912: When the item in the display doesn’t match up as closely as what you expected
Chicken Soup Catastrophe
Today at a restaurant I was sitting with my best friend and her and I were ordering a quick and simple lunch meal. Well on the menu it read Lunch special for the day was bowl of soup and grilled cheese sandwich. We thought why not go for that?!
We asked the waitress what the soup of the day and the response was “probably chicken soup” and then told us about other lunch specials. After she left we e at each other and said “probably” well that probably should have been our clue to not consider this edible option but we thought why not have a broth like soup with chicken and veggies to warm us up on the cool afternoon.
Well needless to say shortly thereafter we got the plate and was told that the plate was hot and that the soup would be a bit cool since they set it out and then waited for the grilled cheese. There were 3 things wrong with the order when set in front of us:
- First off, thank you for the honesty but why still send us poorly served food Ask us if we want to wait longer or option out the soup to get reheated if necessary.
- Secondly, this is not the standard chicken soup broth like mix it was more of a chowder pot pie like thickness. Added to the fact the waitress told us that the crock pot was slow and the noodles mushed together.
- Finally, it’s cool to near cold. I did find a “hot spot” and decided to fold over the soup thinking the middle was hot and it would evenly distribute the heat. Apparently it was cold all the way around.
Well I’m not a fan of resending food but it was properly heated and my friend didn’t get charged since it wasn’t what was displayed or conceived to taste or look. What a lunch disaster.
Thanks to Lindsey R for this inspiration.
As you can see above the upper left hand photo displays a beautiful bouquet of flowers that were to be sent to my friend. Apparently when ordered a week before Valentine’s, and on the the day of the holiday when delivered they looked like the following 3 photos to the right. Embarrassing, I know that love shall never die but need the flowers die before it can prosper and bloom? Who wants wilted flowers half way hanging onto their lives?
Now how awfully deceiving is that?!