american chili’s bangsar says there’s a marked difference between a vodka orange and a screwdriver

Reading Thirsty Blogger‘s post on a reader’s bad experience at American Chili’s, Bangsar reminded me of an almost similar incident years ago. Similar as in the staff at American Chili’s Bangsar we had to deal with had zero point zero clue about the basic nature of food and drinks and they were quite rude about it too.

A bunch of us were at the said outlet. If I remember correctly, it was a small gathering among close friends to celebrate KY‘s 2xth birthday. We had lots of booze and food and a jolly good time until…

I’d been ordering vodka oranges all noon, happy hour long. For my final order, I asked for a vodka orange. The dude probably didn’t hear me well so I repeated that I want a vodka orange; a screwdriver.

To cut the story short, I was charged double the price of a Happy Hour vodka orange. Why? Because I ordered a Screwdriver. Err… what is the difference between a vodka orange and a screwdriver? I don’t know, but they are different so we have to charge you separately. Vodka orange is essentially one part vodka and two parts orange juice, no? Yah but for a Screwdriver, we add more vodka so the charges are different. WTF I’ve been ordering vodka oranges the WHOLE AFTERNOON so wouldn’t it make sense that I’d wanted a happy hour vodka orange instead of your version of a screwdriver?!?!

And on and on and on. The manager came out, insisted that we were incorrect, and that a vodka orange and a screwdriver are different items. But we’ve ordered it from other Chili’s outlets, they never messed up our orders.. are you saying that they are all wrong? Yes.

Honestly it was the stupidest argument ever. I felt stupider and stupider quarrelling over whether or not a vodka orange and a screwdriver are the same thing. It was like, there was peace in Middle East and nothing left on earth to argue about.

Deep also kena this situation before, but he didn’t cower and pay the full amount like I did.

Like I said, it has been years since the incident but I remember it like it was yesterday. It’s so ridiculously stupid that I think I’ll remember it for the rest of my life.



  1. Yah never been back there since that day and I’m not planning to either.

  2. I think you wrote about this before right?

    I’ve gone there once for a friend’s birthday and it wasn’t a good experience either.

    For some odd reason a friend didn’t bring his IC, and according to them a driver’s licence (which has the IC no. on it hello) isn’t good enough for age verification.

    I think they’ll need all drinkers go though carbon dating next time.

  3. ST: Heheheh I am ashamed to say that I’ve been back since. But once or twice since that incident years ago

    electronicfly: Probably. i forgot what i’ve blogged about before, hehehe. old as ash. it’s cute how they treat us like underaged kids… not

  4. brainless brainless adherence to rules.

  5. ooh i remember that, we have never gone back since.

    and not to mention the WORST diarhea i’ve ever gotten was from there too.

  6. I like my version of the Screwdriver more. THREE parts vodka and one part orange juice. And I won’t charge you a cent. heh heh.

  7. lishun: i don’t believe they knew what they were opposing to

    kim: that was another time though right?

    eyeris: your kind of screwdriver can only be taken by fa ๐Ÿ˜›

  8. That’s such a joke. Same as paying double if you order calamari instead of fried sotong ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Whoa.. Seriously? Shit man… and I thought of dining there this week…

  10. next time when i visit i will bring a wrench?

  11. everytime i think of the incident i have this ridiculous urge to watch to punch the idiot’s face in.

  12. screw them with screwdriver. never learn these bastard.

  13. give him sweet chin of music…

  14. min: like the argument about ice lemon tea and teh o ais limau (not limau kasturi) ๐Ÿ˜›

    thomas: go lah. try them out and let us know of your experience ๐Ÿ˜›

    blink4blog: then hit them? ๐Ÿ˜›

    FA: haha do you still remember what he looked like?

    horng: but i don’t want to literally screw them

    CT: you still watch WWE? ehhehehe

  15. gahh 2x!!!! that’s how long ago that was. :S


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