Dear Sandwich-Making Guy at the Quizno’s Near Work:
When I tell you which sandwich I want, naming it by the full name assigned by your store, the correct response is “Everything on that?,” meaning, of course, that you want to know if I want everything listed on the signboard as being included in the sandwich. (Although, I suppose it would be more reasonable for me to say “no onions” or whatever, if I didn’t want the sandwich as ordered.)
But when you listed off half the ingredients in the sandwich to me in response, you confused me. See, now I think maybe the mustard’s extra? I don’t know. I thought I made a reasonable response when I said, “everything that it usually comes with.” But apparently not, because then you repeated back two thirds of the ingredients to me, confusing me even further. “I just want what it says on the sign,” I said, pointing. And then, God help me, you looked over your shoulder as if to say, “There’s a sign up there? Wow.”
The fact that I had to repeat “everything” twice more before you said “Got it?” Well, that’s the optional mustard, I guess.
With a deep and confused sigh,
(And yes, I shouldn’t expect much of a chain anyway, but the area right around work is a food wasteland. Even deeper sigh.)