Merry Shrimp

December 15, 2006 @ 09:12 pm ๐Ÿ”— Post Link

food, work



Wow. Some co-workers and I were getting lunch take-out at a Ho-Lee Chow. We ordered no problem. Then a women walked in and wasnโ€™t sure what she wanted. She asked for shrimp and was trying to find out what her options were with shrimp. The counter guy, letโ€™s call him Billy appeared flustered and upset. Billy cut her off mid-sentence opened a menu in front of her and exclaimed while pointing at various spots on the menu: Shrimp! Shrimp! Shrimp! Shrimp! Shrimp! These all shrimp! What you want! The women seemed a little flustered by him and didnโ€™t order any shrimp at all. She then wanted a Vegetable Dish *without* mushroom and *without* egg. Billy exclaimed, you want it without egg? Then stormed off and said something to the chef in another language. I thought the poor woman was going to cry. Merry freaking Christmas.

Speaking of Merry Christmasโ€ฆtoday our CEO cancelled the three days off between X-mas and New Yearโ€™s. I donโ€™t get this at all. We had the days off last yearโ€ฆ there isnโ€™t a major release coming out during those daysโ€ฆ most of the staff *is* gone anywayโ€ฆ and yet I have to use holidays now to be off those days. What a kick in the pants. We donโ€™t get a Christmas bonus so *at least* last year these days *felt* like they were in lieu of one. Sighโ€ฆ it is pretty disappointing, especially with the short notice. (and prior to today we were led to believe those day were going to be offโ€ฆ)