Chutzpah- You want fries with that?

Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine.

chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or confidence, but among Yiddish speakers, it is not a compliment. For more Yiddish WordsChut

I am not a person who eats fast food a lot but on occasion I want fast food. I especially wanted it when I was pregnant with all my children. I am surprised my youngest doesn’t resemble a chocolate shake. Hum, maybe that is why his skin is more olive like his dads and the other kids have my complexion. I was in the drive through of a fast food establishment and I ordered off the menu that gave me the most value. I thought my order was easy enough burger with cheese hold those tomatoes, a kids meal, and a side salad. I mean why bother cooking they can eat at 3:30 pm right? Drink? Yes, how about a sweet tea. Do you want fries with that? No, thank you. Are you sure you do not want fries with that? Yes, I am sure. They are just a couple of cents. Yes, like 100 cents. I am fine without the fries. Mom, can we have fries? Please, Mommy. NO! There will be NO fries with that.

I understand up selling. How many times is it okay to ask the customer? I hate when I am ready to pay at a retail store and they labor over the small discount you will get for spending 20 minutes opening a card that charges 25% interest (a bit of an exaggeration) if you do not pay in full. I always say no thank you but I sometimes want to provide a lecture on fiscal responsibility. So do I want fries with that no I want to keep my 100 cents and the hope that I will some day fit into my goal jeans.

What do you do when you feel like you have given your answer and the request do not stop?


  1. says

    I get it more often than not…
    2 jr burritos (breakfast for kids on rushed days) would you like a drink? yes please anything else…”no thanks”
    they come to take my money, all I have is a $5. I hand it to them, they give me my order and ask “anything else” uh yes please…my change? they look at me and sometimes they will actually say “it’s only $3.” ya think?

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