The KFC near my house is turning out to be a guaranteed source of entertainment. Some of you may remember the funny math involved where ordering a cup of water saved me money on my dinner. I didn’t even share the story where I got into a 15 minute dialogue over the cost of corn. Seriously, I did. Last weekend, the KFC stayed true to form with yet another tale of hilarity.
Background: A friend and I are hungry. It’s late – almost 10:30PM. Our first stop was the Wendy’s down the street, but service was slow and after watching the cashier goof on the orders before ours, and standing waiting to place or order for 5 minutes, we took that as a sign to try another place. Next stop – Kentucky Fried Chicken. We pulled up to the front of the store. The lights are off but an employee is walking out. We ask if they’re closed. He turns, speaks to someone in the back of the restaurant, then motions for us to go through the drive-thru.
The following is my best recollection of the conversation that followed once we pulled up to the drive-thru:
Voice from the box (VFTB): We’re closed, What do you want?
Us: Excuse me, could you repeat that?
VFTB: We’re closed, what do you want?
Us: Wait, are you open or closed?
VFTB: We’re closed, but it’s OK.
Us: Oh, you’re closed? Then we can go somewhere else.
VFTB: No, no. What’s your order?
Pause as we scan the menu.
Us: Can we please have the 6 piece meal? (Important note: the 6 piece meal includes 6 pieces of chicken, 3 biscuits, and 1 side dish and costs $13.99.)
VFTB: 10 pieces is cheaper.
Us: 10 pieces is cheaper?
VFTB: Yes, 10 pieces is just $9.99.
Us: OK, we’ll take the 10 piece meal.
VFTB: White meat or dark meat?
Us: All dark meat please?
VFTB: We only have 7 pieces of dark meat. I have 4 drumsticks and 3 thighs and 3 breasts.
Us: You don’t have enough dark meat?
VFTB: Oh wait, nevermind. OK, all dark meat. What side dish?
Us: Mashed potatoes, please.
VFTB: OK, your total is $17.67. Thank you.
As we pull over to the window I think, “Wait a second. She said it was just $9.99. How does it come out to $17.67?” We pull up to the window and the conversation continues:
Us: I thought you said the 10 piece was cheaper?
Person in the window (PITW): Yes, the 10 piece is cheaper. It’s $9.99 for the chicken only.
Us: But we wanted a meal. So isn’t the 6 piece cheaper?
PITW: The 6 piece meal is $13.99, the 10 piece is $9.99 for chicken. But it’s your choice.
Us: We want the meal. Isn’t the 6 piece meal cheaper?
PITW: The 10 piece chicken is $9.99 but the 6 piece meal is $13.99. But whichever you want, your choice.
Us: We want the 6 piece meal.
PITW: OK your choice. That’ll be $15.34.
By the time we drove away, my friend and I could barely believe what had just happened. Even as we tell the story, people can’t believe that the conversation occurred as it did.
But to prove the point at how funny this KFC can be, take a gander at the chicken we got in yesterday’s order. This is an “AS IS” picture of chicken straight out of the bucket.
Is it just me, or does it look like a little mouse nibbled on the drumstick? LOL!