me: (smiling, o-ha) uhm, 2 chicken with rice, breast part please.
countergirl: (punching the machine, looks at the stainless something behind the counter) chicken legs lang sir.me: uhm, wala nang breast part?
cg: (pumunta sa likod, nagbilang yata) chicken legs lang sir
me: you mean, wala nang available na breast part?
cg: (lumingon ulit) puro legs na lang sir
me: (makulit ako) pero meron pang ilulutong breast part?
cg: (nakukulitan siguro) puro legs lang iseserve namin sir!
me: (all of a sudden a mutant chicken with six legs comes to mind) ha?
cg: (says nothing and just looked at the machine)
me: uhm, sure kang puro legs lang iseserve nyo? para kasing imposible yun...
cg: (pumunta ulit sa likod, me sinabi sa kitchen that sounds like something)
cg: maghintay kayo ng 15 minutes!
me: (nagulat, looked at her but i cannot find her eyes) cancel mo na lang!
(then i walked away, i overheard her saying "ano ba yan!" and then she called her supervisor: "pa-void nga!")
had she said it in a nice, swettie-sweetie way, "sir, kung okey lang pong maghintay kayo ng 15 minutes (then flashed a smile worthy of a toothpaste commercial with eyes blinking ten times per second)..." or words to that effect then maybe i'll wait, maybe she's just tired or just pressured, but she can still be nice to customers right, or better yet, she should be nice to customers, di ba?
o makulit/masungit din ako? lyn said: "masungit ka rin kasi."
and all of a sudden, it's my fault. hay.