Friday, February 11, 2011

Urgent Matter

Too busy to leave work for lunch, so I bought a sandwich in the caf. I had this conversation with the sandwich artist.

Me: And a light amount of spicy mustard.
SA: And a lot of what?
Me: Just a little spicy mustard.
SA: Okay, a lot of spicy mustard.

And so now I have a sandwich that is bleeding deli style mustard all over the place and is a complete mess to eat. Plus the roast beef and provolone seems to be made entirely out of ham and swiss. But at least the pickles are correct. They're in the trash with the rest of the meal. Time to microwave a box of noodles.

QUESTION - what term can I use to express the fact that I don't want a huge amount of something on my sandwich? Because the terms I've been using all translate to "metric buttload" in sandwich speak.

10 comments:

Jay said...

Same thing happens to me at Subway. I finally just gave up and went mustard free.

dr.alistair said...

make the fucker make it again.

tiff said...

a 'tad'

April said...

You can say, "Mostaza poquito" which means a little mustard. That is also assuming they speak Spanish, like 99% of the fast food workers do in my area.

PAMO said...

A speck? Hell I don't know. I have yet to get a sandwich the way I order it.

Just me... said...

Oh, I must be a total bitch.. Too much or the wrong anything and I am back at the counter with a vengeance saying things like, 'what does a little mustard mean to you?' or 'in what universe is cheddar mistaken for provolone?'
Yeah, I might just be a bitch... :)~

Captain Dumbass said...

Cut him.

Kira said...

Captain Dumbass has the right idea.

Maundering mutterer said...

Aim sannie in direction of vendor. Take huge bite. Splat! One mustardy sannie seller who'll go easy on the sauce next time.

Gib said...

"A little bit...no, a little...just give me the damn mustard, and the phone number of my congressman so I can complain about the minimum wage being too high."