Bossful note at food truck leaves customers at the seams in Melbourne
By Shania Obrien for Daily Mail Australia
02:34 March 14, 2023, updated 02:54 March 14, 2023
- A food truck left a detailed note advising proper customer etiquette
- Condescending note targeted Gen Z and indecisive people
A ‘bold and condescending’ note pasted in front of a food truck specializing in full and ‘curly’ potatoes caught the attention of thousands.
The memo from a market in Melbourne sought to spoon-feed customers basic consumer etiquette and surveyed Generation Z customers several times.
Many were fixated on the literal and frivolous tone adopted by the note.
‘You will be given a ticket when you go to register and pay. A ticket is a spud. If you lose your ticket, the staff won’t give you a spud.
The note specifically asked customers to have cash ready to pay at the box office and penalized Gen Z for holding lines by transferring money to them in the middle of the transaction.
“When you give your ticket to the attendant to get your trotter, you’ll be asked what condiment you want.”
‘Gen Z: please deposit money into your account so you don’t delay the person(s) behind you.’
The food truck also answered frequently asked questions about popular flavors and spice levels.
‘The most popular flavor is chicken salt. Hot and Spicy hot. When you ask us how hot it is, remember that your taste is different from everyone else’s.’
Hundreds of comments were stitched up, many joined the joke and made fun of ‘boomers’.
“My job needs notification about money transfer, it’s very frustrating.”
“That’s exactly why I’m still writing checks.”
“Generation Y are so impatient,” another complained. “When I go to the cashier and they tell me how much, that’s when I open my bag and go out to look for it.”
“When I finally found it and went looking for the right card – and then realized I had to swipe it right out of the slot,” he added. . .’
Someone made a joke about Gen Z’s short attention span.
“Gen Z won’t have the attention span to read this,” he said. “You need a video of someone reading for them, but the video has to have someone playing Subway Surfers or they’re going to have a panic attack.”
The two men even played the popular Boomer joke that teens have to stop eating out too much if they want to own a home:
“If they hadn’t eaten so many potatoes, they could have bought a house instead of renting it.”
‘This is real life. This is what the tenants don’t understand. They only order eight servings of avocado, and out of getting on with life like us!’
But some looked really disappointed.
“I’m tired of waiting for Gen Z to be in front of me to transfer money.”
“If it’s going to be used anyway, why not have enough spending money in one account?”
One man recalled an incident from his childhood that turned into a core memory when a restaurant he went to after school was run by similarly grumpy people.
“When I was eight, I used to buy burgers and fries at a local bowls club run by a group of seniors near the school.”
‘I have always hated tomatoes, but I have loved them as a sauce. I refused raw tomato on my hamburger but asked for some tomato sauce, an old man turned his head and shouted ‘IF YOU THINK YOU DON’T LIKE TOMATOES THEN YOU WANT TOMATO SAUCE – STILL TOMATOES’. YOU HAVE NOTHING’ and it made me cry.’
‘The old woman just put down the sauce bottle in resignation and gave me my burger,’ she sadly finished her story.