ended up ordering a salad, no dairy I told the cashier, I’m allergic to dairy. She indicated no sour creme or cheese. When I got the order, almost 10/15 minutes later, have you ever waited that long at a Taco Bell? That’s after waiting five minutes for someone to realize I was standing at the register. There were at least seven people working behind the counter. Drive thru was busy, inside, not so much.

When I got the order, there was a green sauce on the salad, I asked what that was, the guy looked at me like I had distirbed him. Then he remembered, it’s ranch dressing. Does that have dairy? Um… do you mind finding out? I’m allergic to dairy. He didn’t really appreciate this question since he didn’t know.

Someone finally told him yes, it has dairy. Ok, could you make me another one? I am allergic to dairy. He looked at me like I had three heads. I’m sorry, I wasn’t the one who made it incorrectly. I could hear them grumbling, she said no cheese or sour creme, I distinctly remember saying no dairy, including the cheese and sour creme.

Why post signs about food allergies if you are not going to respect what the customer tells you? You should have seen the look he gave me when he gave me the new one, which had cheese on it, by the way.

As I was leaving and taking my order with me, he actually asked me to take the incorrect order. What am I supposed to do with it? I don’t know, but we can’t take food back to the kitchen.

Really? So if an order is wrong, you make the customer responsible for disposing of it? Every time? Not cool. Bad form Taco Bell late shift in Mt Vernon.

At least my dairy free Ben & Jerry’s salted caramel made up for it!


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