I wish I was a radio song, the one that you turned up...
I've got you under my skin...

Whatever you want, I'll give it to you...

How well do you all remember Lethal Weapon 2? That was the film that introduced Joe Pesci's character, Leo Getz ("Whatever you need... Leo Getz!"). His big claim to fame in the movie was his tirade against drive-thru restaurant service. As you may recall, it went a little something like this...

They FUCK YOU at the drive-thru, okay? They FUCK YOU at the drive-thru! They know you're gonna be miles away before you find out you got fucked! They know you're not gonna turn around and go back, they don't care. So who gets fucked? Ol' Leo Getz! Okay, sure! I don't give a fuck! I'm not eating this tuna, okay?

Last night, I actually wanted the damn tuna.

I went to Panera Bread and ordered a tuna salad sandwich (singularly the best tuna salad sandwich that's not made by Katie) to go. I was on my way to class and in a hurry so I'm sure you can see where this is going.

I get to school for class and open the sandwich. Lo and behold... turkey. Not that I have a problem with turkey, but it was not tuna salad!

And my reaction lends complete credence to Leo's theory... I was too far away to turn around and head back. They fucked me.

At least they got the apple right.

Bastards. I'm checking next time.

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Chase

HATE drive-thru people!!

I've made a vow to myself that I'll always sit and look verrrry closely at all my food before pulling away. It might piss everyone else off, but at least I never get shafted on my salsa or Arby's sauce!

BA

Re: Click the Cans, I would beg to differ. My Dolphins are in need of help whereever they may get it. Oh...and with the Cans too. :)

Hilly

Panera has noticibly been declining both here and in Northern CA so it is funny that you mentioned this story. Every time they run out of something, they don't tell us and just substitute it, so we don't go anymore....if we DO go, we check the bag before we leave. What I found odd was that they kept doing the same thing to my sister up north with her soup selections.....uhhhh, how about a "We're out of that; what else would you like?"

Fucktards.

ms. sizzle

i LOVE lethal weapon 2 because of joe pesci. :)

diane

Ohhhhh, I hate that!!!
And I try to remind myself to check my delivery or takeout or whatever before they/I leave, but I often forget.
Recently I ordered a BLT somewhere and was very adamant that I wanted NO mayonaise. The waitress arrived and said, "BLT, no mayo?" Yep, that was me. I took a bite and could tell immediately there was mayo. It was obvious someone in the kitchen had just scraped off the mayo, but there was still a film. I flagged the waitress down and she got kind of huffy with me, until I said, "Yeah, well, I'm ALLERGIC to mayonaise so even a wee little could cause me to die."
Not really, I just get violently ill. But you better believe it got me an apology!

kilax

I always check the bag before I leave the drive-thru. It is a good habit to have, especially if they are busy when you visit.

I worked at McDonald's for four years, and as hard as we tried, every once in a while, during a rush, we would grab the wrong sandwich.

Allison

I had that happen the other day. Took the kids through the McD's drive through for a quick dinner before the babysitter arrived. Got home and they'd forgotten to put my son's cheeseburger in the bag. Bastards.

Since McD's is only 5 minutes from the house, my husband drove over and got new food while I finished getting ready to go out and went to pick up the sitter.

I hate that.

Erin

That's why I love the little courtesy spaces near the drive-thru. Due to horrific aversion to ketchup and mustard since childhood, I always check.

And thanks for the heads up on the Campbell's thing! Texans duly voted for! :)

Rabbit

The McDonald's near my parents came up with this brilliant idea: "If we mess up your drive-thru order, the next one is free!" That lasted a month. They nearly went out of business on the policy.

Dagny

I always check the bag before pulling away from the drive-through. The Taco Bell I used to hit at 2 a.m. was known for sometimes mixing up orders. And nothing worse than getting the wrong food at that time of the night.

Dustin

Dane's there for ya, buddy.

kapgar

Chase, the thing is that I usually do check. But I never thought Panera would screw me in such an uncomfortable place ("What? Like the back of a Volkswagen?).

BA, no! Only votes for Bears are acceptable! You got the regular season win, you can give us the Cans win!

Hilly, I've never had that problem with Panera. Yikes. Hope this isn't an indicator of the bad to come.

Sizzle, he was funny in that. But the whole Riggs/Murtaugh dynamic made the entire series for me. Mel Gibson was normal then!

diane, I've wanted to pull the allergic bit with Chicago style hot dog vendors to see what could happen.

kilax, usually I attribute mistakes to the cashier for ringing it up wrong. That's what usually happens at Panera anyway. But I checked this receipt and it indeed said "tuna." They got all the condiments and the bread right otherwise.

Allison, I hate it too. Did they give Scott a hard time about it at all?

Erin, no!!! Must vote BEARS!!

Rabbit, now that's funny.

Dagny, that can easily ruin a drunken stupor, can't it?

Dustin, nice!

SJ

I call this Drive-Thru Roulette. Will you get home and have what you ordered? Or will you have someone else's bag? You too can play!

Checking only helps if you have easily-recognizable items. At Taco Bell, you'd have to unwrap and open everything to be sure you've got the right gorditas and burritos.

Erin

hey, your Bears are #3 in most improved clicks, so they don't need my help either. Go Texans!

kapgar

SJ, even unwrapped, it's hard to tell what's what at Taco Bell. The mystery is half the fun!

Erin, really? They weren't even on that list the last we checked (last night). Cool!

SJ

I forgot to say in my previous comment, this is my second-favorite Cheap Trick song!

kapgar

I always found it funny that the two biggest Cheap Trick hits were not written by them. "The Flame" was written for them by someone on the outside. And, of course, there's "Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis.

SJ

Hmm. I would have picked "Dream Police" and "I Want You To Want Me" as their biggest hits.

kapgar

Many might. But in terms of the Top 40 charts, it was the other two. I remember reading this one time some years ago. But your two songs have longer staying power. People still like them even now (not that we don't like the newer two) whereas Flame and Cruel were very fast chartbusters.

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