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chefbuba

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Dumb questions of the day.... Wed, 02/15/12 2:26 PM (permalink)
First customer walks up looks at the menu,asks what a double cheese Burger is.
Next question ....what's the sauce? It's like1000 island. What's that?
It's going to be a long day.
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Wed, 02/15/12 3:00 PM (permalink)
    Double cheeseburger-- a cheeseburger with double the amount of cheese?
     
    1,000 Island Dressing -- the style of clothing worn in a region of upstate New York along Lake Ontario?
     
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      6star

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      Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Wed, 02/15/12 3:31 PM (permalink)
      chefbuba:
      You need to answer their questions  v-e-r-y  s-l-o-w-l-y  s-o  t-h-e-y  c-a-n  u-n-d-e-r-s-t-a-n-d  e-a-c-h  w-o-r-d  t-h-a-t  y-o-u  s-a-y
      Now, be nice to your customers!

       
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        Glenn1234

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        Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Wed, 02/15/12 4:15 PM (permalink)
        By asking, "What's a double cheeseburger?"  .....  the customer probably meant, "What comes on the double cheeseburger?"   L, T, O, P, M, K ???
         
        I also have no idea exactly what is 1000 island dressing is.  All I know is that it is goopy orange stuff, and I don't like it.   ...And, Californians seem to love the stuff on their burgers. 
         
         
        Glenn 
         
         
        <message edited by Glenn1234 on Wed, 02/15/12 4:18 PM>
         
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          lornaschinske

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          Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Wed, 02/15/12 4:52 PM (permalink)
          Thousand Island dressing is the "Special Sauce" on a Big Mac.
           
          Basically Ketchup, mayo and pickle relish all mixed together. In my opinion... YUK. But some folks love it.
           
          Chefbubba.... I understand how you feel.
          <message edited by lornaschinske on Wed, 02/15/12 4:53 PM>
           
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            Foodbme

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            Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Wed, 02/15/12 7:26 PM (permalink)
            Here's the story of 1000 Island Dressing:
            http://boldtcastle.wordpress.com/stories/1000-island-dressing/
             
             
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              Michael Hoffman

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              Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Wed, 02/15/12 8:20 PM (permalink)
              Fact is, the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked.
               
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                Vic Cardenas

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                Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Wed, 02/15/12 11:30 PM (permalink)
                Did this person appear to be a foreigner? Even then, it's still weird.
                 
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                  ricoboxing

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                  Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Thu, 02/23/12 2:34 PM (permalink)
                  maybe u got to put a pic of every single item with a written description
                   
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                    Dr of BBQ

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                    Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Thu, 02/23/12 2:40 PM (permalink)
                    I have had a customer or two over the years ask if they could have extra BBQ on a sandwich. Yes I know what they want but it just grates me to no end. It's a transitive verb not a a noun. It's a process...and it makes me crazy, when someone ask for "More BBQ"! LMAO
                     
                    Just as I was typing this I stopped to wait on a customer and as I gave him his change he said "We have been waiting to try your food".
                     
                    I just said.... well thank you for stopping and I hope you enjoy your food.
                    But I was thinking.....
                    Waiting, waiting, ..............6 years in the same spot open year around what the hell have you been waiting for?
                     
                    LMAO
                    <message edited by Dr of BBQ on Fri, 06/1/12 9:42 AM>
                     
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                      wheregreggeats.com

                      Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Thu, 02/23/12 3:22 PM (permalink)
                      Dr of BBQ


                      I have had a customer or two over the years ask if they could have extra BBQ on a sandwich. Yes I know what they want but it just grates me to know end. It's a transitive verb not a a noun. It's a process...and it makes me crazy, when someone ask for "More BBQ"! LMAO
                      LMAO

                      ... a syntax error in a complaint about a syntax error ...
                       
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                        Dr of BBQ

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                        Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Thu, 02/23/12 3:58 PM (permalink)
                        That's funny your correct but mine was a typo. But it's still funny. I shouldn't be typing while I wait on customers.lol
                         
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                          Inkys

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                          Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Fri, 02/24/12 2:06 AM (permalink)
                          ... a syntax error in a complaint about a syntax error ...
                           
