Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I'm trying to be patient

FOUR MONTHS AGO

I pull up to the Taco Bell intercom.
Me: I'd like two tacos and a bean burrito with no onions.
Intercom Voice: FSNRPHRIPHNRANRPHSNARN
Me: Okay thanks.
I pull around to the window.
Me: Did you know your intercom is at an eardrum-blowing level?
Taco Bell lady: Yeah, there's nothing we can do about it.
Me: Ohhhkay.

TWO MONTHS AGO

I pull up to the Taco Bell intercom.
Me: I'd like to try something new. I'll have two tacos and... a spicy chicken burrito.
Voice: Anything else for you?
Me: No. Wait, unless there's onions in the burrito.
Voice: It has fiesta.
Me: .....
Me: Mmm, sounds like a party.
Voice: I'm sorry?
Me: I don't know what you mean when you say it has fiesta.
Voice: The burrito has fiesta in it.
Me: Right. What does that mean?
Voice (clearly annoyed): Fiesta is a combination of onions, tomatoes, and chilis.
Me: So it has onions in it?
Voice: Well, it has fiesta. But yeah, it has onions.
Me: Okay, then on my chicken burrito, hold the fiesta.

TODAY

I pull up to the Taco Bell intercom.
Voice: Can I help you?
Me: I'd like two tacos, a bean burrito, and a nachos.
Total silence for an honest 30 seconds.
Voice: I've got a nachos, a bean burrito, and a nachos?
Me: Close.

6 comments:

{irene} said...

That's so funny...now try to do it being from Spain, having an accent, and living in Arkansas. I obviously never use the drive trough anynmore.

rosa said...

That taco bell is SO lame! The speaker is so loud that I almost had a heart attack every time I went.

Your story reminds me that I need to redeem my coupon for a free item of my choice-- I got it for calling customer service when I got stuck waiting in the drive-thru line for THIRTY FULL MINUTES... And I only got a bean burrito.

They know it doesn't matter because we'll come back anyway. So true...

watchwhathappens said...

maybe try burger king?

stupidramblings said...

What, no hot apple pie?

Anonymous said...

Did you want JFHVJUH with that?
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Chris said...

"Hold the Fiesta" sounds like a good album title.