Loaded Nachos

“I’m sorry for the delay,” the waiter said. “May I take your order?”

“I am not very happy with your service. I was getting ready to berate you to your manager when you didn’t respond to my waving at you or calling out to you,” Cliff said. “But in spite of how long it took you to get to our table, you’re finally here and I’m ready to order. We’d like a large platter of loaded nachos, but use the chips that are the kind with hint of citrus flavor and are crisp and crunchy. Make sure they are fresh and not stale. And we’ll also have a large pitcher of sangria. Make it snappy, will you?” Cliff added, snapping his fingers.

After the waiter left, Cliff turned to the other people sitting at the table and said, “So as I was saying, San Francisco is a very hilly city, but the section we live in is very flat and quite walkable.”

The waiter returned to the table and set down a huge platter of loaded nachos on the table. “Here you go sir,” he said to Cliff. “Just like you ordered them.”

The waiter turned and walked away, a sardonic smile on his face. Just like you ordered them, except for the two gobs of spit I added, he thought.


Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (delay), My Vivid Blog (happy), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (berated), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (spite), Ragtag Daily Prompt (citrus), Your Daily Word Prompt (crisp), and Word of the Day Challenge (crunchy).

Also for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Opposing Forces Saturday Mix, where the words are “fresh/stale” and “flat/hilly.”

14 thoughts on “Loaded Nachos

  1. The Sicilian Storyteller September 24, 2022 / 3:59 pm

    No no no!!! This is exactly why my husband never likes it when I send something back at a restaurant, even though I’m very nice about it. So here’s the question: should a diner in a restaurant send back his incorrectly prepared food and risk it being violated in the kitchen or just shut up and eat it even if it’s prepared wrong?

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      • The Sicilian Storyteller September 24, 2022 / 5:18 pm

        Me too. If I order a medium rare burger, that’s what I should get …. not a hockey puck! How about people with food allergies who specifically ask for an ingredient to be left out? Are they just supposed to eat around it? I don’t think so.

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  2. Lisa September 24, 2022 / 5:26 pm

    That served Cliff right! I think it’s okay to send something back, if you are polite about it. Snapping fingers is NEVER okay! The nachos in the photo looked good until I imagined some spit on them!

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  3. Ew. I know there are servers out there who do this. Despite having endured some customers who made me want to put arsenic in their food when I was a bartender/waitress, I never spit in anyone’s food. I did sometimes serve it up with a hardy side of snark, though.

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  4. Taswegian1957 September 25, 2022 / 3:59 am

    I agree, it is not wrong to complain about poor service or incorrectly prepared food. However, there is no need to be nasty about it.

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  5. leigha66 September 28, 2022 / 7:00 am

    Customers can be so rude sometimes. I do NOT agree with the server’s reaction though.

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