Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Order of the day

It's not always waiters and waitresses who mess up our orders. Sometimes, we do it ourselves. The reason can be anything, but it makes the server go "Huh?"

Overheard by a colleague in the lunch queue at Subway sandwich yesterday:

Server - May I have your order, sir?
Hungry guy - Uh... One football please.
Server - Huh??

(Correct order: foot-long meat-ball.)

Overheard in my university canteen many many years ago:

Thirsty guy - Aunty, can I have an iced milo without milo?
Drinks lady - Huh??

(Correct order: iced milo without ice)

Viv (at McDonalds) - Can I have a sausage Macmuffin without the sausage?

Got a story to share?


Added from the comments' section:

Creepa - Can I have chocolate-flavoured vanilla ice-cream?

Overheard by Oxymoron - Can I have a hot 'iced latte'?

Playing in the head of Thisisme - Can I have a chicken terimaki?

Friend of Bivas - The cold coffee is too cold.

Belinda -
Auntie, can I have dry wanton noodles but without wanton, add extra char siew please, thank you.

Dhaval - E
k ek ek glass juice dena.. means ke ek ek ek karke teen glass juice dena.

Overheard by Neihal - Mirchi bhajji, theekha kam.

Manchus - Pizza without cheese.

Cliche - Can I have a sausage Macmuffin without the sausage?

Art -
Can I have a mushroom and tomato soup without mushroom?

Clueless - McChicken without the chicken, please!

Clueless again - So what flavoured vanilla rolls do i get? Strawberry?

Confused Soul's nephew -
Can you please heat this ice lemon tea for me?

Sandew's friend at Subway - Veggie Delight please.
Server- Which veggies?
Sandew's friend - Err none ?

Naresh - One Chicken Pizza without the chicken pieces please!

Friend of Sugar n Spice -
One chicken do pyaaza. Usme onions mat dalna.

World Girl's cousin - I want an egg and bacon muffin without egg and bacon.


creepa said...


creepa said...

I remember once i asked for vanilla icecream ka chocolate flavour!

God!Dunno whr my mind was! :D

Tejal said...

SILVER!!! yaaa.. i dun belive it.. thank u thank u!!

Tejal said...

hahahah.. btw.. football!!

crazy said...

A little out of context ;)

On the first day of our new caterer's, one of the caterers comes to our lunch table and talks to one of my colleagues.

Caterer: Sir, how is the food?
Colleague: Its good, its good !
Caterer: Any suggestions sir?
Colleage: Nahi bhai, its good !!
Caterer: Which items did you like specially ?
Colleague: Aaj main upwaas mein hoon !!

All the people at the table 'rofl'ed so hard ki woh caterer bhaag gaya. Obviously uski batti nahi jali thi ki he assumed they would suck like they always do ... :))

oxymoron said...

time to brag abt my nick:-
some of the stories that'll come up, will actually be talking abt - - - - - - o x y m o r o n s - - - - -
anywayz, have heard at a coffee shop:
can i have a hot 'iced latte'

Thisisme said...

hahaha...i dunno if this is the right place to write this..but when i went to subway for the 1st time in uk...i had to order chicken teriyaki..and dunno absurd as it sounds..chicken terimaki kept playin in my head..had to try hard to say the right word :D (maybe such words come naturally to a delhiwali :D)

of course..slips of the tongue r one of my college roomies..she had this habit of sayin "naune po" for "paune no" when asked abt time..v used to luv askin her the time whenever it was "naune po" :D

Cheeku said...

Thinking of restaurants, i remember this little incident that happened when in college:

Friend n me were eating cutlets in an eatery outside college. it was terrible... no amount of sauce made it taste good... so both of us said aloud: "these guys need to change their cutlet recipe, this one sucks big time"...

and lo behold! next time we went there the waiter served us complimentary cutlets, new recipe, new taste and i must say, it was awesome!


Bivas said...

Lol...happens quite a few times...
I remember once at a cafe...a friend was complaining that the Cold Koffee was indeed too cold! (of course the reference was actually to too much ice n less of coffee!)

Belinda said...

Auntie, can I have dry wanton noodles but without wanton, add extra char siew please, thank you.

Wendelin said...

Date: some three weeks ago
Place: Upscale mall Starbucks in Shanghai, China

Me: One medium hot chocolate, please.
Server: Do you want ice in that, madam?

Dhaval Faria said...

hehehe nice one.. remind me of few days back.. me and my 2 friends went to this juice wala.. and ordered him like this..

ek ek ek glass juice dena.. means ke ek ek ek karke teen glass juice edena.. for few secs he had priceless expressions on his face :D

Neihal said...


this I hear often,
Mirchi bhajji, theekha kam.


oxymoron said...

Thisisme's comment reminds me that in Indonesian language:
terimakis means 'thanks a lot'!

Manchus said...

How about 'Pizza without Cheese' :) I do order that and I get it right these days. Probably, because the Pizza person knows my order. First time everyone has a quizzical looks!! I totally understand, but I just cannot eat cheese.

cliche said...

i always ask for the sausage mcMuffin at mcdonalds without the sausage:)

Art said...

