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(NYPost)   It doesn't matter if you're the Queen of Soul, if you order a hamburger at Johnny Rockets to go, you damn well better go   (nypost.com) divider line 69
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2014-07-26 01:29:49 PM  
The waiter needs to relax. It's not like she ordered four fried chickens and a coke...
 
2014-07-26 01:31:18 PM  
You better think before you disrupt Aretha Franklin's dining experience. You better think about the consequences of your actions.
 
2014-07-26 01:35:14 PM  
Sounds like management there is a chain of fools
 
2014-07-26 01:40:22 PM  
Blasphemy
 
2014-07-26 01:48:13 PM  
Hey Nineteen
That's 'Retha Franklin
She don't remember
The Queen of Soul
 
2014-07-26 01:50:03 PM  
Here's your burger, lady.  Now go get fatter elsewhere.
 
2014-07-26 02:01:53 PM  

reported: Hey Nineteen
That's 'Retha Franklin
She don't remember
The Queen of Soul


Well played.

...the franchise owner is sorry for the actions of "a new and very young employee."

I should farking hope so. "You ordered to go so you can't eat in the restaurant" WTF is that?

Who even does that? To anybody much less the Queen of freaking Soul?

Respect. Best recognize!
 
2014-07-26 02:13:40 PM  
I'm not a nutritionist and I don't tell people how to live but maybe it would be a good idea for her not to eat at places like Johnny Rockets. Then again, I honestly thought she was dead so she's ahead of the game.
 
2014-07-26 02:44:02 PM  
I had a waiter buddy who used to work at the Morton's in Detroit.  He said that Aretha would come to the restaurant often...but would never talk to the staff.  She would tell her handler what she wanted the the handler would tell the waiter. 

/not sure if that's a true story but it always stuck with me.
 
2014-07-26 03:03:09 PM  
It wasn't her, they just needed a Snickers

www.micksnark.com
 
2014-07-26 04:39:28 PM  
He blasphemed in there
 
2014-07-26 04:46:24 PM  
I sincerely dislike the habit of some cashiers at fast food joints ringing everyone up as a to-go order and then checking whether they want to eat in. I have made people change my order to eat-in. It's dishonest to steal from the government even in such paltry sums as the tax on eating in.
 
2014-07-26 04:57:52 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: I sincerely dislike the habit of some cashiers at fast food joints ringing everyone up as a to-go order and then checking whether they want to eat in. I have made people change my order to eat-in. It's dishonest to steal from the government even in such paltry sums as the tax on eating in.


There's a tax on eating in?   I was thinking she was trying to avoid tipping.  Which, in itself is a shiatty thing to do.  She has the money, why be a cheapskate.

biatchPLEASE
 
2014-07-26 04:57:59 PM  
I can't listen to any of her music without associating it with whatever commercial it was used in. Hth.
 
2014-07-26 04:59:06 PM  

quatchi: reported: Hey Nineteen
That's 'Retha Franklin
She don't remember
The Queen of Soul

Well played.

...the franchise owner is sorry for the actions of "a new and very young employee."

I should farking hope so. "You ordered to go so you can't eat in the restaurant" WTF is that?

Who even does that? To anybody much less the Queen of freaking Soul?

Respect. Best recognize!


It's because you're now taking up a table that others may be waiting for, and who will surely actually order more food. Plus it's a black hole for the person who's section it's in. Not saying you scream at Aretha, but it's pretty standard.

/wtf is a tax on eating in?
 
2014-07-26 04:59:23 PM  
She's "rich" and "famous", rules don't apply to people like that. I hate that mentality. People like Aretha think that just because they can sing the hippity-hop they should be able to walk up to a drive through and get service? Screw that.
 
2014-07-26 05:00:58 PM  
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2014-07-26 05:02:58 PM  
I've done this at sport bars.  Ordered some wings and ate a bunch while I finished my beer.  Sorry I changed my mind but can I have another Fat Tire to wash down the wings?  No ?s asked  They were glad to sell more beer.

/ Youngins; how can we teach them these days
// R E S P E C T! the elders!  We know more than you
/// Now get off my lawn!  1, 2, 3 !!!
 
2014-07-26 05:04:10 PM  

Paris1127: The waiter needs to relax. It's not like she ordered four fried chickens and a coke...


Dude, really? You accidentally log in here instead of StormPage?
 
2014-07-26 05:05:36 PM  

Paris1127: The waiter needs to relax. It's not like she ordered four fried chickens and a coke...


