So I actually bitched people out at work today. It was amazing.
One of my part-time jobs here at school is working the concessions stands at the home football games. Basically, we sell overpriced burgers and hot dogs to rich people who paid $130+ for their seats. One of the new items this season is chicken tenders, which for today’s game against Michigan State seemed to be extremely popular.
Now, our “policy” is basically that we always have to stock up beforehand on burgers and such before halftime begins, because halftime rushes come and go in like 2 minutes, and they are notoriously crazy. We’re supposed to stock all our warmers full of food, so that we can get as much business in as we can and so that customers don’t have to wait awkwardly for their food. Now, today that somehow didn’t happen. I worked cashier, and every time a customer ordered some chicken fingers, I would have to tell them that it would be about a 10 minute wait. At which point either they chose something else, waited, or just left without buying any food.
At this point, I was furious. Why didn’t the kitchen cook enough chicken fingers beforehand for halftime? Didn’t they fucking realize that things were getting very busy and that, as the direct link to the customer, it was seriously getting awkward for me to have to tell everyone they’re going to have to wait for their food?
So I went back into the kitchen, and basically bitched the four people (3 students and 1 middle-aged worker) out for not having cooked any chicken fingers ahead of time for the halftime rush. Now, I am not the most confrontational person in the world; this was seriously one of the rarest experiences I feel like I could ever have. Then they told me to calm down, that they weren’t supposed to cook chicken fingers ahead of time, and that the chicken fingers are supposed to be cooked to order. Basically, they were saying, “Fuck off.”
Word got around that I was being “sassy.” And apparently, the older woman was so shocked that I, this “short little Asian girl who seemed so quiet,” would have such an outburst.
Why is it that people always assume that I’m quiet and innocent?