                          .... I love it
                           
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                            BuddyRoadhouse

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                            Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Fri, 02/24/12 3:48 AM (permalink)
                            Dr of BBQ


                            I have had a customer or two over the years ask if they could have extra BBQ on a sandwich. Yes I know what they want but it just grates me to know end. It's a transitive verb not a a noun. It's a process...and it makes me crazy, when someone ask for "More BBQ"! LMAO

                            And every once in a while you get some punk who asks you if you serve Italian food!  Am I right or what?
                             
                            Buddy
                             
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                              Dr of BBQ

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                              Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Fri, 02/24/12 8:13 AM (permalink)
                              Yes, but he turned out to be a great friend.
                              LOL
                               
                               
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                                Bobby G's Good Eats

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                                Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Sat, 02/25/12 11:29 AM (permalink)
                                i had a guy stop on wednesday ask me if i have burgers... i told him yes, they are 6 ounces, hand formed not frozen and i grind them myself daily...he said....so you have to cook them... i say of course...he left.
                                 

                                 
                                 
                                 
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                                  lornaschinske

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                                  Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Sun, 02/26/12 12:08 PM (permalink)
                                  Dr of BBQ

                                  Just as I was typing this I stopped to wait on a customer and as I gave him his change he said "We have been waiting to try your food".

                                  I just said.... well thank you for stopping and I hope you enjoy your food.
                                  But I was thinking.....
                                  Waiting, waiting, ..............6 years in the same spot open year around what the hell have you been waiting for?

                                  We hung around Socorro for a month before we left. David wasn't vending in that time. In the final week plus the month we were still there, David heard a lot of "I never got a chance to stop" stuff.  Bugged him big time.
                                   
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                                    Dr of BBQ

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                                    Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Sun, 02/26/12 12:14 PM (permalink)
                                    Lorna,
                                    I understand it makes you crazy. You just wonder what you could have done that would trigger them to stop and buy.
                                     
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                                      daddywoofdawg

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                                      Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Sun, 02/26/12 6:53 PM (permalink)
                                      Bobby G's Good Eats


                                      i had a guy stop on wednesday ask me if i have burgers... i told him yes, they are 6 ounces, hand formed not frozen and i grind them myself daily...he said....so you have to cook them... i say of course...he left.





                                      The answer should of been, no we cook them for you.

                                       
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                                        Foodbme

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                                        Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Mon, 02/27/12 12:54 AM (permalink)
                                        Bobby G's Good Eats

                                        i had a guy stop on wednesday ask me if i have burgers... i told him yes, they are 6 ounces, hand formed not frozen and i grind them myself daily...he said....so you have to cook them... i say of course...he left.


                                        My guess is that he was thinking that you already had some cooked ahead and he may not have wanted to wait for you to cook one for him. Just a thought
                                         
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                                          bartl

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                                          Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Wed, 02/29/12 11:33 AM (permalink)
                                          Foodbyme has a good point; the guy's reply actually makes sense in that context.
                                           
                                          It brought back memories, though, of one time at a restaurant, I decided to order the steak tartare. The waitress confessed that she didn't really trust the dish at that restaurant, so, to the amusement of my friends at the table and the waitress, I said, "OK, I'll take a burger then. Rare. Very rare."
                                           
                                          Bart
                                           
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                                            ricoboxing

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                                            Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Wed, 03/7/12 8:05 AM (permalink)
                                            "there's no such thing as stupid questions, just stupid people"
                                            Homer Simpson
                                             
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                                              Bobby G's Good Eats

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                                              Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Fri, 03/9/12 7:08 PM (permalink)
                                              I thought he wanted the frozen, nuked patty we get in 3 minutes and didn't want to wait the 6 minutes for mine... which is his loss as well as mine...
                                               
                                              it's truly amazing we are in such a rush nowadays that we think 6 minutes is a long time...
                                               
                                              foodb: i cook all my food to order but am wondering would'nt the burger be crappy if it's just sitting for who knows how long pre-cooked or is there something I can do to maintain the freshness with a pre-cooked.
                                               
                                              thanks
                                              Bobby G
                                               
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                                                bartl

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                                                Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Sat, 03/10/12 9:58 AM (permalink)
                                                Bobby G's Good Eats
                                                I thought he wanted the frozen, nuked patty we get in 3 minutes and didn't want to wait the 6 minutes for mine... which is his loss as well as mine...