I had once aseked for a mushroom and tomato soup without mushroom :)
Dint get it like that though

Clueless said...

I do the "McChicken without the chicken, please!" thing quite often. You'd think the McDonald's people would've gotten used to it by now, but they still give me puzzled stares everytime I say something like that ;)

Macho Girl said...

Clueless once asked confused soul what she wanted from the supermarket to which CS replied that she wanted Vanilla rolls. Our dearest clueless asks CS..

"so what flavoured vanilla rolls do i get? Strawberry?"

I posted that on my blog ages ago. Clueless says the darnest things sometimes :P :P

Sandew said...

My veggie friend in Subway (first time ).

Friend - Veggie Delight please.
Server- Which veggies?
Friend - err none ?

Naresh said...

One Chicken Pizza widout the Chicken pieces plz!

Bivas said...

Profile is confusing!

PizzaDude said...

This one is litte out of context, but hilarious -

(At one eatery in Bangalore serving South Indian, North Indian and "Chinese" food)
Friend - Can I have a plate of Cauliflower Manchurian ?
Waiter - Sorry maam, we serve only Gobi Manchurian.

Iday said...

I dont remember hearing anything of this sort :) Guess when i enter a restaurant, only my mouth works ;)

Next time when i go to eat somewhere, i'll try to keep my ears open.

Full2 Faltu said...

remember Sally's order from "When Harry Met Sally"

Sally Albright: But I'd like the pie heated and I don't want the ice cream on top, I want it on the side, and I'd like strawberry instead of vanilla if you have it, if not then no ice cream just whipped cream but only if it's real; if it's out of the can then nothing.
Waitress: Not even the pie?
Sally Albright: No, I want the pie, but then not heated.

(Taken from IMDB)


Confused Soul said...

Lol!!! Too funny..

To add to this:

Confused Soul: Hey, since you're going to fair price, can you please get me a packet of vanilla rolls? Thanks.
Clueless [very seriously]: Sure, which flavour though? Strawberry?


One more..

My nephew had a cold but he wanted to have ice lemon tea.. and my sister didn't want to give him cold stuff.. so she bought ice lemon tea, and went up to the counter and said "can you please heat this ice lemon tea for me?" Those people burst out laughing!

Confused Soul said...

Oh I see Macho girl has already told you about the vanilla rolls incident :P

Anoop Sundaram said...

this one aint on the customer.. it was on the waitress instead
This was at Komala's on Lil India near Mustafa...

The person in the queue before me - Set Dosa
Cashier - you have to take mrt to harbour front and take bus from there...

apparently, someone has been asking her directions jus before that and she mistook set dosa as "Sentosa". the girl was laughing for some good 20 minutes after that.

Manish said...

badhiya hai :)

Sugar n Spice said...

Hey,nice post.Reminded me of a friend who hates onions and ordered for chicken do pyaaza at a restaurant and told the waiter 'usme onions mat dalna'!! n being in hyd,I've often heard people ordering for spicy chilly chicken with 'extra kharam'!

The Girl Who Sold The World said...

Usually sane cousin at McDonald's at breakfast time: I want an egg and bacon muffin without egg and bacon. :D
Me to my mom (every single day): No tadke-waali daal/rajmah/saag. Poor thing. Those things are impossible without tadka. She used to make it all separately for me. And because of this silly habit of mine, I still end up saying in desi restaurants: daal makhni without tadka. Gosh!

PS: My gmail space limit has exceeded. I can't email you guys. The stupid thing isn't allowing me. Waaaaaaaaaa! :'( Halp!

Sayesha said...

Ahahahaha! Step on the stage, ma'am, you've been quoted! :)

Hehehe... welcome welcome! :D

Hahahaha! Bechara! :P


Hai raaaam! Kya zamana aa gaya hai! Mann mein itnaaa saraa paaaap?? Ganga snaan kar le beti! :P

Whoa! Reminds of the time I blogged about a restaurant and they sent me 24 bottles of drinks! :D

Hahaha! I've said that too - ice-cream is too cold! :P

Hahahaha! :D

Hehehehe... :P

Shabash! Confuse kar diya bechaare ko! :D

Hahahaha! :D

I thought that was Malay? Terima kasih = Thank you?

Hahahaha! :D

Hehehehe! :P

Shabash! :D

Yeah, seen the puzzled looks a lot whenever Viv orders! :D

Hahahahaha! :D

Hahahahahah! :D

Oh man! What did you want - just the pizza bread and cheese? :P

Nahin re! Viv hasn't commented on this post... but I remembered his order and added that in! :P

Hahahahahahahaha! :D

Hehehe... yeah do that! :D

#Full2 Faltu,
Hahaha! Yeah that scene was priceless! :D

#Confused Soul,
Hahahaha! :D

Hahahahaha! ROFL! :D

Thanks! :)

#Sugar n Spice,
Hahaha! It should be called 'Chicken No Pyaza' eh? :P :P

#World Gal,
Hahahaha! Jaisa cousin, waisi err.. cousin! :P
ps: Delete old emails yaar!