Post by Lancashire Lass on Feb 17, 2021 22:00:51 GMT
No idea how that happened! I started then got interrupted..This is what I was going to say....
We’ve not had any take aways this lockdown but our YD suggested last week we have a Chinese as she’d seen an advert for Chinese New Year. So on Friday we decided to have one and YD phoned to order. She was told to come in an hour. She and I drove to the restaurant. It was zero degrees. The road had cars parked either side, the car park was full and there were about 15 / 20 people standing randomly about. I asked a man what the system was and he replied go in to pay then wait to be called. So I went in and paid, noticed another 5 or so people in there sitting or standing. I went back outside and watched. In the cold. It was SO slow and don’t forget it was zero degrees. After about 15 minutes, YD and I switched over as I was freezing. A couple of cars came and went and a few people left on foot. After 45 minutes, yes FORTY FIVE, YD told me she’d heard a man say he’d been waiting 2 hours and 15 minutes!!!! We’d swapped over again and now I was chatting to another man and asking how long he’d been waiting. A car that came after us got their order and left. So I went inside and asked when my order would be ready. It was probably another 5-10 minutes but I stood inside at this point as I was developing hypothermia and frostbite. I felt I’d put myself at a huge risk now because there were 10 or so people inside and although all had masks on, it was uncomfortable.
We left an hour after paying! Never, ever, will I go back to that Chinese restaurant. YD made an excellent point in that the restaurant has had a year of Covid and lockdown so why was their system so appalling? They shouted the names out of a small window so it was hard to hear and with an accent that made it difficult too.
So have any of you had a takeaway and experienced anything quite as bad or have you been and it’s been run well?
We had to pop to our local branch of Halfords yesterday because my OH needed a bulb for his car, it's located on a small retail park off one of the main roads in the town. The traffic was awful and we couldn't understand why the lane we were in was moving so slowly, when it dawned on us that it was people in the queue for the drive-in McDonalds. I haven't eaten McDonalds for 25 years, so really can't understand why anyone would feel compelled to sit in a traffic jam just to buy a burger, then I wondered if it was because it was half-term but most of the people in the cars queueing were just adults. I reckon they'll have had at least a half-hour wait til they got to the drive-thru window but they obviously considered it worth it.