You’d think ordering a meal at a restaurant is a simple task. The restaurant gives you a menu, and you pick something from that menu–and you don’t even have to speak to the server! You can just grunt and point.
But as anyone who’s been to a restaurant knows, the gulf between what you order and what you get can be very wide indeed. Between ordering and eating, all number of things can go wrong. The server might tell the cook the wrong thing. Or the cook might misunderstand what the server said. Or hell, the cook might just screw up the order on purpose, just because he can.
Sometimes that kind of mistake can completely ruin a dish. Other times it just makes that dish a lot more weird. If this happens to you, it’s best to stay calm and politely ask for a do-over, but in the meantime, you can laugh at these utterly screwy food orders. (via Bored Panda.)
1. Say it out loud.
“Ordered a coffee with Bailey’s.”
2. The flood.
“My husband asked Hardees to put extra frosting on his cinnamon biscuit.”
3. Don’t see anything wrong here!
“Ordered a strawberry pomegranate mango margarita. Got a strawberry, pomegranate, and mango margarita.”
4. How to ruin three great foods at once.
“My friend ordered an ‘affogato.’ Waiter didn’t know what it was. She said you put a scoop of ice cream on top then pour espresso over it. This is what she got.”
5. Think outside the bun.
“My cousin’s friend ordered a chicken burger and asked for mayo on the top and bottom. This is what she got.”
6. If Amelia Bedelia opened a pizzeria.
“Ordered a pepperoni pizza. Got a pepperoni, with a pizza.”
8. The garnish makes it even sadder.
“My brother is in Nairobi. He went out for a meal and ordered cheesy onion rings.”
9. Lettuce pray.
“So I ordered a lettuce burger thinking it would come on two pieces of lettuce.”
10. The lactose lover’s pizza.
“My friend ordered a large pizza with 8 cheese sticks. Apparently, the lady on the phone heard differently.”
11. They can even screw up when you don’t order anything.
“Asked for ‘nothing’ for dessert on a Disney cruise. Got this masterpiece.”
12. Both sides share the blame on this one.
“Went to McDonald’s and ordered an ‘ice-cream sandwich’ out of boredom. They delivered.”
13. Beans, beans.
“Someone in the Northern Ireland veggie/vegan subreddit ordered a bean burger and got this. I can’t stop laughing.”
“I ordered a Coke with an extra cup for the kids. This is what I got.”
15. Welcome to OCD’s Pizza: if your order doesn’t arrive in exactly 30 minutes, it’s free.
“I ordered double pepperoni.”
h/t: Bored Panda