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A Formal Complaint Letter Calls Out This Restaurant For Their “Ridiculous” Taco Prices Because They Pay 15 Bucks For 16-Year-Olds
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Food, People1 month ago

A Formal Complaint Letter Calls Out This Restaurant For Their “Ridiculous” Taco Prices Because They Pay 15 Bucks For 16-Year-Olds

Working in a fast food restaurant is never easy; the inevitable burnout, constant microaggressions that your management projects onto you and, last but certainly not least – the overly audacious customers.

There are nearly 8 billion people on this planet, and no matter how hard you’d try – you’ll still encounter some loathsome individuals on your path. Though most of us avoid making someone’s day miserable, there’s a good deal of folks who won’t skip a chance to complain, moan or whine. Whether they enjoy stressing others out or, perhaps, they don’t have a sense of compassion, we might never know – however, to protect your mental well-being, you must take their personality with a pinch of salt. Or make a Reddit post about it.

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Dealing with obnoxious and entitled customers is an emotionally draining process

Image credits: Karl-Martin Skontorp (not the actual image)

“Interesting letter received today” – an online user took it to a “Karen“-dedicated subreddit to reveal what kind of letter their restaurant has received. A formally written complaint by an infuriated customer has dumbfounded the author enough to upload it online, where the post has managed to receive over 55K upvotes and 5.2K worth of comments discussing the audacity that some folks have.

Restaurant received a formal complaint stating that their long-time customer is no longer a customer due to taco prices that have skyrocketed over the last 40 years

Image credits: Kabechet 

The letter began with a very specific introduction, revealing that the customer was a regular since 1980s when they first obtained their driver’s license; moreover, they’ve also done a little math, and shared that if they were to add up the money spent on all those hard-shell tacos, the total would be in the thousands of dollars. Last time they visited the restaurant to purchase 3 tacos, they were taken aback as the bill came out to a whopping $5. The news deeply saddened the former client and they departed, making no purchases.

Image credits: Kabechet 

Judging by the “I asked the female to repeat”, we can confidently assume that the complaint was written by a man. But, that’s not too important. The rant continues and the customer says that they recall paying 69 cents for “this poor Mexican street food”, and that they’ve come to the conclusion that they’re done being the store’s customer.

They mention that they did not vote for the Florida Amendment 2, meaning that they don’t agree with paying a minimum wage of 15 bucks to teens or 30-year-old adults to toss some lettuce, cheese and ground beef in a cheap corn shell. The very informative message then ended with a “sorry for your loss but my gain”.

Image credits: Scott Feldstein (not the actual image)

Though the letter is pretty convincing, a couple of members have speculated that it is, in fact, fake. The restaurant receipt that was attached to the complaint was previously seen on the “Mildly Interesting” subreddit – however, as you can tell by the author’s comment below, they assure the Redditors that nothing is staged, and that, perhaps, the customer has googled an old image purely to confirm their point. What do you think about this situation? And how would you personally deal with folks like that?

Fellow Redditors shared their thoughts concerning this interesting letter

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Abhinc
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Buddy ... $1 in 1980 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $3.51 today. $15 back then would be $52.63. you're totally disconnected from reality. typical boomer !! would you accept the same salary with today's cost of life / prices ?? i highly doubt you could survive and achieve anything.

Immortal Emperor Paradox
Community Member
1 month ago

At least he wrote a letter instead of physically throwing tantrum and causing a scene. Among bad customers, he's pretty tame.

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Aisling Raye
Community Member
1 month ago

Not at all surprising that this happened in Florida.

Alma Muminovic
Community Member
1 month ago

This person is an idiot. Why is this even being acknowledged?

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Abhinc
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Buddy ... $1 in 1980 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $3.51 today. $15 back then would be $52.63. you're totally disconnected from reality. typical boomer !! would you accept the same salary with today's cost of life / prices ?? i highly doubt you could survive and achieve anything.

Immortal Emperor Paradox
Community Member
1 month ago

At least he wrote a letter instead of physically throwing tantrum and causing a scene. Among bad customers, he's pretty tame.

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Aisling Raye
Community Member
1 month ago

Not at all surprising that this happened in Florida.

Alma Muminovic
Community Member
1 month ago

This person is an idiot. Why is this even being acknowledged?

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