                                                I'm the kind of customer you want, then. I will often make special orders, just to ensure that the burger is freshly cooked (as a matter of fact, that's how I first developed my taste for rare burgers, decades ago; I found that one of the best ways to get a fresh burger is to ask for it rare. I remember when Burger King started it's "Have it Your Way" campaign, and discovered that the slogan didn't extend to having it COOKED your way....).

                                                Bart
                                                 
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                                                  chefbuba

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                                                  Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Thu, 05/31/12 12:38 AM (permalink)
                                                  Today's question........What's a cheese steak, and the same person says:
                                                  " You don't got no pictures"?
                                                   
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                                                    Buck & Vi's

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                                                    Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Thu, 05/31/12 6:24 PM (permalink)
                                                    yup thats sadly the way it goes today,,, all the fast food palces do to photos.. so..if thay cant see it they dont know what it is everyone is lazy today.. 90 % of my customers will check out the order of the guy in frt. of him to see if its something they want to order..then you hear Mmmmmmm..i'll take one of those too !! :>]..i dont use pics. either I did do a plexiglass box sorta thing for a while with the days special in there but i gave up on that too.. now all they gotta do is look at the guy in frt of ya.
                                                     
                                                     
                                                    on edit that reminds me of one guy that came stroling out the other day and say's "you got something where you by sumpin and get something free"? sorry I laughd right out loud.
                                                    and said why yes you buy one burritto for reg. price and get and get another for equal value
                                                    <message edited by Buck & Vi's on Thu, 05/31/12 6:29 PM>
                                                     
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                                                      neckbone

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                                                      Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Fri, 06/1/12 9:05 AM (permalink)
                                                      Went to a new fast food place in northern wisconsin,and being from chicago I saw a gyro on the menu.I told the girl i will have a gyro please! She said,what kind of bread would you like that on. Just was not the same on fake italian bread.
                                                       
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                                                        Dr of BBQ

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                                                        Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Tue, 06/5/12 5:28 PM (permalink)
                                                        I just had a young very clean cut kid maybe 18 or 19  pull up to the window that told me he was starving hadn't eaten since this morning, but knew his parents were going to take him out to dinner tonight because he just got a job. Wanted something that wouldn't spoil his appetite. I suggested my Char Dog explained how good they were and that they are made from Angus Beef Brisket. He said he didn't really like hot dogs, but agreed to try it if I put BBQ sauce on it. LMAO  I fixed him a dog put the sauce on the side and said try this without any sauce at first they are that good. He said ok. Then when he tried to pay I told him when he gets his 6th paycheck to come back and buy some ribs. You should have seen the look on his face. He looked like he had won the lotto. I loved it, made my day.
                                                         
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                                                          FriedTater

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                                                          Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Wed, 06/6/12 12:10 PM (permalink)
                                                          Dr. cool idea. Hope the young kid makes it to 6 paychecks!
                                                           
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                                                            Hot Dog Empire

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                                                            Re:Dumb questions of the day.... Wed, 06/6/12 3:03 PM (permalink)
                                                            That's awesome. Sometimes you never know what stay's in peoples head and what influence that it had on them.
                                                             
                                                            A few years ago I used to drive the same route to this particular job site. Every day there was a homeless guy standing there with a "Homeless Vet" sign asking for money. After about a week, I timed the traffic light so I would be right next to him. He walked over with his cup and I asked him if he had any skills. He replied "No". I offered him a job as a laborer with a carpenters apprentice position in 3 months if he stuck around. He said "no, I cant." Which upset me because he was willing to stand there asking for a handout, but given the chance to change his life - was too much.
                                                             
                                                            As he was walking away I commented about how he probably wasn't even a Vet but was playing on peoples patriotism. He just kept walking and I never seen him again. But i'm willing to bet that you'll see that kid again.
                                                             
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