Least he could have done is made with the toasted, white bread
 
2014-07-26 05:06:14 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: I sincerely dislike the habit of some cashiers at fast food joints ringing everyone up as a to-go order and then checking whether they want to eat in. I have made people change my order to eat-in. It's dishonest to steal from the government even in such paltry sums as the tax on eating in.


As much as the government steals and wastes money, they can eat a bowl full of phalluses.
 
2014-07-26 05:06:24 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Paris1127: The waiter needs to relax. It's not like she ordered four fried chickens and a coke...

Dude, really? You accidentally log in here instead of StormPage?


*SWING-AND-A-MISS*

/seriously?
 
2014-07-26 05:17:08 PM  

Four Horsemen of the Domestic Dispute: InterruptingQuirk: I sincerely dislike the habit of some cashiers at fast food joints ringing everyone up as a to-go order and then checking whether they want to eat in. I have made people change my order to eat-in. It's dishonest to steal from the government even in such paltry sums as the tax on eating in.

There's a tax on eating in?   I was thinking she was trying to avoid tipping.  Which, in itself is a shiatty thing to do.  She has the money, why be a cheapskate.

biatchPLEASE


It varies by state (and probably county and city).  I learned this at the first day of my McJob waaaaaay back in the day.  CA used to not tax take out orders so people would order their food to go then sit down and eat so they could save the 6%.  I was warned that the state had changed the rules so both dine-in and take-out orders were taxed and I should expect some blowback from the new policy.  Turns out nobody said anything except for a couple oldsters on fixed incomes who just shrugged and said, "Too bad about the tax."
 
2014-07-26 05:18:00 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Paris1127: The waiter needs to relax. It's not like she ordered four fried chickens and a coke...

Dude, really? You accidentally log in here instead of StormPage?


Not everyone likes dry white toast, man.
 
2014-07-26 05:19:48 PM  

CruJones: quatchi: reported: Hey Nineteen
That's 'Retha Franklin
She don't remember
The Queen of Soul

Well played.

...the franchise owner is sorry for the actions of "a new and very young employee."

I should farking hope so. "You ordered to go so you can't eat in the restaurant" WTF is that?

Who even does that? To anybody much less the Queen of freaking Soul?

Respect. Best recognize!

It's because you're now taking up a table that others may be waiting for, and who will surely actually order more food. Plus it's a black hole for the person who's section it's in. Not saying you scream at Aretha, but it's pretty standard.

/wtf is a tax on eating in?


I didn't think they had the eat-tax any more. I remember that, if you sat down to eat there was taxon your food. If you took it to-go it was not taxed. It was consider food shopping and food most foods used to be tax free.
I order my fast food to go because I am disabled and it is easier to carry to the table in a bag. Decided that after spilling my drink in a Wendys.
 
2014-07-26 05:23:27 PM  
That Johnny Rockets, it's a chain of fools, I'm telling you.
 
2014-07-26 05:23:59 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: I sincerely dislike the habit of some cashiers at fast food joints ringing everyone up as a to-go order and then checking whether they want to eat in. I have made people change my order to eat-in. It's dishonest to steal from the government even in such paltry sums as the tax on eating in.


Getting my ass comfortable and stable on molded plastic chairs is taxing enough, TYVM
 
2014-07-26 05:24:16 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Paris1127: The waiter needs to relax. It's not like she ordered four fried chickens and a coke...

Dude, really? You accidentally log in here instead of StormPage?


This post is going to be like that bad tattoo you got when you were wasted.  One day, very soon, a light will click on and you'll realize you did something really dumb.
 
2014-07-26 05:24:43 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Paris1127: The waiter needs to relax. It's not like she ordered four fried chickens and a coke...

Dude, really? You accidentally log in here instead of StormPage?


Dude, really? You accidentally log in here instead of Nick Jr.?
 
2014-07-26 05:27:25 PM  
Scream at Aretha? shiat, I'd smash a Watermelon & 2 buckets of KFC over da biatches head. And smoke a joint with Snoop.

/Just kidding, I wouldn't smoke a joint with Bill Clinton, nor would I waste the watermelon. Is Amos & Andy still on?
 
2014-07-26 05:29:32 PM  

Torgo_of_Manos: I had a waiter buddy who used to work at the Morton's in Detroit.  He said that Aretha would come to the restaurant often...but would never talk to the staff.  She would tell her handler what she wanted the the handler would tell the waiter. 

/not sure if that's a true story but it always stuck with me.



That tracks.  I used to live in Detroit, and I met her once. She was a tad on the biatchy side.

