You know that sudden wave of embarrassment that hits when your server says, “Enjoy your meal,” and you say, “You too,” without skipping a beat?
Well, imagine that times a thousand, and that’s the right level of cringe in this next food meme dump.
Here are 13 painfully cringe-worthy food order fails that’ll have you facepalming into next week.
1. Well, that went right over their heads
As long as those ladies had a good time – that’s what matters.
I used to work in a Cafe and when little old ladies used to ask for a pot of tea and a pot of extra hot water, I’d say “ we use boiling water love. That’s the hottest water you can get “
None of them got it but I love laughing at my own jokes
— Dom 🏆 (@dommer14) September 3, 2020
2. Just add some kick
Yes, that is 100% definitely what makes a wine Chilean.
My mate worked in a wine bar for a bit an a customer asked her for “a Chilean red wine” an she went to mix the house red with Tabasco sauce😂😂😂
— skinnylegend m8 wbu? (@granolapooicide) September 3, 2020
3. There’s an SAT word
A restaurant without any napkins honestly sounds like it’d be a hit in Williamsburg.
When I was 18 a customer asked me for a serviette, I had never heard the word (not exactly a commonly used phrase in the west of Scotland) so just told them we didn’t do them 🤦🏻♀️
— Miss Campbell (@EJCHistory) September 10, 2020
I’m sure this customer appreciated the effort, no matter how misguided.
My wife once worked in a bar and was asked for a pint of lager and a bitter lemon. After looking confused and cheking the second part of the order a couple of times she poured the pint of lager and then got a slice 'bit of' lemon and put it in an empty glass next to the lager 🤣
— Peter Willcox (@pierremonfrere) September 3, 2020
5. Ah, innocence
Oh, to be young and totally naive again.
A girl I worked with, not long turned 18.
A customer asked her for a dry white wine. She looked at them and said we only serve wet wine here. The girl then proceeded to tell us the story as if the customer was the daftie.
— Jen (@jafflecakes) September 4, 2020
6. Life across the pond
Crazy how “pudding” basically means “dessert” in the UK.
I was a waitress at a ski lodge in NY and a British family had dinner. I overheard the Dad say "you can't have any pudding until you finish your supper" and I said oh sorry, we won't have pudding anyway.
— outofpdx (@outofpdx) September 3, 2020
Imagine having this kind of unbridled trust in what people say.
When I was small, my mother sent me to the garden with a tray of juice during a party. One guy, joking, declined, on the grounds that he "didn't drink". Later I went round with a tray of biscuits and asked him "Do you eat?"
— DarkStardust (@redgoldrush) September 4, 2020
8. Just no
Pro tip: there’s a distinct difference between the words “scallop” and “scalloped.”
9. An acquired taste
That’s another level of seafood.
This reminds me of being 15 and waitressing, and asking a diner if they’d like Parmesan on their calamari as I thought it was a type of pasta
— Katt Wade (@KattW_) September 3, 2020
That is not at all the mood that this person was going for.
My friend ordered cheese and biscuits at a hotel, they brought her chocolate biscuits and a slice of cheese
— jill (@munro_burton) September 3, 2020
11. That’s some delicacy
I don’t blame this person at all. That’s exactly what the name sounds like.
I refused to let my mum cook me toad in the hole for years because I thought it was some fancy French food like frogs legs!
— Andy (@Jonesidentity) September 3, 2020
12. Send help
Well, that’s exactly the kind of service I’d expect from a Jersey dive bar at 2AM.
I order honey mustard dressing – & I was given a packet of honey and a packet of mustard. It was 2 am in a dive cafe in jersey …. but that is a whole different story …..
— Nan Dudley🐝 (@Centerlefts) September 3, 2020
Those fails are so crazy that they actually make the average restaurant-goer look like a Michelin reviewer.
Just remember these awful interactions the next time you’re feeling down, and I guarantee your self-esteem will skyrocket in moments.
What are some of the most cringe-worthy food orders you’ve heard?
Share them with us in the comments!