- Always check your receipt.
It's not a giant leap to suggest that the guy working the fry-o-lator or telling you to pick up your cheesy breadsticks is not exactly engaged by his job. And with boredom comes sad and, at times, unforgivable lapses in judgment. Consumerist
have had a half-dozen stories in the past year of somebody writing something offensive on a customer's fast-food receipt. It's typically a racial slur or a nickname that is far from flattering. And while Eater
has a fine suggestion
that we simply switch to an order number system, rather than allow somebody to punch in an unacceptable moniker, I think we can do one better.
Why don't fast-food franchises, or any franchise for that matter, simply import the same naming censor software utilized in video games — the one that makes sure your character doesn't offend the average decent American? It's a concept that their workforce would likely understand (there has to be some crossover between drive-through workers and gamers), and it might just make people think twice before they showcase their stupidity in receipt form.
Has a stupid receipt ever crossed your path, or is this simply the confluence of the Internet and one idiot cashier?