@BestGirlGrace They always *say* thank you at the local Arby's, and at the A&W, although it's usually an excited kid who's really happy to be able to make a noise who's ringing it. Also excited kids making happy noises are a special kind of energy.
@BestGirlGrace @Austin_Dern I've only been to one once, ever, and between the singing, the cult-like level of ✨joy✨, and the presumptuous sign saying "See you tomorrow!" on the way out I decided I'd never go to one ever again.
Then again I was also annoyed at how I ordered the least-sweet thing on the menu and it was STILL too heckin' sweet.
@BestGirlGrace @Austin_Dern yeah, there's also a Subway near where I used to work where the manager was like Obnoxiously Optimistic, like "How's your day going?" "Eh, fine, I guess." "Well let's try to get it ✨GREAT!!!✨" and he kept on trying to be friends with me and I just wanted my goddamn sandwich
I'd try to go there only when he wasn't out in front but whenever I got in line suddenly he'd be helpin' out the workers to make me my sandwich
@BestGirlGrace @fluffy The only time I've ever felt good about a non-business connection with a fast food worker was the woman clearing tables at Halo Burger who saw me reading a collection of Casper The Friendly Ghost comics and had no idea that her and her boyfriends' favorite childhood movies had also been comic books and now had this new stuff with a beloved character to look for.
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