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10 Things Fast Food Workers Beg You To Stop Doing In The Drive Thru

I heard you the first three times, Susan.


As someone who has unfortunately been dealing with customers in a fast food drive-thru for 7 years now, I've had more than my fair share of weird experiences and annoying situations.

But these 10 things seem to happen way more than they should. Don't get me wrong, I'm very thankful to have a job and enjoy talking to customers and helping them most of the time, however, refraining from doing these things in a drive-thru will increase the quality of your customer service and make the experience easier for everyone. Trust me.

1. Yelling "hello" repeatedly when we don't respond in 0.2 seconds.

This is the absolute worst. I swear I hear people saying this in my nightmares because it happens so often. Yes, I'm here. And yes, I can hear you. Chances are I'm running around doing 50 other things in the process, but yes, we're listening and we got your order. Please stop yelling "hello."

2. Changing how you want your food made after it's already been made.

*Handing out your bag* "Oh and could I get no sauce on that sandwich?" Well I wish you would have said that BEFORE we put the sauce on it Karen.

3. Having a cell phone conversation while you are ordering.

I'll start asking questions and clarifying the order and then they'll say, "I'm not talking to you!" Then they start ordering and get mad because I wasn't listening. Oh, you're talking to me now? Sorry,you could have mentioned that.

4. Adding on complicated or long-wait items at the window.

If it's to the point where we are handing out your food and ready to send you on your way and then you decide you want to add on freshly made chicken tenders and 4 large chocolate shakes, you are the worst type of person and everyone is annoyed with you.

5. Knocking on the service window when you need something after you got your food.

Oh my goodness this grinds my gears. I promise we're coming back in just a second for the next person anyway, so don't act like we never would have seen you. Please. Do. Not. Touch. My. Window.

6. Ordering $60+ worth of food in the drive thru and holding up the line instead of coming inside.

Come on man, seriously? It's such a pain when people place gigantic orders in the drive thru and expect it to be out instantly. Please just use some common courtesy and come inside to order.

7. Not specifying your drink.

Am I just supposed to guess? If you don't tell me what you want I'll just assume it's water.

8. Yelling "HOW MUCH IS IT?" while we are still ringing in your items.

Hold your horses lady I'm typing it in. We all know you're not going to have your money ready when you get to the window anyway.

9. Asking questions about what is on the menu when it is right in front of you.

There is literally a giant sign that shows you exactly what we have. Please, please, just read the menu. I am tired. (Unless you're old and can't see very well. But actually, you probably shouldn't be driving then.)

10. Asking what's on 50 different sandwiches when you know you have no intention of buying them.

Congratulations pal, now you've just increased your wait and wasted my time. Have a nice day.

Bottom line, please just be respectful of people who are serving you. Chances are, if you do that, you'll get the same thing in return.

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The Unspoken Dangers of 'Mukbang' Culture

Ever wondered why you can't stop clicking on these addictive, self-made eating shows?


Unless you've been living under a rock for the past five years, you've probably heard of the internet trend commonly referred to as a mukbang, or "eating show." These self-produced video clips typically involve one hungry individual, their filming device, and an obscene amount of delicious foods.

Though these broadcasts originated all the way from South Korea (hence the foreign vocabulary), the growing popularity of eating videos has taken the internet by storm. Nowadays as you scroll through YouTube, you'll find an outrageous amount of uploads with titles like "10,000 CALORIE PASTA MUKBANG," "EATING EVERYTHING ON THE MCDONALD'S MENU," or "THE ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE CHALLENGE."

Popular 'mukbangers' such as Peggie Neo, Megan McCullom, and Steven Sushi have made a sizable profit off of their viral eating shows, some collecting tens of thousands of dollars in revenue.

So, what's the big deal you say? You order a large quantity of food, indulge in said food, film yourself completing this menial task, and upload to the internet for money and fame. On the outside, this may seem like a luxurious lifestyle, but behind the camera lens sits an individual battling their own demons and influencing the world of social media to partake in their harmful behaviors.

Mukbanger Livia Adams ("Alwayshungry" on YouTube) has opened up about her unhealthy relationship with food in the past, praising herself for fasting several hours in order to justify her over-indulgence on camera.

Similarly, internet sensation Trisha Paytas claims to diet and starve herself for weeks just to be able to satisfy her subscribers with epic mukbangs, which are essentially binges.

In all actuality, these social media celebrities are negatively impacting (and possibly triggering) vulnerable viewers.

Many fans only see the highlight reel of YouTubers shoveling bowls of cereal or boxes of doughnuts into their mouths, yet remain completely unaware of what truly goes on behind-the-scenes. Messages saying:

"I'm on a diet... watching this is giving me some sort of satisfaction, like as tho I ate, you know?"
"I watch these videos because I know I physically can't afford to eat like this because I gain weight too easily."
"When having an eating disorder, watching Trisha's mukbangs is sorta comforting in a way omg"

flood the comments sections of Paytas' videos. Quite obviously, fans young and old are heavily influenced by this content and continue to support these creators to fulfill a self-destructive need.

Additionally, famous mukbang accounts never seem to include the painful after-effects of their ginormous feasts in videos. Fitness model Stephanie Buttermore flaunts her slim physique just days after consuming over 10,000 calories for a challenge, giving the impression that her previous overindulgence had no repercussions on her health whatsoever. Because Buttermore is a trained, athletic young woman, she was able to quickly bounce back after a series of workouts and low-calorie meals.

On the contrary, if a sedentary woman of about the same age were to attempt this challenge, she would most likely feel sluggish, irritable, bloated, stomach discomfort, and even vomitous post challenge. Eating regularly like this could lead to bigger issues such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain types of cancer. Unfortunately, because topics like these aren't glamorous and attractive to subscribers, mukbangers often edit them out.

Now don't get me wrong. Though not everyone who uploads a mukbang to the internet has an eating disorder or an evil agenda, they have to realize the kind of audience they're appealing to. This generation is more susceptible than ever to emulate the actions and words of their favorite celebrities. Young boys and girls look up to successful adults, and influencers should be remembered for the change they inspired, not the disease they encouraged.

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I Didn't Get An Internship This Summer Either, So Don't Beat Yourself Up Over It

Man don't worry about it. It's all good.


What college advisors and success coaches will always tell you is that connections are everything, which is true in really any field you may be studying. They'll say also that internships are crucial in gaining new connections in order for you to jump-start your career and by the end of your four or more years in college, you'd have a job or something lined up by the time you get out.

That's what we all want in the end so we try to get a head start on trying to find internships everywhere, sometimes not even fully reading into what the internship entails and ending up with ones we don't necessarily enjoy. As a fellow student who just finished his first year of college, trying to get an internship before school let out was the only thing on my mind. Giving my resume out left and right, I believe I accumulated over 15 internships that I applied to, but as you can guess by the title of this article, I didn't obtain any. Either I was denied, the position was terminated, or I straight up didn't hear back, and it sucks, but it's ok.

For everyone else in the same boat, don't beat yourself up about it. We only have one year down and most businesses don't take freshmen anyway. We're 19, maybe 20, years old. We're still young, thus we don't need to have to try and jumpstart our careers so soon, we still have a lot to learn. 3 more years of undergrad is a short time, but there's a lot to be learned between now and then.

What I say is go back to that part-time or seasonal job you had and make some good money. Unless you found an internship that pays compensation, not a lot of them pay well so go ahead and walk around your local mall with your resume under your arm and hand them out to any store you want too. This summer is your's for the taking so just because you couldn't get an internship, doesn't mean you can't still make the most of it.


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