Service sucks in this country. It’s a fact of life I’ve long accepted. I mean, the last time I saw a smiling waiter was basically never. And there must a piece of legislation that I don’t know of that prohibits the use of terms like “can I help you?” and “thank you”, and even the whole act of smiling.
BUT I do expect people to listen at the very least…
“Service” crew: Welcome to McDonald’s…
Me: Hi. Can I have a Big Mac set meal, medium, with coke and no dessert. Having here.
“Service” crew: Set is it?
“Service” crew: What size?
Me: Er, like I said. Medium.
“Service” crew: Okay, what soft drink?
Me: Like I said, Coke.
“Service” crew: Any apple pie or sundae?
Me: Again, like I said, no dessert. I’m having he…
“Service” crew: Take away or having here?
Me: No, can you send this to my grandma’s house in Miri?
“Service” crew: OK. That’ll be RM8.57.