I’m an office geek, but that’s probably easy to tell. I started my office career about twelve years ago, and I’ve been eating
junk tasty food ever since. I started for my current company when I was 17. I worked out in the shop working mostly in the shipping department. While I was doing this work I usually brought my lunch. It is good to bring your lunch because you know what is in there. (Unless your mommy packs it for you. I don’t remember being able to get her to do this for me.) I brought my lunch because I didn’t have any money, and I only had a 30 minute lunch break. This all changed when I moved into the office a year later.
I started in the office three weeks after I graduated from High School. I didn’t really have any money then either, so it was sack lunches for the first two weeks or so. After that the wonderful world of the drive thru was opened up to me. Back then myself and my office mates would all agree on what was for lunch that day and a few would go pick up the order for the rest. I was the new guy so you can imagine who got to go pick up the food on these occasions. The good thing was we usually called our orders in ahead of time, but not always. This taught us a few tricks when it came to ordering in the drive thru.
- Always have your mind made up before you get to the caller. I don’t like having to wait (this is supposed to be FAST food) so it’s best that I don’t make other people wait. And, you’ve been here before. You know what’s on the menu anyway.
- If you want to make sure your order is fresh change it up a little bit. No onion, extra pickles or double cheese for example. This keeps you from getting a sandwich that has been sitting under the heater for three hours. Unless of course it’s Chicken McNuggets. A little BBQ sauce and those things are delicious no matter what.
- Don’t order anything that is too exotic. (If you’re in a hurry) These items don’t get ordered too often. That means they have to make it from scratch. You know that chicken sandwich you haven’t had in three years? You haven’t had because that’s how long it takes them to make it. KISS….Keep It Simple Stupid.
- Remember that this is a business, and they have unexpected problems too. I can’t count how many times I’ve had to restart my computer at work. I’m sure that they need to do something similar every once in a while. How many times have you wanted to Ctrl Alt Del your chicken sangwich?
- And last, but not least, don’t run through the drive thru too often. Five days a week of cheeseburgers, fries, tacos, fried chicken, milkshakes, fish and chips can’t be too good for you. (This is one that I have a really hard time with. Someone please help me DROP THE CHALUPA!)
This evening I decided that I wanted pizza for dinner. This allowed me to do one of the coolest things ever. I ordered online and went and picked it up. What’s better than a ten-dollar pizza made any way you want it? I’ve done this before, and it may not seem that big a deal, but it saves you from having to sound like an idiot on the phone.
31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. ~ Ephesians 4: 31-32