A couple of years ago we decided to treat the kids at Chick-Fil-A, one of their favorite places. When we got there, I noticed they had some new milk shakes. Now I’m not really a huge milk shake fan, but they had a mint chocolate chip flavor, and it just so happens that I love just about anything that combines mint with chocolate. So as I was thinking about ordering it, I asked the guy behind the register, “Are the mint chip shakes any good?”
He replied, “No way, they’re disgusting!” As I was trying to pick my jaw up off the floor, he must have noticed my unbelief because he proceeded to convince me: “No really, they are nasty. We have to put this gross green crap in them.” I must still not have looked convinced because he left and came back with a pitcher of green goop and put it in front of my face. He even offered to let me smell it! “See isn’t this disgusting?” he asked as he swirled it around with the spoon.
By then the manager had walked by and overheard some of the conversation. His face turned kind of pale.
I can still see the checker’s face when I told him I’d take one anyway. He must have thought he’d never seen a bigger fool. I don’t know, though, I may have just saved his job. As I walked away with my milk and green crap, I heard the manager say, “Don’t EVER say anything like that again!”
Only you would have ordered it anyway–maybe because he tried to talk you out of it?
I’m still chuckling at the thought of your milkshake moment. And, I agree, your ordering that shake probably did indeed save his job. CFA takes great strides at offering good customer service…he apparently missed that training moment.
The truth may not only set you free, but might also make you one of the unemployed! 😉
Susan Evans says
Elizabeth Grimes says
That’s hilarious! How did it taste?
I can believe this!! I managed a Mcdonalds for a very (very) long time and you would not believe some of the things those goofy kids do!!
Oh my gosh that is funny. Well, you DID ask 🙂
And I guess he had a conscience because he apparently couldn’t lie.
At least he was giving his honest opinion! I always appreciate honesty. So, was the milkshake good, or indeed crappy?
WHAT?? That is so shocking to me!! Love that you still ordered one!
I agree with the others, I’d appreciate the honesty. It is funny, though!
We used to have a bagel sandwich shop where you could pick all the toppings for your sandwich. Among other things, I ordered capers. The guy said “really? are you sure?” (yes) “have you ever had them?” (yes) “and you want them on your sandwich?” (Yes! please).
That’s awesome! But, you didn’t say if it was any good??? Dieing to know 🙂
The shake? It was okay! Not gross, but probably not the best I’ve ever had. I kind of wonder though…how much influence his advice on it had…
Oh. My. Goodness! I’ve never had the milk chocolate, but their vanilla milkshakes are really good! (no green stuff!)
Hahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa. oh my gosh, now that is funny!! Oh thatbgave me a good laugh…….
Sarah @ Frugal Fun for Boys says
That is so funny! What was he thinking? He must not have an appreciation for shakes. Ice cream in general is not my favorite, but Chic-fil-a shakes are great!