1 of the features of ordering takeaway via a food delivery platform is you can customise or make additional requests for your food. But when you’re purposely asking for multiple requests which may seem impossible, is that considered misusing the platform?
Recently, in the Facebook group 槟城吹水站, a netizen shared an image of a takeaway order from an unknown restaurant in Malaysia. Based on the order, the customer ordered 3 packs of chicken rice with 2 additional marinated eggs to go.
It cost the customer around RM25 but what gained the attention of the people is the list of requests made by the customer.
While some of the requests seem possible, most of them may not be that easy to follow. Here’s what the customer wanted.
- Debone the drumstick or it’ll hurt my teeth.
- Delicious chilli! 9 extra packs, please.
- Extra spring onion and fresh ones only. Or I’ll feel ill.
- Separate the sauce or the rice will get soggy.
- Don’t wrap the rice papers or it’ll taste weird.
- Asam soup on the house before. Can you do the same this time? 3 packs, please.
- Can you give me chicken feet? I’d like to give them a try.
- Please prepare my order within 5 minutes, I’m starving.
- Thank you for your cooperation.
But that’s not all. The customer had 1 last request for his marinated eggs. Guess what? For the eggs,
“I want eggs laid by rooster, not hen. I heard rooster eggs are tastier.”
Cancel the order!
The post has gained attention from the netizens and most of them agreed that they would’ve cancelled the order without thinking twice and that the customer might as well just cook for himself.
“I would’ve declined. Rooster eggs? Ask his dad to lay some char siew.”
“Ask him to cook for himself.”
“So demanding! Just cook for himself.”
“This guy spends too much time on stupid TikTok videos. He seriously thinks a rooster can lay an egg?”
“I would’ve waited for another 20 minutes and cancelled his order. Let him starve.”
“Demanding. Prepare within 5 minutes? Cancel order.”
Dear food vendors, have you ever encountered a “special request” like this? Do you think the customer was being serious or it was simply a joke?