9 Things Every Suffering Drive Thru Worker Needs You To Know
Start writing a post

9 Things Every Suffering Drive Thru Worker Needs You To Know

Please know what you want to order BEFORE you get there.

9 Things Every Suffering Drive Thru Worker Needs You To Know

Working in fast food can be one of the most frustrating jobs as you constantly deal with one of the most frustrating things in the world: the general public. Every customer is different with their own needs, and it can get extremely overwhelming when they expect you to be able to read their minds. So here are a few thoughts that all drive thru workers want their customers to remember, so you can get a peek into our minds for a change.


Our speakers are pretty good at catching the sound, but not if you are whispering your order when parked too far away from the screen. Please, just speak normally and we probably can hear you.

2. You don't need to tell us the price of every item

I am aware that our sodas are a dollar, you don't need to remind me. You telling me the price of something isn't going to change the price.

3. Know what you want before you get to the speaker

Do not just sit there for five minutes while you ask your kids what they want. You hold up the entire line, and inconveniences everyone, including your fellow customers.

4. Outside noises are actually the worst

If an ambulance or a motorcycle is going by, please do not continue to rattle off your order. We know you can hear it, because everything you hear, we can more or less hear as well.

5. If you are rude, we automatically dislike you

We have to deal with so many people in a day, but it can take just one person to ruin it all for us. We can't say anything or come across as rude, so you better believe that on the inside we are giving you the look. The minute your car is away from our window, we complain about you to our co-workers to really let out our frustration. We are also really good at holding grudges, so don't think we will forget your face.

6. We are just as frustrated with the long line of cars as you are.

It is extremely stressful to see a huge line of cars in the drive thru, and we really do want you in and out as soon as possible. We are sorry for the wait, and we will try to do all we can to fix it, even though there is not much we can do.

7. We hate it when you order something at the second window.

Once you've paid for your food, please DO NOT ask for something else afterward. Now granted if it is slow, it won't be as big of a deal, but there is nothing worse than being in the middle of a rush and having the next order ready to hand out when the car at the window asks to add on an item. Do not be that person.

8. You actually need to listen to what we are saying to you

We don't just read off your order or ask questions to hear the sound of our own voice. When we tell you something, it should just be common human decency to listen to what we are saying. This prevents a lot of problems that could occur otherwise.

9.Kindness goes a long way.

When a person says a simple please and thank you, we automatically love you. I have actually told many customers that I really appreciate their kindness because we really don't get it a lot.

The next time you go to the drive thru at a fast food restaurant, please just remember this main point. The workers are humans too, and humans make mistakes. Humans have emotions. People should treat other people as they want to be treated, it's the golden rule.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Health and Wellness

Exposing Kids To Nature Is The Best Way To Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers


Whenever you are feeling low and anxious, just simply GO OUTSIDE and embrace nature! According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology, being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature. Not only does nature exert a bountiful force on adults, but it also serves as a therapeutic antidote to children, especially during their developmental years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series


Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

How Young Feminists Can Understand And Subvert The Internalized Male Gaze

Women's self-commodification, applied through oppression and permission, is an elusive yet sexist characteristic of a laissez-faire society, where women solely exist to be consumed. (P.S. justice for Megan Fox)

Paramount Pictures

Within various theories of social science and visual media, academics present the male gaze as a nebulous idea during their headache-inducing meta-discussions. However, the internalized male gaze is a reality, which is present to most people who identify as women. As we mature, we experience realizations of the perpetual male gaze.

Keep Reading... Show less

It's Important To Remind Yourself To Be Open-Minded And Embrace All Life Has To Offer

Why should you be open-minded when it is so easy to be close-minded?


Open-mindedness. It is something we all need a reminder of some days. Whether it's in regards to politics, religion, everyday life, or rarities in life, it is crucial to be open-minded. I want to encourage everyone to look at something with an unbiased and unfazed point of view. I oftentimes struggle with this myself.

Keep Reading... Show less

14 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts Your S.O. Will Love

If they love you, they're not going to care if you didn't get them some expensive diamond necklace or Rolex watch; they just want you.


Let me preface this by saying I am not a bad girlfriend.

I am simply a forgetful one.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

10 Helpful Tips For College Students Taking Online Courses This Semester

Here are several ways to easily pass an online course.

Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels

With spring semester starting, many college students are looking to take courses for the semester. With the pandemic still ongoing, many students are likely looking for the option to take online courses.

Online courses at one time may have seemed like a last minute option for many students, but with the pandemic, they have become more necessary. Online courses can be very different from taking an on-campus course. You may be wondering what the best way to successfully complete an online course is. So, here are 10 helpful tips for any student who is planning on taking online courses this semester!

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments