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post #1 of 15
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ok i love ordering out but the one place we always order from changed their whole thing so me and my mom always get a large steak wedgie! Well my mom and dad were getting wings tonite so i said alright go with a medium cause u know the large is huge and it cant be that much smaller maybe a third taken off u know! Well they bring it home and i said is that it :shock: The medium was like 1 3rd of a large, it was like what I could finish on my own! I was just soo disappointed! And I am HUNGRY lol!
post #2 of 15
I hate it too.
The other day I tried to order pizza and the person picked the phone up and must have slammed it down on the counter, then apparently walked off. I got tired of waiting and hung up.
post #3 of 15
Yeah, lots of places are doing stuff like that...reducing the sizes of things and raising the prices at the same time.

I don't know if you have Gondola Pizza in the USA, but I ordered from them once. I wanted a thin crust pizza. The pizza that arried was 8 or 9 inches across (medium which is 12 inches most everywhere else), and the toppings were paper thin that you could literally see through them. The hwhole pizza was the thickness of my telephone bill when it arrives in the mail! It took 4 slices stacked on top of each other to equal the thickness of a regular pizza.

I've ordered thin crust pizza from other places, and all that is down sized is the crust, the toppings have always been the same as if you ordered a regular pizza.

The kicker was that Gondola charged extra for the thin crust and that pizza cost me $26.00!!!!

I had never eaten a whole pizza before, but I did that night and I was starving afterwards. I've never ordered from them since!
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
I hate it too.
The other day I tried to order pizza and the person picked the phone up and must have slammed it down on the counter, then apparently walked off. I got tired of waiting and hung up.
LOL, don't you love it when they do that?! I called for pizza once and I swear the guy asked me to hold more than 6 times before I finally got to place my order. I had finally said that I wasn't going to hold anymore and that he either take my order now or lose my business. I think placing you on hold once, maybe twice is acceptable, but not that many times!
post #5 of 15
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When ever i have money i try to order my self a steak and cheese hoagie from a different place! Well the one day I called and gave my order and the lady was real ignorant i was like umm dont u have to ask for my address because this is delivery and she was like YA i was getting there, mind u she was about to hang up and i called there a different time and there was a lady that didnt even work there that took my order better than many people that work there she was helping out because the only other person there was on the phone taken a different order! But I say she was the best and friendliest ! And another time, i gave my info u kno and well the lady wrote down the WRONG ADDRESS, no where even near my house or street! I felt so bad for the delivery guy because he got tired of looking and called If i was him i would have called sooner!

But the place i was talking bout tonite is Bishops, it used to max's and then they closed it for renovation and now its bishops and well the pizza is completely different and then im just trying to figure out how do u go from this HUGE large to get a medium that looks like a small, i would really hate to see the small! Also they kept their old menu well they have this fish bomber and my dad alwys got it, i mean it was loaded with fish and was HUGE and they gave lots of fries, well my dad got it during lent and i said dad wat is that lol i mean it was one of the smallest pieces of fish i have EVER SEEN!

And u are all right about these prices going up on food, its driving me nuts!
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
I hate it too.
The other day I tried to order pizza and the person picked the phone up and must have slammed it down on the counter, then apparently walked off. I got tired of waiting and hung up.
I hate ordering pizza. They do that to us all the time too but the worst was on Saturday my boyfriend ordered us a pizza and asked for half of it quattro frommagio and the lady working was like I have never heard of that kind of pizza before. My boyfriend was just like well...thats one of your pizzas but just give me something with 4 cheeses then. We both knew it was one of their pizzas because its the one that I get like everytime I go there.
post #7 of 15
Mom and I like to order delivery from this very nice Chinese Restaurant. Trouble is, the ones that answer the phone speak very little English, and we speak no Chinese, so we just have to hope that we get what we ordered.
post #8 of 15
I order out quite a bit, but the places I order are pretty good phone wise.

There was one time I had called a place I didn't usually order from. A guy picked up the phone and told me to hold. Then I heard a girl say "Hello, can I take your order?" I gave her my order, she said thank you and I hung up. When I went to go pick up the food she said I had not placed an order, perhaps I called another pizza place? Uh no, I know what place I dialed.

It turns out what happened was, they had two phone lines. The first guy handed her the phone with me on it, and she was holding it. At that same time she had another phone in her hand talking to someone else, but she was holding my phone up near her chin so it sounded exactly like she was talking to me. Her responses lined up perfectly with what I had said so I had no reason to think she wasn't talking to me.

Even though they were closing she got me my food, and strangely enough she said this sort of thing has happened before. Sounds like they need to change their system then..
post #9 of 15
For awhile when I was a teenager, our home phone number was one digit off from the number of a Chinese takeout place called Imperial Palace, so we got a few calls for them in the evenings. My father would say hello and the caller would ask, "Is this the Imperial Palace?" His standard response was, "Well, it's nice place, but I wouldn't go that far."
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
For awhile when I was a teenager, our home phone number was one digit off from the number of a Chinese takeout place called Imperial Palace, so we got a few calls for them in the evenings. My father would say hello and the caller would ask, "Is this the Imperial Palace?" His standard response was, "Well, it's nice place, but I wouldn't go that far."
That's hilarious.

I just hate that there is nothing but pizza to order out. Everything else is pick up for us. On the nights i have classes boyfriend always orders, but I'm so sick of pizza. Him too so he finally started getting those Stouffer's meal in an over.
post #11 of 15
Awe, I haven't got to order out in sooo long and I LOVE chinese!!

The last time I ordered pizza, I got put on hold for 10 minutes and then the guy hung up on me and wouldn't answer the phone when I called back. *sigh*
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by ProudKittieMom View Post
ok i love ordering out but the one place we always order from changed their whole thing so me and my mom always get a large steak wedgie! Well my mom and dad were getting wings tonite so i said alright go with a medium cause u know the large is huge and it cant be that much smaller maybe a third taken off u know! Well they bring it home and i said is that it :shock: The medium was like 1 3rd of a large, it was like what I could finish on my own! I was just soo disappointed! And I am HUNGRY lol!
That's what "TV dinners" are for. I know one is not enough, so I just pop a couple of them at the same time in the microwave. And, no dirty dishes. And, if somebody does not like what you are having they can pop their own "TV dinners" in. I admit: I have a second freezer full of instant meals. But we love our evenings out. The thing that bugs me though is when we are eating out with other people and then the bill comes. Do I need to explain the angst that results?
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by Persi & Alley View Post
That's what "TV dinners" are for. I know one is not enough, so I just pop a couple of them at the same time in the microwave. And, no dirty dishes. And, if somebody does not like what you are having they can pop their own "TV dinners" in. I admit: I have a second freezer full of instant meals. But we love our evenings out. The thing that bugs me though is when we are eating out with other people and then the bill comes. Do I need to explain the angst that results?
very true, but see I am the most pickiest person one is ever to met and well i do have a freezer full of tv dinners, but they are only one kind and then i have spaghetti o's lol and well of course there are days that theres stuff i like for dinner, like tonite we had chicken and tomarrow im having cheeseburgers again thats depressing me now lol! But i am picky with take out but not as much which i guess is weird
post #14 of 15
Oh great now I want Chinese food...but is 4:30 in the morning!
post #15 of 15
Seems like any time we order pizza it has to be reheated by the time we get it!
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