It happened again last night. Daughter Lindsay and I went to the local Wendy's for a quick supper. She is my witness that the Wendy's people failed to get it right. Again. For about like the gazillionth time.
Here's how the order went:
Girl: Hi. Welcome to Wendy's. May I take your order.
Me: Yes, I'd like the #8 Homestyle Chicken Sandwich combo, sized medium, with a diet coke. Please add everything you got onto the sandwich - I mean add cheese, add pickle, add onions, add lettuce, add tomatoes, add mayo, and add catsup. Everything.
Girl: You want everything on your sandwich?
Me: Yes. Everything.
Girl: (She asks her coworker what key to push, he tells her, and she pushes the key marked "Everything.")
Girl: Would you like the combo?
Me: Yes. (I had already said that in my opening spiel.)
Girl: What would you like to drink?
Me: Diet coke. (I had already said that too in my opening spiel.)
Girl: What size would you like your combo?
Me: Medium. (Again, I had already said that in my opening spiel.)
Girl: Will there be anything else?
Me: No thank you. That's all.
Did the sandwich come out correct? Of course not, because she pressed the "everything" key. I don't want That everything. I want the Other Everything, I guess.
I think I have this figured out though. Finally.
I need to tell her to press her "Everything" key. Then I need to say the following:
Me: Now press "Add cheese."
Now press "add pickles."
Now press "add onions."
Now press "add catsup."
Now press "add mayo."
What I think I have finally figured out, after all these sandwich disappointments, is that the "Everything" key really only means lettuce and tomato. I think.
So I went back up to the counter and very kindly asked and then waited patiently until they added all the stuff I wanted in the first place.