I still have immense respect for her talent, but I wouldn't have wanted to hang around with her. I suppose it could just have been a bad day, but she was very short with people, aloof, and none-too-interested in talking to the white folks. Take that as you will.
 
2014-07-26 05:29:57 PM  

Paris1127: The waiter needs to relax. It's not like she ordered four fried chickens and a coke...


Don't forget the dry, white toast!
They should have made her dance and sing.
 
2014-07-26 05:30:53 PM  

Abaddon The Despoiler: InterruptingQuirk: I sincerely dislike the habit of some cashiers at fast food joints ringing everyone up as a to-go order and then checking whether they want to eat in. I have made people change my order to eat-in. It's dishonest to steal from the government even in such paltry sums as the tax on eating in.

As much as the government steals and wastes money, they can eat a bowl full of phalluses.


i understand the sentiment, but logistically and legally it seems it would be difficult to actually attain enough phalli that would fit into a bowl so large that the entire government could eat it.

im assuming that you have thought this through, however, because you used 'can eat' in the affirmative signifying this event could actually occur (and not using 'can' in the abstract and colloquial understanding, omitting the idiomatic phrase, 'for all i care,' or its equivalent).

please respond at your earliest convenience because i wont be able to sleep well tonight if this potential pitfall in your plan is not addressed.
 
2014-07-26 05:41:16 PM  

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Scream at Aretha? shiat, I'd smash a Watermelon & 2 buckets of KFC over da biatches head. And smoke a joint with Snoop.

/Just kidding, I wouldn't smoke a joint with Bill Clinton, nor would I waste the watermelon. Is Amos & Andy still on?


hold on, bill clintons nickname is 'snoop?'
 
2014-07-26 05:52:31 PM  
The only proper answer to the Queen of Soul is... What you want. Baby I got it. What you need. You know that I got it.

/One seriously talented lady
 
2014-07-26 05:59:46 PM  
Pretty sure Aretha almost had her home foreclosed on in Detroit a decade or so ago because she didn't want to pay property taxes or something like that. I've heard a lot of stories about stuff like that with her, this is not a surprise and she may think she's better than everybody else. Seriously lady, you ordered takeout, get the fark out of the restaurant.
 
2014-07-26 06:07:39 PM  
W-I-N-G-S to go,
changed my mind -- chill out, mofo!
W-I-N-G-S to go,
And a diet Pepsi, yo!
 
2014-07-26 06:08:42 PM  
I'm going to guess there was a wait to get a table so she ordered her food to-go.  Then she demanded a table because she already had food.
 
2014-07-26 06:13:51 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: I sincerely dislike the habit of some cashiers at fast food joints ringing everyone up as a to-go order and then checking whether they want to eat in. I have made people change my order to eat-in. It's dishonest to steal from the government even in such paltry sums as the tax on eating in.

Steal

from the  government??? I...just...There are no words to describe the stupid.
 
2014-07-26 06:18:48 PM  
The employee wasn't treating her well and he found out what it meant to her.
 
2014-07-26 06:25:50 PM  
Perhaps there was wait? I used to have a family eat at one of my restaurants that hated waiting so much that the mom would order carry out, then they would ask to have it made into a dine in when they arrived. If it was slow, no problem. They would get angry when there was a half hour wait for a table. Jerkoffs would try to get seated ahead of others because "we called ahead"
 
2014-07-26 06:28:07 PM  
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2014-07-26 06:55:21 PM  

LibertyHiller: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Paris1127: The waiter needs to relax. It's not like she ordered four fried chickens and a coke...

Dude, really? You accidentally log in here instead of StormPage?

Not everyone likes dry white toast, man.


Another story had more detail. Apparently, the kids was dressed like he was a Hasidic diamond merchant or something.
 
2014-07-26 06:57:57 PM  

Four Horsemen of the Domestic Dispute: InterruptingQuirk: I sincerely dislike the habit of some cashiers at fast food joints ringing everyone up as a to-go order and then checking whether they want to eat in. I have made people change my order to eat-in. It's dishonest to steal from the government even in such paltry sums as the tax on eating in.

There's a tax on eating in?   I was thinking she was trying to avoid tipping.  Which, in itself is a shiatty thing to do.  She has the money, why be a cheapskate.

biatchPLEASE


In some places.

I know in Cuyahoga County, Ohio there's a tax on eat-in orders that there isn't on take out or drive through orders.

It's the only place I've seen it, but it does exist.
 
2014-07-26 07:16:12 PM  
What kind of a sorry assed woman issues a press release because some the help in a fast food joint got in her face?

