The Large Fries ..

Went to the Drive thru McD’s at shatti for our weekly dose of JF …

Week after week the the F Fries quantity  was shrinking …but i am still paying 800 bz for a large fries …

These McD’s Filipneenies are trained FF reducers (FFR) … i wonder if they get trained to steal my fries?

Side note: is this one of those tricks to reduce millions of Rials worth of costs? is this like when that airline took one olive out of a first class meal it saved a gazillion dollars? I am almost convinced that this is one of those “corporate tricks” .. which i would call cheating … the same way the supermarkets put all the fresh dairy products in the back where you cant reach them … they same way they sell stuff cheaper cos its expiring tomorrow .. and the same way they put a big sign on a pile of stuff “1.999” and when you pay for it .. its actually 2.999 ..

Anyway, I am paying good money  for those deep fried fat sticks so this week i decided to take a stand. The FFR for today was young man called Christiano Bondegzo .. (the name could be wrong).. but i did ask him his name … I went thru the drive thru and ordered 2 happy meals and one large fries for me …and as soon as i got to the collection window i told the guy to make sure that he fills up the fries:

FFR:  Yessurrr … of qoursurrrr …

OM (to my self ): i really dont think he was listing to me .. maybe i should say it again …

OM (outloud): Make sure you fill up those large fries.

FFR: two happy mealsurrrr .. thanquo for quming …

OM (to my self ): so the one time i am going to stand up for less fries … you guys try to steal ALL my fires …

OM (outloud): Where are the large fries? Please make sure you fill them up …

FFR : aaaah baqlqa aahh sooo tche tche .. sorrysurrr ..

At this stage i am still smiling and waiting for my fries …

FFR: here you go sur …

OM (outloud): Did you make sure that you fill it up?

FFR (confused): fill it up ?!?

I open the bag and have a look … they have done it again ..

OM (outloud):  Ha ! you think you fool me … take it back and fill it up

OM (to my self ): I got you now .. FFR .. I will not be cheated any MORE !!

FFR gets annoyed and confused … no one has challaneged his tactics before … This is a shock to his system … he cannot understand what has just happened  ..He come back with the bag of fires again .. I have a look inside .. he has not done anything .. he took it in and brought back out … so i give it back to him … he now gets upsets and starts to shout …but i dont think it was a shout .. his voice only turned higher in pitch but not in volume .. FFR suddently started to talk like TAFKAP …

FFR: What doyoo mean ?? its is pfull it up ??

I take out the fries and shake it a bit .. and all the fores fall in …

OM (outloud): you see … put more !

No he gets really annoyed … he takes it back and you can see that he is upset … Lets pause here for a second … does this guy have the right to be upset at this point? huffing and puffing as if i am forcing him to do something against his will … on what basis does he have the right to get upset? what kind of example is this trained foreign service industry professional giving to the young Omanis that will have to take these jobs eventually ?  why is this kind of behavior tolerated by others?  Did i push him too far? is it too much to ask for? are they too lazy to fill up the thing with fries ??? does this really give the right to be rude ?

He now throws the bag of fries back at me …

OM (outloud): Why are you being rude now?

FFR : Rude sur?

OM (outloud): You know you are rude ..

FFR: Yessurr

OM (outloud): You know you are rude?

FFR: Yessurr

OM (to my self): WTF is going on here ..

I leave him and drive away .. now i start to think that this “trained foreign service industry professional” is not a “trained foreign service industry professional” … he doesnt even know how to speak english … he just repeats what you tell him and say yes sir … should i even care ?

i just wanted to get the fries that i paid for … and after AAAALLL this … i end up with less fries ..

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