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?




Comments

  1. Jen 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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