Sometimes, food orders just don’t just come out a little sheepishly awkward; they come out so inexplicably wrong that we all have to take a moment to pause and think, “Did that really just happen?”
Whether you’re the server or customer, you know exactly just how stressful a restaurant experience can be.
Here are 12 more food order fails to start your day off with some serious secondhand embarrassment.
1. Wrong direction
That is not at all the right mood or service that this poor person was asking for.
my bf told me when he was 17 he worked in a posh hotel and at breakfast some bloke asked him “is this crème fraîche?” and he replied “yeah we don’t serve out of date food” and I can’t stop thinking about it
— lilyanna (@lilyannatrnr) September 2, 2020
2. Ah yes, branding
I want to be on whatever this server is on. Seriously, who hasn’t heard of an Arnold Palmer before?
My brother worked as a server and a customer asked for an Arnold Palmer and he said, “Hold on let me see if he works here.” 😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Sandra Bland’s ghost (@LIDiva) September 3, 2020
Pour us all another one. This is Michelin star worthy treatment right here.
In a wetherspoons and a mate was getting a round in. Someone asked for a tequila rose and he came back with a glass of rose with a shot of tequila dropped in it.
— Phil Mark (@philly_no1) September 3, 2020
Now that’s a totally different flavor palette than first expected.
I once asked for tiramisu in Asda and she took me to the canned foods aisle … she thought I’d asked for a tin of soup
— Jonathan Roberts (@jontycrob) September 3, 2020
5. Honestly, I’d drink it
So long agave, this is the new age replacement for honey.
Someone asked for a chamomile tea so I gave them normal tea with a shot of caramel in it🙃
— Ross Godwin (@rossgoodwin145) September 3, 2020
6. What a cocktail
You’ve heard of beer before liquor, now meet literally-beer-and-wine-in-the-same-glass.
Was at a reception in Dubai some years ago. Ordered a beer and white wine. That was what I got – neatly poured into the same glass.
— Tony Coleman (@RuaTrindade) September 3, 2020
Talk about culture shock.
When my Russian grandmother moved to the US in the fifties, she asked where the sour cream was at the grocery store. The store clerk replied, very proudly, they they didn’t let their cream go sour.
— Cyrus Peterpaul (@CyrusPeterpaul) September 3, 2020
8. The misinterpretation of the century
Good to know that I, too, can now claim that all my muscles are wild.
I worked at Olive Garden and some real winner of a turd wanted to know if “your mussels are wild or farm raised.” He chose to use the pronoun “your” and I distinctly forgot that we had mussels on the menu. So I thought he was asking about my muscles and I said “Wild, I guess.”
— Michael Douglas Hall (@hallmiked) September 3, 2020
She’s technically not wrong, but technically not right either.
Used to work in fast food and a guy came in and asked my friend for a hamburger, she told him we only sold beef burgers. 😳😳
— shannon (@shf0x) September 4, 2020
10. That’s not good
Not good, and certainly not kosher – like, at all.
When I worked at a college cafeteria I didn’t know what kosher was. We were serving a Jewish convention and they asked me if the bacon bits were kosher. I thought they were saying “are these for sure?” Like can we eat them? I was like “sure go ahead”
— trash witch 🎃🦇 (@fleursaugefille) September 4, 2020
So, that was a much needed dose of Schadenfreude. Who knew that crème fraîche could be such a diverse topic of conversation?
What are some of the most awkward food order interactions you’ve witnessed? Share them with us in the comments!