You know why the person didn't want her sitting down, her fat butt takes up the entire side of a three seat booth.
And the odds are that she won't be leaving a tip because she got take out. So she takes up a lot of space, isn't going to leave a tip and they have to clean up after her. Yeah, somebody working for tips is going to notice sh*t like that.
 
2014-07-26 07:20:04 PM  

Thingster: Four Horsemen of the Domestic Dispute: InterruptingQuirk: I sincerely dislike the habit of some cashiers at fast food joints ringing everyone up as a to-go order and then checking whether they want to eat in. I have made people change my order to eat-in. It's dishonest to steal from the government even in such paltry sums as the tax on eating in.

There's a tax on eating in?   I was thinking she was trying to avoid tipping.  Which, in itself is a shiatty thing to do.  She has the money, why be a cheapskate.

biatchPLEASE

In some places.

I know in Cuyahoga County, Ohio there's a tax on eat-in orders that there isn't on take out or drive through orders.

It's the only place I've seen it, but it does exist.


In the drive-thru or inside I seem to remember if you ordered a soft drink then it was taxable.  otherwise not.
 
2014-07-26 07:21:50 PM  

Thingster: Four Horsemen of the Domestic Dispute: InterruptingQuirk: I sincerely dislike the habit of some cashiers at fast food joints ringing everyone up as a to-go order and then checking whether they want to eat in. I have made people change my order to eat-in. It's dishonest to steal from the government even in such paltry sums as the tax on eating in.

There's a tax on eating in?   I was thinking she was trying to avoid tipping.  Which, in itself is a shiatty thing to do.  She has the money, why be a cheapskate.

biatchPLEASE

In some places.

I know in Cuyahoga County, Ohio there's a tax on eat-in orders that there isn't on take out or drive through orders.

It's the only place I've seen it, but it does exist.


New York is probably the most well-known known State on Fark for something called the "Bagel Tax". Basically, if you buy a (whole) bagel "to go", there's no tax on it.  If you order a (whole) bagel *in a restaurant* (OR if the place you buy the bagel cuts it in half and spreads cream cheese on it), it IS taxable.

The rules for the "eat in" tax in New York are weird. Here's a few from their Tax FAQ :

When food or drink is sold for on-premises consumption, it is taxable, whether it is sold hot or cold. On-premises consumption includes consumption at:
restaurants and diners,
tables in a food court at a mall, and
picnic tables located outside a drive-in restaurant.

When the food and drink is sold by a restaurant to-go, it is taxable unless:
the food (other than sandwiches) or drink is being sold unheated, and
it is being sold in the same way (in the same form, condition, quantities, and packaging) you would normally find it in a supermarket or grocery store.

Example: A customer comes into your deli and orders a sandwich to go. In addition to the sandwich, the customer purchases a bottle of soda and a bag of pretzels. In this sale, the sandwich and the soda would both be subject to sales tax. You do not have to collect sales tax on the bag of pretzels because it is sold in the same form, condition, quantity, and packaging as it would normally be sold at a grocery store.

Example: Three customers enter a bagel shop. Customer #1 orders a dozen bagels to go. The employee puts the bagels in a bag and the customer proceeds to the checkout. The sale of a dozen bagels for off-premises consumption is not taxable.

Customer #2 orders a plain bagel and a cup of coffee to eat at one of the tables located within the bagel shop. The sale of the bagel and coffee is taxable because the sale is made for on-premises consumption.

Customer #3 orders a toasted bagel with cream cheese and a cup of iced coffee to go. The bagel is prepared as ordered and put into a bag for the customer. The coffee is poured into a cup and topped with a lid. Both the coffee and the bagel are taxable as restaurant food even though the food and beverage will not be consumed within the bagel shop.


In some other states, the "eat-in" or "take-out" tax is simply synonymous with "Sales Tax".  The eat in tax and take out tax may be different, as some municipalities require different sales tax rates for the two, but they also might be the same, depending on where the restaurant is located.
 
2014-07-26 07:24:25 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Paris1127: The waiter needs to relax. It's not like she ordered four fried chickens and a coke...

Dude, really? You accidentally log in here instead of StormPage?


My old man used to tell the McD cashier the order was to go then we'd sit there and eat. I was probably 8 so I had a pretty good idea of right and wrong. In a way I felt bad but I also felt kind of like a rebel. I was 8 and me and the old man were stickin' it to someone.
 
2014-07-26 07:24:54 PM  
Seriously, what part of "take out" do AA's not understand?
 
2014-07-26 07:31:07 PM  
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